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'The Man From Mo'Wax' Film Screenings & Afterparties Announced

'The Man From Mo'Wax' Film Screenings & Afterparties Announced

Friday 10th August, 2018 12:00PM

A documentary exploring the life and career of Mo'Wax co-founder and UNKLE core member James Lavelle titled The Man From Mo'Wax will screen in Auckland and Wellington this September. Both showings will be accompanied by a Mo’Wax memorabilia exhibition, and followed by afterparties with decks helmed by local beat aficionados including B-lo, Marek, Manuel Bundy and Stinky Jim. Founded by Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy in 1992, UK independent imprint Mo'Wax was instrumental in spreading the word about the cinematic beat-focussed genre of trip hop, dropping era-defining releases by such trailblazers as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Dr Octagon, Money Mark, Luke Vibert and more.

Lavelle and Goldworthy's UNKLE project was hugely acclaimed in their own right, releasing collaborative cuts with the likes of Them Yorke, Mike D, Mark Hollis (Talk Talk), Badly Drawn Boy and Richard Ashcroft. The documentary features appearances from DJ Shadow, 3D of Massive Attack, Futura, Ian Brown, Grandmaster Flash and Joshua Homme. Check out the details and get a taste of what's to come with the trailer below...

The Man From Mo'Wax - Screening & Afterparty

Saturday 8th September - Wellington, Roxy Cinema + Afterparty feat. DJs B-lo, Marek, Cian, Vee (VIP tickets available)
Saturday 15th September - Auckland, Hollywood Avalon + Afterparty feat. Manuel Bundy, Stinky Jim, Dylan C, Cian

Tickets available HERE via UTR


Press release:

British Council in association with Curious present…

The Man From Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of one of the most influential musical figures in contemporary British club culture. As the head of the stylish Mo’Wax imprint, that came to recognition for being at the forefront of trip hop, turntablism and alternative hip hop during the mid-1990’s, James Lavelle was the coolest kid on the block - a one man British retort to the Beastie Boys.

Lavelle almost single-handedly built up Mo’Wax in his late teens and was a millionaire by the age of 21. Unearthed from over 700 hours of footage including exclusive personal archive spanning three decades, we get the rare opportunity to watch a boy become a man in the world of music. His phenomenally rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when you’re going so fast that the wheels fall off.

He brought us landmark records from DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Air, Innerzone Orchestra, Rob D, Money Mark, Tommy Guerrero and Blackalicious; proved a catalyst in the ongoing renaissance of punk funk by reissuing key Liquid Liquid releases and eased the enigmatic genius of producer David Axelrod into the spotlight once more. His way with aesthetics made record packaging and artwork interesting again with the help of Swifty and Futura 2000.

It's said that us Kiwi’s love nothing more than to build someone up only for us to knock them back down again. James Lavelle knows this better than most.

Thanks to Hallertau & Red Bull

Links
themanfrommowax.com
mowaxdiscography.com

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