MO' WAX RECORDINGS

MO' WAX RECORDINGS HISTORY

"I met Osman Erlap, the MD of A&M Records, and decided to do a deal with them.
He gave me this creative freedom and made me feel anything was possible.

I want to break artists outside of a niche market without in-your-face commercialism
and retain every ounce of integrity."
--James Lavelle, The Independent June 11, 1998

British label Mo' Wax Recordings was founded in 1992 as a hip-hop label and it pioneered trip-hop. Founded by James Lavelle then co-owned by Lavelle and Steve Finan. Mo' Wax was distributed by A&M Records, Ltd. worldwide, except in the United States, from 1995 until February 1999. When A&M was merged into Universal Music Group starting in November 1998, Mo' Wax artists were transitioned to Univeral.

The album Psyence Fiction by the band U.N.K.L.E. was the only one to receive a gold record certification during the distribution agreement with A&M Records.

Mo' Wax Recordings
19 Heathmans Road
London SW6 England

 

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MO' WAX RECORDINGS CHARTS

BILLBOARD TOP 200 ALBUM CHART BY YEAR

YEAR ARTIST (ALBUMS)
1998 U.N.K.L.E. (Psyence Fiction peaked at #107)

SOURCE:
Billboard Search Results by Artist

 

BRITISH SINGLES CHARTS

YEARARTIST SINGLE TITLE PEAK
1996 DJ Krush
DJ Krush
DJ Shadow
DJ Shadow
Innerzone Orchestra
Meiso
Only the Strong Survive
Midnight in a Perfect World
High Noon
Bug in the Bassbin
51
71
54
22
68
1998 Peshay vs. DJ Shadow
Money Mark
Money Mark
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1)
Hand in Your Head
Maybe I'm Dead
54
40
45
1999 U.N.K.L.E. Be There   8

 

BRITISH ALBUM CHARTS

YEARARTIST ALBUM TITLE PEAK
1995 DJ Krush
Money Mark
U.N.K.L.E.
Meiso
Mark's Keyboard Repair
Time Has Come (the)
64
35
73
1996 DJ Shadow Entroducing 17
1998 Money Mark
U.N.K.L.E.
Push the Button
Psyence Fiction
17
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MO' WAX RECORDINGS EMPLOYEES

Steve Finan
James Lavelle
Alison Pember

MO' WAX RECORDINGS SOURCES

Urbanation
Warwick Neil, Jon Kutner, Tony Brown. The Complete Book of British Charts (Third Edition). Omnibus Press.