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Aphex Twin: Protection Racket

David Stubbs, The Wire, November 2003

It's been a long trip for Richard D James, the notorious and misunderstood figure behind the Aphex Twin and co-founder of the Rephlex label. As the imprint celebrates its 12th year with a new compilation and UK tour, he grants us a rare interview to talk about the protective approach to his creations and his 'icronic' status, the motives and personalities driving Rephlex, and his current view on contemporary electronica. 

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