George Evelyn, better known as Nightmares on Wax and also known as DJ EASE (Experimental Sample Expert), is a DJ and electronic music composer from Leeds, UK. His music is released on Warp Records and was one of the first releases on the label. Evelyn got his start in the music industry through an interest in hip hop and on joining a local breakdancing crew. He met Kevin Harper and together they released their first album in 1991, a techno-edged record entitled "A Word Of Science: The First And Final Chapter". This was the beginning of NoW's career. Today, Harper is a solo DJ and Evelyn is accompanied by Robin Taylor-Firth and has created a sound that is not classifiable, a "sound of the beats is what makes nightmares." It is not a coincidence that the name Nightmares on Wax is an acronym for NOW, as they describe their music as "the sound of N.O.W." to exemplify the raw honesty and artistic freedom. George elaborates, "Todayâs music is inspired by whatever has gone on before. Thatâs what fascinates me. Soul music is the earliest form of hip hop. Thatâs why I want to create it. It might seem like recreating what was done in the past, but what I want to do is merge soul and hip hop together. Thatâs why Iâll bring in the live aspect of what happened back then into current hip hop trends. Thatâs the angle Iâm arriving at."
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