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Warp records celebrates 20th birthday

The cutting edge label celebrates 20 years with a series of events across the globe and the release of a fan-determined compilation.

Warp20 (1989 – 2009)

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of Warp, respected innovators in music, film and design and one of the World’s most iconic creative institutions.

Warp20 is a year-long celebration of our 20th birthday throughout 2009. As well as some unique and special product releases, Warp Records and Warp Films will bring together our roster of artists, directors and guests for a series of spectacular events around the world. Combining music, film and art at prestigious venues, Warp20 will take place in New York, Tokyo, London, Paris and other cities over the course of the year to make Warp20 a globally significant cultural event.

The independent label Warp Records and the BAFTA-winning Warp Films are home to an incredible roster of talent ranging from Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Battles, Jamie Lidell & Maximo Park to Shane Meadows, Paul King, Chris Morris and more.


Create The Definitive Warp Album – Warp fans vote!

Warp is planning a series of premium and accessible music and merchandise releases through the year.

A key one of these will be a definitive Warp compilation of our best tracks ever. Definitive because our audience will have selected them.

Fans can vote for their favourite Warp tracks on The top 10 (by different artists) will be combined with those chosen by Warp co-founder Steve Beckett. Fans can leave personal memories and messages about their choices and the best of them will be printed in the album art.

This historic album will be fully released worldwide on CD and digitally this Autumn. We Are Reasonable People.

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Details of the following events will be unveiled over the course of the year.

Warp20 (Paris) - 8th & 9th May 2009 - Cite de la Musique
Music, film & art installation events. The following acts have been announced: Aphex Twin & Hecker, !!! (chk chk chk), Pivot, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Mujava.

Full event line up to be released in early April.

Warp20 (New York)- July 2009 - music, film & art installation events

Warp20 (Sheffield) August 2009 - homecoming party!

Warp 20 (London) September 2009 - music, film & art installation events

Warp 20 (Tokyo) November 2009 - music, film & art installation events

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