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
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
3WARPCD117 Squarepusher - Square Window Squarepusher Square Window(CD, Mini, Ltd, Promo) Warp Records 3WARPCD117 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7 WAP 5 LFO - LFO LFO LFO (Single) 7 WAP 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7 WAP 7 Tricky Disco - Tricky Disco Tricky Disco Tricky Disco (Single) 7 WAP 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7 WAP 11 Tricky Disco - House Fly Tricky Disco House Fly(7", Single) Warp Records 7 WAP 11 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7 WAP 14 LFO - We Are Back / Nurture LFO We Are Back / Nurture (Single) 7 WAP 14 UK 1991 Sell This Version
7 WAP 20 Kid Unknown - Nightmare Kid Unknown Nightmare(7", Single) Warp Records 7 WAP 20 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7WAP 23 Kid Unknown - Devastating Beat Creator Kid Unknown Devastating Beat Creator(7") Warp Records 7WAP 23 UK 1992 Sell This Version
7WAP62 The Sabres Of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall The Sabres Of Paradise Haunted Dancehall 7WAP62 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7WAP62 The Sabres Of Paradise - Versus The Sabres Of Paradise Versus(12", Ltd + 10" + 7", S/Sided + Comp, S/Edition) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records 7WAP62 UK 1995 Sell This Version
7 WAP 83 Jimi Tenor - Can't Stay With You Baby / Caravan Jimi Tenor Can't Stay With You Baby / Caravan(7", Single) Warp Records, Warp Records 7 WAP 83 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7WAP 86 Jimi Tenor - Can't Stay With You Baby / Caravan Jimi Tenor Can't Stay With You Baby / Caravan (Single) 7WAP 86 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7 WAP 106 2 Lone Swordsmen* - A Bag Of Blue Sparks 2 Lone Swordsmen* A Bag Of Blue Sparks 7 WAP 106 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7WAP 110 John Callaghan - I'm Not Comfortable Inside My Mind John Callaghan I'm Not Comfortable Inside My Mind(7") Warp Records 7WAP 110 UK 1998 Sell This Version
7WAP 117 Slum - Twilight Mushrooms Slum Twilight Mushrooms 7WAP 117 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7WAP125 Broadcast - Echo's Answer Broadcast Echo's Answer (Single) 7WAP125 UK 1999 Sell This Version
7WAP132 Broadcast - Come On Let's Go Broadcast Come On Let's Go(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP132 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7WAP 167 Beans - Mutescreamer Beans Mutescreamer(7") Warp Records 7WAP 167 UK 2003 Sell This Version
7WAP183 Maximo Park* - The Coast Is Always Changing Maximo Park* The Coast Is Always Changing(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP183 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7WAP185 Maxïmo Park - Apply Some Pressure Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure (Single) 7WAP185 UK 2004 Sell This Version
7WAP187 Maxïmo Park - Graffiti Maxïmo Park Graffiti (Single) 7WAP187 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP190 Maxïmo Park - Going Missing Maxïmo Park Going Missing (Single) 7WAP190 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP193 Broadcast - America's Boy Broadcast America's Boy(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP193 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP196 Gravenhurst - The Velvet Cell Gravenhurst The Velvet Cell(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP196 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP198 Maxïmo Park - Apply Some Pressure Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure(7", Single, Ltd, RE, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP198 UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP198R Maxïmo Park - Apply Some Pressure Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure(7", Single, Ltd, RE, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP198R UK 2005 Sell This Version
7WAP201 Maxïmo Park - I Want You To Stay Maxïmo Park I Want You To Stay(7", Single, Ltd, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP201 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP201R Maxïmo Park - I Want You To Stay Maxïmo Park I Want You To Stay(7", Single, Ltd, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP201R UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP207 Nightmares On Wax - The Sweetest Nightmares On Wax The Sweetest (Single) 7WAP207 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP208 Nightmares On Wax - Flip Ya Lid Nightmares On Wax Flip Ya Lid 7WAP208 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP209 Nightmares On Wax - African Pirates Remixes Nightmares On Wax African Pirates Remixes(CDr, Promo) Warp Records 7WAP209 UK 2006 Sell This Version
7WAP217 Grizzly Bear - Knife Grizzly Bear Knife (Single) 7WAP217 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP220 Maxïmo Park - Our Velocity Maxïmo Park Our Velocity(7", Single, Whi) Warp Records 7WAP220 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP220R Maxïmo Park - Our Velocity Maxïmo Park Our Velocity(7", Single, Red) Warp Records 7WAP220R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP223 Maxïmo Park - Books From Boxes Maxïmo Park Books From Boxes(7", Single, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP223 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP223R Maxïmo Park - Books From Boxes Maxïmo Park Books From Boxes(7", Single, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP223R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP225 Gravenhurst - Trust Gravenhurst Trust(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP225 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP227 Maxïmo Park - Girls Who Play Guitars Maxïmo Park Girls Who Play Guitars(7", Single, Whi) Warp Records 7WAP227 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP227R Maxïmo Park - Girls Who Play Guitars Maxïmo Park Girls Who Play Guitars(7", Single, Yel) Warp Records 7WAP227R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP229 Gravenhurst - Hollow Men Gravenhurst Hollow Men(7", Single, Red) Warp Records 7WAP229 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP233 Born Ruffians - Hummingbird Born Ruffians Hummingbird(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP233 US 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP233X Born Ruffians - Hummingbird Born Ruffians Hummingbird(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP233X UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP236 Maxïmo Park - Karaoke Plays Maxïmo Park Karaoke Plays(7", Single, Ltd, Num, 1/2) Warp Records 7WAP236 UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP236R Maxïmo Park - Karaoke Plays Maxïmo Park Karaoke Plays(7", Single, Ltd, Num, 2/2) Warp Records 7WAP236R UK 2007 Sell This Version
7WAP240 Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good Jamie Lidell Little Bit Of Feel Good(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP240 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP241 Born Ruffians - I Need A Life Born Ruffians I Need A Life(7", Single, Red) Warp Records 7WAP241 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP246 Gravenhurst - Nightwatchman's Blues / Farewell, Farewell Gravenhurst Nightwatchman's Blues / Farewell, Farewell (Single) 7WAP246 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP 254 Born Ruffians - Little Garçon Born Ruffians Little Garçon 7WAP 254 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP257 Duncan Lloyd - Suzee Duncan Lloyd Suzee(7", Single, Num, Blu) Warp Records 7WAP257 UK 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP260 Pivot - O Soundtrack My Heart Pivot O Soundtrack My Heart(7", Single, Ltd, Num) Warp Records 7WAP260 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
7WAP268 Gonjasufi - Holidays / Candylane Gonjasufi Holidays / Candylane(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP268 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP269 Gonjasufi - Kowboyz&Indians / My Only Friend Gonjasufi Kowboyz&Indians / My Only Friend(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP269 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP270 Gonjasufi - Kobwebz / Speaketh Gonjasufi Kobwebz / Speaketh(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP270 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP273 Maxïmo Park - Wraithlike Maxïmo Park Wraithlike(7") Warp Records 7WAP273 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP274 Grizzly Bear - Live On KCRW Grizzly Bear Live On KCRW(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP274 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP277 Maxïmo Park - The Kids Are Sick Again Maxïmo Park The Kids Are Sick Again(7", Single, Ora) Warp Records 7WAP277 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP277R Maxïmo Park - The Kids Are Sick Again Maxïmo Park The Kids Are Sick Again(7", Single, Ora) Warp Records 7WAP277R UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP279 Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue / Fire Ant Bibio Ambivalence Avenue / Fire Ant(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP279 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP280 Maxïmo Park - Questing Not Coasting Maxïmo Park Questing Not Coasting (Single) 7WAP280 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP281 Grizzly Bear - While You Wait For The Others Grizzly Bear While You Wait For The Others(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP281 UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP282 LoneLady - Immaterial LoneLady Immaterial(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP282 UK 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP287 Nice Nice - One Hit Nice Nice One Hit(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP287 UK & US 2009 Sell This Version
7WAP289 LoneLady - Intuition LoneLady Intuition(7") Warp Records 7WAP289 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP290 Nice Nice - See Waves Nice Nice See Waves(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP290 UK & US 2010 Sell This Version
7 WAP 294 Jamie Lidell - Compass Jamie Lidell Compass(7", Single) Warp Records 7 WAP 294 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP295 The Hundred In The Hands - Undressed In Dresden The Hundred In The Hands Undressed In Dresden(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP295 UK & US 2010 Sell This Version
7waP296 Jamie Lidell - The Ring Jamie Lidell The Ring(7", Single) Warp Records 7waP296 UK, Europe & US 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP297 Born Ruffians - What To Say Born Ruffians What To Say(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP297 UK 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP301 Born Ruffians - Nova-Leigh Born Ruffians Nova-Leigh(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP301 US 2010 Sell This Version
7WAP324 My Best Fiend - Higher Palms My Best Fiend Higher Palms(7", Single) Warp Records 7WAP324 UK 2012 Sell This Version
7WAP342 Bibio - À Tout À L'heure Bibio À Tout À L'heure(7", Single, Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP342 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP343 Kwes. - Rollerblades Kwes. Rollerblades(7", Tra) Warp Records 7WAP343 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP353 Jeremiah Jae - Dirty Collections Vol. 1 Jeremiah Jae Dirty Collections Vol. 1(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP353 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP354 Jeremiah Jae - Dirty Collections Vol. 2 Jeremiah Jae Dirty Collections Vol. 2(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP354 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP355 Jeremiah Jae - Dirty Collections Vol. 3 Jeremiah Jae Dirty Collections Vol. 3(7", Ltd) Warp Records 7WAP355 UK 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP361 !!! - And Anyway It's Christmas !!! And Anyway It's Christmas(7") Warp Records 7WAP361 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
7WAP433 Yves Tumor Ft. Hirakish & Napolian - Applaud Yves Tumor Ft. Hirakish & Napolian Yves Tumor Ft. Hirakish & Napolian - Applaud (Single) 7WAP433 US 2020 Sell This Version
7WAP457X Yves Tumor - The Asymptotical World (EP) Yves Tumor The Asymptotical World (EP)(3x7", EP + Box) Warp Records 7WAP457X UK 2021 Sell This Version
7WARP 24LTD Coco Steel And Lovebomb* - It! Coco Steel And Lovebomb* It!(2xLP + 7", Ltd, Gat) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records 7WARP 24LTD UK 1994 Sell This Version
7WARP LP20 Kenny Larkin - Azimuth Kenny Larkin Azimuth(2xLP, Album + 7", Ltd) Warp Records, Warp Records 7WARP LP20 UK 1994 Sell This Version
7WARPLP91 Two Lone Swordsmen - Tiny Reminder No1 (C-Pij Remixes) Two Lone Swordsmen Tiny Reminder No1 (C-Pij Remixes)(7", Single) Warp Records 7WARPLP91 UK 2001 Sell This Version
10.WAP.44 Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123) Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.1 Of 3) (EP) 10.WAP.44 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10.WAP.44AE Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123) Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123) (EP) 10.WAP.44AE UK 1994 Sell This Version
10.WAP.44DP Autechre - Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.123) Autechre Basscad,EP (Basscadetmxs.2 Of 3) (EP) 10.WAP.44DP UK 1994 Sell This Version
10 WAP 50 The Sabres Of Paradise - Wilmot II The Sabres Of Paradise Wilmot II (Single) 10 WAP 50 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10Wap 53 Seefeel - Fracture / Tied Seefeel Fracture / Tied (Single) 10Wap 53 UK 1994 Sell This Version
10 WAP 62 The Sabres Of Paradise Versus LFO & Nightmares On Wax - Duke Of Earlsfield • Bubble And Slide 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
10WAP62 The Sabres Of Paradise - Versus The Sabres Of Paradise Versus(12", Ltd + 10" + 7", S/Sided + Comp, S/Edition) Warp Records, Warp Records, Warp Records 10WAP62 UK 1995 Sell This Version
10WAP87 Jimi Tenor - Outta Space Jimi Tenor Outta Space 10WAP87 UK 1997 Sell This Version
10wap87 Jimi Tenor Sugar Daddy 10wap87 UK Unknown Sell This Version
10 WAP 97 Mira Calix - Pin Skeeling Mira Calix Pin Skeeling (Single) 10 WAP 97 UK 1998 Sell This Version
10WAP137 John Callaghan - You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams John Callaghan You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams(10") Warp Records 10WAP137 UK 2000 Sell This Version
10WAP 137 P John Callaghan - You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams 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 Nightmares On Wax - Date With Destiny Nightmares On Wax Date With Destiny(10") Warp Records 10WAP168 UK 2003 Sell This Version
10WAP173 Home Video - That You Might Home Video That You Might(10") Warp Records 10WAP173 UK 2004 Sell This Version
10WAP185X Maxïmo Park - Apply Some Pressure Maxïmo Park Apply Some Pressure (EP) 10WAP185X UK 2005 Sell This Version
10WAP 242 Leila - Mettle Leila Mettle(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP 242 UK 2008 Sell This Version
10wap299 Seefeel - Faults Seefeel Faults(10", EP, Ltd) Warp Records 10wap299 UK 2010 Sell This Version
10WAP314 Bibio - Excuses Bibio Excuses(10", Ltd) Warp Records 10WAP314 UK 2011 Sell This Version
10WAP334 Gravenhurst - The Prize Gravenhurst The Prize(10", Single, Ltd, Sil) Warp Records 10WAP334 UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version
10WAP399 Danny Brown (2) - Ain't It Funny 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

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winesue

winesue

November 16, 2022
Aside from Hudmo, Broadcast and Clark, this year has been pretty lacking tbh. Really hoping for something new from Autechre or Danny Brown next year (or even BOC?).
Bayoo

Bayoo

July 3, 2022
Warp Records is very ahead of it’s time. Their releases are great.
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.
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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.
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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.
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