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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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  • BrutalWarCry

    @k_eve same here... IIRC METZ is ~120bpm which could correspond to the first or second track, assuming the numbers next to the names are in terms of bpm

    1 hour ago Reply
  • gEEEERa

    My penis is profoundly stupid

    2 hours ago Reply
  • k_eve

    Doing some pray that METZ and Manchester will be on the new album.

    2 hours ago Reply
  • CatalystDM

    "This is profoundly stupid." agree, Richard's sound has always been firmly grounded in the 2100s

    7 hours ago Reply
  • xv0

    Sweet baby Richard.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • scomatsho

    Suck You Right Off

    yesterday evening Reply
  • gEEEERa

    Enough with the fake leeks already and start listening to Stone in Focus and Rhubarb or I'll die

    Yesterday 7:38pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    You have not heard Syro. It hasn't leaked. There isn't one music journalist in the world that owns a copy in order to leak it. There is no release announcement or date. The promotion hasn't started yet beyond a viral teaser. There is only one person who could have leaked it and Warp would sue him for doing so.

    Yesterday 5:31pm Reply
  • optimistic_tour

    "The fan boys have helped create a myth that the man can't live up to. Syro (if what I've listened to is the real thing) is not bad, but not great either. Definitely not forward-looking. Richard James seems a bit stuck in the 90s. That's probably why he's releasing an album now, to cash in on the 90s revival." This is profoundly stupid.

    Yesterday 5:16pm Reply
  • jussi_m

    waiting for that aphex twin feat skrillex

    Yesterday 4:06pm Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    Pls make a big room house album alredy [2]

    Yesterday 3:04pm Reply
  • TylerSymes

    Didn't human after all leak and everybody thought it was some fake album?

    Yesterday 2:58pm Reply
  • masodikgalamb

    its happening fuck fukc fuck fuck fuckf ajhgarahrhjagrahjrjgrafffffffff

    Yesterday 11:27am Reply
  • vboechat

    http://www.globalvillagedirectory.info/Uploads/Images/-1_Syro2.gif

    Yesterday 7:23am Reply
  • skeletocat

    'There's a fake leak being shared on various torrent and download sites. Several members have found out it's Lodsb’s “Lazer eyes love” album simply renamed to fit Aphex title tracks. Similar to Daft Punk releases, Aphex Twin's album is bound to get a few fake album leaks along the way.' via hasitleaked

    Yesterday 5:11am Reply
  • sls

    *takes a shit in fruityloops and passes it around as new RDJ*

    Yesterday 3:52am Reply
  • bethanypwns

    leeks are real

    Yesterday 2:50am Reply
  • Magonb25

    Already AOTY

    Yesterday 2:21am Reply
  • CatalystDM

    "leak is real" never trust a 17 year old on matters as important as this

    Yesterday 1:57am Reply
  • BrutalWarCry

    If you think any of the leaks out right now are legitimate, you are being fooled

    Yesterday 1:37am Reply
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