Nightmares on Wax returns to Ibiza with Wax Da Jam series

Words by: J Gamp
Posted: 11/5/17 15:04

UK turntable legend Nightmares on Wax will be landing back in Ibiza in 2017 for a new series of his Wax Da Jam parties.

NoW - real name George Evelyn - will host 4 monthly parties at Las Dalias Ibiza, which happens to be the oldest discoteca on the island.

Each party is set to come with a different musical theme that reflects the DJ and producer's wide ranging tastes and sets. As such, an eclectic collection of guests will also be appearing.

On June 22, 'Soundclash night' will see the Nightmares on Wax band go head-to-head with Fat Freddy's Drop for a live soundclash, where as on July 20, Seth Troxler will step on the decks for a '100% Disco' themed party. Meanwhile, on August 17, Evelyn will step to the plates with the legendary Kenny Dope for a 'hip hop and funk jam'.

“The ethos of Wax Da Jam is crowd participation" said Evelyn on the idea behind the Wax Da Jam series. "We have DJ sets with MCs, percussionists, drummers, all working in a freestyle motion and the crowd becomes part of that.

The people make the party. When I first moved to Ibiza, I couldn’t believe what wasn’t here, there wasn’t a lot of diversity. I felt there was a lack of interaction with the crowd from a live point of view. Now there are more alternatives, which is healthy, there are more microcosms of events, these little pockets are so important."

10% of proceeds from the event will be given to the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life charity, which involvs the dance community in actively raising money for children in crisis.

Eveyln himself was one of the earliest artists releasing on the now infamous Warp Records label and came to prominence through key albums such as 1995's Smokers Delight and 1996's Carboot Soul, as well as countless other cherished releases.

The full line ups are below. More information and tickets can be found here.

Wax Da Jam presents
Nightmares On Wax vs Fat Freddy’s Drop
Feat LSK
On the Terrace - Negghead

JULY 20th
Wax Da Jam presents
100% Disco
Nightmares On Wax vs Seth Troxler
On the Terrace - Andy Wilson / Adam Regan (Leftfoot)

AUG 17th
Wax Da Jam presents
Hip Hop & Funk Jam
Nightmares On Wax vs Kenny Dope
Harley Maxwell (Live PA)
On the Terrace - Guts

Wax Da Jam All-Stars
Nightmares On Wax
Wolfgang Haffner
Ricky Ranking
On the Terrace - Kazim Kazim Kazim

Visuals by VJ TON TON


Diego Krause
Luigi Madonna