Mo'Wax boss James Lavelle reveals that DJ Shadow will not feature on any follow-ups to 'Psyence Fiction'...

JAMES LAVELLE has said future UNKLE projects will not feature DJ SHADOW.

Lavelle told US website [url=]www.wallofsound.go.com that a follow-up to UNKLE’s ’98 album ‘Psyence Fiction’, which featured high-profile collaborations with Beastie Boy Mike D, Richard Ashcroft, Badly Drawn Boy and Thom Yorke, was a possibility. However, the album would not feature DJ Shadow, who co-wrote much of the last record.

Lavelle said: “UNKLE has always been something that has moved about, and lots of different people have been involved, and Shadow was involved for that album, but he’s not involved now in that same way. This isn’t an issue between me and [DJ Shadow], this was an issue of just… everything that happened. I don’t want that pressure put between our friendship again.”

Lavelle said that instead, he would like to work with fellow Mo’Wax bands South and The Psychonauts, as well as Queens Of The Stone Age. He continued: “The difficult thing with UNKLE was that there was such a jump from when it was this mad little group of people making fucked-up records to this massive kind of DJ Shadow, James Lavelle, Richard Ashcroft… you ran before walking, you know? I’d like to learn how to walk again.”