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"a cup full of wide-eyed soul" -XLR8R

Critics be damned Nightmares on Wax (NOW) puts out some of the most chilled out trip hop out there. NOW is consistantly one of my favorite groups. Its all ask for in music--downtempo, hip hop, heavy baseline, soulful lyrics. Fits my laidback, gentle demenor. Well NOW has a new record out, In A Space Outta of Sound and what I have heard so far its great stuff. Its a departure from Smoker's Delight and Carboot Soul in its rich downtempo vibe but doesn't go as far a Mind Elevation. This album I could be describe as a middle ground between the first two and the last.

From Boomkat:

"Falling somewhere between the jaunty pop-styled fare of 'Mind Elevation' (which, lest we forget, sound-tracked a Lunnpoly advert) and the more down-tempo moodof 'Carboot Soul', E.A.S.E. seems happy to allow the blunted predilection of 'Smoker's Delight' to hang where it is - focusing on a 1970's vibe that (stylistically) isn't a million miles from Blockhead's recent crate-digging excursions."
Mp3: Nightmares on Wax - "Flip Ya Lid"
Mp3: Nightmares on Wax - "The Sweetest"

Buy In a Space Outta of Sound: Insound, Boomkat or Amazon.

4 interested person(s)

christine said... @ 3/10/2006 01:19:00 PM

howdy - this is my first visit, but i'm digging your site like insanity! thanks for the point to that great post article on the three six mafia oscar win - and for calling out all us indie nerds for not posting on the hip hop out there that is doing amazing things. i'm certainly a culprit, but hopefully this will be a wake-up call.

shine on, you crazy diamond!

K. said... @ 3/11/2006 09:20:00 AM

double bonus points for you christine!

1st-flattery gets you everywhere here.
2nd-pink floyd is one of my favorite bands so the crazy diamond refernce is awesome.

thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you keep coming back...for my ego sake at least! thanks again. take care. don't forget about the hip hop.

matt said... @ 3/14/2006 11:15:00 PM

Hey K --

just picked this up. I've been a huge NoW fan since Smokers' Delight. Very impressed thus far w/ In a Space Outta Sound. "Flip Ya Lid" is monster and "Damn" is, well, . . . damn!!

Anonymous said... @ 7/05/2006 07:36:00 PM

hey NOW fans-
what is that hip hop track that is "damn" with lyrics?!
I can only think of one line, "so gimme room," but who is it? I know I have it in my collection but don't wanna go through every CD...

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