Watch: The Man From Mo’ Wax

28.08.18

James Lavelle started DJing in pubs at the age of 14, worked in Honest Jon's record shop at 16 and launched his Mo' Wax label at 18. Mo' Wax went on to become one of the most successful independent labels of the '90s. Lavelle also created UNKLE with DJ Shadow and collaborated with The Stone Roses' Ian Brown, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft and Josh Homme amongst many others.
 
Taking ten years to finish, ‘The Man from Mo’Wax’ is the warts and all story of James Lavelle and Mo' Wax, drawing upon meticulous research and exclusive access to Lavelle’s personal video library (as well as DJ Shadow’s), plus archive footage, stills and original interviews assembled by debut director Matthew Jones.

The film claims to be 'an honest and unflinching portrayal achieved by the protagonist’s brave and candid permission for nothing to be concealed. Musical, familial and romantic relationships are also explored, as is his battle with drugs.'
 
The film will be released in selected cinemas nationwide on August 31st – celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of UNKLE's ‘Psyence Fiction’. 

 
Watch the exclusive excerpt below:
 
 
Vinyl tracklist:
 
A 1 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit — Holst: ‘The Planets, Op.32 – 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace’ (edit)
A2 Zimbabwe Legit — ‘Doin' Damage in My Native Language’ (Shadow’s legitimate remix)
A3 Marie 'Queenie' Lyons — ‘See and Don't See’
A4 The Wild Bunch — ‘Friends & Countrymen’
A5 RPM — ‘Food of My De-Rhythm’
B1 Hioshi Fujiwara + KUDO featuring DJ MILO— ‘Return of The Original Art Form’ (D.J mix)
B2 La Funk Mob — ‘Ravers Suck Our Sound and Get Fuck’
B3 Attica Blues — ‘Contemplating Jazz’
B4 Dr. Octagon — ‘Blue Flowers’
B5 DJ Krush — ‘Kemuri’
C1 UNKLE  — ‘Back and Forth’
C2 DJ Shadow — ‘What Does Your Soul Look Like’ (part 3)
C3 RPM — ‘Flow’
C4 DJ Shadow — ‘Organ Donor’ (extended overhaul)
C5 UNKLE featuring Thom Yorke — ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’
D1 Blackalicious — ‘Swan Lake’
D2 UNKLE featuring Ian Brown — ‘Reign’
D3 Queens Of The Stone Age — ‘… Like Clockwork’
D4 DJ Shadow — ‘What Does Your Soul Look Like’ (part 1)
 
Includes official film illustrated artwork by Ken Taylor.
CD tracklist:
 
1 UNKLE  — ‘Back and Forth’
2 Zimbabwe Legit — ‘Doin' Damage in My Native Language’ (Shadow’s legitimate remix)
3 Marie 'Queenie' Lyons — ‘See and Don't See’
4 The Wild Bunch — ‘Friends & Countrymen’
5 Hioshi Fujiwara + KUDO featuring DJ MILO— ‘Return of The Original Art Form’ (D.J mix)
6 RPM — ‘Food of My De-Rhythm’
7 Blackalicious — ‘Swan Lake’
8 La Funk Mob — ‘Ravers Suck Our Sound and Get F**k’
9 Attica Blues — ‘Contemplating Jazz’
10 Dr. Octagon — ‘Blue Flowers’
11 DJ Krush — ‘Kemuri’
12 DJ Shadow — ‘Organ Donor’ (extended overhaul)
13 UNKLE featuring Thom Yorke — ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’
14 Queens Of The Stone Age — ‘… Like Clockwork’
15 UNKLE featuring Ian Brown — ‘Reign’
16 DJ Shadow — ‘What Does Your Soul Look Like’ (part 1)
 
Includes exclusive 16 page booklet with photography, artwork and director’s notes.
 
Pre-order vinyl & CD: ManFromMoWaxPR
 
Download / stream tracklist:

1. Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit — Holst: ‘The Planets, Op.32 – 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace’ (edit)
2. The Wild Bunch — ‘Friends & Countrymen’
3. Attica Blues — ‘Contemplating Jazz’
4. DJ Krush — ‘Kemuri’
5. DJ Shadow — ‘Organ Donor’ (extended overhaul)
6. UNKLE  — ‘Back and Forth’
7. DJ Shadow — ‘What Does Your Soul Look Like’ (part 3)
8. UNKLE featuring Thom Yorke — ‘Rabbit In Your Headlights’
9. UNKLE featuring Ian Brown — ‘Reign’
10. DJ Shadow — ‘What Does Your Soul Look Like’ (part 1)

www.themanfrommowax.com