UNKLE

UNKLE, a musical outfit founded in 1994 in London, England, United Kingdom. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and has employed a variety of guest artists and producers.

From the sleeve notes for the latest release End Titles…Stories For Film released in July 2008, the current line-up is stated as James Lavelle and Pablo Clements, also a member of the Psychonauts.

The original line-up was James Lavelle, Tim Goldsworthy (now a member of DFA) and Kudo (Major Force West, Skylab). This incarnation released several EPs and singles, usually involving collaborations with other Mo’Wax affiliated artists.

In 1998, after the departure of Goldsworthy and Kudo, Lavelle enlisted US producer DJ Shadow to help complete UNKLE’s debut album, "Psyence Fiction". On this album they collaborated with a variety of guest artists including Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Mike D (Beastie Boys), Badly Drawn Boy and Richard Ashcroft (The Verve). The album contained songs which merged indie-rock with hip hop.

In 2003 UNKLE released "Never, Never, Land". At this time UNKLE consisted of Lavelle and new collaborator Richard File, and the album also featured Ian Brown (The Stone Roses), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack), Mani (The Stone Roses, Primal Scream) and others.

A third album entitled "War Stories" was released in July 2007. It features collaborations with Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Ian Astbury (The Cult), Autolux, Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack), The Duke Spirit, and Gavin Clark, and is far more strongly rock-influenced than previous releases. The album was preceded by an EP, Nights Temper, of which a limited pressing was released in May 2007.

Lavelle has also released several mix albums and remixes under his own name and under the name Unklesounds (together with Richard File).

UNKLE is known for remixing music from artists such as Explosions in the Sky, Massive Attack, and Oasis.

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UNKLE Albums

0.0 “Never, Never, Land” Limited Edition UNKLE
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0.0 An Eye For An Eye UNKLE
Released on
August 25, 2003
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0.0 Ape Shall Never Kill Ape UNKLE
Released on
February 21, 1998
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0.0 Be There UNKLE
Released on
July 30, 1999
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0.0 Be There [Disc 1] UNKLE
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0.0 Berry Meditation UNKLE
Released on
November 30, 1996
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0.0 Big Brother Is Watching UNKLE
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0.0 Big Brother is Watching (disc 2) UNKLE
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0.0 Big Brother is Watching You UNKLE
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0.0 Burn My Shadow UNKLE
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0.0 Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats (disc 1: Shin) UNKLE
Released on
November 30, 2002
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0.0 Do Androids Dream of Electric Beats (disc 3: Tai) UNKLE
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0.0 Edit Music for a Film UNKLE
Released on
November 30, 2004
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0.0 Edit Music For A Film (disc 1) UNKLE
Released on
November 30, 2004
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0.0 Edit Music for a Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Reconstruction UNKLE
Released on
June 21, 2005
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0.0 End Titles . . . Stories For Film UNKLE
Released on
July 15, 2008
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0.0 End Titles… Redux UNKLE
Released on
December 16, 2008
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0.0 Eye For An Eye UNKLE
Released on
September 2, 2003
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0.0 Heavy Drug (Surrender Sounds Mix: The Remixes) UNKLE
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0.0 Hold My Hand UNKLE
Released on
October 22, 2007
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