Bogdan Raczynski is an old name to many in the realms of “intelligent dance music” after his first release in ’99 under the wing of Aphex Twin’s Richard D James’ Reflex Records. Since his first release, he has rarely changed his form: creating heavy laden beats flooded with strained and strange vocals, often reminiscent of early Aphex Twin or Squarepusher.
As a performer, his live shows tend to be highly melodramatic ,after once performing in a Power Rangers costume. Bogdan continues to push the boundaries of IDM. Who Is It?, featuring Bjork, is a particular highlight for me and shows Bogdan’s playful side in the video above.