Today we have the honor to present an exclusive mix by James Lavelle who has decided to enter 2013 quite in style by aligning audio impressions from some of his industry friends. The UNKLE frontman couples the band's renditions of songs by illustrious likes of The Naked and Famous, Noel Gallagher, Marvin Gaye and more with original recordings of Booka Shade, Luis Junior and Thomas Schumacher amongst others. In addition, the mix is complemented with remix work by Lavelle himself, Caribou, Gigamesh, Sasha, Christian Smith and more, thus indicating at James Lavelle's complex understanding of sophisticated alternative and electronica sounds. The piece was engineered and contains additional production by Charlie May. Along with this special two-hour-plus audio gift, he sends out following words:
Starting the new year I thought it would be good to finally drop a new DJ mix as its been a while. Whilst the band is taking a break I have been getting back to basics and starting to DJ again and work on some more electronic tracks and remixes. Living In My Headphones is the new title of a series I will continue for the foreseeable future with this being the first. As it's been a while since I have done a mix I wanted to provide a soundtrack to my DJing both past and present with numerous exclusives, edits and remixes, some tracks from past mixes in new forms, classics and new brand new music. Being 2 and a half hours it is also very reflective of a live club DJ set, not split into different parts but as one continuous set and how I like to play out. I hope you can enjoy it both subtly as a soundtrack to your day or night, in headphones or cranked up as if you were right there with me in a club.