The Man From Mo’Wax: vinyl, Blu-Ray and more

THE FILM / 30 AUG


Excitement is building for the release of the James Lavelle documentary, The Man From Mo’Wax. The film features interviews with DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke, Josh Homme, Robert Del Naja, Ian Brown, Gilles Peterson, Grandmaster Flash and the legendary Futura. It’s accompanied by the release of a soundtrack including art from renowned illustrator Ken Taylor.

Debut director Matthew Jones has tapped the personal video libraries of Lavelle and Shadow to assemble a narrative chronicling the rise of the Mo’Wax label and the relationship of the two including the birth of UNKLE and their seminal debut LP, Psyence Fiction. The movie promises to pull no punches in its depiction of the ups and downs of Lavelle. Mo’Wax, of course, trailblazed forward thinking sounds and provided inspiration for many others to follow in its footsteps, and certainly wasn’t limited to the ‘trip hop’ label it’s been traditionally lumbered with.

Manchester premiere tickets here.

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PREMIERE / 30 AUG


The film launches at BFI Southbank on 30 August 2018, with a screening and Q&A with both James Lavelle and Matthew Jones, an exclusive preview of 3 new UNKLE tracks, and a Lavelle DJ set.

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 BLU-RAY SET / 10 SEP


The Man From Mo’Wax is also seeing a special DVD/Blu-Ray release from the BFI limited to 3000 copies, including the following:

48 printed pages featuring foreword by James Lavelle and director’s notes
Photos from B+, Will Bankhead, Beezer, James Dimmock, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones
Artwork from Futura, Robert Del Naja (3D), Ken Taylor, Swifty and Ben Drury
Audio commentary by director Matthew Jones
Audio commentary by producer M J McMahon
The Mo’Wax Vaults: Extended interview with James Lavelle and DJ Shadow
The Mo’Wax Vaults: The Lost Men from Unkle (2018): featurette on the early pre Psyence Fiction UNKLE and how DJ Shadow came into the fold
The Mo’Wax Vaults: Interview Mix Tape (2018): extended interview mash-up with Joshua Homme, Futura, DJ Shadow, Ian Brown and more
The Mo’Wax Vaults: Asthetic Origins: designers Swifty and Ben Drury with artist Futura discuss the stories and methodology behind the Mo’Wax visual identity
The Mo’Wax Vaults: Straight No Chaser Promo (2018, 6 mins): James Lavelle worked for Straight No Chaser as a columnist between 1992-1994 writing his column ‘Mo’Wax’

PRE-ORDER DVD & BLU-RAY SET (RELEASED 10 SEPTEMBER 2018)

 

SOUNDTRACK / 31 AUG


THE MAN FROM MO’WAX SOUNDTRACK RELEASED 31 AUGUST 2018

PRE-ORDER HERE Differing track listings span the vinyl, CD and digital releases. Check them all below.

 

Vinyl track listing

Side A
1 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal & Charles Dutoit — Holst: The Planets, Op.32 – 2. Venus, the Bringer of Peace (edit)
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 RPM — Food of My De-Rhythm

Side B
1 Hioshi Fujiwara + KUDO featuring DJ MILO— Return of The Original Art Form (D.J mix)
2 La Funk Mob — Ravers Suck Our Sound and Get Fuck
3 Attica Blues — Contemplating Jazz
4 Dr. Octagon — Blue Flowers
5 DJ Krush — Kemuri

Side C
1 UNKLE — Back and Forth
2 DJ Shadow — What Does Your Soul Look Like (part 3)
3 RPM — Flow
4 DJ Shadow — Organ Donor (extended overhaul)
5 UNKLE featuring Thom Yorke — Rabbit In Your Headlights

Side D
1 Blackalicious — Swan Lake
2 UNKLE featuring Ian Brown — Reign
3 Queens Of The Stone Age — … Like Clockwork
4 DJ Shadow — What Does Your Soul Look Like (part 1)

 

CD tracklist:

Includes exclusive 16 page booklet with photography, artwork and director’s notes

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)

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)

AND FINALLY TONIGHT…


In tandem with this release, check DJ Shadow’s recent live recording from Manchester’s Albert Hall, orderable here.

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