Aphex Twin/Squarepusher : Glastonbury The Glade

Shock Glasto sets from the dance heavyweights...

Peace and love and psychedelic trance might be de riguer at Glastonbury, but there are limits. Secluded dance spot The Glade's first superstar secret guest, Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, cocks a snoot at the festival's prevailing mellow flavours and unleashes an hour of brutal brain floss before 1,000 startled hippies.





His first Glasto appearance since, what, 1997, encompasses amped-up darkcore rave, classic drum'n'bass and plenty of mutilated gabba, much to the delight of those who believed the rumours and headed up to The Glade for a battering at sunset.





Wearing a green top and his hair tied back, Aphex's rough-handed assault should ideally have been much louder and longer. A final spin of vintage [/a]prepares the swelling audience for an excellent set by [a], whose dippy melodies and digital crunch ease many into a night of fairy-winged debauchery.





But the treats for ravers this weekend don't end there: first Aphex, then the following evening his good friend Tom Squarepusher

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