Mo’ Wax, the leftfield hip-hop label that brought you artists like DJ Shadow, turns 21 (21!) this year. 

To mark the occasion, the label are planning an exhibition titled Urban Archaeology – which will then be turned into a book documenting the Mo’ Wax discography and story (a little more on that and the forthcoming Kickstarter campaign behind it, here). James Lavelle, who co-founded the label in 1992 and would later form UNKLE with Shadow, has an incredible – bordering on mythical, for fans of the label – lock-up used to store his personal collection of records, Mo’ Wax memorabilia and more, and FACT TV, along with our old friend DJ Haus of Unknown to the Unknown and various other ventures, went down to check it out.

As you’d expect, Lavelle has stories for days, and in part two of this video feature we dug through some of the older and rarer material in his collection – DAT tapes and all – and talked about the major influences on the label over the years.



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