Moves Recordings bring you our first exclusive hyper-limited dubplate from duo 13XL available from 17th May 2019. This special dubplate-only extended mix will never be available digitally, so make sure to grab a copy whilst stocks last!
13XL are a duo throwing down a mix of booming kicks of trap drum patterns together with vocal harmonies that pour into spaces autotune couldn’t hope to reach. Having generated a cult following in the space of a few months, there are exciting things to come. 'Show You the Whole World And Show You How It Spins' is a multicultural fusion of influences with a big heart and a punk spirit.
'The track deals with the immigrant experience in Britain, including a bridge where Xena recites a warning to ill-wishers, spoken in her mother’s Kashmiri mountain dialect - an oral language that is impossible to write down. “It loosely translates,” she says, “into ‘anyone who inflicts any damage or oppression on me, if you won’t leave me alone, I won’t leave you alone’ - it sounds a lot more threatening in the original form..! I’m very used to people around me having the threat of deportation hanging over them, there’s raids all the time in our community in Birmingham.” '
Scott and Xena met through mutual friends, moved into a derelict former pub and turned their low-ceilinged basement into a music studio and word-of-mouth performance space and community hub. Xena made a name for herself performing spoken word at James Massiah’s pace-setting poetry jams while Scott was playing in the band Crushed Beaks. Scott also co-runs the iconic techno party World Unknown.
Moves Recordings is an indie label specialising in bringing underground culture to the mainstream. Over the last two years the label has released hits from NSG, Skengdo x AM, Naira Marley, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Afro B, Yxng Bane, Abra Cadabra, Belly Squad, S1, Harlem Spartans and more.
10" Single-sided vinyl dubplate manufactured by Peckham Cuts. Released May 17th, 2019.
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