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Mo' Wax was a British record label founded by James Lavelle in 1992.Steve Finan became co-owner shortly after. Mo' Wax came to recognition for being at the forefront of trip hop, turntablism and alternative hip hop during the mid-1990s. The label is also responsible for bringing attention to the graffiti artist Futura 2000 by using his artwork on many of its releases in the early to mid-1990s. Lavelle signed partial ownership of Mo' Wax over to A&M Records (now part of the Universal Music Group) in 1996. Some of the Mo' Wax catalogue is now part of the Beggars Group.
The name derives from "Mo' Wax Please", the title of a column James Lavelle wrote in the magazine Straight No Chaser and the Brixton club night he ran. This in turn was influenced by the Freddie Roach LP, Mo' Greens Please on Blue Note records.[ citation needed ]
The original Mo' Wax logo as used on the early releases was designed by UK graphic designer Ian Swift "Swifty", but the label grew their reputation by featuring artwork contributions from Futura, Robert Del Naja (from Massive Attack), She One and Req 1. Ben Drury was the main designer responsible for the art direction and design of the label.[ citation needed ]
In 2005, Lavelle started a clothing line called Surrender, and launched Mo' Wax Arts.[ citation needed ]
Mo' Wax Arts is a company managed by Henry Lavelle (James' brother), who translated Futura's talent into merchandise, toys and fashion in conjunction with the Surrender label. Henry Lavelle presented Futura's works under Mo' Wax Arts in an international design conference.
In 2014, the label held an exhibition titled "Urban Archaeology: 21 years of Mo' Wax".
In 2015, Lavelle brought back the Mo'Wax label to release Elliott Power's "Murmur" single as a limited edition hand stamped 12" vinyl.On 26 February 2016, Elliott Power's debut album, Once Smitten, was released on Mo'Wax in collaboration with Marathon Artists.
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The Cherwell School is a secondary school with academy status on the Marston Ferry Road in Oxford, England. The current school site was built in 1963 as a secondary modern school, later becoming the main comprehensive school for North Oxford, with a catchment area extending down to the city centre, Grandpont, and New Hinksey. Along with later expansions, in 2003, and as part of a citywide reorganisation, it merged with the Frideswide Middle School, and is now a split site school of 1,700 pupils aged between 11 and 19.
Leonard Hilton McGurr, known as Futura, and formerly known as Futura 2000, is an American graffiti artist.
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Tim Goldsworthy is a British record producer, DJ and recording artist. He has been living and working in New York City since 1999.
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Elliott Omar Power-Taiwo, simply known as Elliott Power, is a British recording artist and director born and raised in West London. Power released his debut single Sink/Swim in 2013 on Marathon Artists. His debut album Once Smitten was released in 2016 as a Marathon Artists and Mo' Wax collaboration. In 2015 The Elliott Power songs Sword Souls and On The Windrush were remixed by UNKLE and featured on Global Underground #GU41: James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds - Naples compilation.
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