NIGHT­MARES ON WAX

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - JIM CAR­ROLL

N.O.W. Is the Time Warp

Night­mares on Wax’s Ge­orge Eve­lyn has been a Warp main­stay since the get-go, and both la­bel and pro­ducer are mark­ing 25 years . N.O.W. Is the Time is a classy round-up of the evo­lu­tion of the Leeds pro­ducer’s sound over a quar­ter century, from the bleep ad­ven­tures of the early days to the hazy, smokey funk and soul of later years. The ret­ro­spec­tive makes for a size­able haul: two CDs brim­ming with fat, ma­jes­tic cuts from those back-in-the-day elec­tronic for­ages that pro­duced Dex­trous and Aftermath through to the chill-out years, when Eve­lyn’s Les Nuits skil­fully re­cal­i­brated, re­cast and re­built Quincy Jones’s Sum­mer in the City. For a real in­dul­gence, go for the Deep Down box set, com­plete with a dozen or so choice remixes and a book on all things N.O.W. past and present. night­mareson­wax.com

Down­load: Les Nuits, Aftermath, Mind Eye

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