I was incredibly excited when I heard that N.O.W. was releaseing a new EP. I rushed out and got it, hoping to once again fill up my house with the smooth, rich, soul filled, style of N.O.W. that I have grown to love.
What I got was a mediocre EP at best. The new song, with De La Soul is pretty good, for a rap song. Much of the sound that Nightmares On Wax is famous for is lost underneath the rap. It is a good song, though, and you shouldn't have trouble jumping right in a bouncing your head.
The remix of Finer really isn't that great at all. It takes some of the finest points, like the great bassline, and scraps them. If I love a song, I usually don't dig remixes of it, and the same is true in this case.
As far as I can tell, Morse is the exact same version that is found on Carboot Soul. Morse is a very smooth song, and is one of my favorites. If you have Carboot Soul, there is no reason for this song to be on here - I would have accually prefered a remix to be in its place, because at least it would be something new.
The mix of What I'm Feeling takes the original song, and mixes it up so much that it essentially becomes a new song. You can only hear faint traces of the original song in this mix, which might be a good or bad thing, depending on whether or not you liked the original. It isn't a bad remix, but most of the Nightmares On Wax sound that you were looking for isn't anywhere to be found in this mix.
The remix of Dreddoverboard is pretty good, accually. It keeps a lot of the song, but mixes it up and makes it more interesting than the album version.
While this EP has some poor remixes on it, the new track with De La Soul is the obvious reason for purchasing it, but beware, it doesn't sound like anything you have heard before.
I love for groups to take new steps muscially, so I am very pleased with this true hip-hop song that was created. Nightmares On Wax kept becoming more and more hip-hoppish with each release, and they take it to a new level here.