UNKLE pop-up in Dr Marten's Boot Room, Camden Market
30th September/ 1st October 2017
UNKLE x Dr Martens “Boot Room” Pop- Up and James Lavelle DJ set
To celebrate the recent success of UNKLE's fifth studio album 'The Road: Part I', Daydreaming With.. are proud to present a UNKLE pop-up event in Dr Marten's Boot Room, Camden Market as part of 'Daydreaming With James Lavelle: Camden'.
James Lavelle will also perform at DJ set at the store on Sept 30th - head here for tickets!
James Lavelle, the central figure in UNKLE for the past 25 years, started his career at an early age when he founded pioneering Mo’ Wax Records and helped to define the sound of the era. James has also built a reputation as an internationally renowned DJ, and was resident at London’s legendary Fabric nightclub for a number of years, and played around the globe from Ibiza to LA and Mexico.
This latest instalment in the 'Daydreaming With' series in the Dr Marten's 'Boot' Room' is a pop-up store and exhibition inspired by James Lavelle's band UNKLE's quarter century career, and the influence they have had in the creative arts through record sleeves, fashion collaborations, music videos, toys and merchandise:
Art: James has worked with a number of street and graffiti artists over the years (3D from Massive Attack), and a selection of their ground-breakingly original artworks based on album sleeves can be seen at the pop-up.
The neon piece which is featured in the 36 page art booklet that accompanies the new UNKLE album - “The Road: Part I” will also be on display. It is a collaboration between James and Berlin-based artist John Isaacs.
Toys: James' personal obsession with toy collecting resulted in an ongoing partnership with Medicom, a Japanese manufacturer of collectible toys. These collaborations have become highly sought after, and include a number of their iconic Bearbrick and Kubrick figures. A very special display of many of these sought after items will be on display.
Records: UNKLE have released five studio albums to date, as well as remixes and collaborations too numerous to mention. A handful of their more collectable releases with be shown here, showcasing the elaborate packaging with which they have become synonymous.
Clothing: In terms of brand collaborations, UNKLE have been most prevalent when it comes to clothing, and have worked with streetwear and high-fashion brands from around the world. Examples on display include rare pieces by BAPE, Neighbourhood, Kaws, Surrender and Supreme.
Prints: The prints showcase the Mo’ Wax / UNKLE camouflage, created by Ben Drury and James Lavelle, and incorporates influences from 90s street culture brands such as A Bathing Ape.
Perfume: The opportunity to buy 'Build and Destroy', a limited edition collaboration between James Lavelle and perfume designer Azzi Glasser.