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Feel Good Music: Nightmares On Wax's Favourite Albums
Joe Clay , October 15th, 2013 06:54

Following the release of his new album Feelin' Good, NOW's George Evelyn distils his crate-digging exploits into 13 top records


Scientist ‎– Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires
Over the years of doing interviews and reflecting on my music, I’ve realised that Scientist was the first producer that I actually studied. I didn’t know that’s what I was doing at the time, because I was only nine or ten years old, but Scientist was the first producer and beat maker – y’know, a drum and bass man – that I really considered. And this album has got dubs of Michael Prophet and Michael Rose and all different kinds of dubs. It’s Henry Junjo Lawes’ productions, but Scientist’s done all the re-dubs on them. He takes you on a proper dub excursion. Even now I go back and listen to it and it still blows me away. You’re hearing production where… this is somebody mixing on the fly, doing dubs on the fly. This is interesting to me now, because this is where I see DJing going. I see DJing going to producing on the hop and being a bit more in the moment. What Scientist was doing, was doing shit in the moment, and this was back in the 1970s. It’s just a really prominent album for me as a producer.