Young Turks


XL Recordings imprint turned independent label, partnered with XL, founded by Caius Pawson in Ladbroke Grove, London in 2005. 'Young Turks', was chosen after the Rod Stewart song Young Turks of the same name. Salvia Recordings absorbed into Young Turks in 2009.

On 6th April 2021, the label announced on social media that it was changing its name to Young (5) due to the association of 'Young Turks' with the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Caius Pawson stated in the post: "it’s become apparent that the name is a source of hurt and confusion for people...and knowing what we do now, it’s only right that we change our name”.

The label is also known for sporadically running/promoting club nights around London. Part of the Beggars Group,

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