XL Recordings


An independent record label. Once an off-shoot of City Beat Records, which was owned by Beggars Banquet Records (now Beggars Group), XL was managed by Tim Palmer (7) and Nick Halkes and launched with Richard Russell in 1989 to release rave and dance music. XL superseded City Beat in Beggars Group's line up of labels. XL is managed by Richard Russell and his team. XL Recordings' younger partner label is Young (5) (formerly Young Turks). This was also the copyright-holder of XL releases prior to the company legally incorporating in 1996.

Employees included Leah Riches, Matthew Waterhouse and Nick Worthington (A&R).
Current employees include William Aspden.

See also the XL Recordings: The American Chapter compilation of early XL singles on American Recordings.
In Autumn 2004, XL Recordings launched their XLXV series of re-issues to mark their 15th anniversary.

Label Code: LC 05667 / LC 5667

Name variation as it appears on one or more releases:
- XL-Recordings

Parent Label:XL Recordings Ltd.
Sublabels:Abeano, Concept In Dance, Hot Charity, HXC Recordings, Locked On, Ore Music, Paul Institute, Platinum Projects, Rex Records, Ruffness, ...
Contact Info:

1 Codrington Mews
London, W11 2EH
Tel: 020 8870 7511
Fax: 020 8875 6246
e-mail: [email protected]

304 Hudson Street, 7th Floor
New York, 10013
e-mail: [email protected]

Former address (at least in 1991):
17-19 Alma Road
London, SW18 1AA
Tel: 081 7511
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