Warp 9, an electro music group are best known for their 1980s electro hip hop songs Nunk, Light Years Away and Beat Wave. Warp 9 was the brainchild of writer/producers Lotti Golden and Richard Scher. The two wrote and recorded under the moniker Warp 9, a production project at the forefront of the electro movement. The project evolved from a studio concept into a band when Golden and Scher invited drummer Chuck Wansley and percussionist Boe Brown to perform the male vocals and raps on the group's first single, and female vocalist Ada Dyer to perform the vocals/rap on the group's second single, Light Years Away. In 1983 the group released their debut LP, It's A Beat Wave on Prism Records. Warp 9 ranks among the most iconic groups of the electro hip hop era,described as "the perfect instance of hip hop's contemporary ramifications."