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2 years today since I've published my guide to the Mo' Wax bootlegs which you can read here http://bit.ly/mowaxbootlegs
It took me ages to write up but I think it's my best one to date. It may be somewhat demoralizing to some, though... :p
Have you checked your collection yet?
#mowax #records #vinyl #vinyls #vinylcollection #bootlegs #mowax21fans #djshadow #djkrush #headz #solesides

2 years today since I've published my guide to the Mo' Wax bootlegs which you can read here http://bit.ly/mowaxbootlegs It took me ages to write up but I think it's my best one to date. It may be somewhat demoralizing to some, though... :p Have you checked your collection yet? #mowax #records #vinyl #vinyls #vinylcollection #bootlegs #mowax21fans #djshadow #djkrush #headz #solesides

There's an exclusive @djkrushofficial interview now up on the site! Check http://bit.ly/djkrushinterview Big thanks to @m0matt for this one! #djkrush #interview #mowax #hiphop #butterflyeffect #mowax21fans

There's an exclusive @djkrushofficial interview now up on the site! Check http://bit.ly/djkrushinterview Big thanks to @m0matt for this one! #djkrush #interview #mowax #hiphop #butterflyeffect #mowax21fans

#TBT Listen back to "Urban Archaeology, a classic Mo' Wax def mix" delivered by James Lavelle and edited by @matthewpuffett as part of the Kickstarter campaign. Head over to http://bit.ly/mowaxUBmix to find it. #mowax #jameslavelle #matthewpuffet #unkle #futura2000 #urbanarchaeology #mowax21fans

#TBT Listen back to "Urban Archaeology, a classic Mo' Wax def mix" delivered by James Lavelle and edited by @matthewpuffett as part of the Kickstarter campaign. Head over to http://bit.ly/mowaxUBmix to find it. #mowax #jameslavelle #matthewpuffet #unkle #futura2000 #urbanarchaeology #mowax21fans

Another nice @djshadow photo in black and white. London Bridge, 1994 by Pete Williams. "A lurking, uneasy Shadow in amongst the debris of one of the road tunnels that travel under the mainline station and take traffic off to Tower Bridge and Bermondsey. We wandered around the area for a while until this disused room appeared half way down. It felt right." #djshadow #mowax #petewilliams #mowax21fans #london

Another nice @djshadow photo in black and white. London Bridge, 1994 by Pete Williams. "A lurking, uneasy Shadow in amongst the debris of one of the road tunnels that travel under the mainline station and take traffic off to Tower Bridge and Bermondsey. We wandered around the area for a while until this disused room appeared half way down. It felt right." #djshadow #mowax #petewilliams #mowax21fans #london

James Lavelle touching some random knobs with the Scratch Perverts : UNKLE's first ever live performance at NME tour 1999. #mowax #unkle #lonelysoul #scratchperverts #djshadow #richardashcroft #theverve #djing #scratching #nme #psyencefiction #mowax21fans #bape #abathingape

James Lavelle touching some random knobs with the Scratch Perverts : UNKLE's first ever live performance at NME tour 1999. #mowax #unkle #lonelysoul #scratchperverts #djshadow #richardashcroft #theverve #djing #scratching #nme #psyencefiction #mowax21fans #bape #abathingape

The Hope Street Sessions, Brooklyn - 2003. Futura 2000 at work for the huge painting that will become the cover of UNKLE's second album Never Never Land, from the excellent Rich File era. Featuring James Lavelle, Ben Drury and Will Bankhead. Edited by Unorthodox Styles.
This video simply sums up almost everything I love in this world.

View it in full length and quality here http://bit.ly/hopestreetsessions or check the video section of www.mowaxplease.com

#unkle #futura2000 #futura #mowax #neverneverland #jameslavelle #bendrury #willbankhead #graffiti #streetart #pointman

The Hope Street Sessions, Brooklyn - 2003. Futura 2000 at work for the huge painting that will become the cover of UNKLE's second album Never Never Land, from the excellent Rich File era. Featuring James Lavelle, Ben Drury and Will Bankhead. Edited by Unorthodox Styles. This video simply sums up almost everything I love in this world. View it in full length and quality here http://bit.ly/hopestreetsessions or check the video section of www.mowaxplease.com #unkle #futura2000 #futura #mowax #neverneverland #jameslavelle #bendrury #willbankhead #graffiti #streetart #pointman

You need to check this free compilation of classic @djshadow and @djkrushofficial tunes remixed by some talented beatmakers. Head over to www.mowaxplease.com (link in bio too) to learn more. #mowax #djkrush #djshadow #hiphop

You need to check this free compilation of classic @djshadow and @djkrushofficial tunes remixed by some talented beatmakers. Head over to www.mowaxplease.com (link in bio too) to learn more. #mowax #djkrush #djshadow #hiphop

I needed to know more about Elliott Power, the guy who released the latest Mo' Wax record in conjunction with Marathon. So I just asked him a few questions. Read the article on www.mowaxplease.com (link in bio too). #mowax #elliottpower #marathonartists #murmur #vinyl #records #mowax21fans Thanks @elliottpower_ !

I needed to know more about Elliott Power, the guy who released the latest Mo' Wax record in conjunction with Marathon. So I just asked him a few questions. Read the article on www.mowaxplease.com (link in bio too). #mowax #elliottpower #marathonartists #murmur #vinyl #records #mowax21fans Thanks @elliottpower_ !

If you've already seen this photo of James Lavelle from 1996, then you're probably like me a cool French guy who used to read the excellent but long-dead magazine L'Affiche. Long before the Internet it was the number one source for hip-hop, soul and urban music in general. I used to buy my records after reading the articles and reviews because there was no way to listen to the music before, and I was rarely disappointed. That was another time... Big up @cachinolivier and @stephbinet1 by the way!

#mowax #jameslavelle #unkle #laffiche #mowax21fans #goodolddays #oliviercachin #stephaniebinet

If you've already seen this photo of James Lavelle from 1996, then you're probably like me a cool French guy who used to read the excellent but long-dead magazine L'Affiche. Long before the Internet it was the number one source for hip-hop, soul and urban music in general. I used to buy my records after reading the articles and reviews because there was no way to listen to the music before, and I was rarely disappointed. That was another time... Big up @cachinolivier and @stephbinet1 by the way! #mowax #jameslavelle #unkle #laffiche #mowax21fans #goodolddays #oliviercachin #stephaniebinet

The little thing that changed it all for me. Back in '96 I won this promo CD for a French Mo' Wax compilation, at a local radio station (Radio Campus, where I have my own Drum & Bass show since 1998). At that time I was a totally narrow minded Hip-Hop head. Instrumental electronic music? Nah, sorry not for me... Until the day when, by chance, I was ill and feverish and put this baby in the CD player and let it play during my semi-sleep. When I woke up I was like "WOW!" Mo' Wax just catched me.

#mowax #facesz #source #atticablues #djshadow #moneymark #djkrush #clubbedtodeath #samsever #lafunkmob #mowax21fans

The little thing that changed it all for me. Back in '96 I won this promo CD for a French Mo' Wax compilation, at a local radio station (Radio Campus, where I have my own Drum & Bass show since 1998). At that time I was a totally narrow minded Hip-Hop head. Instrumental electronic music? Nah, sorry not for me... Until the day when, by chance, I was ill and feverish and put this baby in the CD player and let it play during my semi-sleep. When I woke up I was like "WOW!" Mo' Wax just catched me. #mowax #facesz #source #atticablues #djshadow #moneymark #djkrush #clubbedtodeath #samsever #lafunkmob #mowax21fans

DJ Shadow showing the big mess in which he created Endtroducing. Would love to get my hands on one of those posters btw... The full video is on Youtube, search "home studio footage 1995" #djshadow #mowax #endtroducing #vinyl #records #hiphop #mpc #mowax21fans

DJ Shadow showing the big mess in which he created Endtroducing. Would love to get my hands on one of those posters btw... The full video is on Youtube, search "home studio footage 1995" #djshadow #mowax #endtroducing #vinyl #records #hiphop #mpc #mowax21fans

J-EL77 #mowax #futura #futura2000 #pointman #bape #abathingape #jameslavelle #unkle #bapeplay #toyz #toys #toy #medicom #mowax21fans

J-EL77 #mowax #futura #futura2000 #pointman #bape #abathingape #jameslavelle #unkle #bapeplay #toyz #toys #toy #medicom #mowax21fans

Prototype! #mowax #unkle #unkle77 #futura2000 #bendrury #medicom #rah #toy #toys #toyz #pointman #mowaxarts #u77 #mowax21fans

Prototype! #mowax #unkle #unkle77 #futura2000 #bendrury #medicom #rah #toy #toys #toyz #pointman #mowaxarts #u77 #mowax21fans

Repost from 2 years ago : Mo' Wax artworks from A to Z in 15 sec. #mowax #bendrury #willbankhead #futura2000 #robertdelnaja #swifty #sheone #garethbayliss and so much more...#mowax21fans #vinyl #records

Repost from 2 years ago : Mo' Wax artworks from A to Z in 15 sec. #mowax #bendrury #willbankhead #futura2000 #robertdelnaja #swifty #sheone #garethbayliss and so much more...#mowax21fans #vinyl #records

Absolutely love this record #asone #kirkdegiorgio #mowax #planetaryfolklore #vasarely #bendrury #mowax21fans #records #vinyl

Absolutely love this record #asone #kirkdegiorgio #mowax #planetaryfolklore #vasarely #bendrury #mowax21fans #records #vinyl

History of Spray Painting 1 (Futura  2000, 1989) As seen on the cover of DJ Krush - "Milight" - Photo : Will Bankhead #mowax #futura2000 #djkrush #milight #hiphop #records #vinyl #mowax21fans

History of Spray Painting 1 (Futura 2000, 1989) As seen on the cover of DJ Krush - "Milight" - Photo : Will Bankhead #mowax #futura2000 #djkrush #milight #hiphop #records #vinyl #mowax21fans

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The Kickstarter prints are coming!

The Kickstarter prints are coming!

For those of you who have pledged on the prints (remember? it was more than a year ago), it’s coming!

(via Ben Drury)

Rewire

Rewire

Rewire is a visual and audio project by Rob Swain and Andrea Parker, featuring Luke Vibert, Divine Styler and SheOne among a lot more.

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Listen : Swifty talks Mo’ Wax history on NTS Live today

This is fresh from the last 15 minutes : Swifty was the guest at the Jean-Claude / If Music radio show on NTS Live today.

They talked about Mo’ Wax, Talkin’ Loud, the London club scene at the time… with a selection of phat blunted tunes. Listen below if you missed this!

Oh, and by the way, check out this interview with Swifty I did last year.

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More exciting names added to Meltdown line up

Grandmaster Flash, Scratch Perverts, Jeff Mills, A Guy Called Gerald, James Holden… Things I like much more than the first names unveiled, but now it’s too late. Enjoy for me. via Clash Music

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The Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology book has a new cover

The Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology book has a new cover

Here it is, as listed by Rizzoli and Amazon. The new release date is September 9, 2014…

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Attica Blues back on track?

BIG NEWS OF THE DAY : looks like Charlie Dark aka d’Afro is making Attica Blues happen again!
Check his latest Instagram upload :
http://instagram.com/p/gvDOzOxQXT/

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sheOne [S1] Exhibition at Gamma Transport Division Edinburgh

Watch this : sheOne [S1] Exhibition at Gamma Transport Division Edinburgh

Then pre-order your copy of sheOne’s first book Blackatelier here : http://bit.ly/1gEHBBa

James Lavelle and the Mo’ Wax business

James Lavelle and the Mo’ Wax business

This article is an excerpt from an excellent book by Cynthia Rose titled “Trade Secrets, Young British Talents Talk Business” (Thames & Hudson, 1999) which features a chapter on Mo’ Wax and an excellent interview where James Lavelle goes deeply into the process of launching and running his record label, and the A&M deal.

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The Kickstarter is done!

This is so cool! The goal of £30.000 has been reached and there’s still 3 days left.
Now let the Urban Archaeology begin! #mowax21

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Kickstarter update

A new pledge has just been added to the Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology Kickstarter : get James Lavelle to play a 2 hours set at your gig for £5000.

http://kck.st/12fb4fZ

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DJ Shadow and James Lavelle to work together again?

DJ Shadow and James Lavelle to work together again?

DJ Shadow did a live Q&A on Facebook yesterday. He answered a lot of questions, and one very interesting thing that came out of the chat is that he’s up to working with James Lavelle again on a new UNKLE project.

Unkle, yes, I would def work with James again

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An interview with Charlie Dark of Attica Blues

An interview with Charlie Dark of Attica Blues

Attica Blues was a major act in the Mo’ Wax roster, and with some immense tunes such as “Blueprint” they certainly helped the label reaching a wider audience. I wanted to know more about their career and Charlie Dark aka D’Afro was kind enough to tell me a lot.

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Houston : The Art & Design of Ben Drury

Houston : The Art & Design of Ben Drury

Houston was the art gallery/studio of Seattle based artist Matthew Clark. In 2001 he curated a 2 months long Ben Drury exhibition. This web page has been online for many years and was very well known in the Mo’ Wax community. It has been taken down in 2005 I think, so it now has its place in the More Wax web archive.

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Finally something exciting!

Finally something exciting!

Mo’ Wax just posted this photo on their Facebook page. I didn’t expect the original Headz painting by Robert Del Naja aka 3D to be that huge! The book and the exhibition look very promising… #mowax21

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Career Guide to Losers

Career Guide to Losers

If you were into Mo’ Wax in the mid/late 90s and had an internet connection, you’ve probably read this funny article already. If you have not, go on!
This was originally posted in september 1994 on a site called State 51 and is long unavailable. All images are from the initial page.

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Mo’ Wax website from 2000

Mo’ Wax website from 2000

To introduce a series of archived web pages, here’s the intro of the Mo’ Wax website as it was in 2000/2001. Go bully a James Lavelle puppet on a heady Hip-Hop loop by Major Force West!
Do you remember this?
Flash required!

Exclusive : an interview with Swifty

Exclusive : an interview with Swifty

Swifty was the man responsible for the design of the 30 first Mo’ Wax sleeves. He also built the label’s early graphic identity, including the legendary logo. Before I launched the site I knew that I wanted him to be the first to answer a few questions about Mo’ Wax history. Here are his words.

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The Face : Mo’ Wax feature from 1995

The Face : Mo’ Wax feature from 1995

Late 1995. The now defunct The Face magazine followed James Lavelle and the Mo’ Wax crew in a trip to the West Coast of the USA, where they were supposed to work on the then-forthcoming UNKLE/Belmondo album. The project was later abandoned but eventually gave birth to Psyence Fiction. Expect to read things and people you’ve never heard of before.

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Video : UNKLE – The Hope Street Sessions (feat. Futura)

Video : UNKLE – The Hope Street Sessions (feat. Futura)

I have recently uploaded this on Youtube in full quality. It comes from the limited edition Never Never Land box that includes a DVD with some more promos. Basically it’s the making of the famous Never Never Land cover by Futura in his Brooklyn studio, filmed and shot by Mo’ Wax designers Ben Drury and […]

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#mowax21 : 5 days to go…

#mowax21 : 5 days to go…

What a tease! #mowax21
via Twitter

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It’s official : Mo’ Wax is back!

Welcome to the new Mo’Wax Official page – stay tuned for an exciting Mo’Wax announcement coming soon!

Well, at least Mo’ Wax have its official Facebook and Twitter account since today. But this is pretty exciting because it means that something is coming FOR REAL.

Daydreaming are working on a Mo’ Wax project!

Daydreaming are working on a Mo’ Wax project!

Just when you think that James Lavelle has completely forgotten Mo’ Wax (there was supposed to be something for the label’s 20th birthday in 2012, that never happened) comes the news you’ve never dare to dream before. Daydreaming and Lavelle have started working on… something we don’t know yet.

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