Amsterdam Dance Event

19/20/21/22/23 Oct 2016

OSWLA

OSWLA

Like it or not, the most important electronic album this year probably wasn’t Aphex Twin’s ‘Syro’, but an LP from a man who was all of 13-years-old when Richard D. James last released an Aphex album, yet has credited the cantankerous Cornishman with being his original inspiration to start producing electronic music.

Skrillex’s ‘Recess’ almost seemed to arrive just as out the blue as well — sure, as a ubiquitous presence at awards ceremonies, festivals and gossip websites Sonny John Moore is as far from being an Aphex-like hermit figure as Steve Aoki is from being ‘any good’ — but after four years of EPs and singles like 2011’s breakthrough ‘Bangarang’ and last year’s ‘Try It Out’ few were expecting the former emo rocker turned EDM superstar to produce something as archaic as an actual album, especially since his trademark sound is so hyperactive it can be too much to take after 45 seconds, let alone 45 minutes.
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