The Nightmares on Wax story is one that spans decades and genres. The moniker of George Evelyn, he stands as Warp Records’ longest serving artist with both celebrating their 25th anniversary in existence this year. To mark this occasion NOW is releasing N.O.W. Is The Time, a 2-disc best of release comprising the greatest hits as well as a special edition box set Deep Down: Remixes & Rarities which also features unreleased material, new and classic remixes, and a book of memorabilia and interviews.
Nightmares on Wax came up in the 80s UK B-Boy and graffiti scene enamored with New York Hip Hop and was an innovator in merging those sounds and feelings with the popular sounds of the UK at that time to pioneer what became dubbed ‘trip-hop’. Releasing classic albums such as Smoker’s Delight and Carboot Soul and working with the likes of De La Soul and Roots Manuva established NOW as one of the definitive purveyors of hip hop, funk, dub and soul.
25 years on his fanbase is still growing. His recent Boiler Room DJ set (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q692lHFaLVM) has over half a million views and after his successful US tour following the release of his most recent record Feelin’ Good, he is about to embark on his largest US tour to date.
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