Announcing 'N.O.W. IS THE TIME', a best of the last 25 years

Nightmares on Wax 

Announcing 'N.O.W. IS THE TIME', a best of the last 25 years

To mark 25 years of music from Nightmares on Wax, the longest serving Warp artist, we will be releasing 'N.O.W. IS THE TIME'. Follow the 'N.O.W. IS THE TIME' playlists as the track list is revealed over the next few weeks and see the full list of dates on the upcoming tour.

'N.O.W. IS THE TIME' will be released on 16th June (17th in North America), pre-order from,

Standard Edition - iTunes / Bleep / Amazon

Deep Down Edition - iTunes / Bleep / Amazon

Listen to 'You Wish', 'Aftermath' and 'Dextrous', the first tracks to be announced from 'N.O.W. IS THE TIME' at the links below and follow the playlists for updates as we reveal the track list over the next few weeks.

Spotify / Rdio / Beats Music

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STANDARD EDITION: 2-disc best of release comprising the greatest hits

BOX SET: Standard edition track list plus 'Deep Down: Remixes & Rarities' and a book of memorabilia and interviews

- 2x vinyl 12" of unreleased material, new and classic remixes

- 12" x 12" book with unseen photographs, memorabilia and extensive interviews with key figures in the development of Nightmares On Wax, including Warp co-founder Steve Beckett, original Nightmares member Kev Harper, Robin Taylor-Firth, and George himself - conducted by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Changed My Life).

George 'E.A.S.E.' Evelyn, aka Nightmares on Wax, came up in the 80s UK B-Boy and graffiti scene in Leeds and Bradford as part of the breakdance crew Solar City Rockers. After cutting some embryonic rave tracks with musical co-conspirator Kevin ‘Boy Wonder’ Harper, the duo signed to Warp and released debut album 'A Word Of Science', becoming instrumental in the bleep explosion; with tracks such as ‘Dextrous’ and ‘Aftermath’ attaining mythical status for a generation of clubbers.
George continued as a solo artist under the Nightmares On Wax moniker, enamored with New York Hip Hop, he was an innovator in merging those sounds and feelings with the popular sounds in the UK at the time to become a pioneer of down tempo hip hop. Releasing classic albums such as 'Smoker’s Delight' and 'Carboot Soul' and working with the likes of De La Soul and Roots Manuva established N.O.W. as one of the definitive purveyors of hip hop, funk, dub and soul.

25 years on his fanbase is still growing, having released his seventh studio album 'Feelin' Good' last year, Evelyn will be taking his current live band - vocalists Ricky Ranking & Mozez (Zero 7), percussionist Shovell (M People), and drummer Grant Kershaw - on a N.O.W IS THE TIME tour. The most expansive set of live dates that Nightmares On Wax have ever embarked on, the tour promises to continue their ethos of creating an immersive experience aimed to transport listeners into the joyful world of sound systems, all-day parties and endless fun. Paradoxically, the only nightmare in this audio adventure is in the name. “To feel good is only a thought away,” affirms George. “The feeling is all that matters.”


2nd - The Night Kitchen, Sheffield, UK (DJ)
8-10th - XJazz Festival Berlin, Germany
11th - Amante Beach club opening, Ibiza (DJ)
16th - Salerno, Italy (DJ)
23-25th - Baltic Soul Weekender, Germany (DJ)
31st - UNARTE, Bucharest, Romania (DJ)

7th - Plisskens Festival, Greece
18th - Neumos, Seattle, WA
20th - What The Festival?, Dufur, OR
21st - Regency, San Francisco, CA
22nd - Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
23rd - House Of Blues, San Diego, CA
24th - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
26th - Belly Up, Aspen, CO
27th - Fox, Boulder, CO
28th - Gothic, Denver, CO

1st - Majestic, Madison, WI
3rd - Concorde Music Hall, Chicago, IL
4th - The Parish, Austin, TX
5th - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
6th - Grog Shop, Clevelend, OH
9th - Irving Plaza, New York, NY
10th - Paradise, Boston, MA
11th - Hudson Project, Saugerties, NY
12th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
16th - Asheville Music Hall, Asheville, NC
18th - Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
19th - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
20th - Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
21st - Grand Central, Miami, FL
26th - Voix Du Gaou Festival, France (DJ)
27th - Think! Festival, Germany (DJ)
31st - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza

7th - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
9th - Beacons Festival, UK
14th - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
21st - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
28th - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
29th - Fabric, London, UK

4th - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
5th - Club 134, Dusseldorf, Germany (DJ)
6th - Arm aber OK, Kassel, Germany (DJ)
11th - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
18th - Wax Da Jam Party, Ibiza
19th - Cumberlandsche Galerie, Hannover, Germany (DJ)
20th - Reworks Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (DJ)
27th - Double Denim Disco, Rolling Stock, London (DJ)