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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.


Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One
It was the first record that really commercially took what was going on in America and span it on its own head, and created an English take on that - and, ironically enough, then sold that back to America. For me, the image was incredible. Nellee was a genius at that time: the beats on that record, and the whole sonic of it, and just hearing those records in clubs and hearing it on the street... it felt like something new had happened in England. It was just so fucking cool.