An early radio interview with a 20 year old Aphex Twin has been unearthed and released.
Aphex Twin is known for his shunning of the limelight, with his interviews and media appearances remaining sparse over the course of his career.
The previously unheard radio interview – according to Electronic Beats – dates back to 1992 with, James appearing on German radio station DT64 on their ‘Dancehall’ show. Skip to 38 minutes in to hear Richard Dee James’ interview.
Aphex was best known for his ground breaking electronic tracks such as ‘Come to Daddy’ and ‘Windowlicker’. He has remained one of the most elusive, influential and sought after producers in experimental electronic music.
The Cornwall-hailing producer’s latest album ‘Syro’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2015, but lost out to Benjamin Clementine. It was James’ first traditional-style studio album in nearly 13 years.
In September 2015, James made his track ‘Umil 25-01’ available across various streaming services.
‘Umil 25-01’ was initially available only as a bonus track to those who pre-ordered his ‘Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008)’ EP through the Bleep.com service earlier this year, and sits alongside the EP in terms of style.
The eight-track EP was released on Warp Records on August 21, and represented a return to the AFX moniker that Richard James had previously abandoned following his 2004 vinyl-only ‘Analord’ series.
‘Orphaned Deejay Selek (2006-2008)’ follows some heavy recent dabbling in Soundcloud tracks over the past year that has seen Aphex Twin upload more than two hundred different cuts on the service, dating back to the 1980s.
Listen to ‘Umil 25-01’ via Spotify below: