Legendary Warp Records mainstay Nightmares on Wax has made available a series of early career “demo” tapes for download that contain seedling elements that went into the likes of Smoker’s Delight and A Word of Science. The series, know as The NOW Experience sessions “are a collection of tapes ranging from ‘86-’97 made in connection with me and my crew, the ICL posse from Leeds, which stands for Inner City Life.”
The tapes can be downloaded for free from the Nightmares on Wax Bleep website, and in a statement, George Evelyn – the man behind the moinker – has said:
“We all used to practice making demos in my mum’s living room from around 87. We used a 4 track cassette and a sampler and these are some of these demo tapes. In between every session I would make these sample tapes which I called Experience. My DJ name is E.A.S.E which stands for Experience-A-Sample-Expert . Hence the EXP. Within the tapes are some crew tracks and some instrumental sample based tracks, Which became the foundations of A Word of Science and Smoker’s Delight etc. I still reference back to these tapes now and again for inspiration. Through these tapes you’ll hear the seed, birth and ingredients of many N.O.W classics. I feel it’s time to share these with the world.
Get your hours of unreleased material here.