Nightmares On Wax releases ‘N.O.W. Is The Time: The Documentary’

By on May 25, 2014
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Nightmares on Wax, one of Warp Records‘ initial signings, is releasing the N.O.W. Is The Time compilation in celebration of his 25-year career, which falls in tandem with Warp’s own 25th anniversary this year. In anticipation of the release, Nightmares on Wax is now sharing N.O.W. Is The Time: The Documentary, a retrospective portrayal of the career of Nightmares on Wax (George Evelyn). The documentary, which was directed by Rollo Jackson, premiered via Complex, who called it “further proof of the impact of the tenured producer.” Additionally, HipHopDX is also celebrating Nightmares on Wax’s storied career with an exclusive free download of “Keep On (86 In It Mix) ft. De La Soul.

“The real heartwarming sort of thing about doing this project, and celebrating this project, is that everybody I asked to do a remix was honoured to do it. This is what this has been about is really, really getting back to why you even make music, what is this relationship to music. Because it is fun and I love it. Full Stop.” – George Evelyn (Nightmares on Wax)


The Nightmares on Wax story is one that spans decades and genres. Evelyn (also known as DJ E.A.S.E) came up in the 80s UK B-Boy and graffiti scene enamored with New York hip-hop and was an innovator in merging those sounds and feelings with the popular sounds of the UK at that time to pioneer what became dubbed “trip-hop.” Releasing classic albums such as Smokers Delight and Carboot Soul and working with the likes of De La Soul and Roots Manuva established NOW as one of the definitive purveyors of hip-hop, funk, dub and soul. 25 years on, his fanbase is still growing.


To ring in the release and the quarter-centennial celebration, Nightmares on Wax will head out on his largest US tour ever beginning in Seattle, WA at Neumos on June 18 and ending in Miami, FL at Grand Central on July 21. For a preview of the live show check out last year’s KCRW session. Current Nightmares on Wax US tour dates are below.


Nightmares on Wax tour dates:

6/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

6/20-22 – What the Festival?– Dufur, OR

6/21 –  Regency Ballroom– San Francisco, CA

6/22 –  Fonda Theatre– Los Angeles, CA

6/23 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

6/24 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ

6/26 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO

6/27 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

6/28 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

7/1 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

7/3 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL

7/4 – The Parish (DJ Set) – Austin, TX

7/5 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI

7/6 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

7/9 –  Irving Plaza– New York, NY

7/10 – Paradise – Boston, MA

7/11-13 –Hudson Project – Saugerties, NY

7/12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

7/16 –  Asheville Music Hall– Asheville, NC

7/18-20 –  Forecastle Festival– Louisville, KY

7/19 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

7/20 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

7/21 – Grand Central – Miami, FL

N.O.W Is The Time tracklist:

Disc One: Nightmares By Day

You Wish

Mind Eye

Argha Noah



Thinking Of Omara

Be There

Les Nuits


I Am You (Live In Chicago)


Give Thx

Disc Two: Nightmares By Night

195 Lbs

70s 80s

Flip Ya Lid

Be, I Do

(Man) Tha Journey

Now Is The Time

Bless My Soul

Da Feelin

African Pirates

Mega Donutz

Mission Venice



I’m For Real

Set Me Free (Piano Dub)

Nights Interlude

Deep Down: Remixes & Rarities tracklist (Vinyl):

Side A

Dextrous (JD Twitch Optimo Remix)

Biofeedback (Morgan Geist Remix)

A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix)

Side B

Aftermath (LFO remix)

Aftermath (Special Request Redux)

Aftermath (Acid Mondays)

Side C

Burn Me Slo ft. OC

Keep On (86 In It Mix) ft. De La Soul

Gambia via Vagator Beach (Mr Scruff Remix)

Survival Dub

Side D


Da Mess Sticks

Da Feelin (Hungry Ghost Remix)

Now Is The Time (Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special)


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.