James Lavelle

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    September 26, 2013

    DJ Shadow isn't so sure that Endtroducing was the first 100 percent sample-based record

    Born Joshua Davis, DJ Shadow made great waves with his first proper album, 1996's Endtroducing, which has been lauded as the first album made up entirely by samples. By then, he'd already made a name for himself as a producer with some singles and production work out on Mo' Wax Records, and with Ent ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

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    May 3, 2001


    As Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough colors outside the lines.

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    June 22, 2000

    Black Power

    The Bay Area's Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel make hip-hop that's magically Blackalicious.

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    September 24, 1998

    Say Unkle

    Mo Wax founder James Lavelle tries to explain Unkle, the sort-of band behind one of the year's most flamboyant albums.

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    September 17, 1998

    Leading the Attack

    England's Massive Attack is still making the Nineties more interesting.

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    July 30, 1998

    On the Money

    Beastie Boy pal Money Mark likes to make new music the old-fashioned way.