James Lavelle ‎– Romania #026



Beauty And…
James Lavelle & Richard File Beauty And... Intro 1:48
Queens Of The Stone Age No One Knows (U.N.K.L.E. Reconstruction) 5:38
U.N.K.L.E.* In A State 6:11
PFN* Flow (False Prophet Mix) 4:12
U.N.K.L.E.* Eye For An Eye (Silencer Mix) 5:17
Meat Katie K Hole 6:43
U.N.K.L.E.* Have You Passed Through The Night Before (Eye For An Eye U.N.K.L.E. Variation) 5:41
DJ Shadow GDMFSOB (U.N.K.L.E. Uncensored) 6:00
U.N.K.L.E.* Reign 4:21
Meat Katie & Elite Force Ju-Ju 6:14
Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes Dita Beater 4:16
Santos Sabot (Evil 9 Mix) 3:11
South Colours In Waves (U.N.K.L.E. Reconstruction) 6:04
M83 Run Into Flowers (U.N.K.L.E. Reprise) 4:12
The Beast.
Plastikman Ask Yourself (U.N.K.L.E. Edit) 3:03
Scumdolly Making Ends Meet 7:00
U.N.K.L.E.* Invasion (Medway Vs. Eva: Coast To Coast Mix) 5:50
Peace Division No More Subliminal Shit 4:31
Meat Katie & Lee Coombs Import 5:48
Meat Katie & Elite Force Slagg 6:45
Ultima (3) Don't Funk 4:21
Pepe Bradock* 4 4:17
Chemical Brothers* Golden Path (Ewan's Rave Hell Dub) 5:00
Fred Numf vs. Five Point O Hong Kong Junkie (Medway Remix) 8:01
Alex Dolby Psiko Garden (Sasha Re-Edit) 7:20
U.N.K.L.E.* In A State (Sasha Remix) 8:53

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GU026CD James Lavelle Romania #026(2xCD, Mixed) Global Underground (3) GU026CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026VIN James Lavelle Global Underground #026: Romania(3x12", Comp, Ltd) Global Underground (3) GU026VIN UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026CDX James Lavelle Romania #026(2xCD, Ltd, Mixed) Global Underground (3) GU026CDX UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026 James Lavelle Romania #026(2xCD, Mixed, Promo) Global Underground (3) GU026 UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU026CD James Lavelle Global Underground #026: Romania(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Unofficial) Global Underground (2) GU026CD Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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May 24, 2020
referencing Romania #026, 2xCD, Ltd, Mixed, GU026CDX

From the news section of globalunderground.co.uk:

In celebration of the 26th Global Underground release. We are proud to announce that James Lavelle Romania #026 will be released in a limited edition book format.

This new look CDX package will contain the two James Lavelle mix CD’s and also a 48 page booklet about the Global Underground event in Bucharest Romania.

The book contains conatins several sections including ‘Romania Impressions’, ‘Global Underground The Party’, ‘James Lavelle The Mix’ and ‘Romania The People’. Only available in this format the book contains exclusive texts and imagery never to be seen elsewhere. Special inks and an encapsulation process have been used to ensure the book is of the highest quality, befitting of James’ amazing mix based around the Global Underground event in Bucharest in December 2003.


May 24, 2020
referencing Romania #026, 2xCD, Mixed, GU026CD
From the news section of globalunderground.co.uk:

Yep, its news that all the die-hard Global Underground fans have been waiting for….. the announcement of GU026. James Lavelle returns from Never Never Land and jumps straight on a plane to Bucharest in Romania where he'll be basing his next Global Underground mix album.

The setting for GU026 is the 'Studio Martin' club in Bucharest on Saturday 13th December. “We have chosen Romania because there is a massive buzz on the parties that have been happening out there recently." says GU boss Andy Horsfield, "It’s a very similar vibe to Budapest 3 or 4 years ago – when things go off in Eastern Europe they really go off!!! There's a real underground feel to the clubs and its probably one of the most important emerging markets for dance music in the world, with a real rawness and energy to the scene that will serve as an amazing backdrop to this CD”.

Last year Lavelle made his debut with Global Underground with a mix from Barcelona. An absolute blinder of an album. Since then he's spent the last year in the studio with Richard File as UNKLE making the awesome Never, Never, Land album, and has been remixing the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, DJ Shadow and even the great Metallica!

"Ultimately I want the album to reflect a really great listening experience" says James. "It will be a progression of the last album and will contain the records I like playing out but it will also contain tracks that people will hopefully find a bit different. The mix will be a bit more fucked-up than before and a bit more eclectic. I want to include music that I've worked on over the last few years and remixes that we have done as UNKLE. I also want to include some exclusive re-edits and tracks from some of my favourite producers."

This album is set for release March 2004.
The gig is Saturday 13th December 2003.

Iancu de Hunedoara blvd, no 41.
Bucharest, Romania.


February 20, 2014
referencing Romania #026, 2xCD, Mixed, GU026CD
Why do people have such a problem with DJs/Producers playing their own music? It isn't shameless at all. If he doesn't play it, who else will? and what I mean by that is that dance music is middle-man culture, as soon as it has been released the rest of the world owns it. Nobody knows what tunes are going to be hits, underground anthems or just pale into insignificance and be forgotten. Lavelle plays his own music because it is an integral part of his sets and himself. Unkle music is like electronic rock music and there aren't many djs who you can say that about. It is a bit 'all over the place' but that makes it more interesting in my opinion. Lavelle you are one of my heroes, I love this mix and I salute you :)


November 3, 2007
referencing Romania #026, 2xCD, Mixed, GU026CD
While I agree with the above review by pseudorob in that the "self-promotional" tracklisting did initially deter me from buying this, I was bought this as a gift this year (2007) and I let it play in the background while doing some work...

I had let all those preconceptions disappear and was not looking at the tracklist as the sounds washed over me, and I really enjoyed the trip. Both discs offer something that is totally unique to Mr Lavelle: a kind of crossover sound of Indie/Dance that fuses a lot of elements of these genres into his own unique formula. And here he does so with a lot more personality than with GU 23 (Barcelona), which could be rather "grey" at times, if you like.

It's a solid breaks-based mix basically, 4/5 from me - and while one could look at this mix as a "vehicle of self-promotion" (rather cynically as I did before listening), I now consider it to be a masterpiece: of him pulling out a selection of diverse records and programming them, knitting them together by his own productions to make something totally unique.


May 8, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
referencing Romania #026, 2xCD, Mixed, GU026CD
This is a disgrace.

I've seen James Lavelle several times live and he always delivers an interesting, eclectic and boundary-crossing mix, well reflected by his Fabric Live 01 effort. From that promising start there has been a steady decline which has been bitterly disappointing.

For mine, his subsequent mix (GU:Barcelona) was a moderate disappointment - solid track selection but nothing interesting or inspiring about it. Then we get GU:Romania - less a mix than a shameless vehicle to promote his own label, material and remixes.

Disturbingly, this is becoming all too common in mixes these days. The term 'sell-out' comes to mind...


December 9, 2004
edited over 17 years ago
referencing Romania #026, 2xCD, Mixed, GU026CD

This was a GREAT Global Underground CD, however, I am a little dissapointed with the amount of James Lavelle productions on it. I'm sure he had more then just these in his record box.

The transition out of the first track was pretty weird, but other then that, a solid comp. Not the best Global Underground by far, but not the worst either.

Definately some good stuff on here. I don't think it really reflects James' sets that well.