Nightmares On Wax ‎– Aftermath #1

Warp Records ‎– WAP 6, Outer Rhythm ‎– WAP 6
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Aftermath 5:58
B I'm For Real 6:22

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Warp Records in association with Outer Rhythm.
Pressed by Lyntone.

The Real Designers Republic...The Dr. McCoy!

Both these tunes sample from Newcleus' 'Jam On It', Aftermath uses the female sweepy vocal off it, and 'Im For Real' uses the arpeggio'd bleepy loop.

Intro from I'm For Real samples Vicious Pink - Cccan't You See...

"I'm for Real" sample is actually saying "I'm a real" and is taken from Robert Owens singing on Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie - "Tears".

"there's something going round inside my head" sample taken from Cuba Gooding - "Happiness is Just Around the Bend"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016026 228064
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP 6 A² LYN 27680
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching B): WAP 6 B³ LYN 27681

Other Versions (5 of 16) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RTD 150.1113.3 Nightmares On Wax Aftermath(CD, Mini, Single) Warp Records, Outer Rhythm, Rough Trade, Rough Trade Records GmbH RTD 150.1113.3 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
GRMS 4 Nightmares On Wax Aftermath(12") Graffiti GRMS 4 Greece 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 1076 Nightmares On Wax Aftermath #1(12") Indisc, Warp Records WAP 1076 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
RTD 150.1113.0 Nightmares On Wax Aftermath / I'm For Real(12") Rough Trade RTD 150.1113.0 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
WAP 6 CD Nightmares On Wax Aftermath(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP 6 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version


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September 17, 2017
edited 2 months ago
Vicious Pink's 80s hit "Ccan't You See" sampled in "I'm For Real" , as well as Nightmare on Wax's "A Case of Funk".


January 26, 2017
edited 10 months ago
... 'Down, down, down' female vox on Aftermath: Sampled from the 84' electro classic by Newcleus- 'Jam On It' along with various other parts of the track on both Aftermath and I'm for real. Warp had such a stake in the bleep game at this stage that 'I'm For Real' was absolutely huge; those bleeps lifted entirely from Newcleus! Great sampling & 2 great tracks non the less.


November 29, 2016
Lots Of 1992 And 1993 Tunes Sampled The Vocals From This Tune, From DJLD The Remixes, E.Q. Addict And The Mario Brothers, Not Forgetting Naz A.K.A. Naz The Started Again Ep..


September 17, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Great track... but prefer Testone over this.


January 25, 2014
...Has to be an error in the notes here... "I'm for Real" sample is actually saying "I'm a real" and is taken from Jamie Principle singing on Frankie Knuckles Presents Satoshi Tomiie - "Tears".

Unless I am badly mistaken the vocalist on 'Tears' was Robert Owens, not Jamie Principle..


September 3, 2012
another good warp release,they only had about 5 good uns.and this is one of em.


April 14, 2002
"There's something going round inside my head...I think it's something I feel...It's something unreaeaeeaeeaeeaaaal" (sampled from Cuba Gooding, the actor's father). Lots of bass on this one.