James Lavelle (UNKLE) – DJ, Producer & Mo' Wax Records Co-Founder
English artist James Lavelle is a DJ, producer, musician, and record label executive. He co-founded the Mo' Wax record label with Tim Goldsworthy in 1992, releasing now-classic records by Money Mark, DJ Krush, Dr. Octagon, Luke Vibert, Blackalicious, and DJ Shadow. After the release of Endtroducing..... in 1996, Lavelle and DJ Shadow collaborated on the UNKLE project. The band's first LP, 1998's Psyence Fiction featured guest appearances from Thom Yorke, Richard Ashcroft, the Beastie Boys' Mike D, and Badly Drawn Boy. Lavelle teamed up with Richard File for UNKLE's 2003 followup, Never, Never Land, with contributions from 3D (Massive Attack) and Josh Homme (QOTSTA).
As the band's only constant member over the course of the last two decades, Lavelle and UNKLE have released a series of mix albums, starting with 2005's Edit Music for a Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Reconstruction, and star-studded studio albums, with the most recent being 2017's The Road: Part 1 (featuring Mark Lanegan and Twiggy Ramirez, among others). The Road: Part II (Lost Highway), set to land in March 2019, consists of songs recorded prior to and concurrent with The Road sessions, and has been described by Lavelle as more of a mixtape than a studio LP. Lavelle has remixed tracks by Garbage, The Verve, Beck and Massive Attack and worked on the soundtracks for Sexy Beast (2000) and Danny Boyle's upcoming Trust.Less