Welcome to a very special BUG, a show dedicated to the audio-visual output of one of the UK’s greatest independent record labels: XL Recordings.
Remarkably it’s now 25 years since Richard Russell, Tim Palmer and Nick Halkes founded XL. Over the past quarter century, mostly under the sole helmsmanship of Russell, it has become home to an increasingly diverse roster of artists. From The Prodigy and SL2, to Basement Jaxx and Badly Drawn Boy, The White Stripes, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal and M.I.A., Adele and The xx, Gil Scott-Heron and Bobby Womack, XL has become home to some great artists – and also commissioned some of the most memorable and significant music videos of the past 25 years.
For this special edition of BUG we will tell the story of XL Recordings through their music videos, and we are very pleased to have Adam Buxton back as our host for tonight’s show. Furthermore, we are delighted to welcome a special guest tonight too – and funnily enough, another Buxton. It’s Felix Buxton, one half of dance-pop champs Basement Jaxx, who enjoyed huge success and made some great videos while signed to XL.