George Evelyn is a true pioneer of electronic music. Since 1991, he's recorded albums for Warp Records under the alias Nightmares on Wax, blending elements of hip-hop, soul, jazz and techno in his signature spaced-out style.
Evelyn released his seventh LP, Feelin' Good, earlier this month. In celebration of it, he's now sharing a new DJ mix, "Fun Mix #1," which is available to stream exclusively here.
"This is a feel-good, fun mix from me, playing in the moment for the joy of music," Evelyn tells Rolling Stone of the eclectic, hour-long set. "The journey is everything, and everything is everything when it comes to my influences of electronic, reggae, jazz, hip-hop, funk, disco, drum-and-bass and salsa."
This is just the beginning of Evelyn's busy fall: on October 28th, he and his live band will open their first full tour since 2008 with a show in Berlin. The North American leg begins on November 14th in Washington, D.C. Check out the full dates at the Nightmares on Wax website.
Full tracklist for "Fun Mix #1":
J Star - "Passin' Me By"
The Planty Herbs - "Output"
Whiskey Barons - "La Murga Skank"
Nightmares on Wax - "Be, I Do" (The Planty Herbs Remix)
Palov and Mishkin - "Jack De Nose"
Roots Manuva - "Witness (1 Hope)" (Karim South Miami High Edit)
Portformat - "Knock Knock" ft. Bless1 (Resound Remix)
Ali Shaheed Muhammad - "Lord Can I Have This Mercy" ft. Chip
Quantic Y Anita Tijoux - "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Chan Live - "Mad Izm"
Western Roots - "Rootical"
Toots and the Maytals - "Funky Kingston"
Bosq of Whiskey Barkons - "Won't Ever Feel Cold" ft. Mendee Ichikawa
Truth Hurts ft. Rakim - "Addictive" (Karim Southside Dub)
James Brown - "Don't Tell It" (JM Jackmaster's re-edit)
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