NightmaresOnWax

After a quarter of a century at the label, Nightmares On Wax – aka George Evelyn –  is Warp’s de facto Father Of The House.

The Leeds producer, now based out of Ibiza, has been releasing records on Warp since 1989. In that time, Nightmares On Wax has variously functioned as a band and a solo venture, and gradually evolved from a soul-inflected techno unit (see 1991’s A Word Of Science) to a vehicle for skunk-sozzled beat music (Carboot Soul) and summery Gilles Peterson-friendly fodder. His last LP was 2013’s Feelin’ Good, which served as the jump-off point for a nostalgia-heavy FACT interview.

In June, Warp will commemorate Evelyn’s 25 years in the tooth with a new compilation. N.O.W Is The Time promises a “special selection of N.O.W highlights” and will arrive as a 2xLP set. The record’s tracklisting has yet to be revealed, but we’re anticipating material ranging from vintage Smokers Delight material through to more contemporary tidbits.

A special ‘Deep Down’ edition will also be available, featuring two exclusive vinyl LPs of rarities, remixes and fresh reinterpretations. Contributors to those bonus discs include Optimo, Morgan Geist, Special Request and Loco Dice. The ‘Deep Down’ edition will also include a bespoke book of interviews and ephemera.

N.O.W Is The Time will touch down on June 16. In honour of the anniversary, Evelyn is about to trot off on a lengthy live tour, backed by a full band; dates are below.

Dates:
MAY
2nd – The Night Kitchen, Sheffield, UK (DJ)
8-10th – XJazz Festival Berlin, Germany
11th – Amante Beach club opening, Ibiza (DJ)
16th – Salerno, Italy (DJ)
23-25th – Baltic Soul Weekender, Germany (DJ)
31st – UNARTE, Bucharest, Romania (DJ)

JUNE
7th – Plisskens Festival, Greece
18th – Neumos, Seattle, WA
20th – What The Festival?, Dufur, OR
21st – Regency, San Francisco, CA
22nd – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
23rd – House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
24th – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
26th – Belly Up, Aspen, CO
27th – Fox, Boulder, CO
28th – Gothic, Denver, CO

JULY
1st – Majestic, Madison, WI
3rd – Concorde Music Hall, Chicago, IL
4th – The Parish, Austin, TX
5th – Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
6th – Grog Shop, Clevelend, OH
10th – Paradise, Boston, MA
9th – Irving Plaza, New York, NY
11th – Hudson Project, Saugerties, NY
12th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
16th – Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC
18th – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
19th – Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
20th – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
21st – Grand Central, Miami, FL
26th – Voix Du Gaou Festival, France (DJ)
27th – Think! Festival, Germany (DJ)
31st – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza

AUGUST
7th – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
9th – Beacons Festival, UK
14th – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
21st – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
28th – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
29th – Fabric, London, UK

SEPTEMBER
4th – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
5th – Club 134, Dusseldorf, Germany (DJ)
6th – Arm aber OK, Kassel, Germany (DJ)
11th – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
18th – Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
19th – Cumberlandsche Galerie, Hannover, Germany (DJ)
20th – Reworks Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (DJ)
27th – Double Denim Disco, Rolling Stock, London (DJ)

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