James Lavelle Presents Meltdown at Southbank Centre

As reported last month, Mo Wax will be celebrating 21 successful years with a prolonged exhibition at Southbank Centre from the 13 to the 22nd of June. As well as the launch of the ‘Urban Archeology’ book, a host of revered acts will be supporting and celebrating alongside the respected label. Guests and events thus far have included Trentmøller, Chrissie Hynde (playing her first UK show in five years), DJ Shadow, an Ableton Push playground and a live screening of ‘Under The Skin’ with a live soundtrack from Mica Levi.

For those who haven’t been fortunate enough to attend the events so far, there’s still plenty of opportunities to catch some amazing shows. On Friday June 20th Benji B will be curating ‘Deviation Strings’. The night will see Benji reinvent classic club tracks mixed with live orchestration. The Heritage Orchestra will perform Goldie‘s pioneering album ‘Timeless’ on the 21st of June, with Jeff Mills taking to the stage on Sunday the 22nd to perform ‘The Trip’, a live audio visual show featuring sci-fi clips from the 1930s to the 1970s. Also on Sunday, there’s a live rendition of John Coltrane‘s ‘A Love Supreme’. The album, considered one of the greatest Jazz records of all time, will be directed by multi-instrumentalist Orphy Robinson.

Jeff Mills

The wealth of talent involved in ‘Meltdown’ exemplifies the cult status occupied by Mo Wax. The label maintains the respect of a variety of musical pioneers and icons. ‘Meltdown’ is an apt celebration of a seminal label that has housed some of the most influential artists in Electronic music.

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