Nightmares On Wax

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Tags: trip-hop chillout downtempo electronic lounge electronica ambient Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Based in Leeds, England, Nightmares On Wax began as a duo of George Evelyn (DJ EASE) and Kevin Harper. In the early 80s, Evelyn spent time breakdancing with the Soul City Rockers, alongside future members of Unique 3, and as Nightmares On Wax he began DJing with Harper at parties and then clubs in the mid-80s. At they same time they recorded three tracks, ‘Let It Roll’, ‘Stating A Fact’ and ‘Dextrous’, which they consequently sent out as a demo to various record companies in the UK and New York. Having been turned down, they released ‘Let It Roll’ on their own Positive Records which went on to sell 2, 000 copies. In the meantime, they had met Steve Beckett who asked them to join Warp Records, who made ‘Dextrous’ their second release in 1989. Together with the work of acts such as LFO, Unique 3 and the Forgemasters, this track and ‘Aftermath’ (a UK Top 40 hit in 1990) helped to create the sound known as...

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