Aphex Twin Will Release New Music in April

Courtesy of rollingstone.com
Courtesy of rollingstone.com

Aphex Twin will continue dropping new music, and he will put out a vinyl release of “MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96” in April. The project will drop on April 3rd in Australia, April 6th in the UK and Europe, and April 7th in North America. “MARCHROMT30a Edit 2b 96” first appeared on the Japanese edition of his Syro album. Aphex Twin‘s release will also feature an updated version of “XMAS_EVET10 [120] (thanaton3 mix),” which was also on the Syro project. The Syro album was released last year, and it won the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2015 ceremony. 

Aphex Twin’s fellow EDM producers, Skrillex and Diplo are Number 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. The producers’ Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack U project sold 14,000 copies in its debut week. This is Skrillex’s third Number 1 album, following his Bandarang EP and Recess releases. The Recess album spent fifteen weeks at the top of the Electronic Albums chart.

On the other hand, this marks Diplo’s first Number 1 project. The songs from the album have also faired-well on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. “Take U There” has sold 8,000 downloads, and it is Number 15 on the chart. “Where Are U Now” featuring Justin Bieber is Number 13 on the chart, after selling 20,000 downloads. “Febreze” featuring 2 Chainz is Number 34 (4,000 downloads sold), and “To U” featuring AlunaGeorge is Number 50 with 3,000 downloads sold. 

The Jack U song entries on the chart has helped Skrillex become the act with the most songs on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The EDM DJ now has eighteen songs on the chart, which has placed him at the Number 98 position on the Billboard Artist 100 chart for the first time. Country star Taylor Swift is currently Number 1 on the chart. Swift is also sitting at the top of the Social 50 chart, which collects date from social media outlets. Her Number 1 position on the Social 50 helped her regain the top spot on the Artist 100 chart. Big Sean, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Kid Rock, Maroon 5, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Mark Ronson, and Ellie Goulding, round out the rest of the Top 10 on the Artist 100 chart.

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