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Spiritland Legends: WARP Records with Joe Muggs

20/04/2022

  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Warp Records (or simply Warp) is a British independent record label founded in Sheffield in 1989 by record store employees Steve Beckett and Rob Mitchell and record producer Robert Gordon. In the early 1990s, the label initially became associated with the UK's northern techno scene, including "bleep techno" acts such as LFO, Sweet Exorcist, Forgemasters and Nightmares on Wax. The 1992 label compilation Artificial Intelligence helped establish the electronic subgenre known as intelligent dance music (IDM). Subsequently, Warp became the home of acts such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, Squarepusher, and Boards of Canada. Current artists signed to the label also include Flying Lotus, Rustie, Oneohtrix Point Never, Danny Brown, Brian Eno, TNGHT, Kelela and Yves Tumor.

Journalist and WARP Records enthusiast Joe Muggs joins us for four hours celebrating this legendary UK dance label.

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