Early ’90s Aphex Twin DJ set unearthed in New Jersey record store

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Aphex Twin has gained critical acclaim over his historic career of live performances and recorded work. From ambient records to shows filled with pummeling techno, his variety of musical styles over 20 years has made him a fan favorite. Taken from one of his early performances at New York’s now defunct nightclub, Limelight, a rare recording of an Aphex Twin DJ set has emerged from the owner of New Jersey’s Lofidelic Records.

Packed to the brim with an hour of distorted acid, techno, and house tunes, Aphex Twin shares cuts from Green Velvet, Dave Clark, and himself as a display of his unrelenting sound. A storied location, Limelight was operated out of an old church in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. A relic of New York City’s ’90s nightlife scene, the recording, found below, is a perfect listen for those yearning for the early rave days.

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Aphex Twin earns 2019 BRIT Award nomination, announce first NYC show in 20 years

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Lately Aphex Twin has been at the center of a whirlwind of activity that, to date, has included the release of two brand spanking new edits of “Avril 14th,” and an ensuing original single dubbed “Mangle 11.” To further fan the Aphex flames, the producer, born Richard David James, also announced a series of upcoming live performances, signaling his return to the festival circuit in 2019. Aphex Twin notably graces Coachella’s 2019 lineup, and will also handle headlining duties alongside Massive Attack at Mexico City’s Ceremonia Festival in April.

2019 is evidently shaping up to be a big year for Aphex Twin, with his recent nomination for a 2019 BRIT Award. Aphex will vie with fellow nominees Craig David, George Ezra, Giggs, and Sam Smith for the BRIT award for “Best Male Solo Artist.” The third time might just prove a charm for Aphex Twin, who previously received nods in the same category in 2002 and 2016. The 2019 BRIT Awards will take place on February 20 at The O2 in London.

The Collapse producer is also preparing to perform in New York City for the first time in 20 years. The acclaimed electronic entity will close the gap between his last live performance in New York during the 1990’s and 2019 at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn. Slated for April 11, the show will also mark Aphex Twin’s first appearance in the US since his set at Houston’s Day For Night festival in 2016. Tickets to Aphex Twin’s Avant Gardner show will go on sale January 18 at 10 AM EST, here.

H/T: Mixmag

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Aphex Twin Announces NYC Show In April

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Aphex Twin is playing a show in New York City on 4/11. It’s the producer’s first show there is quite a while, and it’s happening right before Richard D. James heads to the opposite coast to play Coachella for two weekends. The show will take place at the new-ish venue Avant Gardener in … More »

Aphex Twin and Massive Attack set to headline Mexico City’s Ceremonia Festival

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Aphex Twin and Massive Attack set to headline Mexico City’s Ceremonia FestivalAphe Twin Collapse Ep

A city with a vibrant music scene and appreciation of electronic music, Mexico City has become a hotspot for touring electronic artists in recent years. Returning for the 2019 iteration of the event, Mexico City’s Ceremonia Festival has announced an exceptional lineup including performances from Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, and more.

In addition to the exciting headliners, Ceremonia has brought an eclectic array of electronic and indie talent to their esteemed festival. Jon Hopkins, Kaytranada, DJ Koze, and Modeselektor will provide a day full of grooves, as rebellious Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot and the unbelievably funky Khruangbin will hold down the fort with live band performances. With acts crossover acts like Yaeji, Rosalía, Ambar Lucid, and serpentwithfeet rounding out the lineup, Ceremonia is bringing a variety of must-see talent to Mexico City this April.

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H/T: Consequence of Sound

Coachella announces 2019 lineup: Tame Impala, Ariana Grande, & Childish Gambino all headlining

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A historic musical moment has arrived. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its 2019 lineup, with Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande set to headline the 19th iteration of the American festival behemoth. The news follows a heavy onslaught of rumors, months of speculation, and last minute cancellations.

The festival’s full billing includes a large number of mainstream dance acts. DJ Snake, Diplo, Bassnectar, Four Tet, and more all land top of the billing. Coachella will run for two back-to-back weekends in mid-April. The first weekend of Coachella 2019 will take place from April 12 to 14, while the second will run from April 19 through April 21. The festival will return to its home at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Passes will go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. PT /2 p.m. ET.

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Aphex Twin logo appears in LA, this time signaling possible return to Coachella

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Some say it isn’t officially the new year until the Coachella lineup is announced. While the festival’s 2019 billing is expected to land any minute, rumors are starting to surface as to who might be gracing the fields of Empire Polo Club, and the evidence suggesting Aphex Twin is plotting a return to Coachella is pretty convincing. Recently, Aphex Twin’s logo appeared in Los Angeles, often signaling some sort of appearance from the enigmatic producer, though this time the graphic appears stamped over Coachella’s logo and recognizable Indio-inspired artwork.

Online discourse is split on whether the indicator is even real or not, but after the release of 2018’s Collapse EP, a return to the festival by the Warp veteran seems increasingly likely. If Aphex Twin did appear on Coachella’s lineup, it would mark an eleven year gap since his last performance at the festival back in 2008.

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Hear Aphex Twin Rework Two Of His Own Tracks

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Aphex-TwinA few years ago, after a long period of near-complete silence, Aphex Twin returned. And before you knew it, he was throwing scores of tracks up on SoundCloud, faster than anyone could process them. These days, he seems to be relaxing into a more manageable schedule; his only big 2018 release was the (excellent) EP … More »

‘Tis the season for Aphex Twin fans, with the debut of two new edits of ‘Avril 14th’

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‘Tis the season for Aphex Twin fans, with the debut of two new edits of ‘Avril 14th’Aphe Twin Collapse Ep

It’s giving season for Aphex Twin. The UK producer has discreetly released new edits of one of his most career-defining songs, “Avril 14th,” via his online store. With the original taken from his 2001 album Drukqs, the newly released versions are taken from a session in 2009, where he re-recorded the tracks in their new form. “avril 14th reversed music not audio” and “avril 14th half speed alternative version” are available via the Aphex Twin website, while a third track that was posted and later removed has been posted by a fan to SoundCloud.

These new versions of “Avril 14th” come at the close of one of Aphex Twin’s busiest years in some time, releasing a new EP, BBC documentary, and opening up his entire Warp Records library to the world.

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The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

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BoygeniusFor once, Vince Staples wasn’t sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter MVP logged into his account and wrote, “I was about to tell y’all FM! not an album but I don’t even know what an album is anymore so … More »

25 Great EPs From 2018

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Best EPs Of 2018Every year, the parameters for this list get a little more specious. With the rise of streaming services and the decline of physical media, the distinctions between a 7″ and a 12″ have largely faded away. Today, everything is a “project” or a “collection” or (groan) a “playlist.” Artists are still releasing EPs in name, … More »