Year Founded: 2006
Recent Favorites: FKA Twigs, Jamie xx, SBTRKT
What started as a club night of the same name hosted by founder Caius Pawson has grown into something much more. Their production work started when Young Turks became an imprint of XL in 2006. Staying true to their tagline—“a record label, among other things”—Young Turks still throws parties, host radio shows, and recently opened a “Good Times” pop-up shop in New York to celebrate the killer Jamie xx single.
Their roster reads like a who's who of British indie and electronic music: The xx, SBTRKT, John Talabot, Sampha, and Koreless all boast YT association. In the last ten years, they've put out classic after classic: 2006 brought The xx’s debut, SBTRKT's self-titled debut came in 2011, last year they put out FKA Twigs LP1, and this year they dropped Jamie XX’s long-awaited In Colour, which did not disappoint. You’d be wise to keep them on your radar.