Born in 1974
, James Lavelle left school
to concentrate on his burgeoning
career as a DJ
. He quickly gained a reputation
for his unique sound
, and in 1991
founded Mo'Wax records
at the age of 17
with a £1,000 loan from a friend.
Often credited as one of the founding fathers of trip hop, his label represents some of the most innovative artists in music today.
Lavelle teamed up with DJ Shadow and in 1998 released UNKLE's Psyence Fiction, which debuted at #4 on the UK charts and featured an impressive roster of guest artists.
He is now incredibly wealthy, and is rumored to have a uniformed attendant in his home to prepare and serve blunts.