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Encyclopedia > Warp Records
Warp Records
Image:WarpRecords.jpg
Founded 1989
Founder(s) Steve Beckett
Rob Mitchell
Genre(s) Electronic
IDM
Country UK
Location London
Official site of Warp Records

Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music. Most of the releases fall into the Intelligent Dance Music genre. Image File history File links WarpRecords. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... IDM, short for intelligent dance music, is an electronic music genre which began as a style of techno in the early 1990s and moved on to include the textures and sound manipulation methods of Musique concrète and early, true industrial bands such as Coil and Nurse With Wound. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Founded by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell from their experiences working at the FON record store, the label and store soon became home to artists who would be highly influential in shaping the future of music. The first release (WAP1) was by Forgemasters, a limited 500 copy pressing of "Track With No Name" financed by an Enterprise Allowance grant. It set a trend for the early releases both in terms of sound and the use of purple sleeves. This was followed up by Nightmares on Wax's "Dextrous" and with WAP5 the label had its first top twenty chart success with LFO and their eponymous single selling 120,000 copies. The first album released was Sweet Exorcist's C.C.E.P. in 1991. Forgemasters is the name of a Steelworks located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire The building dominates the Brightside area of East Sheffield. ... DJ EASE Nightmares on Wax is DJ and musician George Evelyn, also known as DJ EASE (Experimental Sample Expert), from Leeds, UK. The musical style is a combination of electronica sounds and hip hop beats, often regarded as Chill Out. Nightmares On Waxs music is released on Warp Records. ... LFO is an English techno group on the Warp Records label. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Warp went on to release a series of singles and albums from 1992 under the Artificial Intelligence heading, a series of experimental electronic music releases by artists such as Aphex Twin (as Diceman and later Polygon Window), Autechre, the Black Dog, Richie Hawtin and Alex Paterson (later of the Orb). Initially all the album releases were gatefold sleeves and coloured vinyl, often with striking covers by The Designers Republic or Phil Wolstenholme. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Artificial Intelligence is a series of albums by Warp Records released in the early 1990s to exhibit the capabilities and sounds of electronic music. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Autechre is an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown (born c. ... Black Dog Productions (or The Black Dog) were a musical trio that produced Spanners, a high point of the intelligent dance music genre. ... Richie Hawtin (born June 4, 1970) is a Canadian electronic musician and internationally-touring DJ who was an influential part of Detroit technos second wave of artists in the early 1990s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Incunabula by Autechre, cover design by TDR Appetite for Disctruction by Funkstörung, cover design by TDR WipEout for the Playstation, logo and interface design by TDR The Designers Republic (TDR or miTDR for short) is a group of graphic designers, founded on July 14, 1986 by Ian Anderson, and...


Since then the label has evolved, and later artists were a similarly eclectic group, and included the influential DJ Andrew Weatherall (as Sabres of Paradise and later as Two Lone Swordsmen), the live sensation Red Snapper and experimental hip-hop group Antipop Consortium. Andrew Weatherall (b. ... The Sabres of Paradise was an acid house/experimental group from the UK, active in the early 1990s. ... The Two Lone Swordsmen are British house DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall and studio engineer Keith Tenniswood. ... British instrumental band formed in 1993 in London by Ali Friend (bass), Richard Thair (drums), David Ayers (guitar). ... Antipop Consortium was a 1997 New York City rap group signed by Warp Records in 2000. ...


In 1999 the label released Warp 10: Influences, Classics, Remixes, a compilation spanning six discs, featuring early acid house and techno music that influenced the label and its artists, as well as classic tracks from Warp's back catalog, and new remixes of Warp material. The collection celebrated the label's tenth anniversary. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A compilation album is a musical album featuring songs or tunes with some common characteristics. ... Falling under the encompassing umbrella of Electronic Music, and the subsequent smaller grouping of house music, Acid House generally uses simple tone generators and tempo-controlled resonant filters. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... A remix is an alternate mix of a song different from the original version, made using the techniques of audio editing. ...


In the late 1990s the label moved its operation to London along with its physical music and merchandise store Warpmart. In January 2004 Warp Records launched an online digital music store, Bleep, notable for being among the few stores to completely avoid all digital rights management features in the downloadable tracks, unlike other music stores such as iTunes and Rhapsody. See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from 2000 and 2001. ... London is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom, and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → January 31, 2004 The United States defence budget is set to exceed US$400 billion next year—an almost 7% increase—according to budget proposals inadvertently posted on the Pentagons website. ... Bleep. ... Digital Rights Management or DRM is an umbrella term for any of several technologies used to enforce holder desired policies for controlling access to digital data (such as software, music, movies) and hardware. ... The United Kingdom iTunes Music Store. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Trivia

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Radiohead are an English band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, comprising five musicians. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Amnesiac is the fifth studio album by British band Radiohead, released on June 4 2001 in the United Kingdom and on June 5 in the United States and Canada, debuting at #1 on the UK charts and #2 on the Billboard Top 200. ... Autechre is an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown (born c. ... Boards of Canada are a Scottish electronic music duo comprised of brothers Michael Sandison (b. ...

Notable current artists

!!! perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, May 2 2004 !!! (pronounced chk chk chk, or any other syllable repeated three times — pow pow pow, uh uh uh, etc. ... Antipop Consortium was an alternative hip hop group that released several singles and two albums before being signed by Warp Records in 2000. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Autechre is an English electronic music group consisting of Rob Brown (born c. ... Battles is an American instrumental rock band. ... Hailing from White Plains, a suburb of New York City, Beans (aka Mr Ballbeam) was one of the founder members of New Yorks legendary Antipop Consortium, which disbanded in 2002. ... Boards of Canada are a Scottish electronic music duo comprised of brothers Michael Sandison (b. ... Broadcast are an electronica music band, based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. ... Brothomstates (real name Lassi Nikko) is Finnish musician. ... Chris Clark is an electronic musician creating in the genre of IDM, he is currently signed to Warp Records. ... Gravenhurst are a band from Bristol, England signed to Warp Records. ... Grizzly Bear are a band whose original members, Edward Droste and Christopher Bear, met in New York. ... Jamie Lidell. ... Jackson Fourgeaud Jackson and His Computer Band is an IDM artist signed to Warp Records consisting of Jackson Fourgeaud, a 26-year-old Parisian composer. ... Jimmy Edgar is a Detroit-based electronic music artist, signed to Warp Records. ... LFO is an English techno group on the Warp Records label. ... Luke Francis Vibert (born January 26, 1973) is a Cornish recording artist and producer known for his work in many subgenres of electronica. ... Maxïmo Park are a British Indie Rock band, signed to Warp Records, who formed in 2003. ... Mira Calix, real name Chantal Passamonte, is an artist signed to Warp Records who mixes her intimate vocals with jittering beats and experimental electronic textures. ... DJ EASE Nightmares on Wax is DJ and musician George Evelyn, also known as DJ EASE (Experimental Sample Expert), from Leeds, UK. The musical style is a combination of electronica sounds and hip hop beats, often regarded as Chill Out. Nightmares On Waxs music is released on Warp Records. ... Plaid is a British electronic music duo featuring Andy Turner & Ed Handley, taking their name from the different interweaving threads of plaid cloth. ... PREFUSE73, being signed to Warp Records has 5 studio albums in the electro hip-hop genre. ... Richard Devine is an Atlanta-based electronic musician. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... The Two Lone Swordsmen are British house DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall and studio engineer Keith Tenniswood. ... Tyondai Braxton is an American musician and the son of jazz musician Anthony Braxton. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Sublabels

A number of sublabels have also been set up by Warp.

In addition, Warp has set up a film company, Warp Films, as well as digital download store Bleep. Gift Records was a record label set up by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell, the founders of the Intelligent Dance Music label Warp Records. ... Lex Records is an independent record label founded by Tom Brown in 2001. ... Categories: Stub | Record labels ... Warp Films, a side project of Warp Records, was set up in 1999 with funding from NESTA. They state: Warp Films is an independent film production company which aims to mirror the ethos of its partner music label Warp Records. ... Bleep. ...


See also

The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ... A list of notable electronic music record labels: 0–9 *69 Records A Additive Records All Around The World Ambulatore - Oviedo, Spain - Official site Anjunabeats Antiopic - New York City - Official site Ant-Zen Artificial Bliss Recordings - Official site Astralwerks Audiobulb Records Audio Dregs B Bedrock Records Benbecula Records Binary Dilemma... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated dnb) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • bleep.com - Bleep, a spin-off digital music store launched in January 2004. Bleep allows downloads of mp3 versions of Warp singles and albums and also carries other labels, including Planet Mu, Ninja Tune, Merck, Skam and others.
  • lexrecords.com - Lex Records
  • warpfilms.com - Warp Films
  • Warp Records at Discogs.com

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Yorkshire Bleeps and Bass (1475 words)
The first record of the genre was probably "The Theme" by Bradford's Unique 3 in 1989, although Leeds outfit LFO's "LFO" was being played on white label at the Warehouse in Leeds for several months before being released on Sheffield's Warp Records in 1990.
With Nightmares on Wax's "Aftermath", released on Warp records in 1991, the scene peaked.
Bassic Records folded in 1991, taking most of their acts with them, though Ital Rockers went back to the Leeds dub reggae scene in the mid 1990s.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Warp Records (2312 words)
Warp Records is a pioneering independent UK record label, founded in Sheffield in 1989, notable for discovering some of the most enduring artists in electronic music.
Artificial Intelligence is a series of albums by Warp Records released in the early 1990s to exhibit the capabilities and sounds of electronic music.
Warp went on to release a series of singles and albums from 1992 under the Artificial Intelligence heading, a series of experimental electronic music releases by artists such as Aphex Twin (as Diceman and later Polygon Window), Autechre, the Black Dog, Richie Hawtin and Alex Paterson (later of the Orb).
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