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BFI celebrates best of Warp Records

The power of the music video should never be under-estimated. Since its birth in the late ‘70s, the typically 3-minute wonder has done marvels for the music industry, threatening at times to outshine the radio star.

In its wonderful 24 years of existence, Warp Records has accompanied its record releases with some uniquely compelling and iconic music videos. From Chris Cunningham’s disturbing 1997 video for Aphex Twin’s Come to Daddy, to 2012’s Until the Quiet Comes short film for Flying Lotus, directed by Kahlil Joseph, Warp has proved itself to be nothing if not groundbreaking and creative.

Taking place on 12th April, the ever-brilliant BFI Southbank will be highlighting the best of Warp’s music video and audio visuals with its bi-monthly BUG event.

Presented by Adam Buxton, one half of comedy duo Adam & Joe, the event forms part of the BFI’s ‘Made in Britain: Warp Films at 10’ season. The event will include a live rescoring of Dead Man’s Shoes, along with screenings of various Warp Films, such as Shane Meadow’s legendary This is England. Music video revellers will be chuffed to know that the event will be followed by a free afterparty, with music provided by Warp DJs and guests.

Check out Warp’s oh-so-trippy music video for Grizzly Bear’s Knife here:

 

If you dig that, take a look at a compilation of Warp Records’ greatest and most memorable music videos and short films:

Tickets for BUG will go on general sale at 11.30am on March 12th. Call the box office on 020 7928 3232 or book online

- Abra Dunsby-Sircana



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