Daydreaming with...James Lavelle: Camden

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Daydreaming with...James Lavelle: Camden
Tour by James Lavelle
Start dateSeptember 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)
End dateOctober 1,  2017 (2017-10-01)
WebsiteDaydreaming with

Daydreaming with...James Lavelle: Camden were a series of shows held in 2017 as part of the promotional tour for Unkle's 'The Road Part One' album release. The events included seven nights at Camden's Jazz Cafe, Unkle performing live at Koko, a night of Unkle films screened at The Roadhouse, and an Unkle pop-up store at Camden Market. Speaking on the event James Lavelle said, “Camden has some of the best live music venues in London, from The Jazz Cafe, to KOKO, to The Roundhouse. As one of the first DJs to play at the Jazz Cafe, it takes me back to the roots of where I came from. The artists performing reflect where I come from musically and culturally when I started djing, and that is a major focus for the programming. Camden is where it first started for me. The first gig I ever went to was Soul II Soul in 1989 and I used to come to the market as a teenager, go to Dingwall’s for the Talkin' Loud night, and comb the masses of record and clothing shops that were around at that time. It was very culturally important for me at the beginning of my career but also, Camden has been my home for the last 20 years.”[1]

Jazz Cafe


7PM – Mo'Wax 25th Anniversary Showcase: Attica Blues + Elliott Power + Mïnk + Thinkpiece + James Lavelle (Classic Mo'Wax Set)

10:30PM – James Lavelle and Charlie Dark present Dusted: DJ Milo + Trevor Jackson


7PM – Dorian Concept + Luke Abbott + James Lavelle (Electronic Set)

10:30PM – Jazzanova (DJ Set) + James Lavelle + Matthew Puffett (FBA)


Smith & Mighty + Fresh 4 + James Lavelle (Soundsystem Set)


String Ensemble Tribute to David Axelrod + James Lavelle (Jazz Set)


Loose Ends + Joe Fox + James Lavelle (Soul Set)


Task Force + Rodney P + Skinnyman + DJ Skitz + James Lavelle (Hip-Hop Set)


Lee Scratch Perry + Charlie Dark (DJ Set) + Jagger

Unkle: Live at Koko

Unkle performed live at Koko on September 26, with the set being recorded and later released as the album 'Live - On The Road: Koko[2]. The live album was also made available on the night as an unmastered CD-R to those who had paid extra[3][4]. The final released live album was mastered professionally and so sounds different from the CD-R edition.


  1. Eye for an Eye
  2. Hold My Hand
  3. Mayday
  4. Cowboys or Indians
  5. Restless
  6. The Road
  7. Burn My Shadow
  8. Nowhere To Run
  9. Looking for the Rain
  10. Be There
  11. Rabbit in Your Headlights
  12. Arms Length
  13. Sunrise
  14. Reign
  15. Lonely Soul
  16. Heaven
  17. In a State

When Things Explode: A Night of UNKLE Films

On the 29th of September James Lavelle hosted a screening of Unkle music videos, including a screening of ‘Road Trip’, and a Q&A with James Lavelle and directors Warren Du Preez, Nick Thornton Jones, Doug Foster and Norbert Schoerner[5].

UNKLE pop-up in Dr Marten's Boot Room, Camden Market

The pop up store was open from September 30-October 1, with James Lavelle performing an exclusive DJ set on September 30. Merchandise was available to purchase in the form of Art, Toys, Records, Clothing, and Prints[6].

Review of Live at Koko

It was Tuesday the 26th of September and everybody with a good taste for music found their way to Londons KOKO in Camden Town. James Lavelle and his band played an amazing show. It really was a visual and musical rollercoaster ride. Tracks were played from all albums. From Psyence Fiction to Never Never Land to War Stories and from the newest, amazing The Road Part One album. The crowd was celebrating the night with enthusiastic applause and screaming. The lights and video animations was perfectly selected for every song and all singers and musicians were just stunning. Thanks a lot for an unforgettable night.[7]


External Links

Daydreaming with website

Live at Koko event page

Jamess Lavelle's comments on each gig

Video of Live at Koko on YouTube