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James Lavelle Interview

Mo’ Wax Recordings releases were an essential part of my musical evolution. Plain and simple. I remember sitting in a warehouse at Taranaki St (in early 90’s Wellington, New Zealand) with a few fellow DJs and hearing for the first time DJ Shadow’s cinematic ‘Influx’ permeate the room like a sweet, dense opiate fog. It […]

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Tricky Interview

From his early days riding with the hugely influential Bristolian Wild Bunch (the foundation of Massive Attack) to featuring in The Fifth Element movie, no one can accuse Tricky (aka Adrian Thaws) of being a couch potato. This my interview with him for Creative Britain, a culture programme curated by AllSaints Basement Sessions and GQ. […]

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Ross Allen on A&Ring

Ross Allen is a broadcaster, journalist, label owner, DJ, manager and arguably most famously of all, an A&R. For me, Ross epitomises the optimism and open-mindedness that made dance music the cultural and creative force it became in the early to mid nineties. Some of his work with Peshay, Talvin Singh, The Stereo MCs and […]

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