Warp Records is a musical label British independent, founded in 1989 with Sheffield, in Yorkshire, known to have discovered a certain number of artists of Electronic music. The majority of its productions can be classified in the kind of IDM.
HistoryWarp Records car its origin of a store of electronic music installed in 1987 in a hangar closed down with the periphery of Sheffield and having opened its rays with the scene Bleep Acid house. The label Warp Records ( Warp for Weird And Radical Projects ) was created by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell in 1989.
The first production of label, coded WAP1, was that of Forgemasters, a pressing limited to 500 specimens of Track With No Name financed by a subsidy with the companies. This disc directed the original production of the label at the same time in term of music and as for the use of mauve besides small pockets (the label failed to be called Electric Prunes for this reason). Warp Records published thereafter Dextrous Nightmares one Wax and known its first success with the group LFO, whose individual one of the same name was sold with 120.000 specimens. The first album published was C.C.E.P. by Sweet Exorcist in 1991.
Warp Records continued by publishing starting from 1992 a series of individual and albums under the title Artificial Intelligence , of the productions of artists like Aphex Twin (under the pseudonyms Diceman and Polygon Window), Autechre, Black Dog Productions, Richard Hawtin and Alex Paterson (who will join The Orb later).
Since, the label evolved/moved and the last artists in date form an eclectic group, since the DJ Andrew Weatherall ( Sabers off Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen ), the group live Red Snapper and groups it experimental hip-hop Antipop Consortium.
At the end of the years 1990, Warp Records moved with London. In January 2004, the label launched an online music store, Bleep.com , notable to be one of the only labels to completely avoid the use of numerical Gestion of the rights in the tracks in remote loading.
In about fifteen years, Warp Records had a great influence on the experimental electronic music, thanks to artists like LFO, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Plaid, Autechre or Boards off Canada. The label developed, following the example few predecessors like Factory Records , Mute Records or Sarah Records , a recognizable and strong visual identity, accentuated by the care taken to the videos clip of its artists, who contributed to make known it, such as for example Like to Daddy or Windowlicker of Aphex Twin, carried out by Chris Cunningham, the work of Daniel Lévi on the clip of Freak of LFO or the tests of Jarvis Cocker for clips of Nightmares one Wax.
- Anti-Pop Consortium
- Aphex Twin
- Boards off Canada
- Chris Clark
- Video Home
- Jamie Lidell
- Jackson & His Computer Band
- Jimmy Edgar
- Luke Vibert
- Maxïmo Park
- Reflected Calix
- Nightmares one Wax
- Richard Guesses
- Russell Haswell
- Two Lone Swordsmen
- Tyondai Braxton
- Vincent Gallo
Logotype and graphicsThe logo of the label Warp Records represents a striking down flash falling down on a sphere. It was drawn by the company of design The Designers Republic, based it also with Sheffield. This company, like Phil Wolstenholme, in addition carried out a great number of the initial small pockets of the label.
Designers Republic, founded by Ian Anderson, brought the visual identity which missed with the label. “Their design, sober, cold and geometrical, made us appear much larger than than we were, international musical firm kind”, testifies Rob Mitchell. A sometimes qualified style of hypermodernist. “A play of saturation and crossings of signs, between superabundance of logos, pictograms with abundance, pop references art, superimposed figures noisy slogans. ”
- '' Warp Records '' - official site
- '' Bleep '' - site of purchase of music titles of independent artists, in line, with the format MP3 not protected.
- '' Warp '' ( Discogs )
- Clips of the label Warp
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