Nightmares on Wax

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Not to be confused with Nightmares in Wax, a precursor band to Dead or Alive.

Nightmares on Wax
DJ E.A.S.E. (Nightmares on Wax) at Sidarta Lounge.jpg
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Evelyn
Also known asDJ E.A.S.E.[1]
BornLeeds, England
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
Years active1988–present
Labels
Associated actsRobin Taylor-Firth
Websitewww.nightmaresonwax.com
Members
  • George Evelyn
Past members
  • John Halnon
  • Kevin Harper

George Evelyn, better known by his stage name Nightmares on Wax or DJ E.A.S.E., is an English DJ and record producer from Leeds. His music has been released on Warp.[3] He is based in Ibiza.[4]

Early life[edit]

George Evelyn was born in Leeds.[5] His father and sister introduced him to the soul music of Quincy Jones and Curtis Mayfield.[6] Later, he was fascinated by the hip hop tracks such as "Rapper's Delight" and "Buffalo Gals".[6]

Career[edit]

Nightmares on Wax was originally formed in 1988 by George Evelyn as a group project with John Halnon, and later with Kevin Harper.[7] The debut studio album, A Word of Science: The First and Final Chapter, was released on Warp in 1991.[8] After the release of the album, Harper left the group to pursue a career in DJing.[9] Robin Taylor-Firth became a frequent collaborator with Evelyn.[7]

The second studio album for Warp, titled Smokers Delight, was released in 1995.[2] It was placed at number 15 on Fact's "50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time" list.[2] Evelyn released Carboot Soul in 1999,[10] and Mind Elevation in 2002.[11] In 2005, Evelyn started his own record label Wax On.[12]

He released In a Space Outta Sound in 2006,[13] Thought So in 2008,[14] Feelin' Good in 2013,[15] and Shape the Future in 2018.[16]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

DJ mixes[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • A Case of Funk (1991)
  • Still Smokin... (1996)
  • Sound of N.O.W. (2000)
  • Ground Floor (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • "Dextrous" (1989)
  • "Aftermath #1" (1990)
  • "Set Me Free" (1992)
  • "Happiness!" (1992)
  • "Alive" (1994)
  • "DreddOverBoard" (1996)
  • "Finer" (1999)
  • "Les Nuits" (1999)
  • "Keep On" (2000)
  • "Know My Name" (2002)
  • "70s 80s" (2003)
  • "Date with Destiny" (2003)
  • "Brothers on the Slide (Dub)" (2003)
  • "Flip Ya Lid" (2006)
  • "The Sweetest" (2006)
  • "195lbs" (2008)
  • "Citizen Cane" (2017)
  • "Back to Nature" (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Segal, Dave (11 February 2015). "Data Breaker". The Stranger. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Twells, John; Fintoni, Laurent (30 July 2015). "The 50 best trip-hop albums of all time". Fact. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  3. ^ Bowe, Miles (29 September 2016). "Nightmares On Wax releases back catalog of mixtapes for free". Fact. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  4. ^ Kolada, Brian (15 October 2015). "Nightmares on Wax lines up stateside DJ tour". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ Jones, Tom (19 September 2013). "Smoke signals: Nightmares On Wax on his first album in seven years". Fact. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Nightmares On Wax". Redeye Distribution. Archived from the original on 13 March 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  7. ^ a b Casagrande, Tim (6 June 2018). "Three Must-See Acts This Weekend: Drama, Nightmares on Wax, and Iceage". SF Weekly. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  8. ^ DJ Pangburn (28 August 2013). "Nightmares On Wax Comes Full Circle". Vice. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  9. ^ Cooper, Sean. "Nightmares on Wax - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  10. ^ Schrieber, Ryan (12 April 1999). "Nightmares on Wax: Carboot Soul". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  11. ^ Franklin, Wayne (28 August 2002). "Nightmares on Wax: Mind Elevation". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  12. ^ "Leeds' Musical Heritage: 1990s". BBC. 21 October 2008. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  13. ^ Harvell, Jess (20 March 2006). "Nightmares on Wax: In a Space Outta Sound". Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  14. ^ Colly, Joe (10 September 2008). "Nightmares on Wax: Thought So..." Pitchfork. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  15. ^ Caryl, Kristan (27 September 2013). "Nightmares On Wax - Feelin Good". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  16. ^ Carr, Paul (30 January 2018). "Nightmares on Wax Has Environmental and Spiritual Concerns on 'Shape the Future'". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 August 2019.

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