Aphex Twin at Funkhaus Berlin / Thursday, 01.11.2018
The mastermind of ‘Windowlicker’ and ‘Come to Daddy’, who notoriously shuns the spotlight, selected Shedhalle, Berlin’s spectacular warehouse concert hall in the GDR broadcasting station to host his first show in Berlin in 15 years. The reappearance of the most celebrated and influential electronic artist on a former cold war stage that recently transformed into the world’s most noted music complex, is highly anticipated.
Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by his main alias Aphex Twin, is an Irish-born electronic musician raised in Cornwall, UK. He is best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as ambient techno and IDM during the 1990s, and is among the most critically acclaimed figures in contemporary electronic music.
Initially releasing acid techno music under aliases such as AFX and Polygon Window, James first received widespread acclaim for his 1992 debut album Selected Ambient Works 85-92. During this period, he became associated with UK record label Warp and also co-founded the independent label Rephlex. He rose to mainstream popularity with the 1997 single „Come to Daddy“ and 1999 single „Windowlicker“ as well as for their respective music videos directed by Chris Cunningham.
After his 2001 album Drukqs, James entered a period of inactivity under his main alias, though he continued to issue recordings under other names, including the Analord series of EPs in 2005 as AFX. He returned as Aphex Twin in 2014 with the new album Syro, which won him a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Thursday 1st November 2018
Funkhaus Berlin | Nalepastrasse 18 | 12459 Berlin