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Inside the mind of Aphex Twin's electro funk hero

Three decades after he unsuccessfully tried to turn the pop charts on to Bible bass, the Crown Prince of Electro Funk has returned to raise hell with his vocoder. And Aphex Twin is backing him all the way

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Novel Approach: Peter Owen

Few people can claim to have published Henry Miller, Salvador Dali and Anais Nin in their lifetime. But renegade bookworm Peter Owen can – and he did it all from his kitchen table

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Dapper Dan: natural born hustler

Dapper Dan took 80s Harlem hustler style into the mainstream, pimping out everyone from LL Cool J to Mike Tyson with his glamorous garms. He tells us how he redefined high fashion for the streets

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Sounding off: Michael Yonkers

The story of the guitar-thrashing outsider and cult musician who single-handedly created the noise genre

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John Sutcliffe: rubber Johnny

From Kubrick’s Korova Milkbar to Westwood and McLaren’s SEX shop, fetish designer John Sutcliffe pushed fashion to the vinyl frontier

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David Tartakover: Peace now and peace then

David Tartakover has defined graphic art in Israel for 50 years: but his most crucial work has been as thorn in the side of authority. Here, we profile the tireless peace activist at home in Tel Aviv

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Paul Nelson: word perfect

Before turning his back on journalism, Paul Nelson helped Bowie, Dylan, and Cohen on their way to the big time. In 2006 he starved himself to death, his press clippings and record collection the only witnesses

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Alex Steinweiss: the art of music

Seventy-five years ago the Brooklyn-born graphic design prodigy Alex Steinweiss changed the face of recorded music forever

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Nicki Minaj: her Minajesty

Eccentric rhymes, raw sexuality and bossy swagger have made Nicki Minaj the definitive hip hop fantasy figure of our generation. As the musical chameleon prepares to unleash The PinkPrint, we take a trip into her surreal world

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James Hamilton: primitive cool

Patti Smith’s journalistic partner-in-crime – the legendary but low-key image-maker James Hamilton – captured the beating heart of the Big Apple for 40 years

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Roman Coppola on how to make films

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Anna Halprin: demon dancer

Experimental choreographer Anna Halprin singlehandedly transformed the language of dance, shocking the status quo with radical new forms of self-expression

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Bunny Yeager: naked ambition

An interview with the late pin-up pioneer who immortalised Bettie Page and revolutionised glamour photography