Warp Records (Record label)
Warp Records is a Sheffield-based record label originally specialized in electronic music, founded in 1989 by Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell.
Warp Records in Features
Music − Interview | posted 09.11.2015
Oneohtrix Point Never
The little cheese shop
»They had the skills, the church provided them with a way to make music and now we have Bach! Do we sit there now and say: ›Sucks that he branded himself?‹«. While he was really talking about Red Bull when making this analogy he was also sharing interesting theories on Soundcloud and »taking back the lie«.
Music − Interview | posted 28.07.2011
The Noise in the Woods
Respected by the whole scene, including a catalog of releases on labels such as Planet Î¼, Warp and Ninja Tune, but Eskmo is still one of the unknowns in the basics of the producer guild. Maybe the reasons could apply his complex sound structures which he built in harmony with his own tardiness. We met the musician from San Francisco to talk about the sounds, big cities and the sampling of shrubs.
Music − Interview | posted 15.06.2011
Word, Sound, Power
Gonjasufi has his own history with music. Starting out as a young kid, singing from an early age on. Getting into Hip hop later on, and eventually discovering Hard Rock and Punk for himself. The Yoga teacher from Texas with his soft toned and rough voice has been singed to Warp and released his debut album A Sufi And A Killer in 2009. You find yourself in a new realm of sound when listening to the album. Valentin Menedetter caught up with him at a show.
Music − Interview | posted 07.06.2011
In the beginning was the playstation
Hudson Mohawke caters to the taste of many crowds. Hip Hop, Electronic, Dubstep – he moves around amongst them with no limit. Heavy beats and dope production have become a constant part of his signature sound. A new EP called Satin Panther will be out in August. Valentin Menedetter seized the opportunity to talk to him.
Music − Interview | posted 04.04.2011
Those who claimed electronic music to be heart- and soulless nearly felt silent. Still Stephen Wilkinson’s approach to electronic music remains inimitably deep. On Mind Bokeh the bright and warm vibe of Ambivalence Avenue was replaced by a nightly, shimmery mood. Philipp Kunze met the introverted English to talk about his music and its backgrounds.
Warp Records in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 24.02.2017
Children Of Alice
Children Of Alice LP
Broadcast’s James Cargill has a new Projekt. You can get lost in the music by »Children Of Alice« – but you won’t lose interest anytime soon.
Music − Review | posted 04.10.2016
Between ecstasy and depression, between pain relief and losing touch with reality: Danny Brown’s »Atrocity Exhibition« is an excellent record.
Music − Review | posted 18.03.2016
The Last Panthers
Chris Clark has set the inner emptiness, bleakness, despair, trauma and hopelessness of the six-part TV show »The Last Panthers« perfectly into sound.
Music − Review | posted 17.09.2015
La Di Da
On their third record »La Di Da«, Battles keep acting in concert. However, at some parts, you’ll wish they were standing on the same stage.
Music − Review | posted 21.08.2015
Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008
Richard D. James has reanimated his AFX-Alias. Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008« is a stringent, but not a convincing comeback from the acid-shredder-outlet.
Music − Review | posted 20.02.2015
Future Brown are working their way through bass- and club-music from Europe, Africa, South-America and the USA. What comes out is an impressive piece of art.
Music − Review | posted 26.01.2015
Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt.2 EP
On »Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt.2 EP«, Aphex Twin doesn’t only let the instruments speak for themselves – he also explores a new approach to Hip Hop.
Music − Review | posted 06.10.2014
The jazzy roots of »You’re Dead!«, Flying Lotus’s fifth record, are not only hidden in its lyrics – they’re also central for its general mood and grooviness.
Music − Review | posted 26.09.2014
Those asking for Hudson Mohawke will get Hudson Mohawke. However, those expecting more experimenting three years after HudMo’s last release, will be disappointed.
Music − Review | posted 22.08.2014
It’s incredible what Rustie manages to combine on this record and it’s worthy of high praise. However, if you just want to listen to music, the conclusion is a different one.
Music − Review | posted 24.02.2014
Damn! patten is really full of potential to outstrip some of his renowned label-colleagues on Warp Records by re-unraveling the whole post-dubstep/wonky-thing.
Music − Review | posted 14.01.2014
Dirty Collections Vol. 1-3
Three singles as a Warp-debut: »With »Dirty Collections«, Jeremiah Jae delivers no more than eight tracks. And still, it’s a pretty heavy clump.
Music − Review | posted 25.10.2013
Autechre have released an EP with leftovers from »Exai«. So what? ! Those still capable of forming even one adequate thought after listening to this EP must be hard-bitten bastards.
Music − Review | posted 07.10.2013
Lock Off EP
Mark Pritchard continues to work on his Warp-trilogy by stylistically tying up the »Lock Off EP« to the first »Ghosts EP«.
Music − Review | posted 02.10.2013
Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven
»R Plus Seven« is determined by visual arts and an intellectual approach to sounds. The fact that it’s still allowed to take place in a pop-cultural context makes it so special.
Music − Review | posted 27.06.2013
On »Ghosts EP« Mark Pritchard presents his versatility – in the end, it’s hard to decide whether to worship this bragging or curse the virtuosity…
Music − Review | posted 21.05.2013
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Mount Kimbie have topped their debut album by quite some length. Back then, they coined the term »post-dubstep« – this must be post-Mount-Kimbie then!
Music − Review | posted 06.05.2013
After having captured urban impressions with his last record, he is now wandering back to mother nature. What comes out is a naive picture of an idyllic flower-world.
Music − Review | posted 13.02.2013
News from Nowhere
With their second record, the trio from Britain delivers the finest electro-pop mixed with psychedelic moments of horror. A ver safe bet, this one.
Music − Review | posted 26.09.2012
Until The Quiet Comes
With his new LP, Flying Lotus has cemented his pole position in digital diggin’. His concept is as simple as efficient: it’s imaginativeness.
Music − Review | posted 25.09.2012
With »Shields«, Grizzly Bear are releasing their fourth studio album, on which they sound more resolute yet playful than ever before.
Music − Review | posted 17.07.2012
Trance and 8-Bit meets Traprap-Instrumentals, Crunk and the sound of a herd of buffalos on party drugs. Hide yo kids, hide yo wife; TNGHT are tearing everything down.
Music − Review | posted 11.05.2012
Squarepusher hold his promise and does with his 13th album what lovers of electronic music admire him for. Just different and better.
Music − Review | posted 03.05.2012
While moving through atmospheres and styles, »Gloss Drop« moves through space and time – though not chronologically – of a night out dancing.
Music − Review | posted 27.04.2012
This step must have been just as intimidating as challenging for Chris Clark: Away from the completely electronic towards orderly acoustic songwriting.
Music − Review | posted 02.02.2012
The mini-album by the Yogi from San Diego is the incense stick for in-between. It turned out well – but the enlightenment won’t happen until the next actual record.
Music − Review | posted 18.11.2011
It wobbles, glimmers and glitters but always stays within the lines of its very own order. One thing’s for sure: Rustie’s »Glass Swords« a definite winner.
Music − Review | posted 21.08.2011
Satin Panthers EP
With Satin Panthers, the 25-year-old Scotsman Hudson Mohawke seamlessly ties in with his debut Butter of 2009. And it’s not just HipHop-Heavyweight Just Blaze who’s loving it.
Music − Review | posted 22.04.2011
Slowly but surely, Bibio is saying good bye to his existence as an author of coy folk-songs. Mind Bokeh is giving proof of how the memories of these days are slowly fading away.
Music − Review | posted 18.09.2010
Pattern + Grid World EP
Somehow, Stephen Ellison can do whatever he likes and still has the world lying to his feet. This hasn’t changed with the seven tracks of Pattern+Grid World, either.
Warp Records in News
Music − News | posted 27.04.2020
Limited Edtion: »Flamagra Instrumentals«
One year after »Flamagra« Flying Lotus presents the »Flamagra Instrumentals«. It shows that Steven Ellison not only knows how to put the vocalists in the right light, but is first and foremost an outstanding composer.
Music − News | posted 18.04.2019
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.
Music − Review | posted 11.06.2020
Two years ago Palmbomen II introduced us to Cindy Savalas and her hometown Carmel Vista. Now her »lost« debut album »I’m Cindy« has turned up.
Music − News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.
Music − Portrait | posted 30.06.2020
With emphasis on We
We Jazz, that stands for edgy, surprising jazz from the north. And also not. Since 2013 the festival has been held in Helsinki, since 2016 the label was founded. Matti Nives mainly publishes Finnish bands there. And acts as one of the most important networkers of the local scene.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music − Essay | posted 02.07.2020
Baltic & Finnish Jazz
While jazz from London to L.A. is evolving a fresh pop sensibility or even tries to update the fusion heritage, cool flavors between new blood and nostalgia are cultivated on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Here the genre is cosmopolitan as well and yet totally distinct.