Quirky British producer George Evelyn (aka Nightmares on Wax) has been creating groundbreaking downtempo grooves for Warp since 1995.
Quirky British producer George Evelyn (aka Nightmares on Wax) has been creating groundbreaking downtempo grooves for Warp since 1995. His albums Smoker's Delight and Carboot Soul combine trippy instrumental hip-hop with sexy, slinky beats and are considered classic chill-out records in the dance/electronic world. With his newest full-length, Mind Elevation, Evelyn is getting closer to mainstream recognition by teaming with talented vocalists and creating a futuristic soul sound that is bouncy and infectious. The standout tracks are the hook-filled "Environment," "Destiny," and "Know My Name." All of these tracks feature newcomer Chyna B., whose sassy vocal stylings are reminiscent of Neneh Cherry. The dancehall-tinged track "70's 80's" features the deft male lyricist LSK; it sweetly recalls life in bygone eras. Don't think that Evelyn is living in the past, though. He is truly making music for future generations. Hopefully, such generations will discover these catchy gems.—MS