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Independents Day 09: XL Recordings

<a href="http://www.independentsday2009.com/" target="_blank">Independents Day 2009</a> (ID:09), the second annual celebration of independent music, is about shining a spotlight on the exciting and diverse musical talent of the independent sector, a sector first home to artists including The Beatles, Elvis and Coldplay and still home to the likes of Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys and Bjork, plus thousands of rising stars.

After the unprecedented public excitement surrounding the occasion last year, Independents Day 2009 will actually be a full week of celebrations, starting from July 4th. There will be live gigs, television specials and much more, as music lovers everywhere are encouraged to show their support for independent music

The focus of celebrations will be a series of gigs at London’s prestigious ICA venue between the 6th and 10th July, each night curated by a different renowned independent label, including Bella Union, Fat Cat / One Little Indian, Matador/XL and Ninja Tune. A fifth night will be curated by iconic independent music store, Rough Trade East.

This playlist is a celebration of the XL Recordings record label and was created to highlight the diversity and breadth of artists signed to the label. Enjoy!

Spotify playlist:

Lemon Jelly – Nice Weather for Ducks

Capitol K – City

Liquid – Sweet Harmony

Badly Drawn Boy – Everybody's Stalking

Devendra Banhart – Now That I Know

Sl2 – On a Ragga Tip

Basement Jaxx – Red Alert

The Avalanches – Since I Left You

Kicks Like a Mule – The Bouncer (Housequake Mix)

M.I.A. – Galang

Prodigy – Charly (Alley Cat mix)

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage

Awesome 3 – Don't Go (Kicks Like a Mule Mix)

Numatic – Hard Times (Original Mix)

Adele – Cold Shoulder (Basement Jaxx Classic Remix)

The Cool Kids – Mikey Rocks

The White Stripes – My Doorbell

Beck – Loser

Thom Yorke – The Eraser

The Raconteurs – Steady, as She Goes

Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers - Club Mix

Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)

Jack Penate – Tonight’s Today

Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla



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