Warp 10: Influences, Classics, Remixes

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Warp 10: Influences, Classics, Remixes
Compilation album by Various Artists
Released 1999
Recorded 1986-1998
Genre Electronic, Techno, House music, IDM
Label Warp Records
Producer Various

Warp 10 is a series of compilation albums issued by Warp Records in 1999 to celebrate the label's tenth anniversary. The collection spans three double CD/quadruple vinyl sets, which can be purchased individually. Each volume in the set highlights different phases of electronic music, including influential tracks not originally released by Warp (licensed specifically for this collection), but which helped to shape the artists and musicians who eventually appeared on the label, as well as tracks that influenced the overall sound of the label itself.

  • Warp 10+1: Influences (WARP LP/CD 67) contains twenty-two early acid house and techno tracks. Many of these songs are today considered to be the classics of these genres (when they were in their infancy). A number of the tracks had never been available on compact disc before this collection, and seven of the twenty-two were mastered directly from 12 inch vinyl (from such record labels as Cutting, Trax, Fourth Floor, KMS, Metroplex, 10, Cause N' Effect, Transmat, Plezure, and Bassic). Spanning the years 1986 through 1990, the songs represented here were still very much an underground sensation in the United States, however a handful of these songs charted well on the UK singles chart and helped to usher in the acid house craze that swept across Europe in the late 1980s.
  • Warp 10+2: Classics 89–92 (WARP LP/CD 68) features eighteen full-length "classic" versions and remixes taken directly from the vaults of Warp Records. Tracks appearing here were produced between the years of 1989 and 1992. As with Warp 10+1, many of these tracks appeared previously only on 12 inch vinyl or now out-of-print compilations and EPs.
  • Warp 10+3: Remixes (WARP LP/CD 69) contains twenty-six remixes (of which twenty-five are exclusive to this collection) of tracks taken from Warp Records' back catalog. Although all of the original recordings were released by Warp, the remixers are not necessarily Warp Records artists. The original songs span from the years 1990 through 1998.

The album art is the Roger Stevens Building, a lecture hall for the University of Leeds built in the 1970s, and noted for its bizarre brutalist architecture. The quadruple vinyl editions of Influences and Classics 89–92 come in gatefold sleeves, while that of Remixes is packaged as four separate LPs in sleeves inside a hard box.

In a 2013 article for Fact Magazine, Simon Reynolds noted that Warp 10+2: Classics 89–92 remains one of the only compilations that covers the "bleep techno" of the early 1990s: "[D]espite its time-defying excellence, bleep is poorly served in terms of compilations: basically, there's Warp's Classics double CD, plus out-of-print comps from the original era."[1]

Warp 10+1: Influences track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

Artist Title Orig. Year Orig. Label
Nitro Deluxe "Let's Get Brutal" 1986 Cutting Records
Mr. Fingers "Can U Feel It" 1986 Trax Records
Master C&J "Dub Love" 1986 Trax Records
Adonis "No Way Back" 1986 Trax Records
Fallout "Morning After" (Sunrise mix) 1987 Fourth Floor Records
Reese & Santonio "The Sound" (Smooth mix) 1987 KMS Records
Model 500 "Off To Battle" 1987 Metroplex Records
Steve Poindexter "Computer Madness" 1987 Trax Records
Rhythim Is Rhythim "Nude Photo" 1987 Trax Records
Da Posse "It's My Life" (Aluh mix) 1988 Trax Records
Phuture "Acid Tracks" 1988 Trax Records

Disc 2[edit]

Artist Title Orig. Year Orig. Label
Unique 3 "The Theme" (Original Chill Mix) 1988 10 Records
808 State "Let Yourself Go" (303 mix) 1988 State 808 Records
A Guy Called Gerald "Voodoo Ray" 1988 Rham Records
No Smoke "Koro Koro" 1989 Cause N' Effect Records
Bang the Party "Bang Bang You're Mine" (Rock Me Gently Original Radio) 1989 Cause N' Effect Records
Kalexi Shelby "My Medusa" 1989 Transmat Records
Farley Jackmaster Funk "The Acid Life" 1989 Trax Records
Plez "Can't Stop" (Acid Rain Forest mix) 1990 Plezure Records
Virgo Four "In a Vision" 1989 Trax Records
Ital Rockers "Ital's Anthem" (Trebledown/Bassup mix) 1990 Bassic Records
Juno "Soul Thunder" 1990 Bassic Records

The 4xLP edition has a different track order, and omits Nitro Deluxe, Model 500, Phuture, Virgo Four, and Juno.

Warp 10+2: Classics 89–92 track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

Artist Title Warp Catalog Number
Forgemasters "Track With No Name" WAP1
Nightmares on Wax "Dextrous" WAP2
Sweet Exorcist "Testone" WAP3
DJ Mink "Hey Hey! Can U Relate?" WAP4
LFO "LFO" (Leeds Warehouse mix) WAP5
LFO "Track 4" WAP5
LFO "Probe" WAP5
Nightmares on Wax "Aftermath" (LFO remix) WAP6
Sweet Exorcist "Testfour" WAP3R

Disc 2[edit]

Artist Title Warp Catalog Number
Nightmares on Wax "I'm For Real" WAP6
Nightmares on Wax "Aftermath" WAP6
Tricky Disco "Tricky Disco" WAP7
The Step "Yeah You" (Robert's mix) WAP8R
Sweet Exorcist "Clonk (Freebase)" WAP9
Tuff Little Unit "Join the Future" WAP12
Nightmares on Wax "A Case Of Funk" WAP15
Coco Steel and Lovebomb "Feel It" WAP18
LFO vs. F.U.S.E. "Loop" QUICK1

The final track does not appear on the 4xLP edition, although it is listed on the sleeve.

Warp 10+3: Remixes track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

Artist Title Remixer
LFO / Aphex Twin "Simon From Sydney" / "Untitled" (SAW2 CD1 TRK7) Pram
DJ Mink "Hey Hey! Can U Relate?" Luke Vibert
Boards Of Canada "Kid For Today" Stereolab
Seefeel "When Face Was Face" Isan
Autechre "Vletrmx21" Plaid
Aphex Twin "Untitled" (SAW2 CD1 TRK1) Four Tet
LFO "Nurture" Surgeon
Sweet Exorcist "Testone" Winston and Ross
Nightmares on Wax "Sal Batardes" Autechre
Nightmares on Wax "Playtime" John McEntire
Broadcast "Hammer Without A Master" Underdog
Autechre "EP7/Envane" Bogdan Raczynski
Link "Arcadian" Mogwai

Disc 2[edit]

Artist Title Remixer
Boards Of Canada "An Eagle In Your Mind" Push Button Objects
The Sabres of Paradise "Wilmot" Red Snapper
Two Lone Swordsmen "Spine Bubbles" Ellis Island Sound
Mike Ink "Polka Trax 3" Wechsel Garland
LFO "Freeze" Labradford
Squarepusher "Big Loada" Oval
Broadcast "Booklovers" Andy Votel
Aphex Twin "Come To Daddy" Richard Devine
Seefeel "Air Eyes" Mira Calix
Sweet Exorcist "Mad Jack" Jimi Tenor
Tricky Disco "Tricky Disco" Plone
Autechre "Characi" Jim O'Rourke
LFO "Tied Up" Spiritualized

The final track was previously released on LFO's 1994 single Tied Up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon (22 July 2013). "The 20 best bleep records ever made". Fact Mag. Retrieved 8 March 2017.