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

Also known as: AFX, Blue Calx, Bradley Strider, Caustic Window, The Dice Man, GAK, Polygon Window, Power-Pill, Q-Chastic, Soit-P.P., Rich in Mike & Rich, Martin Tressider in Universal Indicator

Also rumoured to be, but has never been proven, part of The Tuss.


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  • Danomagico

    v Well XMAS_EVET10 and PAPAT4 too !

    35 minutes ago Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    speaking of tags: at least the correct minipops 67 is on top!

    2 hours ago Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    Yeah, civil discussion is civil! :)

    2 hours ago Reply
  • scomatsho

    Who is angry? I didn't see anyone getting angry - just sharing opinions.

    3 hours ago Reply
  • Janzu21

    And i'm loving the new main pic

    4 hours ago Reply
  • Janzu21

    In most shoutboxes it seems people are angry about the artist changing rather than sounding like they used to. People will bitch either way. Just enjoy it for what it is or don't. [2] This is the ultimate truth

    4 hours ago Reply
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  • scomatsho

    @CatalystDM Discussion was about Syro sounding like 1998 RDJ not RDJ sounding like 1998 electronic music in general.

    10 hours ago Reply
  • ArrenCZ

    I'm (still) enjoying Syro. Honestly, if all the tracks were like Magic Window from BOC with the exception of XMAS_EVET10 [120][thanaton3 mix], I'd still like Syro a lot. And there's definitely more on Syro than just the godlike track no. 2

    Yesterday 4:54am Reply
  • ibreatheoxygen

    In most shoutboxes it seems people are angry about the artist changing rather than sounding like they used to. People will bitch either way. Just enjoy it for what it is or don't.

    Yesterday 1:49am Reply
  • Mechayoshi

    v Don't even get me started on what passes for edm these days.

    Yesterday 1:26am Reply
  • Asomatica

    I rather take 500 more albums that sound like 1998 than the shit that calls itself electronic music today.

    Yesterday 1:20am Reply
  • CatalystDM

    Guys RDJ has never sounded like he was of a certain time, except maybe the far future. Syro included -- pointless to discuss whether or not it sounds like 1998 because in 1998 he sounded like he was making music from the 22nd century

    Yesterday 1:12am Reply
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  • Triplearrow

    The new album reminds me a lot about The Tuss - Rushup Edge

    Yesterday 11:41pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Christ, what a mess the charts are.

    Yesterday 9:08pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    I could name a couple dozen Aphex tracks that might fit in with the general feel of Syro. I guess I'm not expressing clearly what I mean by the sound of it being different. *shrug* my point is that someone dismissing Syro as something from 1998 is inane. It's a placeholder for the criticism they aren't creative enough to think of.

    Yesterday 6:56pm Reply
  • sleepyheadtM

    11th? how the fuck??

    Yesterday 6:51pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    "you are getting mainstream, Richard" -- Windowlicker was 'mainstream' long before you knew who Aphex Twin was.

    Yesterday 6:46pm Reply
  • Mousey42 - new artist image AFX bros..

    Yesterday 6:19pm Reply
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