London based imprint Young Turks has changed its name to Young.
The moniker was initially lifted from a Rod Stewart solo single, part of his post-disco run of golden Top 40 bangers.
However broader awareness of the term’s origins has prompted a re-think from the imprint, who will change their name.
The systemic brutalisation, killing, and removal of Armenian subjects in what is now Turkey has a deep resonance for the Armenian diaspora.
As a result of this, Young Turks will now simply be known as Young – issuing a statement, the team also made a donation to the Armenian Institute, London. Find their full statement below.
Today we’re changing our name to Young. pic.twitter.com/G3IXbCLTI6
— Young (@young_) April 6, 2021
Young will retain the same roster, which includes The xx, Romy, Jamie xx, Kamasi Washington, Koreless, and more.
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