A press release, yes, but news you can use for sure…
In September 2014 Warp travels to Poland to celebrate its 25th anniversary in the heart of Krakow, teaming with the lauded avant-garde Sacrum Profanum collective and their annual series of events. To begin a week of indelible music, the innovative stalwart Squarepusher will unveil an all-new live show featuring one of Europe’s most distinguished chamber ensembles the Sinfonietta Cracovia. Days later the London Sinfonietta will perform ‘Warp Works and 20th Century Masters’, their acclaimed series of interpretations of works by Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Gyorgy Ligeti, Steve Reich and others.
Warp spent 2009 reflecting on its first twenty years of existence by crafting an essential retrospective box-set in the form of an art object and embarking on a series of international live shows in Sheffield, London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Berlin featuring stunning performances from Broadcast, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Chris Cunningham and many more. A milestone to say the least, and now with a 25th anniversary to celebrate it seems only right to look to the future and use the occasion as an opportunity to draw on twenty five years of groundbreaking art and music and to unite emerging mavericks and boundary-stretching masters in a celebration of what the next quarter century holds for Warp.
Battles will play their first live show in nearly three years, presenting brand new material for the first time anywhere – this will be Battles’ only live performance in 2014.
Autechre will perform live for the first time since 2011, locked and loaded with new material to be unleashed for the first time anywhere – this will be Autechre’s only live performance in 2014.
LFO brings his rare and fierce audio-visual set to Krakow. The longtime Bjork collaborator has spent a career redefining rave, and shows no signs of stopping.
Hudson Mohawke emerges from his time in the studio with Kanye West, Drake and his TNGHT project for a dizzyingly genre-averse DJ set that’s sure to be peppered with material from his nearly-completed new album.
Rustie will have designs to bring the house down with an epic live set, full of unstoppable, fizzing energy and teeth-rattling bass – and some heavyweight cuts from his upcoming sophomore LP.
Plaid will reinforce the acclaim of this year’s superb Reachy Prints by aiming squarely for the dancefloor with what is sure to be a richly textured and rambunctious DJ set.
Darkstar come bearing futuristic psychedlia and melodically rich beat constructions for their deep and arresting live show. Future classics abound.
patten is along to mangle minds with his narcotic collision of styles and daredevil approach to de-tuned warehouse jams and split-fractal textures.
Bibio’s singular way with melody and atmosphere will inform his rare DJ set, which will surely feature new productions of his alongside a choice selection of leftfield treasures.