Young Turks (record label)

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Young Turks
Parent company Beggars Group
Founded 2006
Founder Caius Pawson
Distributor(s) Beggars Group
Genre Various
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London
Official website theyoungturks.co.uk

Young Turks is a British independent record label which was launched by Caius Pawson as an imprint of XL Recordings in 2006.[1] It has grown into a successful and influential independent label[citation needed] that operates across a range of genres.[1] The label's current roster includes The xx, FKA twigs, SBTRKT, Sampha, Jamie xx, and Koreless.

As well as releasing records, Young Turks throw parties[2] and host radio shows.

History[edit]

In 2004, Caius Pawson supplied DJs and sound equipment for a series of all-night dance parties he called Young Turks.[1] He enjoyed growing celebrity, until the police raided one of his parties and seized his gear. Pawson, then nineteen, took a job in A. & R. at XL Recordings, and quickly established his own small label within the company, also called Young Turks.[3][1]

In 2009, Young Turks released The xx’s debut album, xx. It has sold more than a million copies, won the Mercury Prize and been awarded best British and Irish album of the year.[4][5][6]

Current artists[edit]

Catalogue artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

Selected 7", 12", CD & download releases[edit]

  • YT001: Jack Penate - Second, Minute or Hour (2006)
  • YT002: Barker Band - Heart Like Mine / Boy Got Killed In Town (2007)
  • YT003: South Central - Castle Of Heroes (2007)
  • YT004: White Rabbits - The Plot (2007)
  • YT005: Gang Gang Dance - RAWWAR (2007)
  • YT006: Holy Fuck - LP (2007)
  • YT007: Kid Harpoon - The First EP (2007)
  • YT009: Kid Harpoon - The Second EP (2008)
  • YT010: Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen (2008)
  • YT012: Broken Records - If The News Makes You Sad, Don't Watch It (2008)
  • YT013: El Guincho - Alegranza (2008)
  • YT014: El Guincho - Palmitos Park (2008)
  • YT018: Holy Fuck / Celebration - Feel The Fly / Frenchy's (2008)
  • YT019: Holy Fuck / Foals - Balloons / Super Inuit (2008)
  • YT020: Tanlines - New Flowers (2008)
  • YT021: Jack Penate - Tonight's Today (2009)
  • YT022: Wavves - So Bored (2009)
  • YT023: The xx - Crystalised (2009)
  • YT026: El Guincho - Antillas (2009)
  • YT026MAD: El Guincho - Antillas (Young Turks vs Mad Decent) (2009)
  • YT027: El Guincho - Kalise (2009)
  • YT027MAD: El Guincho - Kalise (Young Turks vs Mad Decent) (2009)
  • YT028: Kid Harpoon - Stealing Cars (2009)
  • YT029: Kid Harpoon - Once (2009)
  • YT031: The xx - Basic Space (2009)
  • YT031TW: The xx - Basic Space (Jamie xx Space Bass Remix) (2009)
  • YT031: The xx - xx (2009)
  • YT033: Holy Fuck - Latin (2010)
  • YT034: Kid Harpoon - Back From Beyond (2009)
  • YT035: The xx - Islands (2009)
  • YT036: The xx - Basic Space Remixes (2009)
  • YT036: SBTRKT - Soundboy Shift (2010)
  • YT037: Glasser - Tremel (2010)
  • YT039: Sampha - Sundanza (2010)
  • YT042: Dog Bite - Machino Machino (2010)
  • YT043: SBTRKT - Step In Shadows (2010)
  • YT044: El Guincho - Piratas De Sudamerica (2010)
  • YT045: Kwes - No Need To Run (2010)
  • YT046: Bullion - You Drive Me To Plastic (2011)
  • YT047: El Guincho - Pop Negro (2010)
  • YT048: Holy Fuck - Red Lights (2010)
  • YT049: Bullion - Magic Was Ruler (2011)
  • YT051: Dog Bite - Gold Rings Last (2010)
  • YT053: CREEP - Days (2011)
  • XLYT552T: Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx - NY Is Killing Me (2011)
  • YT055: Jessie Ware & Sampha - Valentine (2011)
  • YT056: John Talabot - Families (2011)
  • YT057: SBTRKT ft. Sampha - Living Like I Do (2011)
  • YT060: SBTRKT - SBTRKT (2011)
  • YT065: THESHINING - Hey You! (2012)
  • YT072: Chairlift - Something (2012)
  • YT077: Jamie xx / Radiohead - Bloom Rework Pt. 3 (2012)
  • YT078: SBTRKT ft. Sampha - Hold On (2012)
  • YT079: El Guincho - Novias (2012)
  • YT080: The xx - Coexist (2012)
  • YT082: Short Stories (Koreless & Sampha) - On The Way / Let It Go (2013)
  • YT083: Illum Sphere - Birthday / H808ER (2012)
  • YT086: The xx - Chained (2012)
  • YT087: Sampha - Dual (2013)
  • YT088: Koreless - Yugen (2013)
  • YT090T: The xx - Jamie xx Edits (2013)
  • YT092: SBTRKT - Live (2013)
  • YT093: The xx - Pearson Sound, John Talabot & Pional Remixes (2013)
  • YT095: The xx - Innervisions Remixes (2013)
  • YT098: FKA twigs - EP2 (2013)
  • YT099: The xx - Hivern Remixes (2013)
  • YT101: Pional - Invisible / Amenaza (2013)
  • YT104: - The xx - xx 7" Boxset (2013)
  • YT105: - The xx - Coexist 7" Boxset (2013)
  • YT108: Jamie xx - Girl / Sleep Sound (2014)
  • YT109: Sampha - Too Much / Happens (2014)
  • YT110: Quirke - Acid Beth EP (2014)
  • YT111: FKA x inc. - FKA x inc. (2014)
  • YT112: SBTRKT - Transitions I, II, III (2014)
  • YT121: Jamie xx - All Under One Roof Raving (2014)
  • YT123: FKA twigs - Two Weeks / Pendulum (2014)
  • YT118: FKA twigs - LP1 (2014)
  • YT120: SBTRKT - Wonder Where We Land (2014)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cragg, Michael (19 March 2011). "SXSW 2011: The British labels making it big in Austin". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "The xx, Grimes, Four Tet, Chairlift, John Talabot to Play Young Turks' New Year's Eve Party in Mexico", Pitchfork Media. Accessed 3 September 2014.
  3. ^ John Colapinto (2014-06-30). "Shy And MIghty". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  4. ^ Cardew, Ben. "CHARTS: Mercury Win Expedites the Xx's Chart Fortunes." Music Week (2010): 3. Print.
  5. ^ Paine, Andre. "The XX Factor." Billboard (magazine) 122.38 (2010): 42. Print.
  6. ^ "The Xx at a Crossroads After Mercurys Win." Music Week (2010): 1. Print.

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