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The Weeknd does deal with Universal Republic

By | Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012

The Weeknd

The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, has entered into an alliance with Universal Music’s Republic Records. The deal seemingly partner’s the producer’s own label, XO, with the major, and together they will give Tesfaye’s past unofficial mixtapes proper releases.

2011 mixtape releases ‘House Of Balloons’, ‘Thursday’ and ‘Echoes of Silence’ will all be mixed and mastered for a release in November as ‘Trilogy’, with some extra bits and pieces thrown in too.

The project will be preceded by the release of a track from ‘House Of Balloons’ – ‘Wicked Games’ – which should be available via digital retailers pretty soon. And you can have a listen to it right now here: