Warp Records has never been a label that has greatly interested me, much to the chargrin of some friends. The collected (or should that be selected) works of artists such as Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, save a My Red Hot Car or Windowlicker, seem to have passed me by over the years.
In fact, one of the very Warp releases I own is the Access Rythmn EP by Detroit producer Jimmy Edgar, which was purchased at the behest of my friend Perez who used to rave about him (now she’s a proper Warp freak!) but which I am happy as a kid with apple pie to own as it is splendid – the crunchy analogue hiphop of Urban Outtake in particular.
I was more than happy then, to get a sample of his latest project as one half of X District, the other half being filled, quite notably, by tattooed vocalist Laura. Coming on like Chromeo if they weren’t obsessed with Roger Troutman and one of them was a Suicide Girl from Leeds, it’s a good look!