The set is full of the tripped-out techno that Nina Kraviz is known for.
The landmark performance was the artist’s first London club show in 10 years.
The 90-minute set was a highlight on the Mojave stage at week one of the festival.
Cashmere Radio’s ‘Sound Portraits’ profiles experimental music’s most iconic artists.
Recorded straight from the dance floor at the legendary Limelight club.
Aphex Twin fans, your day has just got a little bit better.
“I’m always taking the piss out of everyone. It’s essential.”
It’s been 15 years since the last time Aphex Twin played a show in Berlin. TEB senior editor Sven von Thülen explains why it was worth the wait.
His Warp Records-affiliated online store also includes several unreleased tracks
The cover was recorded with only one synthesizer and a modified tape recorder.
But don’t watch it if you have epilepsy.
A new video from Richard D. James’s new EP failed the Harding test for epilepsy safety.
What could he be up to next?
The repress features original artwork and the audio remaster from the album’s original DAT tapes.
Funkhaus’ Shedhalle concert hall will play host to Richard D. James’ return to the Haupstadt.
Hear why Aphex Twin’s impact goes far beyond dance music.
The artists are part of a curated tracklist that will play alongside the video game’s latest update, ‘Doomsday Heist’.
In this new interview, the Icelandic pop star divulges that she and Aphex Twin share music with each other “all the time.”
The seminal IDM producer is turning 46.
This is the T-shirt of the summer.
Here’s why Richard D. James’ DJ sets have been so crazy lately.
The special white label release was sold at Field Day on June 3.
This one is not for the faint-hearted.
Aphex Twin will stream his set at Field Day Festival in London.
Graphic artist Paul Nicholson reveals the details behind his iconic design.
Mastering engineer Mandy Parnell is the sonic guru behind many of your favorite releases.
A new compilation for World Cancer Day features some of IDM’s leading figures.
The legendary producer has posted a new track to the his SoundCloud.
Primavera’s Portuguese sister festival has an incredible line up scheduled for 2017.
Aphex fans are in for a treat.
The war of words dates back to a 1993 tour.
Even a sentence from Richard D. James in the press release is enough to make him the star.
Some very big names are headed to Finland next year.
Now that’s a stacked lineup.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite artists would look like as ‘South Park’ characters?
We are the music makers.
Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival has an incredible lineup for 2017.
The iconic producer is set to perform on a “high-powered soundsystem and one of the most technologically advanced lighting rigs around.”
Warp Records’ (Motion) video has been ripped from VHS to YouTube.
The compilation also features remixes by Squarepusher, Ulrich Schnauss, DJ Godfather and more.
This synth lets you sound like Aphex Twin—because he made its presets.
Richard D. James is headed to Houston for a one-off gig at Day For Night festival.
The Planet Mu boss has compiled a mix of tracks all made by Aphex Twin for The Vinyl Factory. The hour-plus set promotes the expanded re-release of Aphex Twin’s collaborative album with Mike Paradinas (aka µ-ZIQ), Mike & Rich: Expert Knob Twiddlers, which arrived with seven extra tracks earlier this summer. The mix contains 32 tracks … Continued
We’ll probably listen to this on repeat.
More details about Flying Lotus’ new film project have emerged.
Has Richard D. James trolled more people than 4chan? Maybe.
The track “Vodka (mix-2)” will appear on the reissue of Expert Knob Twiddlers. Following the announcement of a forthcoming reissue of µ-Ziq and Richard D. James’ collaborative project from 1996, a previously unreleased track has surfaced online. The full album will be out on September 2, featuring seven unheard cuts. Pre-order the album on bandcamp. For more mad Aphex Twin … Continued
The Expert Knob Twiddlers are back.
Trolls NAMM; Drops Track. All a day in the life of Richard D. James. Aphex Twin keeps the good news rolling in the lead up to the release of his new Warp Records EP, Cheetah. The EP takes its name from the Cheetah MS800, a ’80s synthesizer that has the questionable reputation of being one of the hardest synths … Continued
Stop the presses: You can now listen to music from Aphex Twin’s new Cheetah EP!
Richard D. James has some surprises coming up. In the ongoing saga of Aphex Twin, Richie J. has announced a mysterious new “Product Demonstration” for NAMM 2016. The demonstration will take place in booth #2026 at the Nashville Music City Center from June 24th to 25th. The announcement also mentions a Cheetah MS800 – the … Continued
Aphex Twin, Daft Punk and more are covered on Swedish composer Hans Ek’s new album with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic. Ready yourselves: The next huge pop-orchestral crossover album is almost here.The LP is Swedish composer Hans Ek‘s Dance Music Symphony, and it features the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic performing orchestral covers of tracks by such notable … Continued
We can’t wait until Aphex Twin’s Cheetah EP drops on July 8th, but today we got a taste of it—and what a taste. Richard D. James casually released the first video for the track ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]’ on his website—his first in 17 years, actually. Fun fact: the video is directed by Ryan … Continued
The Cheetah MS800 is considered to be one of the most annoyingly complicated instruments on the planet.
A couple days ago, Aphex Twin announced a new EP via a a mysterious ad that looked like a vintage synthesizer advert from some ’70s magazine. Now Warp Records has posted more info about the release. The Cheetah EP will be out July 8 on vinyl, cassette, CD and digital, and you can pre-order it now via Bleep.com. … Continued
To all of you for whom the period after 2014 has felt like a dark age, a verlorene Zeit, a time only made meaningful by Aphex Twin‘s 2014 record Syro and the distant promise of another waxy morsel in a forever postponed future, well, that time is over. Rumors are swirling that Mr. Twin has a new record prepped for Warp Records, with … Continued
Last month, we reported 😉 😛 that Nina Kraviz’s label трип would feature Aphex Twin track “P-string” on a forthcoming compilation titled When I Was 14. The track first aired during Richard D. James’ second Peel Session in 1995 and wound up on SoundCloud, where Kraviz presumably plucked it from the mass of other unreleased material and secured the rights … Continued
Nina Kraviz has pulled off a coup: an upcoming compilation on the Russian selector’s Trip label features a track by none other than Aphex Twin. As FACT reports, “P-string” first aired during Richard D. James’ second Peel Session and wound up on SoundCloud, where Kraviz presumably plucked it from the mass of other unreleased material … Continued
John Frusciante has shared more details about his upcoming Foregrow EP, which comes out via Acid Test on April 16. According to a post on his website, the work was inspired by the likes of AFX, Squarepusher, Ceephax Acid Crew and Autechre. Although he still used a 303 on the record, it’s not a full-on acid house … Continued
We’re always excited when new Aphex Twin artefacts are unearthed. Today, we stumbled upon this gem: a 1992 Peel Session during which Richard D. James bumps out some really nasty acid. Also included is a live recording from Sheffield Hallam University from 1993, which shows James’ more ambient side. A really nice way to get … Continued
For your weekly Richard D James fix, we’ve unearthed this rare interview with the producer when he was on the cusp of breaking through. It was broadcast on German radio DT64 in 1992 on a show called “Dancehall,” which was the first radio program dedicated to techno and was hosted by electronic music pioneer Marusha. … Continued
Cast in black and white, the cheery landscape inhabited by the Teletubbies takes on a sinister vibe, soundtracked by Aphex Twin’s “Come To Daddy.” We’ve got the bit where Po falls and rolls down the hill on loop. Read a 1996 interview with Richard D. James here or listen to all of Aphex Twin’s tracks at once … Continued
When fresh Aphex Twin-related infotainment appears on the internet, we usually start our feed posts about it with a tongue-in-cheek comment about SEO paradise and “Richard D. James Does Something” headline jokes. Today we’re feeling a little more meta, so we wrote about how we usually write about that in order to write some extra words … Continued
The 2016 edition of the Brit Awards is swiftly approaching, and some of electronic music’s most beloved mavericks have landed nominations. Probably the tightest competition is in the British Male Solo sector, where Aphex Twin is competing against Jamie xx, plus Calvin Harris, James Bay and Mark Ronson. Jamie xx and James Bay are also battling for Best Album in the company of Adele, Florence and … Continued
After uploading new material all year, Richard D. James AKA user18081971 shared another new track last night—and apparently he was drunk. The SoundCloud caption reads: “i prolly i shntnde downoied thi coz im drunki m ena uploaded..” Listen and judge for yourself, and read this interview from 1996 for more AFX. (via FACT)
Youtube User APBradley turned his little dog’s barking and howling in a beautiful cover of Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker”.
The boss beatsmith remixes some classic ’88 Chicago house.
Missing the more evil side of Richard D. James? This mix collects his more intense material 1995-2001.
“I did this for Richard D. James…but he doesn’t know.”
Since around the time of Syro‘s release, the prolific Aphex Twin has been loading his SoundCloud with previously unheard material under the handle user18081971. The past 24 hours have brought about another deluge—or nine new tracks, to be precise. Head here to listen to them all.
Clearly whoever watches over mankind loves electronic music, because this year has just been insane for releases. Thank you, Biased God.
Am I one of those people who can’t tell the difference between authentic Aphex tunes and sneering knockoffs?
Our latest pick From the Vaults is the English version of Max Dax’s 1996 interview with Aphex Twin about his album Richard D. James.
Canadian mixmaster Funky Jeff has just dropped his latest mix. After some chilled out, IDM-ish ambient selections and a great mix on the oevre of The Orb, Jeff’s now struck back with a mixtape honoring the inventing force of what we know as progressive, electronic music. Yes, it’s all about Aphex Twin. And as this … Continued
Just like the origin of the universe, it started with a bang. On “Crash Landing”, the opening track from Low Budget Aliens’ debut album, the extraterrestrials introduce themselves as you’d imagine they would. Wailing alarms, shattering glass, and menacing, cryptic sound effects all communicate something to us earthlings that we can’t yet comprehend. Over the … Continued
In a moment when socializing has moved almost completely online, the music emerging from hyper-local contexts is a refuge. Recently, much of the post-COVID-19 discourse has revolved around livestreaming, tip jars, and mutual aid—with tech platforms (from Bandcamp waiving its revenue share to Spotify tacitly accepting the inequity of its royalty scheme) either affirming or … Continued
An ouroboros, a creature originating from Egyptian mythology, swallows its own unfurling tail. Aquarian’s debut album title, The Snake That Eats Itself, releasing digitally tomorrow on Bedouin Records, directly references this ancient symbol as a conduit through which he communicates the revolutions of death and rebirth as a young artist in a rapidly accelerating, and … Continued
Techno has always been a futuristic genre, but it didn’t emerge from a vacuum. Prior to the formal founding of the sound in mid-’80s Detroit, artists in disparate places were making music that could be easily classified as a form of “proto-techno”. This loose definition includes electronic music created by the likes of Kraftwerk, Silver … Continued
Shades of Aphex Twin and Autechre define Eyes Glide Through The Oxide’, out now on Trilogy Tapes.
This Tiny Fog Machine Can Be Used To Turn Any Random Room Into An Incredible Techno Dungeon