Merges With Warpmart

Warp Records has merged its download service with its online store Warpmart. The move is part of a fifth anniversary re-launch for

The new site now offers a handpicked selection of single track and album downloads from over 300 independent labels including Beggars, Domino and !K7 as well as CDs, vinyl, DVDs, merchandise, event tickets and books from the Warp stable.

It will be accessible in beta for the next few weeks at, alongside the regular site, after which it will switch completely to the new format at

Several new features have been added to the site, including a new music player that allows users to create their own playlists and has a recommendation tool which pinpoints new music making an impact on the site.

A monthly magazine feature will be added to, the first of which launches this week. "Best of Bleep" features artists such as Thom Yorke, industry execs, music journalists and tastemakers listing their top five releases for the site.

In 2004, London-based was one of the early adopters of DRM-free tracks. It claims to have sold over 1.8 million tracks in WAV, MP3 and FLAC formats to consumers around the world.

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