The Man from Mo’Wax – win Liverpool ONE cinema tickets

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DJ Shadow and Mo'Wax founder James Lavelle

DJ Shadow and Mo’Wax founder James Lavelle

A brand new documentary about Mo’Wax is coming to Liverpool, Getintothis’ Lucy McLachlan has tickets to give away to lucky readers.

The Man From Mo’Wax tells the extraordinary life of label boss James Lavelle and rollercoaster rise and fall of his musical empire.

Mo’Wax was at the forefront of underground music throughout the nineties and saw  Lavelle release records with the likes of DJ ShadowUNKLE and collaborate with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Massive Attack and Thom Yorke.

Formed in 1992 by obsessive record collector LavelleMo’Wax quickly outlined its vision and what it stood for: turntablism, underground hip hop and graffiti artistry.

By fusing together Japanese culture and art, comic book artwork, vintage jazz and soul – and in particular those on Blue Note Records, and the very best in rising hip hop from around the globe, Lavelle‘s insatiable will to release records saw the label team up with iconic, yet relatively cult figures, including DJ KrushKool Keithaka Dr Octagon and Money Mark.

Check out a history and the top 10 records from Mo’Wax

However, it was the release of Endtroducing….. by rising relatively unknown producer Josh Davis aka DJ Shadow which would cement Lavelle and Mo’Wax as overground success stories.

With drugs, major label involvement and ‘lunatics taking over the asylum,’ Lavelle shut the whole thing down in the mid-2000s.

The film shows a nonstop ride of growing up in the music industry brought together from over 700 hours of film spanning three decades.

  • Getintothis has a pair of tickets for the screening at Odeon Liverpool ONE on Thursday August 30 at 8.30pm to give away- get involved! Tickets can be bought here.

To win a pair of tickets to the screening of The Man From Mo’Wax at ODEON Liverpool ONE  all you have to do is like the Getintothis Facebook page, share the post below and tag two of your friends.

Alternatively, follow the @Getintothishq Twitter account and RT our competition post. Good luck!

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