Ricardo Villalobos – Enfants (Chants)13 February 2008 | By marek in 12" reviews
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I haven’t heard so many speculations about a track for a long time now (possibly since „Sinner In Me“), so the efforts of the Berlin gang to promote the hell out of this DJ tool have quite probably succeeded at large. Now that the mystery is solved and the record is out there for mortals to buy and play, we will hear it in clubs big and small until your ears bleed. It’s a bit like a porn flick starting out with mild and careful (or not so mild and careful) hints for what is to come and ending with ruthless thrusting until the actors drop on the floor, sweaty or bloody or whatever you prefer in your private time.
The song is dedicated to Ricardo’s newborn son Velasco Leon, as the label reads. It is essentially a children’s song by Christian Vander called “Baba Yaga La Sorcière” and the part Ricardo samples is just two notes sung by a children’s choir and accompanied by a hauntingly monotonous piano that for some reason reminds me of Nina Simone. And in a bizarre way, it works like nothing else. You can check out the reaction of the masses in YouTube videos here and here.
A: Enfants (Chants)
B: Enfants (Tambours)