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The Wax factor.

Nightmares On Wax are one of the big draws at Friday's 'Soundwave' event at Nasimi Beach. The critically acclaimed English dance act, active since the early 1990s, is the brainchild of music lover George Evelyn.

He's worked with massive names like DJ Shadow and De La Soul in the past. And Dubai dance fans will be in for a live treat when George takes his ideas to the stage for Friday's sundown slot.

We're not talking about a DJ getting the crowd going by spinning the latest sounds. Nightmares On Wax, signed to the iconic Warp record label, will give Dubai's music heads the full live experience.

He says: "We basically do a live representation of our catalogue fused with the live sound system I come from, plus a bit of improvisation. It gives us a bit more freedom, to create that 'on the spot' vibe.

"Rather than create a set I'd like to create a bit of scope so we can pick up on the vibe there as well."

George has the experience too, having brought Nightmares On Wax out for high-profile slots at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the Big Chill and, Glastonbury. But every show is important as George explains: "We've got the sunset spot which will be special. We're pretty well used to that kind of vibe now with being based in Ibiza.

Everyone wants to play the massive audiences but sometimes the intimate ones can't be beat, every setting has it's own special thing."

The UAE fans are lucky as George has a busy schedule. He's set up his own 'Wax On' label to give other dance artists more exposure and he's got a weekly radio show in Ibiza that is broadcast on the web called 'Wax The Box'. It's all go, but the Leeds man explains: "First and foremost I'm a music fan. My approach to music has always been that if you are meant to have the music it will cross your path.

That's always how I've found the music I love. It's not about what someone else has written about it, it's what I've heard."

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