The Aphex Twin drought is finally over, with the English electronic artist making a celebrated comeback to the decks.
On September 14 Richard D James (aka Aphex Twin) played a sold-out show at London’s Printworks, marking his first club show in English capital city for ten years. The full set was streamed on Youtube and the result is beyond incredible.
Aphex Twin brought his idiosyncratic style to Printworks in London, with epic visuals from long-time collaborator Weirdcore.
The two-hour live set formed part of the Red Bull Music Festival in London and was accompanied by an eccentric visual on full display. The glitchy visuals were brought by the artists’s regular LA-based collaborator Weirdcore, who has also done work for artists such as Tame Impala and Radiohead.
Bright lights and amorphous visuals pilot Aphex Twins’ intelligent dance music, including Weirdcore’s ability to use facial recognition techniques and scan the crowd, turning them into contorted graphic projections.
Thanks to a ten-piece camera crew, the event was able to come to full-length fruition, offering a 360 degree view of the set – the first for Aphex Twin at a London club since 2009. The set is highly climactic and features a series of ambient originals such as Stone In Focus and Umil 25-01.
Watch the full two-hour livestream of the Printworks show below: