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New Site Alert: Warp Records

Posted by Jakub

New Warp Site
I’m not a web designer or am I Scott or many of you talented graphic designers but i’m really impressed with the new Warp website. I like how they finally used that Pantone patented purple they’ve owned for the first time in a proper way. Not to ever diss the old design which was done by Designer Republic which had a great interactive flash feature and gave each newly signed musician a color. I also like that this new site doesn’t feel like lego pieces stacked and that I can easily recognize what’s the important new news right from the start. Nice work guys

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Tardlovski says:

May 2, 2009 at 6:59 am

i like it, but i was thinking they’d come up with something more distinctive.

i’m so hyped for that bibio album…it sounds amazing. and…the release date is so perfect.

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Daniel Carvalho says:

May 2, 2009 at 7:55 am

As far as I know, Universal Everything is responsible for the new Warp Records website design. Matt Pyke (Universal Everything) used to actually work at The Designers Republic.

Although, trust me, I highly respect and admire The Designers Republic, they were always terrible at website design. Usability was something I think they never did consider.

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frank says:

May 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Wow, really not digging the new site but I guess it kind of goes with the.. uh.. “new direction” warp has taken after Rob Mitchell died.

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NAVIS says:

May 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm

New Bibio sounds great but… at like :54 is that still Bibio? There’s a few other random turns in that sample that made me wonder if that was Bibio. The song before the :54 mark was hot.

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Tardlovski says:

May 3, 2009 at 6:37 am

it’s all bibio. but that track at :54 in particular is an old duckular beat that was called ‘commodore 69′. i asked him about the duckular stuff and what the plan was for all his beat making adventures and he said it’s all under the bibio moniker for now.

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Manuele De Lisio says:

May 3, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I guess it’s a matter of taste… I used to like the original website very much. It was simple, unconventional, alternative… just perfect for a label like Warp Records. Respect > tDR + Kleber.

Unfortunately the new one is very Myspace-ish = trendy/boring.

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frank says:

May 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I don’t get why there’s a box at the top, then a wider round rect, and then another round rect with a different corner diameter!? Just looks really off balance and sloppy. And I don’t think it’s any easier to use. There’s so much text information on the homepage that I really don’t feel like clicking on anything. It all just looks boring. The old version was hard to use but in a kind of brilliant way that somehow drew you in.

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Gareth says:

May 5, 2009 at 3:44 am

honestly, i think its very poor, nothing feels like it goes together, its very jarring and hard to read.

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COCKHAMMER says:

September 2, 2010 at 5:24 pm

warp boring since ’92/’93 – of course obviating need to even comment on this or the old website. rephlex, slightly more interesting, but only slightly.