Aphex Twin, one of the most iconic, innovative and influential musicians of the past 30 years, headlines #C2C18, the 18th edition of Club To Club Festival. Born in Ireland and raised in Cornwall, Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin first found fortune with his imprint Rephlex and subsequently with cult label Warp Records, on which he released a plethora of records that went on to become contemporary classics: his productions have touched many different genres yet they remain unclassifiable, just like his logo (and his face) have become pop icons. While his ironic, media-shy approach cultivated a legendary aura, Aphex Twin’s musical legacy, broad as much as it is indisputable, has paved the way to new sounds and approaches, changing the history of music forever.
Already among the stars in the 2015 edition of Club To Club, after his Southern Italy summer dates for the ‘Ma Ogni Giorno Il Sole Tramonta Tour’, Jamie xx is back. During the last decade the London musician, dj and producer has become one of the most important figures of the international musical scene, both as a member and “driving force” of The XX (whose three albums have conquered fans of indie-pop and electronic music all over the world) and for his solo work. In the wake of collaborations such as those with Gil Scott-Heron
and Radiohead., his critically acclaimed album ‘In Colour’ was also nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and Grammy Awards.
The musical range of Club To Club expands further, and includes dream pop with Beach House, the duo of vocalist/keyboardist Victoria LeGrand and guitarist Alex Scally which, after achieving the ethereal perfection of albums such as ‘Bloom’, have now released ‘7’, their heaviest and most immersivesounding of their career.
Among the most sensitive and inspired musicians in the scene, since the beginning of this decade Devonté Hynes styles himself as Blood Orange: after collaborating with the likes of Solange and Sky Ferreira, ‘Negro Swan’ is his fourth album, an exploration into many types of black depression, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of colour.
Iceage is one of the most significant bands in the contemporary rock scene. The Danish quartet offers a powerful and irresistible mix of apocalyptic postpunk and hardcore energy. Welcomed by unanimous critical acclaim, ‘Beyondless’ is their fourth album, with a unique, gloomy and recognizable sound.