Among the hundreds of indie labels that lost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars in merchandice in the weekend’s SONY/PIAS warehouse fire in London, legendary imprint WARP Records is now reporting that most of their 21 year backstock was destroyed. In a statement issued on their website, the label explained the current status of upcoming releases by CANT, Plaid and Battles. More concerning was the reality that some old releases—classic electronic music from Aphex Twin, Autechre, Broadcast and hundreds of other—my never be available in physical form again.
Other beloved labels similarly effected include 4AD, Ninja Tune and Domino. An emergency fund has been set up to help all of the indie labels recover from this devistating blow.
You can read the full statement from WARP after the jump.
You know it can’t get anymore exclusive when you get a podcast from one of the most adventurous and expansive producers on the planet: Luke Vibert. Ultimately one of the most prolific and elaborate auteurs of the electronic world, Vibert has created tracks that delve between the worlds of jazz, funk, disco, hip-hop and tweak-crazy acid house. Always appreciative of his influences and a sterling sample-picker, Luke Vibert and his many alter-egos have one thing in common: their love for the entire notion of what makes a tune whole. From the drum patterns, to the synth, tweaks and finally the layering of samples, Vibert is truly one of the more remarkable producers of our time. While listening to this fantasticly eclectic mix, pick up his new record under his Wagon Christ guise, called Toomorrow out now on Ninja Tune.
This week’s podcast is provided by one of the true autuers of the music world: DJ Vadim. Throughout a career of insurmountable releases, shows, projects and aliases, Vadim has found ways to infuse quite possible all the world’s sounds into his mixes and tracks seamlessly and intricately.
Nostalgia 77 presents the Relics mix in support of his upcoming album The Sleepwalking Society out March 22nd, via Tru Thoughts. The Sleepwalking Society features German singer Josa Peit alongside Benedic Lamdin aka Nostalgia 77, and is his long-awaited fourth studio album. The first single, Simmerdown” is now available on iTunes.
The Relics mix represents a peek into the underground London Jazz scene, featuring tracks from his own label, Impossible Ark, as well as Babel, Loop, Grundle, and Ninja Tune. Relics also contains a couple of unreleased tracks with the song Dandelions by Kaz Simmons and Elephants by the Skeletons.
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by labels heads from Melting Pot, Ninja Tune, One-Handed, Plug Research, Tru Thoughts, and Ubiquity.
Each label evokes its own signature sound giving this collection a diversified and interesting flow of genres. Label Love consists of nostalgic classics, fresh unreleased gems and other dope, exclusive selections with the goal of expanding minds to new styles, vibrations and colors.