Posted on: May 1, 2014 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0
Warp Records is proud to announce the release of a best-of compilation of electronic music pioneer Nightmares on Wax (George Evelyn) titled N.O.W. Is The Time, due June 17, 2014. Nightmares on Wax, one of Warp Records’ initial signings, is releasing the compilation in celebration of his 25-year career, which falls in tandem with Warp’s own 25th anniversary.

The tracklist has been slowly unveiled via various streaming services and is now revealed in full through both the Bleep and iTunes pre-orders. Full tracklisting is also available below.

In addition to N.O.W. Is The Time, a 2-disc release comprised of the greatest hits, NOW will also release a special edition vinyl box set Deep Down: Remixes & Raritites, which features unreleased material, new and classic remixes (by Ashley Beedle, LFO, Loco Dice and more), and a book of memorabilia and interviews. Deep Down is also available for pre-order via iTunes. In conjunction with the announcement of the compilation, the “NOW Is The Time (Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special)” remix from the box set is now available for stream and embed HERE.
To ring in the release and the quarter-centennial celebration, Nightmares on Wax will head out on his largest US tour ever beginning in Seattle, WA at Neumos on June 18 and ending in Miami, FL at Grand Central on July 21. Current Nightmares on Wax US tour dates are below.
The Nightmares on Wax story is one that spans decades and genres. Nightmares on Wax came up in the 80s UK B-Boy and graffiti scene enamored with New York hip-hop and was an innovator in merging those sounds and feelings with the popular sounds of the UK at that time to pioneer what became dubbed “trip-hop.” Releasing classic albums such as Smoker’s Delight and Carboot Soul and working with the likes of De La Soul and Roots Manuva established NOW as one of the definitive purveyors of hip-hop, funk, dub and soul.
25 years on, his fanbase is still growing. His recent Boiler Room DJ set has over half a million views, and he also recently appeared on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Electric performing “I Am You.” After his successful US tour following the release of his most recent record Feelin’ Good, he is about to embark on his largest US tour to date.

N.O.W. Is The Time tracklist:
Disc One: Nightmares By Day

You Wish

Mind Eye

Argha Noah



Thinking Of Omara

Be There

Les Nuits


I Am You (Live In Chicago)


Give Thx


Disc Two: Nightmares By Night

195 Lbs

70s 80s

Flip Ya Lid

Be, I Do

(Man) Tha Journey

Now Is The Time

Bless My Soul

Da Feelin

African Pirates

Mega Donutz

Mission Venice



I’m For Real

Set Me Free (Piano Dub)

Nights Interlude


Deep Down: Remixes & Rarities tracklist (Vinyl):

Side A

Dextrous (JD Twitch Optimo Remix)

Biofeedback (Morgan Geist Remix)

A Case Of Funk (Loco Dice Remix)


Side B

Aftermath (LFO remix)

Aftermath (Special Request Redux)

Aftermath (Acid Mondays)


Side C

Burn Me Slo ft. OC

Keep On (86 In It Mix) ft. De La Soul

Gambia via Vagator Beach (Mr Scruff Remix)

Survival Dub


Side D


Da Mess Sticks

Da Feelin (Hungry Ghost Remix)

Now Is The Time (Ashley Beedle Warbox Dubplate Special) 


Nightmares on Wax tour dates:

6/18 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

6/20-22 – What the Festival? – Dufur, OR

6/21 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA

6/22 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

6/23 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

6/24 – Crescent Ballrom – Phoenix, AZ

6/26 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO

6/27 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO

6/28 – Gothic Theatre – Denver, CO

7/1 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI

7/3 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL

7/4 – The Parish (DJ Set) – Austin, TX

7/5 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI

7/6 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

7/9 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY

7/10 – Paradise – Boston, MA

7/11-13 – Hudson Project – Saugerties, NY

7/12 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

7/13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC

7/16 – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC

7/18-20 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY

7/19 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA

7/20 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA

7/21 – Grand Central – Miami, FL

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