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September 19, 2013

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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May 21, 2013

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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March 31, 2013

Exclusive : an interview with Swifty

Exclusive : an interview with Swifty

Swifty is 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 the Mo’ Wax history. Here are his words.

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March 25, 2013

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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