Aphex Twin rare live recording – Sound City Sheffield 1993

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Back in 1993 when I was just a young lad I remember listening to some of Sheffield Sound City on BBC Radio 1 which was a week long arts festival. The highlight for me was a live performance from Aphex Twin an electronic artist who I had been following since my brother bought home a copy of Didgeridoo EP in early 1992.

Sadly, after recording this gig on to a C90 cassette I lent it to a friend who recorded over it (with SL2 – On a Ragga Tip) and then lost it – we still remain friends despite all this. I assumed that was the last I would ever hear of it. Thanks to the power of the interweb I managed to track it down.

Some of the tunes in the set were at the time unreleased including track 2 Come on You Slags!

It also features The Garden on Linmiri a track made famous by the Pirelli TV ad featuring Carl Lewis.

This recording features the cheesy intro from Pete Tong and I think it’s a great piece of electronic music nostalgia.

James Mullarkey

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