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Aphex Twin

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Cornwall, United Kingdom (1985 – present)

Aphex Twin, born Richard David James, August 18, 1971, in Limerick, Ireland to Welsh parents Lorna and Derek James, is an electronic music artist. He grew up in Cornwall, United Kingdom and started producing music around the age of 12 and made his first release aired on 1985.

Richard has been hailed as “the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary music”, with his works ranging from pieces to .

Quoted in Mixmag Richard said “I just love electronics and music and putting the two together just came naturally. I did electronics in college. Electronic music is just so lush basically I love messing with acid, jungle, and playing it out to my mates in a night club. Get out there and dance. Let’s have it! If anyone’s coming to my shows I just want everybody to just dance and have a laugh basically.” At a Rephlex party in 2001 Aphex Twin was asked by a journalist if he used the term IDM and he replied “only for rubbish mp3.com music that I don’t really like, basically if I say that it’s for something shit that I don’t care about. It’s just funny how online people just copy each other and it’s so lazy. Quite funny I reckon.”

In 1991 Aphex formed the Rephlex record label with his friend Grant Wilson-Claridge. Signed artists include Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) and Squarepusher.

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  • cometbus

    what a solid fucking album. thank you richard. aisatsana [102] is the best.

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  • sunheadbowed

    I wish he'd release a full album of just his piano compositions.

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  • sunheadbowed

    brainfunk

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  • sunheadbowed

    I'm waiting for my Japanese Syro to arrive before I listen to that one.

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  • optimistic_tour

    everybody hearing that bonus track on youtube? I need to hear it!

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  • Shadow_GriZZly

    CIRCLONT6A ftw

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  • Knifymoloko

    PAPAT4 synthesizes my nuts off

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  • Digitial5HT2a

    Syro is fucking quality

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  • Fivetricks

    Syro is awesome. Nowadays I'm not into electronic music but it feels real good when I listen to Aphex Twin. Love this guy.

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  • achromes

    perfection

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  • Deathvein

    Minipops just hit a million views on Spewtube. Nicely done.

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  • Xanthosss

    The bonus track is easily the best track on the album for me.

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  • optimistic_tour

    Don't forget his awesome Drukqs tracklisting, looking like he forgot a bunch and then went back and squeezed them in the middle!! love it

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  • CupOfSquirrels

    This is the guy who has used pictures, a mathematical equation, and no track listings at all.

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  • vladekas23

    It doesn't seem to make much sense to say that official track names don't make sense. None of them make sense, but we can't really start scrobbling XMAS_EVET10 [120][thanaton3 mix] as Christmas can we. Also, the bpms in the names is definitely Richard's idea, why on earth would anyone else want to put them there?

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  • optimistic_tour

    My official mp3s have the official tagging. So does spotify. Makes sense to me! Surprised the cover listing is not in RDJ's terrible handwriting anyway lol

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  • KaBaToR

    The "official" warp/bleep tagging doesnt make much sense tho. I'm thinking Warp has taken some liberties in tagging. The "leak style" tagging is more accurate to how it appears on the cover of the album.

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  • optimistic_tour

    Look at all that wrong, leak-style tagging! I wonder how long that'll remain dominant.

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  • AuroraPowderGas

    @syntax_ это не в её интересах

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  • syntax_

    надо убедить русскую жену афекса что б заставила его выпускать почаще музыку. у нее есть вк. we should influence Richards russian wife to force him to release more music. She could do that.n Oh and to come to Russia and Israel..

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