I was lucky enough to have one of my favourite artists Nightmares On Wax drop by local record store Jumbo for a DJ set. It's the first time he's been back in Leeds for around 5 years, I wasn't able ot get tickets for the event he was playing that night, so I thought this would be the next best thing. And I was right.
I'd seen interviews and the like, but I didn't really know what to expect. Good news is that N.O.W is every bit as chill as his tunes and stuck around to chat to us before AND after his set. An all round nice bloke who makes equally nice tunes. Here's a couple favourites from his newest LP Feelin' Good starting with sultry number Master Plan.
Nightmares On Wax - Master Plan |HTML5|
And a more jazzy number to follow that's up to the ususal N.O.W standard. It's not dethroned Smokers Delight as my favourite release of his, but it's a worthy addition to the catalogue. And besides, he was nice enough to sign my copies of Smokers Delight, Carboot Soul and the newest one Feelin' Good, so I can't complain!
Nightmares On Wax - Luna 2 |HTML5|
Finally, the soothing penultimate track There 4U. The vibe of the album is completly nailed on this one.As the man said on his radio interview not long after, it's his most personal album so far and is pretty much what he's always wanted to make, and it really shows. The album came out late September, check it out if you're looking for positive chilled out hip hop vibes!
Nightmares On Wax - There 4U |HTML5|
-Claude Van Foxbat