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New on Rdio: XL Recordings

Rooted in the early days of techno, rave, drum and bass (they call it Acid House), XL Recordings has grown into a bastion of musicians and artists with a strong, original vision and voice. Much like their sister Labels under Beggars Group, XL Recordings sprung from a record store and other music projects coupled with a keen ear and some fortunate breaks.

Following their early projects, which can be heard in their First Chapters compilation, XL scored big with The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and later with Mercury Prize-winning Badly Drawn Boy and Dizzee Rascal. Today, they maintain their reputation for one-of-a-kind projects.

Current XL Recordings Artists

XL Recordings Alumni

For a complete list of artists who are or have been on XL Recordings, check Wikipedia or, where you’ll also find their tumblelog and lifestream. Follow @XLRECORDINGS and Like them on Facebook for immediate updates on their new releases and touring information.

Previous label features include: Rough Trade Records, Matador Records, 4AD, Epitaph Records, Merge Records, Domino Records and Nettwerk