The enigmatic Warp Records, a label idolized for the visionary, innovative artists they represent, celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. The British label has signed the likes of Battles, Aphex Twins, Gang Gang Dance, Squarepusher and Jamie Lidell. To commemorate the big 2-0 the label reached out to fans who voted on their favorite tracks from over the years.
The result — two box sets: Warp20 (Chosen) and Warp20 (Recreated). Warp20 (Chosen) features the top ten tracks voted on by the fans, with an additional ten selected by Warp Co-Founder Steve Beckett. Number one on the compilation? Aphex Twins “Windowlicker.” Experimental and distorted, the song embodies the Warp mystique. Warp20 (Recreated) features various Warp artists covering one another’s songs. Born Ruffians cover Aphex Twins, Tim Exile covers Jamie Lidell, it’s musical mayhem deliciousness. Necessary in any music lover’s collection, you must get your hands on these box sets!!
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