Warp is a British electronic label founded by Steve Beckett, Rob Mitchell (RIP 2001), and Robert Gordon. It is one of the world's most respected and influential electronic/experimental dance labels. Originally based in Sheffield, UK, Warp later moved to London. They are known for their pioneering digital music sales site Bleep.com, which offered high-quality MP3s for sale along with exclusive tracks and rarities. Warp has several related labels including Warp Records Limited, Warp Music Publishing, Lex Records, Arcola, LuckyMe, and Night Slugs. The label's history is documented in the book "Warp" by Rob Young.
In terms of releases, there are some gaps and unreleased albums/singles within the cat#s. For example, WARP 13/WARP 99/WARP 113 have no releases; WARP 93 is an unreleased album by Priest; WARP 109 is an unreleased album by Squarepusher; WARP 118 is an unreleased album by Chris Morris. There are also some interesting facts about certain singles such as WAP 13 being supposedly unreleased but some copies of WARP LP 1 were pressed with this cat#. Additionally, WAP 85 was intended for Jimi Tenor's "[m=43418]" but ended up being released by Rough Trade Germany without a Warp cat#.
It's worth noting that many Warp releases were licensed to
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