'Smokers Delight' by Nightmares On Wax gets 25th Anniversary release

Special show in Amsterdam on April 4th

Marking 25 years of the seminal ‘Smokers Delight’; Nightmares on Wax celebrates with a plethora of activity including a full reissue of the album, new tracks, and select special shows in Europe and North America. Nightmares main man George Evelyn will be rekindling his much-loved downbeat blend of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds.

‘Smokers Delight’ was one of a handful of records to define a generation along with Massive Attack's ‘Blue Lines’, Portishead's ‘Dummy’ and Tricky's ‘Maxinquaye’. It took Nightmares main man George Evelyn from his electronic-genre-blending debut 1991’s ‘A Word of Science’, into releasing his much-loved downbeat blend of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds for which he has become renowned. 

The reissue will be out on April 3rd on Warp Records.

Recorded with long term collaborators Hamlet Luton on bass, Chris Dawkins on guitar, Robin Taylor-Firth on keys and Shovell on percussion; music lovers from around the world were intoxicated by this bassy, afterhours sound that became the backdrop to a million late-night living room sessions. ‘Smokers Delight’ managed to capture that feeling and add a dash of light to the darkness, changing the musical landscape for Nightmares. 

Nightmares On Wax is going to perform in the Melkweg, Amsterdam on april 4th. Energized by a recent run of globetrotting DJ sets, including residencies in Ibiza and London, Nightmares on Wax will be performing the album, start to finish, with a 14 piece orchestrated live band at these special shows.

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