Meet James Lavelle, the DJ, co-founder of Unkle and head of Mo'Wax label. James founded UNKLE in 1994 with school friend Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip hop, the project once included producer DJ Shadow amongst a variety of guest artists and producers. Lavelle and Shadow released Psyence Fiction in 1998 to critical acclaim. The album included collaborations with an all-star lineup including Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Mike D (Beastie Boys), Kool G. Rap, Jason Newsted (Metallica), Badly Drawn Boy and Richard Ashcroft (The Verve). The album was mixed by Shadow's long-time collaborator, producer Jim Abbiss.
James has three DJ mix albums for Global Underground under his belt, as well as the inaugural Fabric Live mix album which many revere as a classic. He also produced a number of film soundtracks, including Sexy Beast and he is also an in demand remixer, having reworked tracks by Garbage, The Verve, Beck and Massive Attack to name a few.