Young launches new archival platform and share rare material from The xx, FKA Twigs and more…

Young launch their new ‘Young then’ platform — an online resource that will start to archive the entire history, and future, of Young.

‘Young then’ allows the label and its artists, people, friends and collaborators to restore, remember and re-present items and memories that exist beyond the limits of what culture routinely records -it aims to preserve and make visible that which is ordinarily lost.

A press release states: “For the public, then, the airlock has been opened and an invitation to step back in time extended. And for the label, it’s an opportunity — a chance to restore, remaster and [re]publish items that have been lost or missed amidst the constant pressure to progress into the future.”

Available on launch are:

A new documentary by Jamie-James Medina on The xx’s NYC Armory shows of 2014.

A love story re-issued on vinyl from 2011, Sampha and Jessie Ware’s ‘Valentine’.

Rarely seen video performances by FKA twigs and Caroline Polachek and newly-restored photographs from a once-in-a-lifetime NYE festival in Mexico.

New recordings of Koreless performing ‘Sun’ and ‘Never’ with a string quintet at BBC’s Maida Vale in 2013.

A new film that captures the 2019 iteration of the ongoing collaboration between Young and Sharon Eyal’s dance company L-E-V.

The mixes that made Jamie xx’s ‘In Colour’: the BBC 6 mixes that helped shape his defining album, brought together for the first time.

The early years: A conversation between Young founders on the raves that nearly broke them in 2005.

Unseen sets from Sampha, Jamie xx, Mount Kimbie and more, from a Boiler Room at SXSW in 2011.

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