A live recording of an early 1990s DJ set from Aphex Twin has surfaced. Recorded at New York’s Limelight nightclub on a portable DAT, New Jersey record store Lofidelic Records uploaded the rare selection to Soundcloud.
“Back in the early 1990s when techno was just starting to explode in NYC, I snuck a portable DAT recorder into the Limelight nightclub when Richard James, The Aphex Twin was DJing a very rare live set,” the accompanying post explains.
“I recorded his entire 1hr set from the crowd and then put the DAT away for 25+ years. The other day with the help of my friend Tony Rodriquez and his DAT machine, we finally made a digital copy of the set and finally uploaded it for all to hear.”
Tracks from the likes of L.F.O., Phuture, Dave Clark and Kinesthesia appear on the 63-minute stream. Take a listen below, and for more archive rave material check out this archive of classic artwork, these sets from San Francisco’s formative scene and the 100s of jungle tapes made available by Stamina MC.