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Aphex Twin

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 electronic music", with his works ranging from ambient pieces to acid techno.

Quoted in Mixmag Richard said "I just love electronics and music and putting the two together just came naturally. I did e ...read more

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 electronic music", with his works ranging from ambient pieces to acid techno.

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.

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. « hide

Similar Bands: Squarepusher, Autechre, Venetian Snares, u-Ziq, AFX

LPs
Syro
2014

Drukqs
2001

3.8
519 Votes
Richard D. James Album
1996

4.1
902 Votes
...I Care Because You Do
1995

3.9
463 Votes
Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II
1994

4
557 Votes
Selected Ambient Works 85-92
1992

4.3
1,052 Votes
EPs
Analord 10
2005

3.7
18 Votes
Windowlicker
1999

3.8
357 Votes
Come To Daddy
1997

3.8
374 Votes
Donkey Rhubarb
1995

3.3
62 Votes
Melodies From Mars
1995

3.8
19 Votes
On
1993

3.7
74 Votes
Xylem Tube
1992

3.2
26 Votes
Digeridoo
1992

3.3
33 Votes
Compilations
26 Mixes For Cash
2003

3.6
70 Votes
Classics
1995

3.6
71 Votes
Ventolin
1995

3.3
38 Votes

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