Creative fire is real bedrock of XL's independent success

When XL Recordings was recognised with the Music Week A&R Award a fortnight ago, it was not for an overnight success.
Its consistency in taking cutting-edge music to the mainstream has been achieved over a number of years, with each of the past four years seeing it take a new act to gold album status, including Badly Drawn Boy, Basement Jaxx,
The White Stripes and The Avalanches. Add The Prodigy and other breaking acts such as Lemon Jelly, Electric Six ...

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