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XL Recordings Mastermind, Richard Russell, Shares Two New Sampha Collaborations

Richard Russell was blessed with full reign over XL Recordings in the early-nineties. With his guidance (read: ear,) the label has released the final albums of Bobby Womack and Gil Scott-Heron, as well as smash records for Adele, Radiohead, Kaytranada and most recently, Sampha.

Today the label head broadcasted a two-hour mix from XL studios, announcing his own project, Everything is Recorded, slated to include contributions from Kamasi WashingtonSyd, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Mark Ronson, and Damon Albarn. No release date has been set, but two Sampha collaborations were played during his mix. You can hear them at 53:58 and 1:13:51 in the player below.

Sampha’s currently on the road with The xx and Kelela, the dates for which are listed beneath the player. His debut solo album Process is out now. Pick up a copy on iTunes today.

Tour Dates:
Mar 15 @ Uebel & Gefährlich – Hamburg, Germany
Mar 16 @ Vega – Vesterbro, Denmark
Mar 18 @ Astra Kulturhaus – Berlin, Germany
Mar 19 @ Proxima – Warsaw, Poland
Mar 21 @ Fabrique – Milan, Italy
Mar 23 @ Paradiso Grote Zaal – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 26 @ O2 Institute Birmingham – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 28 @ O2 Academy Bristol – Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 29-30 Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom
Apr 11 @ El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 13 @ Air Museum – Palm Springs, CA
Apr 14 @ Coachella – Indio, CA
Apr 15-17 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
Apr 19 @ Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ
Apr 21 @ Coachella – Indio, CA
Apr 23 @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Rose Quarter – Portland, OR
Apr 24 @ WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
Apr 25 @ UBC – Vancouver, Canada
Apr 28 @ Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
May 01 @ Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
May 02 @ Masonic Temple – Detroit, MI
May 05 @ Express Live! – Columbus, OH
May 06 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 08 @ South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
May 09 @ Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 10-11 @ Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
May 14 @ Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
May 16 @ Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
May 17 @ Skyline Stage at the Mann- Philadelphia, PA
May 19-20 @ Forest Hills Stadium – Forest Hills, NY
May 26 @ The Triffid – Newstead, Australia
May 28-29 @ Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
May 30-31 @ The Croxton – Thornbury, Australia
Jul 05 @ Albert Hall – Manchester, United Kingdom
Jul 14 @ Victoria Park – London, United Kingdom

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