After 25 years of producing and recording music, Nightmares On Wax - Warp Records’ longest serving artist – plays a special career spanning live show at Band on the Wall.
George ‘E.A.S.E’ Evelyn, AKA Nightmares On Wax, has released a range of records that have been integral to cultural movements and electronic music. He spent his youth b-boying his way around the streets of Leeds and Bradford as part of teenage breakdance crew the Solar City Rockers. After cutting some embryonic rave tracks with musical co-conspirator Kevin ‘Boy Wonder’ Harper, the duo signed to Warp and released debut album A Word Of Science, becoming instrumental in the bleep explosion; with tracks such as ‘Dextrous’ and ‘Aftermath’ attaining mythical status for a generation of clubbers. George continued as a solo artist, still under the Nightmares On Wax moniker, going on to produce definitive albums Smokers Delight and Carboot Soul, both of which helped shape the burgeoning down tempo hip hop scene, and tracks such as ‘Les Nuits’ being widely regarded as chill out classics.
Later albums such as In A Space Outta Sound continue to be staple afterparty favourites, with the track ‘You Wish’ in particular being featured in numerous DJ mixes, compilations and club sets. The most recent Nightmares On Wax album, 2013’s ‘Feelin’ Good’, weaves a musical thread through a plethora of styles that N.O.W have explored over the years, including hip hop, jazz, soul, and funk.
This show will celebrate this body of work to date to coincide with the N.O.W IS THE TIME best of album. The live band includes vocalists Ricky Ranking & Mozez (Zero 7), percussionist Shovell (M People), and drummer Grant Kershaw. As we already said, this will be very special.
Support comes from the excellent Paper Tiger
Plus DJ Andrea Trout in the Picturehouse Bar
“Sparkling live future bass music. Puts together all that’s best about current electronic music. Intricate but punchy, weird but very wonderful.” – Mixmag
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.