Nucleus

Nucleus

Profile:
Dance-oriented subsidiary of Warp Records.
Following the parent label's example of avoiding the cat number 13 (and 113), there was no NUKE 13.
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Warp
PO Box 25378
London
NW5 1GL
UK
Sites:
[l6233]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
NUKE 1 RAC Monsoon(12") Nucleus NUKE 1 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NUKE 2 Rhythm Invention Crunch(12") Nucleus NUKE 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NUKE 3 Freak Sisters The Freak Boutique(12") Nucleus NUKE 3 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NUKE 4 On Applegas(12") Nucleus NUKE 4 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NUKE 5 R.A.C* Neo Rio(12") Nucleus NUKE 5 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NUKE 6 Anon Alright / OK Armando(12") Nucleus NUKE 6 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NUKE 7 RAC Hula Hoops(12") Nucleus NUKE 7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NUKE 8 C.S.L.* Work It / Run Free NUKE 8 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NUKE 09 Anon Whistle / Whistlers Brother(12") Nucleus NUKE 09 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NUKE 10 Pio Bo The Best Time To Go Swimming(12") Nucleus NUKE 10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NUKE 11 Anon Horny Honkies NUKE 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NUKE 12 Anon Jammin' The Doughnut(12") Nucleus NUKE 12 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NUKE 14 N.O.W.* Alive(12") Nucleus NUKE 14 UK 1994 Sell This Version
QCD 2032 Various Energy Rush... On The Electric Dance Floor(CD, Comp) Quality Music (2) QCD 2032 Canada 1993 Sell This Version

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deepconcentration

deepconcentration

March 2, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
warp records gets plenty of credit for being experimental and forward thinking, and it's well deserved. however, there are a few of us old enough to remember that they started as a dance label.

nucleus was warp's first "sub-label", and it never took it's eye off the dancefloor. most of the output could be called "progressive house" (not in that "trance that dare not speak it's own name" way"), but it was certainly played more often by deep house and techno dj's. the sound was typical sheffield tough: thick, clunky sounds with clean production and a taste of funk.

nucleus featured music and production from a few of my sheffield heroes: richard brown, chris duckenfield and winston hazel.

as the success of warp's "artificial intelligence" artists increased, less attention was paid to warp's more dance-friendly acts. you may see "warp fans" dismissing the importance of acts like rhythm invention, rac, nightmares on wax or even sabres of paradise for the likes of autechre or aphex twin, but don't let that stop you from investigating warp's original intent: creating something new, awesome and exciting for the dancefloor.