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An ongoing list of notable events in the life of Mo' Wax Records and their artists, including James Lavelle, UNKLE and associated acts.

For an extensive list of gigs and radio appearences including James Lavelle and UNKLE see: Gigography and Radio Shows & Podcasts.

Date Event Reference
1 Jan 1973 Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow born Hayward California, USA
22 Feb 1974 James Lavelle born Oxford, England
1983 James Lavelle meets Tim Goldsworthy at school The Face - December 1995
1988 James Lavelle plays his first DJ gig with Matthew Puffet Islington Tribune
?? ?? 1988 James Lavelle goes to see Soul II Soul versus Shock Sound System, a gig he later described as “the most important gig I went to see…when I was 14.” - Note: a poster exists for the gig but was held April 30 1989. High Snobbery + Being Hunted +Poster on The Guardian
?? Feb 1995 James Lavelle's manager Steve Finan signs a deal with A&M which convinces Lavelle to sign Mo' Wax to A&M as he didn't want to stop working with Finan Music Week 18 February 1995 + Music Week 25 February 1995
?? Aug 1995 James Lavelle participates in the videogame The Virtual Nightclub playing himself. The game releases in 1997. Video of James Lavelle in game Lost Media Wiki listing + Timeline of game
5 Nov 1992 London Underground documentary directed by Matt Lipsey is released. James Lavelle appears in the film which documents London's underground music scene. Video of James Lavelle from film + IMDB + Worldcat Record
1996 Reprazent (featuring Roni Size, Krust, & DJ Die) sign to Talkin Loud after James Lavelle fails to finalise deal for Mo' Wax DJ Krust interview for Red Bull Music Academy - 2006
21 Apr 1996 BBC Radio 1 airs The Mo' Wax Story BBC Genome
?? Sep 1998 MTV UK airs an UNKLE special featuring the Rabbit In Your Headlights video. It is repeated in December Muzik Nov 1998 page 20
- Nov 1998 Muzik Magazine's December issue (released in November) run a competition for five copies of the Rabbit In Your Headlights video Muzik Nov 1998 page 20
?? Dec 1998 MTV UK repeats the UNKLE special featuring the Rabbit In Your Headlights video. It first aired in September Muzik Nov 1998 page 20
18 Sep 1999 Melody Maker reveal James Lavelle tried to sign UK band Medal before they signed to Polydor (likely 1997 or early 1998). The French connection, by Mark Beaumont, Melody Maker, 18 September 1999, Volume 76, Issue 37
?? ?? 1999 Leila Moss sent James Lavelle a demo tape around 1999 (8 years prior to them working together on UNKLE's War Stories album). "about 8 yrs before, I'd sent a C90 cassette demo of some gentle crap Id made with my first kinda band to James at MoWax with some hope he'd be into it. He actually replied, saying it sounded good, not for him atm, but not to give up!" Leila Moss' Twitter
?? ?? 2000 Mo' Wax website lists the following releases as coming in 2001: Magic Mike - The Journey (Era of Bass Pt 2), Various - Headz 3, Jordan Fields album. Also lists the following Mo' Wax Arts products: Futura doll (with rubber suit and accessories, glow in the dark eyes), 3D designed doll, and Glen Friedman poster Mo' Wax website
11 Nov 2000 Mo' Wax host an exhibition of work by Mark Gonzales, at Artomatic, 13-14 Great Sutton Street, London EC1 - 11th - 17th November Mo' Wax website
13 Oct 2000 James Lavelle introduces Nigo's One World mix on BBC Radio 1. Note: BBC Genome lists show as having aired at midnight on 6 Oct and 13 Oct - possibly was repeated. BBC Website lists date as 12 Oct BBC Genome + Radio One Website
1 August 2002 Creative Review announce James Lavelle has created a soundtrack for a "two minute film loop" by Conkerco for the relaunch of Cartier Fragrances CARTIER: PACKAGING WITH BOTTLE - 8/1/02 Creative Review