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

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

Ratking: In The Mix

Ratking make music that sounds like it’s spent the weekend traversing opposing coordinates of the Brooklyn-Queens metro-line, drinking cold 40s, and getting adequately blunted at squat parties that could’ve come imported direct from a Harmony Korine...
i-D Team
3.26.14