Nature Boy

Unreleased Ruffness 1991-1992

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Nature Boy

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No sooner has DJ Nature brought us a fresh batch of bottom end bump on his brand new FWD EVR imprint, the Bristol bad man takes a tour of his DAT collection and cooks up a killer set of previously unreleased material written and produced under his Nature Boy alias between 1991 and 1992. That's right folks, these were the "Ruff Disco" years, so expect that same hard hittin' cut-and-paste deep house feel and chunky, bass-heavy grooves that Nature Boy is known for. 
In its "Main Version", "Yeah" hits us with a rolling bassline, simmering percussion and a series of sweet vocal samples, all boasting that irresistible groove the man has made his own. "Groove Express" twists the same ingredients into a choppier arrangement, augmented with the inspired inclusion of a techy synth riff. As you'd expect, the "Mellow Version" cuts back on the in-yer-face vocal snippets and introduces us to some deep and jazzy chords and delicate keys. Flip it for the drum-machine plus clav sampling of "Hey Ho" and "Players", each inbued with sampledelic house style you wouldn't hear from Detroit for another two years. Last but not least we get the depth and dreaminess of "Strugglin'", a vintage Milo missive with various vocal samples, vibraphone licks and touches of hip hop.
Proper house music from one of the greats, this is further proof that DJ Nature was always one step ahead of the rest. 


Patrick says: Rough, ready and heady FIRE from DJ Nature here, rescued from his early 90s archives. Bumping, groovy and awash with forward thinking sampling, this shit shows Milo was a couple of years ahead of those Motor City house heads. Dope.


1 Yeah (Main Version)
2 Yeah (Groove Express)
3 Yeah (Mellow Version)
4 Hey Ho (Demo Mix)
5 Players (Demo Mix)
6 Strugglin' (Demo Mix)

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