Event: The Man from Mo’Wax – Screening & Afterparty
Written by Admin on August 27, 2018
British Council in association with Curious present…
THE MAN FROM MO’WAX
EXCLUSIVE NZ SCREENINGS & AFTERPARTIES!
Not your average night out at the movies…
An exclusive Wellington and Auckland cinema screening for NZ fans and new converts of the legendary Mo’Wax Record Label, followed by an after-party within the actual movie theatre! Taking care of deck duties on the night will be heavy hitting DJ’s Manuel Bundy, Stinky Jim, Dylan C, B.Lo, Marek, Cian & Vee all of whom were inspired by and collected releases from this label throughout it’s distinguished history.
Not one to snooze on, this is your only chance to check out the documentary on the big screen in NZ and get to party in one of New Zealand’s most iconic movie theatres.
TICKETS & SEATS ARE SUPER LIMITED SO GET IN QUICK TO AVOID THE TEARS
THE MAN FROM MO’WAX
The Man From Mo’Wax tells the remarkable story of one of the most influential musical figures in contemporary British club culture. As the head of the stylish Mo’Wax imprint, that came to recognition for being at the forefront of trip-hop, turntablism and alternative hip-hop during the mid-1990’s, James Lavelle was the coolest kid on the block – a one-man British retort to the Beastie Boys.
Lavelle almost single-handedly built up Mo’Wax in his late teens and was a millionaire by the age of 21. Unearthed from over 700 hours of footage including exclusive personal archive spanning three decades, we get the rare opportunity to watch a boy become a man in the world of music. His phenomenally rapid rise seemed limitless, but it’s only when you’re going so fast that the wheels fall off.
He brought us landmark records from DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Air, Innerzone Orchestra, Rob D, Money Mark, Tommy Guerrero and Blackalicious; proved a catalyst in the ongoing renaissance of punk funk by reissuing key Liquid Liquid releases and eased the enigmatic genius of producer David Axelrod into the spotlight once more. His way with aesthetics made record packaging and artwork interesting again with the help of Swifty and Futura 2000.
It’s said that us Kiwi’s love nothing more than to build someone up only for us to knock them back down again. James Lavelle knows this better than most.
DOORS FROM 7 PM
SCREENING @ 8PM
Starring: DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, 3D of Massive Attack, Futura, Ian Brown, Grandmaster Flash and Joshua Homme.
WELLINGTON AFTERPARTY @10PM
DJ’s: B.Lo, Marek, Cian & Vee
AUCKLAND AFTERPARTY @10PM
DJ’s: Manuel Bundy, Stinky Jim, Dylan C, Cian & Vee
Thanks to Hallertau & Red Bull