Nightmares on Wax Goes Back to His Roots on Ground Floor EP

George Evelyn of Nightmares on Wax

Here’s something to get excited about. George Evelyn, the guiding force behind Nightmares on Wax, has announced the upcoming release of the Ground Floor EP. The four-tracker marks his first full release for Warp Records in over four years. For the EP Evelyn looked to the past to inform his EP’s tracks. “I wanted to take things back to the basic club elements I was brought up on and how I started out as a DJ and a dancer,” he says. “I’ve spent the best part of two years on the road, and most of them back in my element as a DJ in nightclubs, so this record was inspired by me going back to my late-night house music roots.” Evelyn begins an eight-city tour North America tour on December 7 in Denver. Full tour dates are below.

07 – Denver, CO @ Cerventes Masterpiece Ballroom
08 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
09 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
10 – Vancouver, BC @ Open Studios
12 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Output
16 – Chicago, IL @ Smart Bar
17 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

Respect: Electronic Albums Turning 20 in 2015

Dance LPs Turning 20 in 2015

Ah, 1995. Bill Clinton was President of the United States, Windows 95 was released by Microsoft and music was issued on CD, vinyl and cassette. In terms of the arc of electronic music, it was a pivotal year which saw a legion of now legendary artists draw from the lessons they learned from disco in the ’70s and techno and house in the ’80s and evolve the genre in truly innovative ways. Though the music industry attempted to market the sound to the masses as “electronica,” these albums managed to transcend past slick marketing.

With ’90s revivalism currently being embraced by a new generation of music-makers and the fact that today is the middle of the year, we thought the time was right to pay our respects to some of the style’s most influential releases released two decades ago.

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