Nightmares On Wax ‎– A Case Of Funk

Warp Records ‎– WAP 15
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP


A1 Biofeedback 5:23
A2 Strange 4:09
1.1 A Case Of Funk 5:21
1.2 21st Kong 4:44

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A1, 1.1 and 1.2 recorded at Dance Square, Nottingham.
A2 recorded at Warp Studio, Sheffield.
Published by Copyright Control.
Mastered at The Townhouse.
Distributed in the UK by Pinnacle.
Made in England.
℗ 1991 WARP Records
© 1991 WARP Records


Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 021603 015067
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP-15-A₁ * MAX
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching 1): WAP-15-1 * MAX

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 15P N O W* Biofeedback / Strange(12", Promo) Warp Records WAP 15P UK 1991 Sell This Version
WAPCD 10715 Nightmares On Wax A Case Of Funk(CD, Single) Warp Records WAPCD 10715 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
WAP 15CD Nightmares On Wax A Case Of Funk(CD, Single) Warp Records WAP 15CD UK 1991 Sell This Version
WAP 15CDD Nightmares On Wax A Case Of Funk(4xFile, FLAC, EP, RE) Warp Records WAP 15CDD UK Unknown


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August 12, 2018
edited 7 months ago

A Case Of Funk used to give me nightmares - maybe that's why they called themselves Nightmares On Wax lol, the track is also very distorted.


March 20, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
'21st Kong' is the goodie here. More 4 to the floor than most of the LP I guess. bruiser bump dub/house. This and 'Strange' are the only tracks not on the album


March 20, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
'one off' break/tech outta Leeds ...... ...... 'one off' break/tech outta Leeds


March 19, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Many notes sequence, sweet chords, full dance pronounced beats, effusive hi-hats, flute simulation and a very powerfull funky bass create the atmosphere of "A Case Of Funk", one of the WARP Classics of the beginning of the nineties (and a quintessential one of that period, for sure). The drop out with the piano part and the female singing is just another touch of class before you shake your body again, in a unique climax.
If my memory is correct, there's a sample from NYC Peech Boys on "Biofeedback", perfectly melted with the minimal-futuristic WARP typical context.
On that same minimal perspective goes the percussive "Strange", a tune with no vocals that counts on a melodic & rhythmic bass line.
"21st Kong" has breakbeats and clearly more abstract-minimal-robotic approach, from the percussion to the mechanical bass. Its rhythmic effects make the atmosphere somehow funny - there are even some samples that seem like a simulation voice saying "King Kong".