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Listen To A One-Hour Aphex Twin Mix By Mike Paradinas

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

Hear An Unreleased Aphex Twin Track From 1996

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

Aphex Twin Trolls Namm; Drops Another Cheetah Track

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

Aphex Twin Announces Mysterious NAMM Product Demonstration

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 And Daft Punk Go Orchestral On New Covers Album

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

Aphex Twin Just Dropped A New Video Directed By A 12 Year Old

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

Aphex Twin’s ‘Cheetah EP’ Is Now Available For Pre-Order

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 … Continued

Aphex Twin Announces Imminent New EP

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

Listen To An Aphex Twin Track On A Nina Kraviz Compilation

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

Aphex Twin Appears On Nina Kraviz’s New Compilation

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

Aphex Twin Inspired John Frusciante’s Next Acid House Record

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

This Aphex Twin Peel Session From 1992 Is Incredible

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

Meet A 20-Year-Old Aphex Twin In This Interview From ’92

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

Aphex Twin Meets The Teletubbies

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

Listen To All Of Aphex Twin’s Tracks At Once

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

Celebrity Death Match: Aphex Twin Vs. Jamie xx

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

Aphex Twin Drunkenly Uploads New Track, “T17 Phase Out”

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)

Small Dog Covers Aphex Twin

Youtube User APBradley turned his little dog’s barking and howling in a beautiful cover of Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker”.

Aphex Twin Uploads More Unreleased Tracks to SoundCloud

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.

Aphex Twin Shares New AFX Tracks

Clearly whoever watches over mankind loves electronic music, because this year has just been insane for releases. Thank you, Biased God.

Aphex Twin. Enough said.

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

20 Songs For Bad Moods

When feel-good music makes you feel bad, this playlist is for you—including Ministry, Dead Kennedys, KMFDM, Youth Code, Death Grips, Merzbow, Swans, Aphex Twin and more.

A Guide To Where Korg’s Chief Engineer Goes Synth Shopping In Tokyo

Check this insider’s guide to Tokyo’s amazing synth shops. As Korg’s chief engineer, Tatsuya Takashi was responsible for creating affordable synths in the vein of the company’s Volca and Monotron lines. Based in Tokyo, he had his fingers on the pulse of a healthy synth community. Although he stepped down into an advisory role with … Continued


Thomas P. Heckmann’s Devil’s Kitchen returns to give the Dutch made Synton Syrinx a run through on Telekom Electronic Beats TV. Watch as Thomas gives us a good insight into this rare and versatile mono synth which was produced in the early 80s and used famously by Vince Clarke, Aphex Twin and Depeche Mode.

Paul Kalkbrenner Unleashes Classic Techno Mix Series

Paul Kalbrenner’s new mix series is a beautiful trip down memory lane. The illustrious Berlin techno personality, Paul Kalkbrenner, has just announced the launch of a new mix series. The Back to the Future project began when Kalkbrenner started hunting down a certain track he remembered from his youth. According to the project’s press release, the hunt instigated an endless “rabbit … Continued

This Track Makes Us Excited For Moscow’s Outline Festival

With less than a week before its second edition in Moscow this weekend, Outline Festival has posted a track from local breakthrough producer/DJ Philipp Gorbachev. An edit of “Ivan, Come On, Unlock The Box” surfaced earlier on a compilation for Nina Kraviz‘s трип label (no, not the one with Aphex Twin), and this original version appears … Continued

Five Rare And Unreleased LFO Tracks Have Appeared Online

Five rare LFO tracks appeared on the YouTube channel “LFO – Gez Varley & Mark Bell – Lost & Found Demos etc” some time ago. They’ve been sitting there more or less untouched — until now. Here’s your chance to listen to these rare deep cuts: embedded above is Track 4 (Alt.Version) , a track that appeared first on … Continued

Listen to Portishead’s Unreleased ABBA Cover

Update: We removed the track in agreement with the movie production company. This beautifully noirish cover of “SOS” doesn’t need a whole lot in the way of words. Portishead‘s take on the ABBA classic captures and emphasizes the darker aspects of the original. The song is supposed to appear on the soundtrack for Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of … Continued

Pantha Du Prince Releases Interactive Soundboard

You can now manipulate parts of Pantha Du Prince’s upcoming album by typing random letters on your keyboard. Each key triggers a sound clip and spirals into a wonderfully messed-up symphony the more keys you hit. We think this is an interesting way to get to know an album. If you’re in for the real deal, The Triad will be … Continued

How The EDM Bubble Burst: A Timeline

In a new piece for Pitchfork, Phillip Sherburne chronicles the rise—and demise—of EDM. Like capitalism, he suggests, EDM was “predicated on limitless growth—ever bigger main stages, ever fatter paychecks for the DJs, ever brighter sparklers jutting from the jeroboams in the VIP section. But as everyone knows, that shit can’t go on forever. The bursting … Continued

Download 28 Rare Mixtapes By An Acid House Legend

Mike Dred just uploaded a batch of his old mixes, all of which were recorded between 1988 and ’94. Dred was an early affiliate of Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label and a mainstay of the British house and techno scene all through the ’90s. The tapes explore then-current styles and lend some rare insight into the … Continued

Hear R&S Records’ Renaat Vandepapeliere’s EB Radio Mix

Considered one of the most influential labels in electronic music, R&S Records has continued to innovate through the guidance of founders Renaat and Sabine. Having released the likes of Aphex Twin, Model 500 and Joey Beltram throughout the 90’s, and more recently with James Blake, Paula Temple and many others, the label has developed an indisputably important … Continued

This Is What The Electronic Beats Logo Sounds Like

We just stumbled upon this JPEG to WAV converter by web-and-sound artists AzopCorp. Of course we had to immediately run our logo through the converter to check out what it sounds like, and you can have a listen here. There’s also a famous anecdote about Aphex Twin—who we spoke to back in 1996—hiding his picture … Continued

Designers Screenprint the History of Electronic Music

Manchester design studio Dorothy has mapped out a history of electronic music—in the style of a theremin circuit board. The Electric Love Blueprint pays tribute to over 200 inventors, innovators, artists, composers and musicians who contributed in major ways to the evolution of electronic music, starting in 1857. Léon Theremin and Robert Moog merit mention, as do Krautrock originators, John Cage, … Continued

Listen to Objekt’s Closing Set at Freerotation

From Objekt’s Facebook: “Point yourself in the direction of your dreams, find your strength in the sound, and make your transition.” I’m still glowing. Dance music may be rife with hyperbole and platitudes but I’m being 100% sincere when I say that closing out Freerotation festival last Sunday was an experience I’ll remember til I … Continued

The Death Of Audioccult

EB’s longest-running column snuffs the candles—say goodbye with new sounds from Prurient, King Plague, Posh Isolation, and more. And then, no more.

Renaat Vandepapeliere / R&S Records (EB.TV Feature)

When Renaat Vandepapeliere and Sabine Maes started R&S Records in 1984, no one could have guessed at the time that it would go on to develop in to one of the most important labels for electronic music. CJ Bolland, Jaydee, Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram, Model 500, James Blake and Lone are just a few of … Continued

Eastern Haze: October

Riding in a train from Prague to Košice, Lucia Udvardyova reflects on new releases from labels Farbwechsel, Mik Musik!, Local Records and the polish music magazine Glissando.

Nicolas Jaar: An Interview

As one of the busiest summers of Nicolas Jaar’s career winds down, we took some time out with him backstage at the EB Festival Budapest to find out how he’s doing and what he’s been up to.

Review: EB Festival Budapest

Yesterday night the Electronic Beats Festival blossomed in Budapest. Hungary’s capital is divided by the Danube river into two parts: Buda and Pest. Over in Buda, cultural complex Millenaris hosts a crowd of 1200 young and chatty people, waiting anxiously for the bands—who started on time at 9 pm.

10 x 4 – Shivastep

LA producer Shivastep (formerly Spectacles) makes beautifully sinister, skittery pieces of sound that draw from a variety of genres including juke and witch house. After seeing his latest self-titled video, we knew had to wrangle him into our 10 x 4 series. This is that.   1. Is any aspect of fame important, and if … Continued

Schönbrunner Perlen Label Night

Among the many upcoming labels in Vienna, Schönbrunner Perlen shines in ways befitting to its name. Their first release, a collaboration between Ken Hayakawa and Herb Piper, still has us cheering every time it gets played (not to mention the equally promising SP 02). And if you take a look at the line-up of Schönbrunner … Continued

Squarepusher headlines at Donaufestival Krems

Over the last few years the Donaufestival Krems has blossomed into one of the most important events for the avant-garde in Austria. The 2012 line up proves this again by featuring artists such as CocoRosie who will debut her music-film project Harmless Monster and Dial’s highly acclaimed Pantha du Prince. It takes place from April … Continued

Remembering VIVA Zwei with new Uncanny Valley mixtape

Oh the nostalgia! Those golden days of music video television long before the internet was around. Those days when we (as German teenagers) used to switch on the TV, skip to VIVA Zwei, and watch music clips by Aphex Twin, Sneaker Pimps, Funkstörung or LTJ Bukem. Those days when Ill-Young Kim hosted Electronic Beats TV, … Continued

Kelpe all over

Kelpe’s a hard artist to define. There’s a hell of a lot of bass involved; and then some folksy hip-hop infused with warped electronic masterpieces. And boy, do these peculiar fusions work. He was discovered almost a decade ago, by London’s DC Recordings and has since developed a name for himself in European clubs, playing … Continued

10 x 4 – Bengalfuel

Bengalfuel’s music is their gift to the ghosts or at least it seems that way with their recent work which you can checkout via their Bandcamp. Bengalfuel consits of Lou DiBenedetto (also known as Dentist) plus Joe LiTrenta (Doc Deem) and they make ethereal and atmospheric pieces of pure bliss and beauty. The music oscillates … Continued

Interview: Marcel Fengler

Marcel Fengler the Berghain Beat Boy is always able to present a multi-faced personality in his music. At one moment, the course and energy of his DJ sets can suddenly shift, but it’s hard to notice that specific moment. Due to his talent in reading in how the tracks float, the shifting between them is … Continued

Videodrome #19 – This week’s best videos

Welcome to our latest video selection with Neon Indian, Aphex Twin, Balam Acab, Battles, SBTRKT and many more. 1. Balam Acab – Now Time (directed by John Hinckley) So calming and peaceful. The way the song matches up perfectly with the video, like it was written for it. I’m not quite sure if this is … Continued

Brenmar – Taking It Down

I moved to Berlin recently, and while I’ve fallen in love with it there are a lot of things I miss about New York City. The way it smelled on a hot summer day; that oddly compelling combination of hot concrete, trash, exhaust and street-food. Sweat and perfume blending in equal notes. The cheap Bushwick … Continued

RxRy – RxB: The Future of R&B!

RxRy have just put together a stunning mixtape for Stadiums & Shrines called RxB. Let’s call this filtered and fuzzed-up music – nothing but the future of R&B, vol.1. On his Blog he wrote: “I am laid up. hurt, not sick. i’ll be alright. i am spaced on good grass and some soundwaves…lounging in afternoon … Continued

Clark is Iradelphic

Chris Clark aka Clark will release his next album Iradelphic via Warp in April. Clark, who was still in his teens when he signed to Warp, operates at the bleeding edge of glitchified electronics, crafting his music out of tiny fragments of sound and inecting the results with a human, soulful sweep. If machines could … Continued