Ricardo Villalobos will make an extremely rare appearance on North American soil this spring as part of the fifth annual Nuit Electronik, an all-night celebration of arts and culture in Montreal.

The Chilean-born, Berlin-based producer’s boycott of the current U.S. administration is well documented, and has kept him far from North America for the last eight years, but that hasn’t stopped his prolific output–which most recently includes his Fabric 36 mix album, from reaching that part of the world. La Nuit Electronik, organized by Mutek and Piknic Electronik, is an apt setting for Villalobos to make this appearance, where he will be joined by several other electronic music DJs and producers and, presumably, most of the city of Montreal.

And while you bide your time waiting for the beginning of March, read the full transcript of Tony Ware’s September 2007 interview with Ricardo Villalobos, in which he discusses art, politics, and much more.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, March 1, 2008
Line-up: Ricardo Villalobos, Dandy Jack, Ric Y Martin, DJ Poontz, DJ Vincent Lemieux, Che Vi Che, DJ Bliss
Venue: Metropolis, 59 Sainte Catherine East, Montreal
Details: 10 p.m. – 8 a.m., $35 in advance, $40 at door

Photo By Marielle Van Doseburg.