James Lavelle (born 19 September 1971) is an English electronic musician and record label boss.
Tim Goldsworthy co-founded Mo'Wax in 1992. [1 ]
In 1996 Mo' Wax released one of
electronic music's most celebrated albums, DJ Shadow's seminal . Soon after this Lavelle started work on an album with DJ Shadow under the name Endtroducing..... UNKLE. The resulting release featured collaborations with Psyence Fiction Richard Ashcroft, Mike D, Badly Drawn Boy and Thom Yorke. (Wil Malone) In 2003, he released a follow-up to Psyence Fiction, titled , though this album saw DJ Shadow replaced by Never, Never, Land Richard File as the second full-time member of UNKLE. It featured collaborations with 3D of Massive Attack and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age among others. [2 ]
He is a longtime resident at
Fabric in London, mixing the inaugural Fabric Live mix album. He has also mixed three DJ mix albums for [3 ] Global Underground.
He has produced a number of film soundtracks, including
. Also an in demand Sexy Beast remixer, he has reworked tracks by Garbage, The Verve, Beck and Massive Attack. [4 ]
In an August 2006 interview with
The Skinny, Lavelle revealed that he was working with Chris Goss and Autolux on the follow-up to , entitled Never, Never, Land . Of the album's direction, he said “It’s rawer than '‘ War Stories Psyence Fiction’' and although it’s more in the vein of the traditional Never, Never, Land singer/songwriter. If the first record was UNKLE does hiphop and the second record was UNKLE does electronic, then this one is like UNKLE does rock, but it’ll hopefully still have its continuity.” [5 ]
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"I became a DJ because I couldn't breakdance and I was no good at graffiti."
"I'm into a whole concept, it's a whole scene. I'm totally involved in it. We cover hip-hop fused music. We want to do this rock hip-hop thing. We are gonna launch a mad hip-hop/thrash fused band, a young Beastie Boys kind of thing. I'm into the total energy of the Beasties and that whole kind of skate thing. I want that energy and total madness surrounding the whole idea." On Mo' Wax:
"We put out 200 records in 4 or 5 years, I don’t think I’d ever be able to do that again. I don’t think I could ever work like that again, it was just insane." [6 ]
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