Night + Day is upon us - the London leg of The xx led event is tomorrow and we are beyond excited. As we wait out the final remaining hours, here’s a guide to the label behind The xx (and a few other artists playing…) - the excellent Young Turks.
The Young Turks label is nearly 100 releases old, so we’ve picked a couple of landmark numbers and songs to post to tell the story.
YT001 - Jack Penate - Second Minute or Hour
It all started with Jack Penate, but his influence extends a bit further than you’d expect too - his old backing singer Jessie Ware releasing a single with Sampha some 55 release later. Take Jack for a spin above.
YT010 - Holy Fuck - Lovely Allen
Holy Fuck’s self-titled debut was the first Young Turks LP and the Lovely Allen single was the label’s tenth release. The song still sounds just as good as it did back then too.
YT023 - The xx - Crystalised
The focus of Night + Day and still Young Turk’s most famous success. The incubating of the precocious and hugely talented band is one of Young Turk’s greatest achievements so far. Crystalised a superb introduction. See also YT031 (The xx - The xx).
YT060 - SBTRKT - SBTRKT
Another huge success and another act Eat Your Own Ears have worked with over the past few years. The SBTRKT debut is superb, can’t wait for the next one.
YT088 - Koreless - Sun
Koreless’ Yugen EP is one of our favourites of the year so far. He also plays Night + Day and we can’t wait. Check out the hypnotising Sun above.
Night + Day Tickets: http://thexx.info/nightandday