This page is an information resource for XL Studio, a recording and mixing studio in Ladbroke Grove, West London. In 2008 the XL Studio was born in the disused garage space next door to the XL Recordings offices when XL owner Richard Russell recruited Rodaidh McDonald to be Studio Manager. Inspired by the successes of small studios such as Motown’s Studio A, Russell and McDonald aimed to turn the XL Studio into a place where artists would be able to realise their ideas to the highest standard possible, and experiment away from the pressures of running up bills at a commercial facility. The studio was to have a sound and an atmosphere that would encourage the creation of extraordinary music. Straightaway this idea was put into practice creating The xx’s debut ‘XX’ which was recorded and mixed in it’s entirety in what is now the control room. Following the completion of ‘XX’ the studio expanded into part of the office next-door, almost doubling in size and creating the live room. The studio has now seen a array of sessions many of which have found their way out in to the world via release on XL or other labels. This site will keep you up to date with some of the projects underway at XL.