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Baker's Dozen

Baker's Dozen: UNKLE'S James Lavelle On His 13 Favourite Records
Lev Harris , April 20th, 2011 04:56

UNKLE’s James Lavelle steps up to the Baker’s Dozen plate to illuminate us on the records that have shaped him and his band’s sound.


A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
In the 90s hip hop era there was a lot of great records, but I loved this particularly. It was a mix of sampling jazz - they were so forward thinking with what they were doing. A lot of hip hop records weren’t great albums, but now you were suddenly getting records that were defined in that way. And I think Tribe were one of the best groups of that generation, and Q-Tip was arguably one of the best rappers of that generation. And the production was just immense; the bottom end of the record was phenomenal.