Nadia Dahlawi and Sara Jade are purveryors of London music with independence. Since 2005 their record label Young and Lost Club has released a steady stream of artists whose impact has dominated dance floors and air waves. For them indie music, isn’t all skinny jeans and leather jackets, it’s about freedom.
This week they released lo-fi band Being There’s debut album “Breaking Away” and on 18 June they release shoe-gaze dreamers Exlovers album “Moth”.
Twin asked Nadia and Sara to make a playlist of their top nine tracks…
1/ Too Young – Phoenix
Sara – This song is a classic, I’ve seen Phoenix live so many times
and it’s always perfect. I’m ridiculously excited for their new
2/ Pretty Young Thing – Michael Jackson
Sara – I love dj-ing this! I don’t know why this particular MJ track,
it just works.
3/ Black Magic – Magic Wands
Nadia – We released this a couple of years ago, I’m really into their
consistently witchy – girly vibe, they just did a cool Madonna cover too.
4/ Everyday – Oh Minnows
Nadia – This is from the Oh Minnows album we released, it’s
5/ Cbat – Hudson Mohawke
Sara – Hudmo’s sound is so distinct and I think you can hear his
influence starting to spread. “Cbat” melts my brain.
6/ 17 – Being There
Nadia – Their album is all about nostalgia and longing for escape,
which is easy to relate too. J-Ro from the band made the video himself,
I really want to know what a “Hi-Teen Carnival” is?!
7/ If I Could Talk I’d Tell You – The Lemonheads
Sara – I’ve always loved The Lemonheads, personally I find this
song super romantic.
8/ Machu Picchu – The Strokes
Nadia – We were so obsessed with The Strokes when we were kids!
I remember us bunking off school to go buy “Is This It” on vinyl.
With every album they release, there are always a couple of songs
that are mind blowingly awesome and remind you why everyone
loves The Strokes.
9/ More Than This – Roxy Music
Sara – This is the epitome of a cool, last-song-of-the-night track. Bryan
Ferry has such elegance. Also, “Lost In Translation” is one of my favourite
films, and Bill Murray doing karaoke to this can’t be beaten.
Listen to Young and Lost Club’s Twin Playlist here
Young and Lost Club’s nights:
HOME – with Loud and Quiet, second Friday of every month at Power Lunches with live bands and djs.
Y&L Club at Dance Shop Do – first Saturday of every month.
Y&L Club at the Lock Tavern – first Thursday of the month, acoustic night.
For free Y&L Club downloads available weekly visit here