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As Warp’s longest serving signing, Nightmares on Wax has been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating a unique blend of electronica, jazz, hip-hop, dub, funk, soul and techno.
Although 9 albums in, he may have only just truly stepped into his own groove. Lockdown forced a change of pace and offered some time for meaningful reflection and introspection. Evelyn already had the wheels in motion for making a collaborative album with a variety of guests but now he took this personal element and asked them to run with it. As a result, he formed creative bonds with new and upcoming talent that slotted in nicely with both the history and evolution of N.O.W. The likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz. Greentea Peng, OSHUN and Pip Millett all feature.
In as hip and as grandiose a setting as Pikes, Evelyn relaxes into his groove immediately, with "Imagineering" shimmering off a selection of strings, delicate percussion and instantly moving piano licks. "Creator SOS" ups the pace and introduces Haile Supreme's dreamy & soulful vocals. If you've ever been to the Balearic institution you should have an idea by now, two tracks in, of how magical an event this must have been. Thankfully, plenty of that energy transfers onto the wax, so you can relive all the glitz, glamour, poolside cocktails and hedonistic spirit that's makes Pikes a go-to destination for the more tasteful side of the island's clientele. The first Nightmares On Wax live album (I think!) and it's a real beauty to behold.
A2. Creator SOS
A3. 3D Warrior
A4. Miami 80
B2. Own Me
B3. Up To Us