OK, it’s pissing rain in Dublin and you’re not on your way to the Bloc Weekend. Instead of moping about the house, get down to the Academy tonight to see Ricardo Villalobos – the one DJ Bloc didn’t manage to nab. Expect anything from minimal techno to marching drums and obscure vocal house gems.
Heads are still raving about his last few Irish gigs – at the Olympia last year, the Tivoli in 2008 and his star turn at last year’s Life Festival, banging out the tunes in the sunshine by the lake, dragging on cigarettes like a French film star. The Chilean/German don constantly tops DJ lists all over, so you may as well go and see what the fuss is about.
Tickets are €26.50 on tickets.ie, ticketmaster.ie and residentadvisor.net/remedy.