James Lavelle Presents… UNKLE Sounds
Saturday 28th February
KOKO, Camden High street
10pm – 4am
// ADV £10.00 // £13.50 // MOTD
► UNKLE SOUNDS
► & GUESTS
The Playground kicks off 2015 with a rare audio-visual show from UNKLE SOUNDS & Guests at KOKO on Saturday the 28th February. With set and production design by long time UNKLE collaborators, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton-Jones, the show will bring UNKLE’s illustrious and musical history into the future. With exclusive audio and visuals being prepared, this is a show not to be missed!
► James Lavelle, the DJ, co-founder of Unkle and head of Mo’Wax label, 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.
It was announced on 18 April 2011 that UNKLE would headline the Dance Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals whilst James Lavelle has gone on to curating Meltdown Festival at the Barbican following in the footsteps of Yoko Ono, David Bowie and Morrissey.
Stay tuned for imminent updates as THE PLAYGROUND kicks off another audio-visual spectacular until the late hours of the morning.