26 Mixes for Cash

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26 Mixes for Cash
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Compilation album by Aphex Twin
Released 24 March 2003
Recorded 1990–2003
Genre Electronic
Length 71:54 (CD1)
67:23 (CD2)
139:17 (total)
Label Warp Records WARP102
Producer Richard D. James
Aphex Twin chronology
26 Mixes for Cash

26 Mixes for Cash is a compilation album of remixes produced by Richard D. James (better known by his recording alias of Aphex Twin) for various artists, plus four original tracks. It was released on 24 March 2003 by Warp Records. 26 Mixes for Cash was released on CD only, although a vinyl promotional disc entitled 2 Mixes on a 12" For Cash, featuring the two Aphex Twin originals exclusive to this compilation, was released in limited quantities in Japan only.

Along with the 22 remixes on this release, four original Aphex Twin tracks are also included. Two are new versions of previously released tracks: "Windowlicker, Acid Edit" and "SAW2 CD1 TRK2, Original Mix". The other two were previously available only on Further Down the Spiral, the remix album by US industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails: "The Beauty of Being Numb Section B" and an edited version of "At the Heart of It All".

In addition to the remixes featured on this release, James has also remixed tracks by Beck, DJ Pierre, and Soft Ballet, as well as additional remixes of tracks by Seefeel, Gavin Bryars, Jesus Jones, Saint Etienne, and Mescalinum United.

Online orders of the compilation through Warp Records came with two silver-wrapped chocolate coins, featuring the Aphex Twin logo on one side and Richard's profile on the other (with "ELECTRONICA REX" written alongside it).

In the comments of a song he had posted on SoundCloud, Richard James said the album was not named 26 Mixes for Cash out of sarcasm like most people perceive, but rather because he exchanged the DATs for cash rather than with credit/debit cards, so that the record companies would not know his bank account details or address. He also stated that it was not named by him, but rather by the late Warp Records co-founder Rob Mitchell.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[3]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[4]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3.5/5 stars[5]
The Independent (favourable)[6]
NME 8/10 stars[7]
Release Magazine 8/10 stars[8]
Drowned in Sound 9/10 stars[9]

26 Mixes for Cash generally received positive reviews.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Remix of Length
1. "Time to Find Me, AFX Fast Mix" Seefeel 7:34
2. "Raising the Titanic, Big Drum Mix" Gavin Bryars' 1994 recording of his 1969 The Sinking of the Titanic orchestral piece [10] 8:42
3. "Journey, Aphex Twin Care Mix" Gentle People 10:14
4. "Triachus, Mix by Aphex Twin" Kinesthesia (edit) 4:12
5. "Heroes, Aphex Twin Remix" Philip Glass' orchestral version of David Bowie's "Heroes", mixed with samples of Bowie's singing from the original (edit) 5:18
6. "In The Glitter Part 2, Aphex Twin Mix" Buck-Tick 5:02
7. "Zeros and Ones, Aphex Twin Reconstruction #2" Jesus Jones 5:49
8. "Ziggy, Aphex Twin Mix #1" Nav Katze (edit) 4:25
9. "Your Head My Voice, Voix Revirement" Saint Etienne (edit) 3:15
10. "Change, Aphex Twin Mix #2" Nav Katze 4:16
11. "Une Femme N'est Pas Un Homme, Aphex Twin Mix" The Beatniks (edit) 4:06
12. "The Beauty of Being Numb Section B, Created by Aphex Twin" an original track; the A section of "The Beauty of Being Numb" was "Mr. Self Destruct" remixed by Nine Inch Nails for their remix album Further Down the Spiral 3:27
13. "Let My Fish Loose, Aphex Twin Remix" Nobukazu Takemura 5:26
Total length: 71:46
Disc two
No. Title Remix of Length
1. "Krieger, Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix" Die Fantastischen Vier 3:23
2. "Deep in Velvet, Aphex Twin Turnips Mix" Phillip Boa and the Voodooclub 3:50
3. "Falling Free, Aphex Twin Remix" Curve 7:41
4. "We Have Arrived, Aphex Twin QQT Mix" Mescalinum United 4:23
5. "At the Heart of It All, Created by Aphex Twin" created for a Nine Inch Nails remix album (edit) 3:49
6. "Flow Coma, Remix By AFX" 808 State 4:59
7. "Windowlicker, Acid Edit" acid remix of the title track of Aphex Twin's "Windowlicker" 4:15
8. "Normal, Helston Flora Remix by AFX" Baby Ford 6:51
9. "SAW2 CD1 TRK2, Original Mix" alternate version of the track from Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II commonly known as "[radiator]" with added beats (was included in the 10 April 1995 edition of Peel Sessions) 6:30
10. "Mindstream, The Aphex Twin Remix" Meat Beat Manifesto (edit) 3:42
11. "You Can't Hide Your Love, Hidden Love Mix" DMX Krew 5:05
12. "Spotlight, Aphex Twin Mix" Wagon Christ 6:57
13. "Debase, Soft Palate" Mike Flowers Pops 5:50
Total length: 67:15


Chart (2003) Peak
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 86
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 63
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[13] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[14] 18
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 29


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