Nightmares on Wax has confirmed a reissue of the hit album Smokers Delight on April 3rd, via Warp Records to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release. The new version will include four new bonus tracks including “Let’s Ascend,” which was just unveiled. Additionally, Nightmares on Wax, aka George Evelyn, has confirmed select shows in Europe and North America.

When interviewed about the album for Joe Muggs’ book Bass, Mids, Tops, Evelyn shared, “It was all the things that turned me on: reggae, soul, and through sampling and digging, hip hop was the backbone. That’s why you’ve got the dub influences on there, and the lovers rock soulful influence in there. That album is the DNA of everything that turns me on musically. At the time people used to say to me, ‘You’ve definitely got a Nightmares sound,’ I’d be like, ‘Really, what do you mean?’ But where I am now today, I think I understand that from a vibrational and spiritual point of view. I’m more in tune with what my heart feels and what I’m connected to when I’m making music. I know when I’m in that zone.”

Smokers Delight 25th Anniversary Reissue Track Listing:

01. Nights Introlude
02. Dreddoverboard
03. Pipes Honour
04. Me + You
05. Stars
06. Wait a Minute/Praying for a Jeepbeat
07. Groove St.
08. Time (To Listen)
09. (Man) Tha Journey
10. Bless My Soul
11. Cruise (Don’t Stop)
12. Mission Venice
13. What I’m Feelin (Good)
14. Rise
15. Rise (Reprise)
16. Gambia Via Vagator Beach
Sonic Buds Bonus Tracks:
01. Aquaself
02. Let’s Ascend
03. Dreddoverboard (Funk Mix)
04. Nights Introlude (Live In Chicago)

Smokers Delight 25th Anniversary Tour:

April 1st – Leeds, UK – Town Hall
April 3rd – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s
April 4th – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
April 16th – Brooklyn, US – Great Hall – Avant Gardner
April 17th – Austin, US – Mohawke (DJ Set)
April 18th – Chicago, US – Metro
April 20th – Denver, CA – Mission Ballroom
April 23rd – LA, US – Wiltern
April 24th – Seattle, US – Nectar Lounge (DJ)
April 25th – San Francisco, US – Midway


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