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April Clare Welsh
23 January 2023, 12:56

Aphex Twin teases London live date with cryptic web page

Is Aphex Twin returning to Field Day this year?

Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin has teased what many are speculating to be a forthcoming London live date via a cryptic web page.

The website, which features Aphex Twin's logo, the word "LONDON" and the URL 190823 – the date of London's Field Day festival at Victoria Park – has led many online to believe that a Richard D James live return is imminent. 

The mention of Waxarch Limited – the parent company of Field Day and All Points East – offers another clue. On the website, fans can submit their email address to await further info.

Aphex Twin last headlined Field Day in 2017, with a set that was live streamed by NTS. His last London show took place at Printworks back in 2019. 

Last year, Aphex Twin released a free “sample mashing” app called Samplebrain. The open-source sound design software works by chopping samples up into a "brain" of interconnected snippets called 'blocks', which are "connected into a network by similarity". The app was created with engineer Dave Griffiths, and was originally inspired by Shazam.

Prior to that, he dropped a surprise NFT auction, in collaboration with artist Weirdcore. Back in 2020, he teamed up with Novation for a new hardware synth, the AFX Station. His last full-length album, ‘Syro’, came in 2014.