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Young
Parent companyBeggars Group
Founded2006
FounderCaius Pawson
Distributor(s)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationLondon, England
Official websitey-o-u-n-g.com

Young (formerly known as Young Turks) is a British independent record label that sits in the Beggars Group of labels[1][2] launched by Caius Pawson in 2006.[3] It has grown from an imprint of XL Recordings into a successful and influential label now partnered with XL and operates across a range of genres.[3] The label's current roster includes The xx, FKA twigs, Sampha, Jamie xx, Koreless and Kamasi Washington.

History[edit]

In 2004, Caius Pawson supplied DJs and sound equipment for a series of all-night dance parties he called Young Turks.[3] 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 in 2006, also called Young Turks with Katie O'Neill and Tic.[4][5][3]

Eventually, Young became a 50/50 venture with XL Recordings. Young has now expanded to include an artist management company (Young Artists) and a publishing company (Young Songs).

In 2009, Young Turks released The xx's debut album, xx, which was awarded the Mercury Prize in 2010.[6][7][8]

Name change[edit]

Pawson changed the name of the label from Young Turks to simply Young in April 2021.[9] Pawson said he had named the label after the 1981 Rod Stewart song "Young Turks" and a British slang term for rebellious youth, but had been unaware of the early 20th century political movement that had originated the term and which had been involved with the Armenian genocide.[9] Pawson wrote on Instagram "Through ongoing conversations and messages that have developed our own knowledge around the subject, it’s become apparent that the name is a source of hurt and confusion for people. We loved the name for what it meant to us, but in retrospect should have listened more carefully to other voices and acted more quickly. We have always tried to affect positive change and knowing what we do now, it’s only right that we change our name."[9] Young announced they had made a donation of an undisclosed sum to the Armenian Institute in London in conjunction with the name change.[9]

Current Artists[10][edit]

Young[edit]

Young Artists[edit]

Young Songs[edit]


Catalogue artists[clarification needed][edit]

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AD 93 is a record label affiliated with Young, headed by DJ Nic Tasker. Originally formed as a white label imprint for Young artists (formerly Young Turks, YT) under the name 'Whities', this imprint grown into a label in itself. The label focuses on club music, techno and experimental electronic music and is distributed by Rush Hour.[14][15] in June 2020, this label's name changed to 'AD 93' in light of the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprisings.[16]

  • Anunaku
  • Lanark Artefax
  • Bambounou
  • BFTT
  • Bullion
  • Rupert Clervaux
  • Avalon Emerson
  • E-Talking
  • Carl Gari
  • Happa
  • JASSS
  • Jaures
  • Koehler
  • Kowton
  • Laksa
  • Leif
  • Lord Of The Isles
  • Nathan Micay
  • Abdullah Miniawy
  • MXMS
  • Neinzer
  • Overmono
  • DJ Plead
  • Pugilist
  • Quirke
  • Reckonwrong
  • Ellen Renton
  • Minor Science
  • Coby Sey
  • SMX
  • SØS Gunver Ryberg
  • Giant Swan
  • Terron
  • Tessela
  • тпсб
  • upsammy
  • Jules Venturini
  • VÏSTA
  • Forest Drive West

Discography[edit]

Selected releases[edit]

  • YT001: Jack PenateSecond, 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 FuckLP (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 GuinchoAlegranza (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 xxCrystalised (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: KwesNo 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: ChairliftSomething (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 – Yügen (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 (2014)
  • YT110DS2: Quirke – Acid Beth (Lizzie Mix) (2014)
  • YT111: FKA x inc. – FKA x inc. (2014)
  • YT112: SBTRKT – Transitions I, II, III (2014)
  • YT122: FKA twigs – EP1 (2015)
  • 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)
  • YT122: Jamie xx – In Colour (2015)
  • YTWL135: Unknown Artist – White Label (2015)
  • YT136: Jamie xx, Four Tet, Koreless and John Talabot – Continuum (2015)
  • YT138: Jamie xx – In Colour Preview (2015)
  • YT139: Jamie xx – Gosh (2015)
  • YT140: Koreless – TT / Love (2015)
  • YT122: Jamie xx – Loud Places (Remixes) (2015)
  • YTWL135: Unknown artist - White Label (2015)
  • YT141: FKA twigs – M3LL155X (2015)
  • YT147: Jamie xx – I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (2015)
  • YT148: Jamie xx – Loud Places (Herbert Remix) (2015)
  • YT149: Jamie xx – Loud Places (John Talabot Remix) (2015)
  • YT151: Amnesia Scanner – AS (2016)
  • YT152: Jamie xx × Four Tet – SeeSaw (2015)
  • YT153: FKA twigs – Good To Love (2016)
  • YT154: SBTRKT – Transitions (2016)
  • YT156: Sampha – Timmy's Prayer (2016)
  • YT158: Sampha – Process (2017)
  • YT160: NOLIFE – YOU WON'T SURVIVE THE STATE OF NEW YORK (2017)
  • YT161: The xx – I See You (2017)
  • YT163: Sampha – Blood On Me (2016)
  • YT164: The xx – On Hold (2016)
  • YT170: Kamasi Washington – Truth (2017)
  • YT171: Kamasi Washington – Harmony of Difference (2017)
  • YT176: Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (2018)
  • YT177CDJP: The xx – Remixes (2019)
  • YT177: TTY – Cry, but Go (2019)
  • YT189: Ethan P. Flynn – Everybody's Dying to Meet You (Radio Edit) (2020)
  • YT191: FKA twigs – MAGDALENE (2019)
  • YT193: FKA twigs – cellophane (2019)
  • YT195: Ethan P. Flynn – B-Sides & Rarities: Volume 1 (2020)
  • YT200: FKA twigs – holy terrain (feat. Future) (2019)
  • YT207: FKA twigs – home with you (2019)
  • YT213: Jamie xx – Idontknow (2020)
  • YT219: 1010 Benja SL – Dobby (2020)
  • YT222: 1010 Benja SL – Woodrow (2020)
  • YT224: Kamasi Washington – Becoming (Music from the Netflix Original Documentary) (2020)
  • YT232: Romy – Lifetime (2020)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beggars Group". Beggars Group. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben. "Record label Young Turks changes name to avoid connotations of genocide". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Dazed (19 June 2014). "Exclusive FKA twigs interview and full Dazed cover shoot".
  5. ^ John Colapinto (30 June 2014). "Shy And MIghty". The New Yorker. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  6. ^ Cardew, Ben. "CHARTS: Mercury Win Expedites the Xx's Chart Fortunes." Music Week (2010): 3. Print.
  7. ^ Paine, Andre. "The XX Factor." Billboard (magazine) 122.38 (2010): 42. Print.
  8. ^ "The Xx at a Crossroads After Mercurys Win." Music Week (2010): 1. Print.
  9. ^ a b c d Monroe, Jazz. "Young Turks Changes Name and Makes Donation to Armenian Institute". Pitchfork. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  10. ^ https://y-o-u-n-g.com/about/
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Quirke - Acid Beth · Single Review". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 6 April 2021.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Young Turks Aligned Collective TTY Share 'Cry, But Go'". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Crack Mix 165 - Tasker". Crack Magazine. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  15. ^ King, Alasdair (1 April 2016). "Label Love #54 -Whities - The Ransom Note". Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  16. ^ Cetin, Marissa (12 June 2020). "RA AD 93 - Record Label". Retrieved 26 July 2020.

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