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2017’s Breakout Hip-Hop and R&B Artists

It’s been a banner year for new hip-hop and R&B in 2017. A new generation of artists are redefining the possibilities of the genres…
Scott T. Sterling / December 14, 2017

Everything Is Recorded – “Show Love” ft. Syd and Sampha

XL Recordings head Richard Russell is also record producer Everything Is Recorded. After releasing his debut EP Close but Not Quite earlier this year, he returns with the…
Brian Josephs / October 19, 2017

2017 Mercury Prize Nominees: Sampha, The xx, Alt-J, Stormzy, and More

Each year, The Mercury Prize is awarded to the best British album of the year. This year's shortlist includes previous Mercury Prize winners in The xx and Alt-J,…
Emma May / July 27, 2017

Video: Everything Is Recorded – “Close But Not Quite” ft. Sampha

Everything is Recorded, XL Recordings executive Richard Russell's new musical side project, has released a new music video for "Close But Not Quite," a track…
Geena Kloeppel / July 12, 2017

Listen to Sampha Cover Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky” At Glastonbury

Sampha performed at Glastonbury in England at the end of June, and BBC Radio 1 has now released a cover of Solange's "Cranes in the…
Geena Kloeppel / July 3, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Sampha, Warpaint, Earl Sweatshirt to Perform at The xx’s Night + Day Festival in Iceland

In the wake of their album I See You earlier this year, the xx have announced a festival called Night + Day. The band held album promotion…
Rob Arcand / May 10, 2017

Richard Russell and Sampha – “Close But Not Quite”

XL Recordings' co-founder Richard Russell is not only a label executive but also makes his own music. In March, he announced a project titled Everything is…
Geena Kloeppel / May 9, 2017

Afropunk Festival 2017 Lineup Includes Solange, Kaytranada, Thundercat, Nao, Sampha, Soul II Soul, More [UPDATE]

Afropunk has announced the lineup for its flagship festival in Brooklyn. This year's iteration will feature a stage curated by Solange's Saint Heron label that includes Sampha,…
Brian Josephs / April 6, 2017

Watch the xx’s Short Film From Their Night + Day Festival in London

In March, the xx hosted their very own Night + Day festival in Brixton, a district south of London, which featured a handful of acclaimed…
Geena Kloeppel / April 5, 2017

Watch Sampha’s New Short Film Process, By the Director of Lemonade

Sampha has released a short film called Process to compliment his February album of the same name. Directed by Kahlil Joseph--the mastermind behind Beyoncé's Lemonade, The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 31, 2017

Listen to Sampha Cover Drake’s “Controlla” on BBC’s Live Lounge

UK soul singer Sampha has treated us to several live performances of late; most recently, he appeared on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. Now, after being featured on…
Geena Kloeppel / March 28, 2017

Listen to the xx’s Night + Day Radio Shows Featuring Sampha, Savages’ Jehnny Beth, Robyn, More

Earlier this month, the xx held a series of shows in South London for their Night + Day event. The band played seven shows at Brixton…
Geena Kloeppel / March 27, 2017

Watch Sampha’s Intimate NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Sampha recently stopped by NPR to play three songs from his new album Process for the Tiny Desk series. During the performance, Sampha alternates between electric keys and an acoustic…
Geena Kloeppel / March 21, 2017

Sampha Teases a Short Film Also Called Process

This morning, Sampha tweeted out a one-minute teaser for a film by LA director Kahlil Joseph called Process. Joseph, who has also worked with Kendrick Lamar…
Geena Kloeppel / March 15, 2017
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