Young Turks Label Focus

In their own words – “YOUNG TURKS IS A RECORD LABEL, AMONGST OTHER THINGS, BASED IN LONDON”, with talented producers and artists on their label such as Sampha, Koreless, The XX and SBTRKT, the Young Turks are releasing some of the best genre defying music available.

Having performed at number of small scale festival and one off events the artists in their catalogue have collaborated, remixed and worked along side some of the worlds leading talent.

Jamie XX reworked the late Gil Scott Heron’s album, one of the tracks was used as an instrumental by on Drake on his 2012 ‘Take Care’, the self titled song featuring Rihanna reached number 7 on the US billboard.

Jamie XX’s Album We’re New Here featured the song I’ll Take Care Of U

Here’s the reworked version by Drake (I spy Drake wearing Stone Island in this video)

A few photos of the artists

Jamie XX doing his thing in Auckland AUS

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Jamie XX being interviewed by  Benji B live on BBC Radio 1 (Listen to a mix here)

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Below Sampha and DJ Tic live in The Boiler Room

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Sampha shot to the top of the Young Turks label sales with thanks to Drake sampling Too Much which featured on his 2013 album Nothing Was The Same

Koreless loving life in New York, just before playing at the Red Bull Music Academy

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One of my favourite tracks from Koreless remixed by Jamie XX

If you have the chance to see any of the Young Turks artists perform or DJ live I would highly recommened it, I recently attended The Soup Kitchen where Sampha played live and performed songs from his album and on more than one occasion I’ve seen Jamie XX play a fantastic set at The Warehouse Project mixing everything from US rap artists including Waka Flocka Flame to his own bands down tempo The XX tracks, I think his wide variety of genre defying music  make him one of the best DJ’s in the world right now.

The Young Turks are currently in Mexico with 11 of their artists performing live, you can see the daily performances here

Written by Arjun

 

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