Pay Close Attention

Vampire Weekend / Jamie xx / SBTRKT / The Horrors / The Prodigy

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Double CD or 4 LPs in a box with a bonus DVD & Poster

A 25 year label history spanning collection from XL records featuring The Prodigy, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Vampire Weekend, The Horrors and more!

XL Recordings is a collaborative endeavour, and many people have contributed to its evolution. In the song ‘Out Of Space’, Liam Howlett of The Prodigy provided a blueprint when he sampled Kool Keith of Ultramagnetic MC’s rapping these words: “Pay Close Attention”. And whilst XL has never had any outside ownership, Gil Scott-Heron advised me not to even consider XL an “independent”, because everything is connected.

Part 1 of this compilation are the roots of XL; underground music, made for DJs. These roots are still growing. Part 2 features some of the singular talents who have taken the label further than we ever envisioned. There is no unifying genre; hopefully the thread of originality is evident though. The rave music XL first became known for was known as “hardcore”; that spirit continues. To show our appreciation for your support, thank you DJs. And thank you also to the retailers, writers, and, of course, ravers

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  • 1.SL2 - DJs Take Control
  • 2.The Prodigy - Out Of Space
  • 3.Awesome 3 - Don't Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)
  • 4.Liquid - Sweet Harmony
  • 5.Jonny L - Piper
  • 6.Roy Davis Jr. featuring Peven Everett - Gabriel (Live Garage Version)
  • 7.Dem 2 - Destiny
  • 8.Nu-Birth - Anytime
  • 9.Basement Jaxx - Jump N'Shout
  • 10.Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U
  • 11.Wiley - Igloo
  • 12.Various Production - Hater
  • 13.Giggs - Talkin The Hardest
  • 14.SBTRKT - Wildfire (featuring Little Dragon)
  • 15.Jamie xx - All Under One Roof Raving
  • 16.The Prodigy - Firestarter
  • 17.Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away
  • 18.The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
  • 19.Devendra Banhart - I Feel Just Like A Child
  • 20.Ratatat - Seventeen Years
  • 21.M.I.A. - Paper Planes
  • 22.Thom Yorke - The Eraser
  • 23.Gil Scott-Heron - New York Is Killing Me
  • 24.Radiohead - Weird Fishes / Arpeggi
  • 25.Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
  • 26.The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
  • 27.Jai Paul - BTSTU (demo)
  • 28.Bobby Womack - Please Forgive My Heart
  • 29.The xx - Angels
  • 30.Sampha - Too Much
  • 31.Vampire Weekend - Step
  • 32.King Krule - Easy Easy
  • 33.Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Item code: XL637
Label: XL
Info correct on: 30/1/2020