Our collective was formed on festival fields, at raves, in house parties, on train journeys and in recording studios.

IXCHEL aims to cause a disturbance across the creative industries, and represent the worldwide underground.

The Cru

Cooked up in bedrooms, ballrooms, kitchens and basements - jammed through nicked tapedecks and blasted out of blown, knockoff PA's - heaved into the back of transit vans, sung and passed on by congregations, soundsystems - shaking on the walls of borrowed tents, stamped into streets and floors, washed into walls and alleyways. Pass through fingers in record shops, thumbed. Rhythms, energies stolen then reclaimed, transported, translated, decolonised - families, churches, community centres, clubs, warehouses, stairwells, roofs, fields, forests, parks, basements, beaches, safe spaces, sanctuaries, streets.


Smuggled past police, snuck past sniffer dogs, hopped over fences, ducked under barricades, sent with dummy vans, muscled between airwaves. Songs stolen, traded, reacquired, chopped and screwed. Machines stretched music past the parameters of previous reality. Samples, voices, raves, DJ’s, skankers and cultures weave together and transform each other.


Today algorithms based on ad performance and data-mining are doing the sharing, turning listeners into products - isolating sounds from history and people from one another.

IXCHEL moves to celebrate/reinvigorate the communal, combined histories of modern music — to encourage the transference between genres and cultures, and to encourage face-to-face engagement with the origins and narratives of some of dance music’s most important scenes.



Drawing on the strength of the collective and beyond, our agency brings creative funk into whatever project we touch.

Cementing the vibe with:

Art Direction 
Video production 
Graphic design 
Event production
Set Design



Labels & MGMT:

Trojan Records - KOBALT - Late Night Tales / Night time stories - Tru Thoughts - Black Butter Records - Bella Union - Quest Management - reggae roast - Pique Nique Recordings - Ropeadope - Wall of Sound - First Word Records - CMO Management - BCMGMT



Grace Jones - Sampa The Great - Ezra Collective - Joe Armon Jones - sons of kemet - Seed ensemble - vivek - Kefaya and Elaha Soroor - wun two - Morcheeba - Royksopp - Rae Morris - Sly and Robbie - Soweto Kinch - ESKA - j felix - Sickones - Ayito - Backbeat Soundsystem - Quiet Dawn - BFR Soundsystem - Innov Gnawa


Right Tracks Music


Fuji Rock - Full Bloom Festival


Recorded Picture Company - Hanway Films - MJS Collective - Fatti Productions


Adidas - Dr Martens - Fleur of England - Edge O' Beyond


Signa - Petersham Road - Untold Dance Theatre - Bristol Improv Theatre - Fatal Attraction


ESPN - BBC Body Positive - The Green Party - BDA Creative - Dunlop Goodrich - SNTV - UWE - Glitch Bristol


Pancreatic Cancer UK - ACTSA, Action for Southern Africa

Work featured in...

Rolling Stone // The Guardian // The Times // The New York Times // Financial Times // The Evening Standard // The Metro // DJ Mag // XLR8R // Stereogum // Clash Magazine // Bandcamp Daily // The Vinyl Factory // Music Is My Sanctuary // The Wire // Afro Punk // Mixmag // Jazziz // Twisted Soul Music // Earmilk // Jazzwise Magazine // VENTS Magazine // Nextbop // Jazz Revelations // The Bristol Cable  // Curious Camera Club // IQ Magazine // Bristol Cable


Label & mgmt

Our label and management roster has it's roots firmly nestled in the emerging UK jazz scene. WE act as a springboard for  uncut gems, developing a complete creative world and amplifying to the masses...


"Take the IXCHEL family. Linking with key ensembles in London and beyond, they've been able to support and encourage a

poly-genre approach to making and

releasing music."

Clash Magazine

2019 Best of Lists

Yazz Ahmed

Stereogum - 'Best Jazz Albums of 2019' (#2)

Bandcamp - '100 Best Albums of 2019' (#61)

Jazziz - ‘Editors picks 2019’

Twistedsoul - ‘Best of 2019’

Treblezine - 'The 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2019'

All About Jazz - 'Chris May's Best Jazz of 2019'

Downbeat - 'Top rated albums of 2019'

Allmusic - ‘Favourite Jazz albums 2019’

Nextbop - ‘Brian Kiwanuka’s Favourite Jazz Albums of 2019’

Vinyl Records - 'Best Albums of 2019' (#58)

Soul Food For The Kids - 'Best Albums July to December 2019'

Rate your music - ‘50 best albums of 2019’

Last rites - ‘best of 2019’

The Afterword - 'Best Albums of 2019'


Ash Walker


Bandcamp Weekly - 'Best of 2019'

XLR8R - ‘Best of 2019: releases’


BeatCaffeine - ‘favourite tracks of 2019’

Brookyln Radio - ‘selected soul/R&B 2019’

Soul Food For The Kids - 'Best Albums July to December 2019'

The Afterword - 'Best Albums of 2019'


Ebi Soda


Mr Bongo - 'Best Albums of 2019' (#2)

Heartbeat - 'Most Jazzed Jazz of 2019'




The Vinyl Factory - 'Our 10 favourite 7”s and 10”s of 2019'


moscow zoo

Московский зоопарк приближается

winter 2020







ixchel opperates in the shadows between berlin, bristol & London

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