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The xx, FKA twigs, and more share rare material via Young’s online archive

The London label’s new project, Young Then, also features music and visuals from Caroline Polachek, Sampha, and Koreless

New and rarely-seen material from the likes of The XX, FKA twigs, Caroline Polachek, and Sampha is being aired via an online platform from Young (the London label formerly known as Young Turks).

Titled Young Then, the platform traces the label’s entire 15-year history, pulling music, films, mixes, and photos from its archives. Launched on November 3, it was accompanied by a previously-unseen documentary that looks back on The xx’s 2014 shows at New York venue The Armory.

Other material that has surfaced via the Young Then project includes photos and video from Caroline Polachek and FKA twigs, a reissue of Sampha and Jessie Ware’s 2011 collab “Valentine”, new Koreless recordings, and mixes that helped shape Jamie XX’s solo debut, In Colour

“In today’s hyper-connected world, archives can and perhaps should be illuminated,” the label says in a statement, “rather than kept under wraps in temperature-controlled basements accessible only to librarians with latex gloves and leftover PPE.”

Check out Young’s archival material here.