Aphex Twin headlined the London day festival on Saturday (19 August).
During the producer and DJ’s set at Field Day, part of the show featured live visuals using images of Charli XCX, the late SOPHIE, Dua Lipa, Stormzy and more with Aphex Twin’s face superimposed on their faces. In response to photos of her appearing during the set, the former Collections Vol. 3 cover star tweeted “I’ve officially made it”.
i’ve officially made it. https://t.co/9uuQQeWSa8
— Charli (@charli_xcx) August 20, 2023
Aphex Twin’s set marked his first London show since 2019 and his second headline slot at Field Day, having last played there in 2017. Watch a clip of the visuals, by long-time Aphex Twin collaborator Weirdcore, from his show below.
@andreeuww Aphex Twin – Live from Field Day Festival, London #AphexTwin #DuaLipa #CharliXCX #Sophie #ID #Concert #FieldDayFestival #London #Techno #Electronic #ElectronicMusic #andreuuw #fyp #foryoupage #fypシ #viral #xyzbca ♬ original sound – Andrew
Last week, Aphex Twin – real name Richard D. James – launched a new augmented reality app. It’s called YXBoZXh0d2lu – which translates to ‘aphextwin’ when decrypted using Base64 binary-to-text encoding – and has been described as a “collection of AR landscapes” soundtracked by music from the former Crack Magazine cover star’s new EP Blackbox Life Recorder 21f / in a room7 F760. His first new music in five years, the EP which was shared last month via his longtime label home Warp.
Following his appearance at Field Day, Aphex Twin heads to Bristol for Forwards Festival on 2 September which will be his first show in the city since 2006.