A short video of the first ever UNKLE live performance, by James Lavelle and the Scratch Perverts.» Read the full story
Mo' Wax please!
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
#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
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
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_ !
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
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
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
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
DJ Krush has finally released his new album Butterfly Effect, and is currently touring the world. What better opportunity than this to ask the man a few questions?» Read the full story
Forget about the hype, now available from the DJ Shadow online store are 4 new tee-shirts inspired by the Mo’ Wax era, at a decent price.» Read the full story
Coming out of nowhere, here’s a free compilation of classic DJ Shadow and DJ Krush tunes getting the remix treatment by a solid team of beatmakers. You should really check it out.» Read the full story
Elliott Power is the guy behind the latest Mo’ Wax logoed vinyl, in conjunction with Marathon Artists. I wanted to know more, so I just asked.» Read the full story
An open letter to James Lavelle, from an irritated backer of the Mo’ Wax Kickstarter campaign who’s still waiting for the Psyence Fiction deluxe edition.» Read the full story
Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel aka Blackalicious’ new album is now available to pre-order via a PledgeMusic campaign.» Read the full story
15 years later, the second Mo’ Wax Vecta release is now available as a digital download, for free.» Read the full story
Swifty has just revamped his online store, and added some of his latest Mo’ Wax artworks for Saatchi to it.» Read the full story
Here is the recording of the all vinyl Mo’ Wax DJ set I did for the opening of Blackalicious live @ la Vapeur, Dijon.» Read the full story
Watch the weird video of Money Mark’s most successful release on Mo’ Wax, that was released exactly 17 years ago today.» Read the full story
Did you ever wonder how Mo’ Wax was positioned in the UK charts? I did, and here’s the answer in this boring post!» Read the full story
Here’s the latest vinyl record with a Mo’ Wax logo on it, and it’s an interview of Rammellzee from 1995.» Read the full story
It looks like James Lavelle and DJ Shadow started working on the most sought-after Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology reward.» Read the full story
Here’s a classic A Bathing Ape x Mo’ Wax collaboration for 2014!» Read the full story
Believe it or not : a new Mo’ Wax stamped vinyl in collaboration with the Vinyl Factory is available. And it features an interview with Rammellzee.» Read the full story
Nike and Mo’ Wax will present their collaborative Build and Destroy collection tonight 25 November, at the Nikelab 1948 London» Read the full story
Saatchi Gallery has unveiled the items from the Mo’ Wax archive that are now up for sale.» Read the full story
More Mo’ Wax stuff to wear, as announced by Nike.» Read the full story
Following Urban Archaeology at Southbank Centre, here is Build and Destroy, a new Mo’ Wax exhibition at Saatchi.» Read the full story
“There are many imitators, but only one originator”. A celebration of DJ Shadow’s In/Flux, the tune that changed it all, for Mo’ Wax, for the music, and for me, too.» Read the full story
The guys at Route One met James Lavelle and asked him a few interesting questions.» Read the full story
Come take a look at the studio and house of Swifty, the original Mo’ Wax designer.» Read the full story
Fact : you can now wear Mo’ Wax from head to toe.» Read the full story
It’s 2014 and you can buy 12 brand new tee-shirts with some classic Mo’ Wax designs!» Read the full story
Watch 2 videos of Tony Nwachukwu in conversation with DJ Shadow, Andrea Parker, Attica Blues, and As One during the Meltdown Sessions, London, June 2014.» Read the full story
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 is a visual and audio project by Rob Swain and Andrea Parker, featuring Luke Vibert, Divine Styler and SheOne among a lot more.» Read the full story
DJ Shadow vs James Lavelle + UNKLE Meltdown gigs limited edition posters
New Analog made 100 of each design. They were for sale at both gigs, and are now available online. Grab yours now! http://www.new-analog.net/Reconstructed-James-Lavelle-DJ-Shadow
I went to the opening of the Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology exhibition in Southbank Centre, London, and it was awesome. Here is my photo and video report.» Read the full story
James Lavelle and Benji B’s were in conversation on the BBC Radio 1 last night for a Mo’ Wax special. Listen!» Read the full story
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.
The long-awaited Urban Archaeology : 21 years of Mo’ Wax book is out. Have a quick preview, then go order your copy!» Read the full story
Someone just uploaded the recording of the first That’s How It Is! birthday, mixed by Gilles Peterson and James Lavelle at Bar Rumba in 1994.» Read the full story
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
This exciting photo of an advance copy of the Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology book has just been posted on Twitter. It’s real, and it looks sexy! I love the idea of a stripe.» Read the full story
Southbank Centre has just published the full lineup of Meltdown 2014, curated by James Lavelle, and it’s not what I (we?) expected.» Read the full story
Here’s some music by DJ Krush and The Prunes that you may have never heard before!» Read the full story
The Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology book has a new cover
This 23 minutes video is a collection of 11 short films directed by Thomas Campbell for Tommy Guerrero’s music, released by Mo’ Wax in 2000.» Read the full story
… and it’s just dark as you might expect from her.» Read the full story
The 9th issue of Jocks&Nerds features an interesting Mo’ Wax feature by Paul Bradshaw, the guy behind the now defunct Straight No Chaser magazine where James Lavelle used to have a column called Mo’ Wax Please… Here is the interview in its entirety, enjoy!» Read the full story
Here’s a rip of the promo cassette for Blackalicious’ Nia LP from 1999, mixed by J Rocc of the Beat Junkies!» Read the full story
A focus on David Axelrod’s album for Mo’ Wax in 1998, including an exclusive video interview and DJ Shadow’s liner notes from the CD.» Read the full story
Here is a full, comprehensive and illustrated guide to spot the fake Mo’ Wax releases that you may find in shops or on the internet. Never get fooled again!» Read the full story
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 :
Finally some news about the Urban Archeology exhibition! This has been just announced by the Meltdown team : the event will be part of the 21st edition of the Meltdown festival in London. 21? Yeah like in “Mo’ Wax 21”. And guess who will be next year’s curator? James Lavelle! OK so we now have […]» Read the full story
Watch 2 hours of video documenting DJ Krush’s career from 1996 to 2006.» Read the full story
Charlie Dark and Tony Nwachukwu of Attica Blues were the guests at today’s Josey Rebelle on Rinse FM.» Read the full story
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
The classic UK graffiti magazine Graphotism met up with James Lavelle in 2000 to talk about Futura and the release of his cult book by Mo’ Wax.» Read the full story
The 8th issue of Bonafide Magazine features a nice James Lavelle interview.» Read the full story
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.» Read the full story
We now have the cover, the release date and the price.» Read the full story
The new Mo’ Wax x Instagram campaign has just begun, and now it’s all about the video. Show us your favourite Mo’ Wax records in no more than 15 seconds, and tag your videos with #mowaxmoproblems like they’ve done in their example video
I’ve just uploaded one : http://instagram.com/p/dZV521iBOZ/
An interesting look at James Lavelle, the man behind Mo’ Wax and UNKLE, by a student.» Read the full story
James Lavelle has made an exclusive mix for the Mo’ Wax Urban Archaeology Kickstarter campaign. Listen!» Read the full story
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
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.
Last month I collected your questions for the Q&A with James Lavelle and sent them to the management. After a bit of wait, I got an email asking to do it as a phone call. So I picked up the phone and chatted a bit with the Man from UNKLE.» Read the full story
We now have 30 days to help Mo’ Wax putting together the Urban Archaeology project…» Read the full story
This is quite unexpected : it looks like Atoms For Peace will perform one of UNKLE’s most famous tunes during their tour this summer.
Thom Yorke, a piano, and nothing else. Perfect.
UPDATED 16/06/2013 : watch a new video of RIYH performed live!
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
Check out the original post
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.» Read the full story
…and that’s good news. The new 12″ is Quinoline Yellow’s Palisade Mount EP.
Listen to it here and check the label’s new website : http://www.touchinbass.com
Hope to hear more from Andrea Parker herself soon…
Always wanted to know something about Mo’ Wax? Just ask James Lavelle!» Read the full story
Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve just launched a Facebook fan page so you can get updated with the latest news. Come on! Like!
Listen to more than 1h30 of DJ Shadow & DJ Krush delivering a great and eclectic selection at the Mo’ Wax Headz night in Manchester, 1994.» Read the full story
Here’s the second and final part of the James Lavelle interview by DJ Haus for Fact Mag.» Read the full story
Fact Mag had the chance to visit the new Mo’ Wax storage in London and to have a little chat with James Lavelle.» Read the full story
A quick Q&A with SheOne, the artist who created the painting used for Andrea Parker’s Melodious Thunk EP.» Read the full story
Here is a small selection of Mo’ Wax mixes by Mo’ Wax fans. Choose one and get your soundtrack for the afternoon.» Read the full story
Mo’ Wax has just posted an video teaser for the forthcoming Urban Archaeology book and exhibition.» Read the full story
Paul Bradshaw & Swifty of Straight No Chaser join forces again to launch Stereophonic Supply, a website about music and graphics. They already have some nice mixes up online, so head up to www.stereophonic-supply.co and don’t forget to read what Swifty has to say about his Mo’ Wax era.
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.
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
Following the Mo’ Wax feature published in The Face in 1995, here is their huge article covering the release of UNKLE’s “Psyence Fiction”, with some good infos about the looong making of the LP and a bit of Mo’ Wax history.» Read the full story
This is not new, but an absolute must see : almost 50 minutes of James Lavelle talking about his musical influences, his career, and Mo’ Wax.» Read the full story
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.
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?
Just a quick funny for the day.
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.» Read the full story
Here you go : http://www.mowax21.com» Read the full story
Ben Drury on #mowax21
Now THIS is exciting!
… is a bit disappointing.» Read the full story
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.» Read the full story
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 […]» Read the full story
#mowax21 : 5 days to go…
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!
Bonafide is a nice little and independant magazine based in the UK, available online and at selected retailers. They focuse on music, art and lifestyle. Their 2nd issue from 2009 included an excellent Mo’ Wax feature with an interview with Gareth Bayliss, one of Mo’ Wax former designers. Check it out!» Read the full story
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.» Read the full story
Daydreaming online store : 10% discount off
It’s time to get your hands on the Futura limited edition print from the Daydreaming with… James Lavelle exhibition. Learn more here : http://daydreamingprojects.com/10-discount-on-the-daydreaming-editions-store/
The beatmaster and long time Mo’ Wax collaborator Trevor Jackson releases an essential compilation of his earlier remixes under the alias of Underdog.» Read the full story
Mo’ Wax’s first lady is back, providing 2 hours of pure listening pleasure.» Read the full story
The man behind Mo’ Wax and UNKLE has just put together a new and long DJ mix, the first in a new series.» Read the full story
After one year and half of almost no change to the website, I decided it was time to move forward.» Read the full story