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10 things you need to know about jevon

Meet the London-based rapper, singer and producer that can do it all.
Frankie Dunn
9.27.18
Music

tiffany calver and caroline simionescu-marin are the future of the music industry

Tiffany is the only female hip-hop DJ with a national radio show and A&R manager Caroline just started her own New Gen label on XL. Together, they’re paving the way for a new generation of women in music. Step aside aging white dudes. Change is afoot.
Karim Khan
11.1.17
Music

slumber session: gila

He’s named after a lizard and makes beats for the club -- what else do you need to know?
Matthew Whitehouse
6.21.17
Music

​listen to xl founder richard russell’s new ep feat giggs, sampha, obongjayar and more

Released under the moniker Everything Is Recorded, Richard Russell’s Close But Not Quite EP sees a revolving cast of musicians join together for a tour de force of idiosyncratic production. Oo la la.
Matthew Whitehouse
5.12.17
Music

låpsley speaks out on how fucked up the music industry really is

As she prepares to release her debut album, the incredibly talented teenage singer-songwriter-producer speaks her own truths.
Milly McMahon
2.8.16
Music

ibeyi are the twins whose striking beauty and mystical music will leave you feeling spiritual

The 20-year-old Franco-Cuban siblings' music will leave you in tears.
Francesca Dunn
9.10.15
Music

adele's new album might be coming out pretty soon

The singer's third album will be released in November, says a new report.
Nick Levine
8.28.15
Music

novelist is the future of grime

The XL signed, Mumdance collaborating, Lewisham repping rapper is going to take 2015 by storm.
Hattie Collins
3.11.15
News

kaytranada and vic mensa unite on new track

The producer and rapper come together on hot new single, Drive Me Crazy.
Stuart Brumfitt
1.27.15
Music

2, 4, 6, 8... we appreciate Lapsley!

Holly 'Låpsley' Fletcher isn’t your usual 18-year-old. This time last year she was living at home, in Southport and sitting her A-Levels. Now, as XL’s latest signing, she’s label-mates with FKA Twigs, and holding her own in a world of older and more...
Shannon Mahanty
12.1.14
Music

willis earl beal breaks free

When Willis Earl Beal announced a five album XL deal it seemed he was set for stardom to cap off his fairy tale life; he’d been raised on the Southside of Chicago, dropped out of the army, and was a poor wandering musician, recording and living rough...
Felix Petty
9.9.14
Music

smooth, funky and incredibly cool, Jungle are the mysterious band that has got everybody talking

It all started with longtime friends Josh and Tom, or J and T as they prefer to be called, and expanded into a 7-piece collective. Bound by friendship, authenticity, and a sense of musical integrity, what makes them stand out above all else is the...
Tish Weinstock
8.1.14
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