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  • 07/31/2009

Warp20 Celebrations Abound in September

Warp, the independent music world's number-one label synonymous with IDM, experimental hip-hop, choice indie-rock, and just about any other awesome subgenre of electronic music you can imagine, has just turned 20, and boy, are they celebrating. In addition to their release of a massive box set featuring new songs, previously unreleased material, personal favorites selected by label co-founder Steve Beckett, and the top ten Warp songs voted for by fans, the Sheffield-born record and film label is putting on a series of live events, and then will broadcast them (and some previously broadcast films) on the independent mobile and web content platform Babelgum. Kicking off the series are videos of Flying Lotus, Seefeel, and Pivot performing at Cité de la Musique in Paris, as well as previews for a forthcoming full-length film about Warp. Warp's celebratory videos are available here for your viewing pleasure. And check out the massive events list below as well.

Warp20 (New York) September 3-6, 2009

Friday September 4
Warp20 (New York) Concert 1 / Presented by Bowery Presents and Warp Records
Battles (only N. American show of 2009, previewing brand new material)
!!! (only NYC show of 2009)
Prefuse73
Pivot (first N. American show)
Warp DJs
Venue: Terminal 5
Tickets on sale here
$27.50 adv / $30 on the door

Saturday September 5
Warp20 (New York) Concert 2 / Co-Presented by Arts>World Financial Center, Wordless Music and Warp
Clark
Hudson Mohawke
More to be announced
Warp DJs
Venue: The Winter Garden
7PM doors / 8PM show
FREE ENTRY

Thursday, September 3 - Sunday, September 6
Film screenings at New Museum Theater Presented by Wordless Music and Warp Films
Programme:
WarpVision: The Videos 1989-2004
Selected Warp Films / Warp Records music videos
Dead Man's Shoes
Selected Warp Films Shorts
Cinema16 Shorts (selections from all Cinema16 releases)
Venue: The New Museum
Continuous screenings during museum hours
Warp screenings are free. Admission to New Museum galleries must be purchased separately.

Warp20 (Sheffield) Saturday, September 19
Warp pays homage to their birthplace on September 19 at two British architectural landmarks. Squarepusher headlines a night event at the RIBA Award-winning Q Park, alongside Andrew Weatherall and a reformed incarnation of Nightmares on Wax together for the first time since 1991. Before that, Warp Films present a free cinema event at the iconic Park Hill Flats—the largest listed building in Europe and currently being refurbished in a unique collaboration between Urbansplash and English Heritage. Both events are supported by Creative Sheffield.

Saturday, September 19
Warp Films Cinema
English Premiere of ATP (All Tomorrows Parties)
Warp Films / Warp X Features, shorts and music videos, full programme TBA
Venue: Park Hill Flats
7 pm - 11 pm
FREE ENTRY

Saturday, September 19
Warp20 (Sheffield) Q Parks
Squarepusher (Bass and DJ show)
Andrew Weatherall (Classics set)
Nightmares on Wax (Featuring EASE & Boy Wonder)
Clark Live
Hudson Mohawke Live
Harmonic 313
Venue: Q Parks
10 pm - 5 am
Tickets on sale 12:00 noon on Friday, July 31 here

pictured Andrew Weatherall

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