To commemorate their 30th anniversary, English Independent Record Label, Warp, held a 3 day takeover of NTS Radio, called WXAXRXP. The weekend long event saw over 100 hours of exclusive mixes, live sessions and unreleased music across the NTS Channels from over 50 different artists.
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The massive event saw sets spanning across Warp’s diverse catalogue of electronic musicians, including Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Danny Brown, Oneohtrix Point Never, Brian Eno, Autechre, Ryuichi Sakamoto and more.
Aphex Twin played his set from Field Day 2017 as well as 2012 performance from London’s Barbican. Keen fans of Aphex also noted brand new music the artist played during his broadcast, likely unreleased archival material from his 2015, ‘CCAI pt2’ album.
American experimental hip hop trio, Death Grips, released their first music in over a year with a new 30 minute mix titled, ‘Gmail and the restraining orders’. ‘Gmail and the restraining orders’ sounds more more like ‘Hot Head’ and earlier Death Grips. A 30 minute soundscape of harsh electronic drumpads matched with chaotic vocals, veering away from form and structure.
Flying Lotus, the IDM genius behind Brainfeeder Records, also played a full hour set filled with new music. The mix featured a range of previously unreleased material, with songs titled “You’re Different Now” and “A Dog Among the Ruin”, alongside musical scores from Blade Runner 2022 and more. Fly Lo also dropped gems from his vault, with collaborations featuring Denzel Curry, George Clinton and an unreleased version of Kendrick Lamar’s “For Sale (Interlude)”.
It was a brilliant celebration of Warp’s 30 years in the music biz, with over 100 hours of unreleased, archival and new music, across genres of music, all dropping over a single weekend. Catch up on the rest of the sets from WXAXRXP here at NTS Radio.