AFX is a project of Richard D. James, AKA Aphex Twin. Music released under the AFX moniker tends toward a more acid-techno sound than James's other work. Richard David James was born to Welsh parents Lorna and Derek James in 1971 in Limerick, Ireland. James spent his childhood in Cornwall, UK. As a teenager, he became a DJ and musician on the local rave scene, taking on the stage name "Aphex Twin".