Aphex Twin Compiles 'Mixes For Cash'
Pioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The compPioneering electronic music artist Aphex Twin (real name: Richard D. James) has compiled 10 years' worth of remixes for the double-disc set "26 Mixes for Cash," due March 25 via Warp Records. The compilation will also include two previously unreleased Aphex cuts.
"I like doing it sometimes," James said about remixing in a statement. "Basically, I'll take a song and make it into something that I like. The original comes to me in a form that I hate, then I have to do a serious bit of alteration to it, and sometimes I don't even bother -- I just give them a track that has nothing to do with the song."
Case in point: Nine Inch Nails. Two of the set's mixes, "At the Heart of It All" and "The Beauty of Being Numb Section B," are credited to Nine Inch Nails, but the "remixes" have nothing at all to do with the originals, which James admits he's never even heard. Other artists whose tracks were remixed include Jesus Jones to Mike Flowers Pops, David Bowie & Philip Glass, Meat Beat Manifesto, Phillip Boa & the Voodoo Club, and Aphex Twin himself.
Two original Aphex Twin tracks, "SAW2 CD1 TRK2" (Original Mix) and "Windowlicker" (Acid Edit), appear on the set in previously unreleased form. The former was broadcast on BBC Radio as part of a session with renowned U.K. DJ John Peel.
As previously reported, Aphex Twin will play the All Tomorrow's Parties U.K. festival April 4-6 in Camber Sands, England. The artist's most recent Warp/Sire album, "Drukqs," debuted in November 2001 at No. 2 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
Here is the track list for "26 Mixes for Cash":
Seefeel, "Time To Find Me" (AFX Fast Mix)
Gavin Bryars, "Raising the Titanic" (Big Drum Mix)
Gentle People, "Journey" (Aphex Twin Care Mix)
Kinesthesia, "Triachus" (Mix by Aphex Twin)
David Bowie & Philip Glass, "Heroes Symphony" (Aphex Twin Remix)
Buck Tick, "In the Glitter Part 2" (Aphex Twin Mix)
Jesus Jones, "Zeros & Ones" (Aphex Twin Reconstruction Mix #2)
Nav Katze, "Ziggy" (Aphex Twin Mix #1)
Saint Etienne, "Your Head My Voice" (Voix Revirement)
Nav Katze, "Change" (Aphex Twin Mix #2)
The Beatniks, "Une Femme N'est Pas Un Homme" (Aphex Twin Mix)
Nine Inch Nails, "The Beauty of Being Numb Section B" (Created by Aphex Twin)
Nobukazu Takemura, "Let My Fish Loose" (Aphex Twin Remix)
Die Fantastischen Vier, "Krieger" (Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix)
Phillip Boa & the Voodoo Club, "Deep in Velvet" (Aphex Twin Turnips Mix)
Curve, "Falling Free" (Aphex Twin Remix)
Mescalinum United, "We Have Arrived" (Aphex Twin QQT Mix)
Nine Inch Nails, "At the Heart of It All" (Created by Aphex Twin)
Remix By AFX
Aphex Twin, "Windowlicker" (Acid Edit)
Baby Ford, "Normal" (Helston Flora Remix by AFX)
Aphex Twin, "SAW2 CD1 TRK2" (Original Mix)
Meat Beat Manifesto, "Mindstream" (The Aphex Twin Remix)
DMX Krew, "You Can't Hide Your Love" (Hidden Love Mix)
Wagon Christ, "Spotlight" (Aphex Twin Mix)
Mike Flowers Pops, "Debase" (Soft Palate)