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Nightmares on Wax: 25 Years Later and Still Spinning
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Nightmares on Wax, the pioneering British electronic producer George Evelyn, is coming to the Paradise tonight to celebrate 25 years of making records. Sure there are a million and a half anniversary tours occurring at any moment in 2014, that NOW is still making vital music in the electronic realm — notorious for high turnover and high burn out rates — is a reason to celebrate. Think about it for a second: In 1989 “the Simpsons” were brand new, the Soviet Union was still a thing and the World Wide Web was just a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye. A lot has changed over the years — laptop computers weighed 14 pounds! — but the music of Nightmares On Wax is still ahead of the curve. We caught up with Evelyn to talk challenges, changes and tech over the last two and a half decades. More