Inspired by his travels pre-lockdown, its not hard to get whisked away in George Evelyn’s – aka Nightmares on Wax – latest track, Imagineering!
You only have to dip your toes into these calm waters and the gentle ebb and flow of this meditative lullaby will do the rest….I can almost guarantee that won’t take long for your mind, as well as your troubles, to be elevated…if only for a few minutes.
Evelyn is Warp Record’s longest serving signing, known for creating a sound that brings together dub, soul, and hip-hop. Nightmares on Wax has opened doors to new sonic landscapes for countless producers and musicians, creating his own signature sound over the years that has brought together a new world of genre-blending sounds!
With his first single since 2018, Imagineering hints at future work to come, taking inspiration from trips abroad before the pandemic, collaborators and musical styles that feed into his sound.
In a press release, George Evelyn has described how, “”Imagineering” is inspired by my travels through Asia pre lockdown 2020. I’ve always been attracted towards using classical compositions with a street beat approach, classical street beats you could say. I brought in my good friend and longtime collaborator Robin Taylor-firth on keys to give it that classic melancholy Nightmares on Wax sound. “Imagineering” is an ode to the creativity that surrounds us everyday i.e. Ideas that are imagined and then realised…”
Defined by soothing strings and flickering percussion, this graceful retreat offers peaceful escape from a world full of chaos….Imagineering was released earlier this month and can be purchased here if you fancy grabbing yourself a copy. Listen above.