Nightmares on Wax

English DJ
Not to be confused with the band Nightmares in Wax.

Nightmares on Wax

Nightmares on Wax performing in 2006

Nightmares on Wax performing in 2006

Background information birth name

George Herbert Evelyn

Also known as



(1970-01-15) 15 January 1970 (age 53)
Leeds, England


Trip hoptechnodowntempo


DJrecord producer

Years active



WarpWax On


George Evelyn

Past members

John Halnon
Kevin Harper


George Herbert Evelyn (born 15 January 1970), better known by his stage name Nightmares on Wax or DJ E.A.S.E., is an English DJ and record producer from Leeds. Warp Records has released his music. He is based in Ibiza. Nightmares on Wax were originally a group consisting of Evelyn and John Halnon, and then later with Kevin Harper.

Early life

George Evelyn was born in Leeds. His father and sister introduced him to the soul music of Quincy Jones and Curtis Mayfield. Later, he was fascinated by hip-hop tracks such as \"Rapper\'s Delight\" and \"Buffalo Gals."


Nightmares on Wax was initially formed in 1988 by George Evelyn as a group project with John Halnon and later with Kevin Harper. Their debut studio album, A Word of Science: The First and Final Chapter, was released on Warp in 1991. After the album's release, Harper left the group to pursue a career in DJing. Robin Taylor-Firth became a frequent collaborator with Evelyn.

The second studio album for Warp, Smokers Delight, was released in 1995. It was placed at number 15 on Fact's \"50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time\" list. Evelyn released Carboot Soul in 1999 and Mind Elevation in 2002. In 2005, Evelyn started his record label, Wax On.

He released In a Space Outta Sound in 2006, Thought So in 2008, Feelin' \' Good in 2013, Shape the Future in 2018, and Shout Out! To Freedom... (2021)


Studio albums

A Word of Science: The First and Final Chapter (1991)
Smokers Delight (1995)
Carboot Soul (1999)
Mind Elevation (2002)
In a Space Outta Sound (2006)
Thought So (2008)
Feelin\' Good (2013)
Shape the Future (2018)
Shout Out! To Freedom... (2021)

Compilation albums

Now Is the Time (2014)

DJ mixes

DJ-Kicks: Nightmares on Wax (2000)
Late Night Tales: Nightmares on Wax (2003)
Coming Home (2009)
Wax Da Beach (2011)
Back to Mine (2019)


A Case of Funk (1991)
Still Smokin... (1996)
Sound of N.O.W. (2000)
Ground Floor (2016)


\"Dextrous\" (1989)
\"Aftermath #1\" (1990)
\"Set Me Free\" (1992)
\"Happiness!\" (1992)
\"Alive\" (1994)
\"DreddOverBoard\" (1996)
\"Finer\" (1999)
\"Les Nuits\" (1999)
\"Keep On\" (2000)
\"Know My Name\" (2002)
\"70s 80s\" (2003)
\"Date with Destiny\" (2003)
\"Brothers on the Slide (Dub)\" (2003)
\"Flip Ya Lid\" (2006)
\"The Sweetest\" (2006)
\"195lbs\" (2008)
\"Citizen Cane\" (2017)
\"Back to Nature\" (2017)


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