Jan 28, 2019
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.
Photo credit: Robert Ho