Chances are, whether you know it or not, George Evelyn aka Nightmares on Wax has made some sort of impact on your life as a music listener. The pioneering DJ, producer, and instrumentalist has spent at least the last 25 years twiddling knobs on songs that could fill up an entire record store, bridging genres in service of an ultimate groove, a preposterously tasteful aesthetic made of equal parts deep sampling, live hip-hop, and even lush live band soul and R&B with a full string section. N.O.W. Is The Time is his longtime label's tribute to his legacy, a massive Best Of collection encompassing his forays into acid-house, twisted down-tempo dubbiness, pure hip hop, essential trip hop, laid back soul, and electronic experimentalism. Packed with unreleased material, inarguable classics, and brand new remixes, the set also comes with a book filled with interviews and photos, covering the history of Evelyn's activity as Nightmares On Wax. Essential!