Nightmares On Wax has unveiled the beginning of his Club E.A.S.E series, which focuses on “basement and after hours” ready club music.
The string of releases will represent N.O.W’s formative club experiences as a DJ in Leeds during the ‘90s as well as sounds from his early releases on the influential, longstanding Warp label.
The first two track single ‘Yeah You!’ and ‘Come On Then’ encapsulates these early club sounds that had such a lasting influence on him. S
peaking about the tracks, he says “ ‘Yeah You!’ and ‘Come On Then’ express the early ’90s MPC SP12 drum machine sample based sounds that I love so much! With undertones of hip hop beats, famously coined by legends like Todd Terry and Kenny Dope. I feel this sound plays such a key part in my early days of clubbing and after hours basement parties.”
The vinyl release will feature two additional tracks; the A2 side ‘1More Tune’ and the B1 cut ‘Whodunit’.
N.O.W recently surprised fans when he came on as an unannounced special guest at Hi-Fi Bar Jumbi’s 1st birthday celebration at Peckham’s Copeland Park. It comes amidst a busy festival period with international appearances for Warp’s longest signee’s Club E.A.S.E tour. He also announces a special take at London’s HERE at Outernet on Sunday, November 4.
As a driving force behind UK club culture, N.O.W incorporates elements of jazz, hip hop, techno, dub, funk and soul, with his most recent, widely acclaimed album release, ‘Shout Out! To Freedom’ bringing together an impressive roster of artists including GreenteaPeng and Pip Millet.
This new series promises an insight into the creative mind of George Evlyn, who’s cross genre fusion’s have left a lasting impact on the music scene in the UK and beyond. “Club E.A.S.E,” he says, “is a peek into my DJ world and dips into the dirty house music that N.O.W grew up on.”
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Written by: Tim Hopkins