Warp News

Warp News


November 2004




Launch November's Playlist

Latest arrivals are Morr Music, Schematic, Seed Records. Look out for catalogue appearing soon from Soma (Slam, Vector Lovers), Quannum (DJ Shadow and Blackalicious), Wall Of Sound, Peacefrog (latest from Nouvelle Vague, Stasis and Moodymann), Vertical Form (Sixtoo, Rip-Off Artist), Traum/Trapez (the awesome RRR), and much more.


Jimmy Edgar Beans' new album Shock City Maverick is undoubtedly his best record yet, and has received heaps of praise and support from critics and fans alike. Pushing the envelope in both its lyrical content and its raw, futuristic electronic production, this is hip-hop beamed from another dimension that never loses touch with the listener or the dancefloor. 'Backpack' my arse. Mark Pritchard (Reload/Global Communication/Jedi Knights..) contributed production to both the album and the preceding Down By Law single, and this is some of his best, fattest low-end work ever…
Review from the Beat Surrender
SCM in warpmart / Bleep
Down by Law in warpmart Bleep

Beans is on tour in Europe during November, The Treacherous Four Fantastic Breakout Tour is coming to your town - featuring Beans, Mike Ladd, Rob Sonic & Busdriver this is unmissable. See live dates below. The London Show is at The Scala next thursday 18th, tickets available HERE

Also on the 18th, Beans will be instore at Burro (Floral St, London) from 7-8pm, check the Burro/Beans T Shirt collab HERE

New Gravenhurst

Jimmy Edgar

Jimmy Edgar
Gravenhurst's new EP Black Holes In the Sand is out now, marking a significant progression for Gravenhurst - the sonic elements of the album Flashlight Seasons have been magnified, the undercurrent of lyrical dread intensified, yet the title track is as immediate and approachable as anything on the previous album.

The rural elements of the album 'Flashlight Seasons' are extended with the epic 'Flowers in Her Hair', then stretched to breaking point with a daring cover of Hüsker Dü's murder song Diane. Gravenhurst is on tour in the UK now!  see below.

  • Gravenhurst Site
  • Excellent Interview with Poptones
  • Nice Review from CMU
  • Buy In Warpmart Now (plus bargain EP+ LP bundle)
  • Preview and Buy on Bleep

  • Jimmy Edgar New Record And Tour

    Savath & Savalas - Apropa't

    Savath & Savalas

    Savath & Savalas
    After causing a ruckus back in January with the Access Rhythm EP, Detroit's Jimmy Edgar returns with his second release for Warp, Bounce, Make, Model, out now. (15th in the USA) If Access Rhythm was a masterful slice of razor sharp hip-hop, the new record showcases his unique hybrid of slamming electro, futurist r'n'b stylings and devastating programming that he has made his own.
    I Wanna Be Your STD playing now on warp site

    “Herbie Hancock's 'Rockit' being laid into by skinheads.. Every track drags electro into a deeper, darker dimension where Timbaland is a sleazy stalker.. Disturbing, yet likeable - just the way electronic music should be.. you're left questioning 'what the f**k was that' - that was Jimmy Edgar.” National Student

  • Review from PlanB Mag
  • Listen & Order in Warpmart
  • Buy on Bleep

    Minimal and ultra-classy design is by The Designers Republic, with transparent red CD and loud-cut double pack vinyl. Killer track Uniform (Citation) is cut onto both discs for cutup and re-edit possibilities for creative DJs.
    Jimmy is on tour in Europe for Nov and Dec with an all-new live show. The London show on Thurs 18th is a Warp party with special guest Surgeon playing a specially prepared set featuring his legendary remakes of classic Kraftwerk, Aphex, Autechre and more. With these two on the incredible Plastic People sound system, this night will be killer FLYER. Tickets available now from Warpmart and Smallfish

    Access Rhythm in Warpmart   Bleep
  • Maximo Park

    Squarepusher - Ultravisitor

    Squarepusher - Ultravisitor
    Maximo Park are a five piece band from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. They release the double A side single The Coast Is Always Changing / The Night I Lost My Head , out on 22nd November on 7” vinyl only, limited to 500 copies. (preorder in warpmart now) Read their latest message, listen to the single and watch the new video on their site HERE

    Maximo Park are currently on tour throughout the UK, they are a seriously good live band and you should definitely check them out if you have even half a chance. For full listings see below, and on the Maximo Site HERE.

    Listen to the single here

    Two Lone Swordsmen

    Savath & Savalas The recent run of TLS debut live shows have delivered the goods! With full-on live band, gothed up stage sets and Weatherall himself on vocal duties, the show perfectly conjures up the vibe that runs through the latest album and singles Read a wicked review on the Guardian site HERE , watch live footage of new song Feast HERE See the listings below for full details on remaining live dates.

    A new single from the Swordsmen is out now. Entitled Big Silver Shiny Motor Of Sin, the EP contains two new storming tracks Showbiz Shotguns and Feast, plus dub versions.
  • Buy In Warpmart
  • Listen On Bleep

    “love and sex become entwined with madness and violence… you can almost hear the drunken ghost of post punk, demented and decayed, rattling through the halls” Telegraph


    Dead Man's Shoes

    Dead Man’s Shoes is the first full-length feature from Warp Films and has become a cult hit of 2004. Official DMS Site
    The film recently won the top prize at the British Film Festival, see article on BBC Site here . Dead Man’s Shoes Original Soundtrack is out now. Review/ Warpmart Also available is a highly limited graphic novel published by Warp Films and drawn by Anjan Sarkar (who storyboarded DMS and My Wrongs...) Warpmart have 100 copies signed by Shane Meadows and Anjan, full info HERE

    Warp Films will produce Shane Meadows' next feature 'Le Donk', a comedy starring Paddy Considine and Shane Meadows.

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Incredible lineup at the ATP weekend event at Cambersands on 3rd – 5th December. Curated by Jake & Dinos Chapman and Throbbing Gristle, it includes the RE~TG event that was postponed from May, with a huge helping of other bands for good measure. Lineup includes Mercury Rev, Throbbing Gristle, Lightning Bolt, Peaches, Shellac, The Fall, Carl Craig, LFO (Live), Aphex Twin, Coil, Sunn O))), Skam & Mego rooms and a shitload more. With Camber beach, Derek Jarman’s garden, Dungeness power station and the Denge sound mirrors all on the doorstep, this is as beautifully unique as British festivals ever get. See you there – bring brandy and an extra duvet.

    Warp/ Creative Review II

    Whats left to say about WarpVision? Our long-awaited DVD compilation has been incredibly well received all round the World. Orders at Warpmart are still shipping with a set of prints, featuring an exclusive illustration by Chris Cunningham. Have fun looking at videos at the ace Warp Vision Site
    Full DVD info and tracklisting

    The Warp vs Creative Review digital animation/film competition 2004 is running now. The call for entries went out in September, and the deadline for initial submission of showreels is December 1st !!
    Entry info here
    2002 winners

    Aldwych Tube Parties

    Awesome lineups at the Seed records 4th birthday celebrations on 12th and 13th November at Alydwych tube. All info Here The lineup includes Coil, The Orb, B12 (live for the first time in years), Maximo Park, Mark Pritchard, Rob Hall, Snapmouth, Apparat, Ardisson, Cursorminer, Fil OK, Paul B Davis, Mark Broom, Kansas City Prophets….tickets on sale now

    !!! / LFO

    The LFO mix of !!!’s classic Me And Giuliani.. single has been getting rave responses left right and centre, the vinyl pressing has now sold out but you can still get it in high quality digitial form at Bleep After touring incesssantly throughout 2004, the band take a well-earned rest until next year. !!! are first and foremost a formidable live band, 2004 has been vintage. Read a review of the astoria show here, manchester here.

    Harmonic 33

    Fresh from his awesome production on Beans's album and single, Mark
    Pritchard (reload, jedi knights etc) will release an album of electronic soundtracks as Harmonic 33 in January next year.

    Warp Live


    Maximo Park

    08 Manchester Roadhouse W/ Clor
    09 Glasgow The Bunker W/ Clor
    11 Nottingham Uni Club Night
    12 London Adventures Close To Home @ The Barfly
    13 London Aldwych Tube
    14 Sheffield The Grapes
    15 Brighton Freebutt
    17 Bournemouth Old Fire Station W/Do Me Bad Things
    18 Lincoln Fuse Club Night
    19 Glasgow Barfly Club Night
    20 Sunderland Voodoo Rooms
    21 Leeds Faversham Club Night
    23 London Buffalo Bar


    + Mike Ladd, Rob Sonic, Busdriver

    Thu 11 Leuven Stuk
    Sat 13 Eindhoven Effenaar
    Sun 14 Amsterdam Melkweg
    Mon 15 Utrecht Ekko
    Wed 17 Brighton Komedia
    Thu 18 London Dedbeat @ The Scala TICKETS
    Fri 19 Glasgow Sub Club
    Sat 20 Liverpool Chibuku @ The Masque
    Sun 21 Dublin Crawdaddy
    Tue 23 Bristol Thekla
    Wed 24 Paris Point Ephemere
    Thu 25 Zoo L'Usine Swizz
    Fri 26 Bern Reithalle


    Mon 08 Manchester Matt & Phreds
    Tue 09 York Fibbers
    Wed 10 Glasgow Nice n' Sleazy
    Thu 11 Hull Adelphi
    Sun 14 Brighton Prince Albert
    Tue 16 London Borderline + WarAgainstSleep
    Wed 17 Bristol Polish Club

    Warp Vision Live

    Fri 12 Nov Nottingham, Broadway Media Centre

    Two Lone Swordsmen

    Sat 13 Shine @ QSU, Belfast
    Sat 20 Haywire @ Fabric
    Thu 25 Flog, Firenza Italy
    Fri 26 Link, Bologna Italy
    Sat 27 Brancaleone, Rome Italy

    Jimmy Edgar

    Tue 09 Los Angeles The Echo w. Diplo
    Wed 17 Reading. Response @ PlugnPlay
    Thu 18 London. Plastic People. with Surgeon/ FLYER
    Fri 19 Istanbul. Babylon. with Mira Calix
    Sat 20 Budapest. Trafo Bar
    Mon 22 Vienna. Fluc
    Thu 25 Amsterdam. Paradiso
    Fri 26 Cologne Total Confusion@ Studio672 Kompakt Party
    Sat 27 Berlin. WMF with Mathew Johnson
    Sun 28 Hamburg. Golden Pudel Klub
    Tue 30 Brussles. AB Club with Mouse On Mars

    Wed 01 Rotterdam. Worm @ Calypso + Machine Drum, OveNaxx, Flashbulb
    Thu 02 Manchester. The Attic
    Fri 03 Liverpool. NESH @ Academy.with Jamie Lidell
    Sat 04 Glasgow. Eskrima @ Arts School.
    Sun 05 Newcastle. Cluny
    Fri 10 Brighton. Sabbath @ Ocean Rooms. with Luke Vibert
    Sat 11 Europe TBC
    Thu 16 Lyon. La Marquise
    Fri 17 London TBA
    Sat 18 UK TBC

    John Peel

    We would like to send out our love to all of John Peels family after hearing the sad news of his death. As well as all the support he gave to our artists over the last 15 years, John was the first person to contact us when we started the label - he phoned the shop in Sheffield himself in 1989 before anyone had a clue what we were doing and was raving about the Forgemasters track - it made our day.


    Prince Po/Raekwon/Madlib Single Organized Konfusion’s Prince Po & Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon join forces with Madlib on "Bump Bump", the second single from Prince Po's debut LP "The Slickness" (the first was the bleep techno-sampling Richard X electro monster "Hold Dat")

    Subtle - A New White

    Subtle's debut album A New White is out now. There are pictures of Fog & Subtle live in London ::here:: and on 8th November you can hear songs from that show broadcast on the Breezeblock on BBC Radio One ::here::
    Subtle are about to ravage the West Coast of the United States (see the front page of the Lex site for full details). Subtle have recently been working with Mike Patton and Fog and remixing the new Beck single .
    Watch FKO video
    New White on Bleep

    Boom Bip

    Boom Bip has finished his second solo studio album and handed it over to Lex. It's called "Blue Eyed In The Red Room", there's ten songs and two of those have vocals. It's called "Blue Eyed In The Red Room", there's ten songs and two of those have vocals.The vocalists are Gruff Rhys from The Super Furry Animals and Nina Nastasia.


    Tes has been busy recording new music at the DFA studios in New York. A new release is on the way. It's likely to include remixes by French producer Tacteel and New York experimentalists The Black Dice.

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