Young Turks (record label)

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

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

As well as releasing records, Young Turks throws parties[3] 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.[2] 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][2]

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.[6][7][8]

The controversy behind the name is that the Young Turks were the politically party during the latter half of the Ottoman Empire that committed the Armenian Genocide in 1915.

Current artists[edit]

Catalogue artists[edit]

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 DanceRAWWAR (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)
  • 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)
  • 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: Amnesiac Scanner – AS (2016)
  • YT152: Jamie xx x 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)
  • YT161: The xx – I See You (2017)
  • YT163: Sampha – Blood On Me (2016)
  • YT164: The xx – On Hold (2016)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beggars Group". Beggars Group. Retrieved 2015-05-07. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Dazed (19 June 2014). "Exclusive FKA twigs interview and full Dazed cover shoot". 
  5. ^ John Colapinto (2014-06-30). "Shy And MIghty". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  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. ^ https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/18752
  10. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2017/02/27/nolife-unkind-young-turks/
  11. ^ https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/14903

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