Young Turks (record label)

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Young Turks
Small logo of Young Turks Recordings.png
Parent company
Founded 2006
Founder
  • Caius Pawson

  • Katie O'Neill

  • Tic
Distributor(s)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, England
Official website theyoungturks.co.uk

Young Turks is a British independent record label owned by Beggars Group,[1] launched by Caius Pawson in 2006.[2] 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.[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]

Current artists[edit]

Catalogue artists[edit]

Whities artists[edit]

Whities is a record label affiliated with Young Turks, headed by DJ Nic Tasker. Originally formed as a white label imprint for Young Turks artists, Whities has grown into a label in itself. The label focuses on club music, techno and experimental electronic music and is distributed by Rush Hour.[13][14]

  • Avalon Emerson
  • Bullion
  • Coby Sey
  • Giant Swan
  • Jules Venturini
  • Kowton
  • Lanark Artefax
  • Minor Science
  • Quirke
  • Reckonwrong
  • SMX
  • Terron
  • Tasker
  • Tessela

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)
  • 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: Amnesia 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)
  • 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)

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://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/1010-benja-sl-wind-up-space/
  10. ^ https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/18752
  11. ^ http://www.factmag.com/2017/02/27/nolife-unkind-young-turks/
  12. ^ https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/14903
  13. ^ "Crack Mix 165 - Tasker". Crack Magazine. 2017-09-07. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  14. ^ King, Alasdair (2016-04-01). "Label Love #54 -Whities - The Ransom Note". Retrieved 2017-11-08. 

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