XL Recordings Releases Statement Confirming Jai Paul Leak

When an album claimed to be Jai Paul’s long-awaited debut effort surfaced online this past Saturday

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When an album claimed to be Jai Paul‘s long-awaited debut effort surfaced online this past Saturday evening (U.S. time), it seemed a little fishy to some, but to most it was just a welcomed surprise. With only two official songs to his name and a huge amount of buzz, the British producer and recording artist has always been an extremely elusive figure, so it didn’t seem out of character for him to upload his album to Bandcamp out of nowhere on a weekend night with no promotion. However, the excitement quickly turned to a feeling of alarm when an official Jai Paul Twitter account made its first tweet by stating “demos on bandcamp were not uploaded by me, this is not my debut album. Please don’t buy. Statement to follow later.” Now, we have that official statement courtesy of his label, XL Recordings, that confirms the music was not his debut album and was in fact illegally leaked. Read what his reps had to say below by way of Pitchfork.

As widely reported, on Sunday 14th April, music by XL Recordings artist Jai Paul was illegally made available via a fake Bandcamp account. This music was not uploaded by Jai and it’s not his debut album – it is a collection of various unfinished recordings from Jai’s past.

Neither XL or Jai will take any money from the sale of this music. We have been working with Bandcamp and PayPal to resolve this situation and they have told us all purchases will be refunded within the next 7 days.

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