Sunday, 20 April 2014


Some early bits and pieces relating to the MoWax label...
First up is a brief overview of MoWax that was published in Mixmag in 1995 - a bit of basic background info and a few examples of their records.
The Mixmag item mentions MoWax started up in 1992, and from a 1992 Straight No Chaser magazine is the item following it - James Lavelle's record review page also called Mo'Wax, which went on to become a regular feature in SNC.
Next is an ad that appeared in SNC in 1993 and is for a compilation called 'Jazz Hip Jap', various artists from Japan showcasing the likes of DJ Krush, DJ Takemura, El Malo etc.
Under that is another SNC ad also from '93, this time featuring a variety of releases from acts such as RPM, Federation and so on.
MoWax got together with illustrator, Swifty, to design the MoWax merchandise in the mid 90's and the next item is a mail order ad published in SNC in 1994 featuring a few of the T-Shirt designs available.
Futura 2000 is on board by the the time of the next SNC ad, dating from 1998 - it's for UNKLE's "Psyence Fiction" album.
Underneath that is an ad out of Jockey Slut magazine dated 2000, and it featured a wide variety of names to look out for - Divine Styler, South, Blackalicious, Quannum and plenty others.
The sheet of stickers was a limited edition of 5000 and features graphics for acts like Major Force, Dr Octagon, DJ Shadow and so on, not to mention various MoWax logo stylings as well.
Finally, I have raided my record shelves at home to accompany the MoWax goodies and I have chosen an album that gets a mention in one of the ads - the 'Jazz Hip Jap' compilation which was released back in 1993. There are 4 images that make up the double vinyl LP cover - the front & back and because it's a gatefold design, I've included the inner details too.

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