Aphex Twin A.K.A. Richard James often finds unusual ways to market his music, and his latest release is no exception. The genre bending DJ and producer has put out a 12-inch vinyl record available exclusively at Todd Osborn’s Technical Equipment Supply in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Included on the record are two tracks, “3 GERALD REMIX” and “24 TSIM 2,” both of which he had cryptically shared via decoy SoundCloud accounts in 2015. The uploads followed James’ highly anticipated return to electronic music which saw his 2014 album Syro win a Grammy in the Best Dance/Electronic category (which the producer himself did not show up to accept).
Todd Osborn’s Technical Equipment Supply is about an hour outside Detroit and is run by Osborn and his son, who also founded their own small record label. Osborn emerged as a fixture of the local scene in the ’90s when he opened a record shop called Dubplate Pressure in nearby Ann Arbor that specialized in underground hip-hop and jungle records.
A mysterious video from a month ago showcasing a pitched-down and distorted sample of the iconic sample from Chuck Roberts‘ “My House” was posted on the Aphex Twin Facebook page a month ago with the caption “SOON,” so fans of the producer may look forward to new music on the horizon.
Source: Resident Advisor