Nightmares On Wax
Amoeba Hollywood - June 19th @ 6:00pm
Join us for the Amoeba Hollywood stop on the N.O.W. Is The Time In-Store DJ Tour! After 25 years of producing and recording music, Nightmares On Wax releases N.O.W Is The Time (out June 16th on Warp Records), a collection of career-spanning highlights. Buy the album at Amoeba Hollywood to get your copy signed after his DJ set!
See the full live show Sunday, June 22nd at The Fonda Theater.
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.