Aphex Twin

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Richard D James (Aphex Twin) is one of the big influencers in electronic music. He's less of a musician and more of a programmer though, with a big background in engineering.

A good example is the contest he won when he was 11 years old:

"When I was 11, I won 50 pounds in a competition for writing this program that made sound on a ZX81. You couldn't make sound on a ZX81, but I played around with machine code and found some codes that retuned the TV signal so that it made this really weird noise when you turned the volume up."

This is the type of creativity that permeates his music. A pure fusion of computers and music.

His music continues to influence electronic music around him, and I consider him one of the most important pioneers of electronic music. He practically invented it, being active in electronic music since 1985. Even Radiohead claims to have been influenced by him.

Just go read his Wikipedia page to dive deep.

He also thinks it's hilarious to put his "30-days-of-night" face on children (shown above).

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