ESSENTIAL TICKETING INFORMATION
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Please note that no tickets from secondary ticket outlets for this show will be accepted on the day.
The official ticket resale for Red Bull Music Festival with Aphex Twin will be live from 11:00 on Thursday 1st August and will remain open until the day of the show.
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We’re honoured to host the final show of Red Bull Music‘s first London festival with none other than Aphex Twin, marking one of Printworks’ most exciting shows to date on 14th September.
As a tireless creative force in electronic music with incalculable influence on artists from the early 90s until today, Aphex Twin is an artist we’ve wanted to invite to the Press Halls since we first opened our doors. His many releases and many pseudonyms have helped genres as diverse as IDM, drill’n’bass to ambient techno to breakcore – but James himself has always been far beyond the pack, his music defined by a giddy virtuosity and puckish humour.
For our first Autumn show of 2019 expect a unique, custom-built stage set featuring lasers and 306 LED panels, which will transmit visuals from long-term Aphex collaborators Weirdcore. The show will also feature support from a number of artists handpicked by Richard D James himself: Manchester electro producer Afrodeutsche, Uganda drum troupe Nihiloxica and ambient artist Caterina Barbieri.
Aphex Twin, aka Richard D. James, is a name synonymous with the intriguingly named genre of IDM (Intelligent Dance Music). James on the IDM label: “I just think it’s really funny to have terms like that. It’s basically saying ‘this is intelligent and everything else is stupid.’ It’s really nasty to everyone else’s music. It makes me laugh.”
Aphex Twin formed Rephlex Records in 1991, releasing three “Analogue Bubblebath” EPs under the AFX name. He moved to London in 1993, where he released a slew of albums and EPs on Warp Records and other labels under many aliases.
His first album “Selected Ambient Works 85-92” was an ambient affair, released in 1992 on R&S Records.
In 1995 James began composing on computers, embracing a more drum n bass sound mixed with acid lines. In the late 1990s, his music become more popular with the release of “Come to Daddy” and “Windowlicker”, which James followed this up in 2001 with “Drukqs”, a 2-CD album which featured both prepared piano songs and abrasive and fast drum ‘n bass influenced fare.
Afrodeutsche is a British born Ghanaian/Russian/German composer, producer and DJ based in Manchester. Her productions cross a wide range of styles including classical solo piano, techno, house and electro.
Afrodeutsche is rising rapidly and powerfully. Her live sets are meticulous, and her productions intricate. After playing her first live show warming up for techno titan, Carl Craig, in 2016 in Ibiza for Cosmic Pineapple, she has also featured on line-ups alongside electro royalty, Dopplereffekt.
Afrodeutsche’s DJ style is a selection of Drexciyan delights mixed with tough UK techno mainstays such as Claro Intelecto and Randomer. She holds a monthly radio show on the reputable NTS, featuring her own productions, ranging from dark electro to breaks and jacking house.
Nihiloxica is a live project that harnesses the full force of the ancient Bugandan drumming tradition of Uganda and focusses it on the contemporary dancefloor through a dark, brooding lens of techno sensibility. Incubated by Nyege Tapes and serving as one of the label’s most successful collaborations to date, Nihiloxica demonstrates a continuous, evolving conversation between two cultures; a dialogue that is drawing attention from across the globe.
This band is the product of a deep history between Kampala’s Nyege Nyege Festival and the Nilotika Cultural Ensemble. Under the leadership of Jajja Kalanda, the Ensemble provides an outlet for the youth of Kampala, teaching spiritual, musical and tailoring practices to underprivileged communities around the city and performing at various cultural events.
Caterina Barbieri is a Berlin-based Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism.
Caterina explores the psycho-physical effects of repetition and pattern-based operations in music, by investigating the polyphonic and polyrhythmic potential of sequencers to draw severe, complex geometries in time and space.