Warp Records

Warp Records

Profile:
British electronic label.

Founded by Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell (7) (RIP 2001), and Robert Gordon, Warp (originally to be named Warped, but shortened for communication ease, and later expanded by the backronym "We Are Reasonable People"), is one of the world's most respected, influential, and loved electronic/experimental dance labels. After many years in Sheffield, UK, they later moved to and are based in London, UK.

Bleep.com, Warp's digital music sales site, was also pioneering in being amongst the first to provide high-quality variable bit rate MP3s for sale (later FLAC and other lossless formats). It joined a slew of attempts at selling music online, and included exclusive tracks, samplings of forthcoming albums, and rarities.

UK label, label code: LC 2070 / LC 02070.

Related labels:
Warp Records Limited - a Warp company, incorporated in 25 February 1993, and used for some copyright credits.
Warp Music / Warp Music Publishing - publishing companies associated with Warp.
Lex Records - former Warp sub-label.
Arcola - Warp abstract dance-oriented sub-label.
LuckyMe / Night Slugs - Warp partner labels.

In winter 2005, the book "Warp" by Rob Young was released as the first volume in the "Labels Unlimited" series. It gives a fully illustrated overview of the label's history and also confirms the following gaps in the cat#'s, though with some mistakes:

Albums:
WARP 13 / WARP 99 / WARP 113 - no releases.
WARP 93 - Priest "Untitled" (unreleased).
WARP 109 - Squarepusher "Budakhan Maximized" (unreleased).
WARP 118 - Chris Morris "Blue Jam II" (unreleased).

Singles:
WAP 13 - supposedly unreleased, but some copies of WARP LP 1 were pressed with this cat#.
WAP 30 - flyer for WARP Party at the Leadmill, Sheffield, Fri 8 Jan 1993.
WAP 85 - is given to Jimi Tenor "Take Me Baby" but was never used, as it was actually released by Rough Trade Germany with no Warp cat# on the release.
WAP 99 - unique set of artwork by The Designers Republic (tDR).
WAP 113 / WAP 131 / WAP 143 / WAP 148 - no releases.


NOTE: Many Warp releases were licensed to record labels outside the UK. Some of these releases include a Warp cat# as well as their own. These labels include:
- Indisc - usually uses the Warp cat# with an extra 107 before the number in addition to the Indisc cat#. Sometimes it uses just a Warp cat#.
- Rough Trade Records GmbH which later became Zomba Records - uses the Warp cat# on releases that use the Warp label code in addition to the RTD 126.XXXX.X cat#. Prior to this when the releases featured the RTD/Zomba label code (LC 5661) the Warp cat# did not appear.
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Contact Info:
(current)
Warp Records
PO Box 25378
London NW5 1GL
UK

(obsolete)
Warp Records
PO Box 474
Sheffield
S1 3BW
UK

(obsolete)
tel: +44 (0)742 757586
fax: +44 (0)742 757589
Sites:
[l23528]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3WARPCD117 Square Window  album cover Squarepusher Square Window(CD, Mini, Ltd, Promo) Warp Records 3WARPCD117 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7 WAP 5 LFO  album cover LFO LFO (Single) 7 WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7 WAP 7 Tricky Disco  album cover Tricky Disco Tricky Disco (Single) 7 WAP 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7 WAP 11 House Fly  album cover Tricky Disco House Fly(7") Warp Records 7 WAP 11 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7 WAP 14 We Are Back / Nurture  album cover LFO We Are Back / Nurture (Single) 7 WAP 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7 WAP 20 Nightmare  album cover Kid Unknown Nightmare(7", Single) Warp Records 7 WAP 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7WAP 23 Devastating Beat Creator  album cover Kid Unknown Devastating Beat Creator(7") Warp Records 7WAP 23 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7WAP62 Haunted Dancehall  album cover The Sabres Of Paradise Haunted Dancehall 7WAP62 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7WAP 86 Can't Stay With You Baby / Caravan  album cover Jimi Tenor Can't Stay With You Baby / Caravan (Single) 7WAP 86 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7WAP 106 A Bag Of Blue Sparks  album cover T.L.S.* A Bag Of Blue Sparks 7WAP 106 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7WAP 110 I'm Not Comfortable Inside My Mind  album cover John Callaghan I'm Not Comfortable Inside My Mind(7") Warp Records 7WAP 110 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7WAP 117 Twilight Mushrooms  album cover Slum Twilight Mushrooms 7WAP 117 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7WAP125 Echo's Answer  album cover Broadcast Echo's Answer (Single) 7WAP125 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7WAP132 Come On Let's Go  album cover Broadcast Come On Let's Go(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP132 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7WAP 167 Mutescreamer  album cover Beans Mutescreamer(7") Warp Records 7WAP 167 UK 2003 Sell This Version
7WAP183 The Coast Is Always Changing  album cover Maximo Park* The Coast Is Always Changing (Single) 7WAP183 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7WAP185 Apply Some Pressure  album cover Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure (Single) 7WAP185 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7WAP187 Graffiti  album cover Maxïmo Park Graffiti (Single) 7WAP187 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP190 Going Missing  album cover Maxïmo Park Going Missing (Single) 7WAP190 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP193 America's Boy  album cover Broadcast America's Boy(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP193 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP196 The Velvet Cell  album cover Gravenhurst The Velvet Cell(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP196 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP198 Apply Some Pressure  album cover Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure(7", Single, Ltd, RE, 1 o) Warp Records 7WAP198 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP198R Apply Some Pressure  album cover Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure(7", Single, Ltd, RE, Tra) Warp Records 7WAP198R UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP201 I Want You To Stay  album cover Maxïmo Park I Want You To Stay(7", Single, Ltd, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP201 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP201R I Want You To Stay  album cover Maxïmo Park I Want You To Stay(7", Single, Ltd, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP201R UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP207 The Sweetest  album cover Nightmares On Wax The Sweetest (Single) 7WAP207 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP208 Flip Ya Lid  album cover Nightmares On Wax Flip Ya Lid 7WAP208 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP209 African Pirates Remixes  album cover Nightmares On Wax African Pirates Remixes(CDr, Promo) Warp Records 7WAP209 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP217 Knife  album cover Grizzly Bear Knife(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP217 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP220 Our Velocity  album cover Maxïmo Park Our Velocity(7", Single, Whi) Warp Records 7WAP220 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP220R Our Velocity  album cover Maxïmo Park Our Velocity(7", Single, Red) Warp Records 7WAP220R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP223 Books From Boxes  album cover Maxïmo Park Books From Boxes(7", Single, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP223 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP223R Books From Boxes  album cover Maxïmo Park Books From Boxes(7", Single, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP223R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP225 Trust  album cover Gravenhurst Trust(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP225 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP227 Girls Who Play Guitars  album cover Maxïmo Park Girls Who Play Guitars(7", Single, Whi) Warp Records 7WAP227 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP227R Girls Who Play Guitars  album cover Maxïmo Park Girls Who Play Guitars(7", Single, Yel) Warp Records 7WAP227R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP229 Hollow Men  album cover Gravenhurst Hollow Men(7", Single, Red) Warp Records 7WAP229 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP233 Hummingbird  album cover Born Ruffians Hummingbird(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP233 US 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP233X Hummingbird  album cover Born Ruffians Hummingbird(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP233X UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP236 Karaoke Plays  album cover Maxïmo Park Karaoke Plays(7", Single, Ltd, Num, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP236 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP236R Karaoke Plays  album cover Maxïmo Park Karaoke Plays(7", Single, Ltd, Num, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP236R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP240 Little Bit Of Feel Good  album cover Jamie Lidell Little Bit Of Feel Good(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP240 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP241 I Need A Life  album cover Born Ruffians I Need A Life(7", Single, Red) Warp Records 7WAP241 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP246 Nightwatchman's Blues / Farewell, Farewell  album cover Gravenhurst Nightwatchman's Blues / Farewell, Farewell (Single) 7WAP246 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP 254 Little Garçon  album cover Born Ruffians Little Garçon 7WAP 254 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP257 Suzee  album cover Duncan Lloyd Suzee(7", Single, Num, Blu) Warp Records 7WAP257 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP260 O Soundtrack My Heart  album cover Pivot O Soundtrack My Heart(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Warp Records 7WAP260 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP268 Holidays / Candylane  album cover Gonjasufi Holidays / Candylane(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP268 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP269 Kowboyz&Indians / My Only Friend  album cover Gonjasufi Kowboyz&Indians / My Only Friend(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP269 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP270 Kobwebz / Speaketh  album cover Gonjasufi Kobwebz / Speaketh(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP270 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP273 Wraithlike  album cover Maxïmo Park Wraithlike(7") Warp Records 7WAP273 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP274 Live On KCRW  album cover Grizzly Bear Live On KCRW(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP274 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP277 The Kids Are Sick Again  album cover Maxïmo Park The Kids Are Sick Again(7", Single, Ora) Warp Records 7WAP277 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP277R The Kids Are Sick Again  album cover Maxïmo Park The Kids Are Sick Again(7", Single, Ora) Warp Records 7WAP277R UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP279 Ambivalence Avenue / Fire Ant  album cover Bibio Ambivalence Avenue / Fire Ant(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP279 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP280 Questing Not Coasting  album cover Maxïmo Park Questing Not Coasting (Single) 7WAP280 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP281 While You Wait For The Others  album cover Grizzly Bear While You Wait For The Others(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP281 UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP282 Immaterial  album cover LoneLady Immaterial(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP282 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP287 One Hit  album cover Nice Nice One Hit(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP287 UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP289 Intuition  album cover LoneLady Intuition(7") Warp Records 7WAP289 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP290 See Waves  album cover Nice Nice See Waves(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP290 UK & US 2010 Sell This Version
7 WAP 294 Compass  album cover Jamie Lidell Compass(7", Single) Warp Records 7 WAP 294 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP295 Undressed In Dresden  album cover The Hundred In The Hands Undressed In Dresden(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP295 UK & US 2010 Sell This Version
7waP296 The Ring  album cover Jamie Lidell The Ring(7", Single) Warp Records 7waP296 UK, Europe & US 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP297 What To Say  album cover Born Ruffians What To Say(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP297 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP301 Nova-Leigh  album cover Born Ruffians Nova-Leigh(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP301 US 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP324 Higher Palms  album cover My Best Fiend Higher Palms(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP324 UK 2012 Sell This Version
7WAP342 À Tout À L'heure  album cover Bibio À Tout À L'heure(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP342 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP343 Rollerblades  album cover Kwes. Rollerblades(7", Tra) Warp Records 7WAP343 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP353 Dirty Collections Vol. 1  album cover Jeremiah Jae Dirty Collections Vol. 1(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP353 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP354 Dirty Collections Vol. 2  album cover Jeremiah Jae Dirty Collections Vol. 2(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP354 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP355 Dirty Collections Vol. 3  album cover Jeremiah Jae Dirty Collections Vol. 3(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP355 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP361 And Anyway It's Christmas  album cover !!! And Anyway It's Christmas(7") Warp Records 7WAP361 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP433 Applaud  album cover Yves Tumor Ft. Hirakish & Napolian Yves Tumor Ft. Hirakish & Napolian - Applaud (Single) 7WAP433 US 2020 Sell This Version
7WARPLP91 Tiny Reminder No1 (C-Pij Remixes)  album cover Two Lone Swordsmen Tiny Reminder No1 (C-Pij Remixes)(7", Single) Warp Records 7WARPLP91 UK 2001 Sell This Version
10.WAP.44 Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.1 Of 3)  album cover Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.1 Of 3) (EP) 10.WAP.44 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10.WAP.44AE Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3 Of 3)  album cover Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.3 Of 3)(10", EP) Warp Records 10.WAP.44AE UK 1994 Sell This Version
10.WAP.44DP Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.2 Of 3)  album cover Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.2 Of 3) (EP) 10.WAP.44DP UK 1994 Sell This Version
10 WAP 50 Wilmot II  album cover The Sabres Of Paradise Wilmot II (Single) 10 WAP 50 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10WAP 53 Fracture / Tied  album cover Seefeel Fracture / Tied (Single) 10WAP 53 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10 WAP 62 Duke Of Earlsfield • Bubble And Slide  album cover The Sabres Of Paradise Versus LFO & Nightmares On Wax The Sabres Of Paradise Versus LFO & Nightmares On Wax - Duke Of Earlsfield • Bubble And Slide 10 WAP 62 UK 1995 Sell This Version
10WAP87 Outta Space  album cover Jimi Tenor Outta Space 10WAP87 UK 1997 Sell This Version
10wap87 Jimi Tenor Sugar Daddy 10wap87 UK Unknown Sell This Version
10 WAP 97 Pin Skeeling  album cover Mira Calix Pin Skeeling (Single) 10 WAP 97 UK 1998 Sell This Version
10WAP137 You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams  album cover John Callaghan You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams(10") Warp Records 10WAP137 UK 2000 Sell This Version
10WAP 137 P You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams  album cover John Callaghan You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams(CDr, Promo) Warp Records 10WAP 137 P UK 2000 Sell This Version
10WAP168 Date With Destiny  album cover Nightmares On Wax Date With Destiny(10") Warp Records 10WAP168 UK 2003 Sell This Version
10WAP173 That You Might  album cover Home Video That You Might(10") Warp Records 10WAP173 UK 2004 Sell This Version
10WAP185X Apply Some Pressure  album cover Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure (EP) 10WAP185X UK 2005 Sell This Version
10WAP 242 Mettle  album cover Leila Mettle(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP 242 UK 2008 Sell This Version
10wap299 Faults  album cover Seefeel Faults(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10wap299 UK 2010 Sell This Version
10WAP314 Excuses  album cover Bibio Excuses(10", Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP314 UK 2011 Sell This Version
10WAP334 The Prize  album cover Gravenhurst The Prize(10", Single, Ltd, Sil) Warp Records 10WAP334 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
10WAP399 Ain't It Funny  album cover Danny Brown (2) Ain't It Funny(10", Single, Ltd, Pic) Warp Records, Fool's Gold Records 10WAP399 UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
10WAP408 The Spectacular Empire I  album cover Gaika The Spectacular Empire I(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP408 UK 2017 Sell This Version
10WAP409 The Spectacular Empire II  album cover Gaika The Spectacular Empire II(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP409 UK 2017 Sell This Version
10WAP418 Exorcism of the Bridge@Eastham Rake  album cover Mark Leckey Exorcism of the [email protected] Rake(10", Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP418 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
10WAP431 Utopia  album cover Mira Calix Utopia(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP431 UK 2019 Sell This Version
10WAP431D Utopia  album cover Mira Calix Utopia(4xFile, FLAC) Warp Records 10WAP431D 2019
10WAP443 Sludge/Broadcaster  album cover Squid (29) Sludge/Broadcaster(10", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP443 Europe 2020 Sell This Version

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Trevor-Nichols

Trevor-Nichols

July 22, 2021
Warp Records, in my opinion, is the Fertile Crescent of amazing music.
crapsearch

crapsearch

November 26, 2020
cannot make up a reason why people go on with this warp bashing ...having lost its soul....blabla
Its a cradle of great music, was is and will be exclamation mark
dug into their sound midnineties so i´m no first gen, and maybe the ol´rave sound is not there anymore, but hey you can listen over the old stuff again! Thank you for Battles, Bibio, Hudson Mohawke, Grizzly Bear, Kelly Moran and countless others. Sure every artist tends to undulate in terms of quality and some releases of previously marvellous artists seem to lower warps overall quality - but this means in turn they keep up loyalty to their signings and don´t just kick ´em out on a low.
WARP YEAH WARP!!!!
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kristopher.gif

November 10, 2020
Decent year for the label, but if it weren''t for Autechre and signing Squid (that band will go places), it would look worse, since Lorenzo Senni, Darkstar, Yves Tumor and Bibio were average at best. OPNs new album is great, though.
hyperpowered23

hyperpowered23

July 23, 2020
idk about you guys, but i still believe warp records is still going strong with some very strong releases; Lorenzo Senni's new LP and Bibio's minialbum come to mind in the last several months alone.
SudoMusic

SudoMusic

October 16, 2019
Nothing lasts forever guys. All the greats have come and gone WARP is no different. Thanks for all the great music and artist who's styles I've always found most intriguing. I'm always 7 years behind anyway so I have no idea what's new but I'm sure it's crap at least for the next 7 years.
elekktro

elekktro

October 18, 2018
Which is why i have decided its time to sell my warp records collection. I stopped collecting after about 125 releases on vinyl. Managed to get many promos and rarities but i would agree with most that it lost its way many years ago. They are now following the money and making more for the film industry.
cornejod

cornejod

July 27, 2018
Did it ever occur to anybody that the new bands issuing repetitive , crappy music that fans of Warp despise so much, could be the result of larger labels with more cash attracting the types of bands that "would have been cool" on Warp? Another possibility could be that this is the type of crap that most bands are putting out now - even the venerable ones from yesteryear, as they are too afraid to create something new, and prefer to put out the same shit everybody else does, just to be safe and keep those checks coming. When you are 20 something and put out a crap record, you have nothing to lose. When you are 30 -40 something and you've put out successful records in the past decade, you now have much to lose if you try being a 20 something and put out something that could now wreck your career. Ask Sir Macca.
jbinjapan

jbinjapan

May 18, 2018
I remember helping out in FON before Rob and Steve took over the shop and rebranded it. But apart from setting up Warp Records they still kept buying independent releases (especially 4AD). Division Street was a great place to browse records back in the 80s and early 90s. They used to let anyone DJ in their shop as well. Great blokes who changed the face of electronic music worldwide. Rob is sadly missed; I hope Steve is well.
szalero555

szalero555

November 9, 2014
Aphex Twin - Syro
Flying Lotus - You're Dead
Clark - Clark
Plaid - Reachy Prints
Rustie - Green Language

Good comeback Warp, keep it up
oldhippierick

oldhippierick

September 19, 2014
Marty Robbins The Chronological Classics Marty Robbins 1960-1961 (2011)
Label: Warped Records [6026] CD 2011

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