As distant as electronic music may have seen to me as teenager, good electronic music was even further away. My first exposure, other than assorted electronic pop hits, was that early early 2010s dubstep wave. I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with that because I didn’t know any better and that music was extremely fun at the time. Through a series of Wikipedia articles, I ended up dabbling in some drum & bass until I ended up finding Aphex Twin. Everything about his music and promotion blew me away. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 became an all-time classic for me upon first listen and “Windowlicker” still makes my day whenever I hear it. Richard James is undoubtedly the most influential name in electronic music and I wanted to make a collection of the people influenced by him who still carry the IDM torch, along with a few contemporaries and collaborators.