Nightmares On Wax - CANCELLED
Amoeba San Francisco - June 21st @ 2:00pm
N.O.W. and Amoeba are sorry to say that the in-store event is now cancelled due to scheduling changes on the tour.
You can still get the new Nightmares On Wax release N.O.W Is The Time (Warp Records), at Amoeba and see him live at The Regency Ballroom, June 21st.
Nightmares on Wax is an institution, albeit a delightfully different one. The man behind the moniker, George Evelyn, just keeps reinventing, going at whatever speed he fancies to wherever his ideas carry him. For the last seven years he’s lived in an Ibizan farmhouse and, while he’s Warp Records’ longest serving artist, he overwhelmingly focuses on his current projects, letting them revitalize his music.
Perhaps best known in Europe for his ground-breaking ‘90's albums Smokers Delight and Carboot Soul (although in America the cinematic lo-funk of 2006’s In A Space Outta Sound is better known), Evelyn’s pride and joy these days is his four-year-old underground party on the white island. Wax Da Jam at Las Dalias, Ibiza’s oldest nightclub, has become a go-to haunt for locals, promoters, and insiders – the place where, George explains, “Everyone turns up as individuals but everybody leaves as one.” Here he soundtracks a night of groove, experimentation, percussion, and improvisation, alongside guests such as DJ Shadow and Roots Manuva. It’s all fun, though, all for kicks. It’s all about "Feelin’ Good," hence the name of his last album.
Raised in Leeds’ inner-city (Hyde Park, Burley), the son of a bingo hall accountant mum and engineer dad, George embraced dub and reggae from nine years old. The first artist he became a fan of was dub remixer Scientist: “It wasn’t just the music, it was the cartoon sleeves,” he laughs. “I was nine years old, after all!” Picking up his father’s appreciation of everything from Duke Ellington to Isaac Hayes to Shalamar, he also built his own home system from shoeboxes and discarded speaker units purloined from a nearby television factory, all attached to a Fidelity record player.