Monday, May 21, 2007

Nature's In It

Last Friday's Party at Zubar marked DJ Nature's return to Dallas after more than six months in Puerto Rico and Indiana, amongst other places, touring and recording an album with Puerto Rican singer MIMA. After gaining some attention in Latin and South America with her self titled debut album last year, Mima, who has known Nature for a number of years, elected to come to Denton a couple different times in 2006 to write songs with Nature and a number of other notable locals, including Mike West (Violent Squid), Jeremy Schroder (NO2Self) and Shane English.

Utilizing some of the Denton birthed material, Nature and Mima traveled to a small children's music school near Nature's family home in Indiana to work out and record her second full length, which Nature recorded and produced over several months in the beginning of this year. Emerging from the frozen schoolhouse with roughly 18 tracks, the pair is now in the process of sifting through their material to determine which songs will appear on the record, and they have been nice enough to share two of the tracks with us for your downloading pleasure (below). Both are quite good, showcasing Mima's haunting yet highly seductive vocals and Nature's impressive ability to mold his musical influences into something that fits perfectly with the style of his subject, keeping his dub and latin dance influences while moving them into a more commercially viable but equally impressive and musically interesting place. To be honest, both of these songs are extremely catchy and well put together, but Nature's mix of "Ojo Avizor" is the one that got us going immediately. You can really hear the track going over well on just about any dance floor anywhere:

LINK "Ojo Avizor (DJ Nature remix)"

LINK "Damen"

Additionally, Nature and Mima have just completed a tour of Puerto Rico with Dallas songwriter Jonas Ra, who played keyboards and guitar with Nature (drums and bass) backing up Mima. Anyway, you can download one of his tracks below and get a better idea of the broad range of musical influences the trio drew from on tour.

LINK "Mississippi" by Jonas Ra


Anonymous gavin rosedale said...

i like this blog alot!
unrelated: scanning the musician dense crowd watching early lines i really felt apart of a greater north texas community

it helps that they're my friends as well

1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Notice the lack of self-reference in SR's review compared to the I, I, I all over DL's review.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous jwm said...


well, if stonedranger were to say that he were present in the recording booth in indiana, that would be ONE HELL OF A LIE.

Defensive Listening wrote a SHOW REVIEW, now I'm sure that DL was in attendance because of the descriptive quality of the piece. Was DL supposed to alter the narration to third person so as not to seem self reverential?

well, that would be like saying that DL wasn't there at all! that wouldn't make any sense would it?

9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you wanna watch most of the early lines set at aboca's italian restaurant in richardson, visit:

also, coming soon:

tyrannasaurus x and blank blank


11:06 AM  
Anonymous M-. said...

Completely awesome! There I said it again.

Couldn't make the Early Lines show, but now I can at least see what I missed.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:54 PM  
Anonymous ed said...

The Early Lines set was wonderful. Best goddamn band that's ever come out of these parts.. or otherwise, really.

3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is this how Denton does it? everyones white. this an all white rally?

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where's the token arminain?

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck that all white bullshit. Do you think I have a choice as to what my fucking skincolor is? Fuck you.

DJ Nature is an asshole.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it's "Is this an all white rally?" Not: "This an all white rally?"

At least say: "This is an all white rally?", even though it sounds like a statement.

And it's not about being black or white, it's about looking intelligent or retarded.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't help being a white person in a predominantly white area.

Yes, is great! Thanks man!

5:50 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

did i miss something?

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the most racist shit i've ever seen on here, 4:17 PM. The only racist shit, actually.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're a drama queen, sr

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Fuck that all white bullshit. Do you think I have a choice as to what my fucking skincolor is? Fuck you.

DJ Nature is an asshole.

5:43 PM

HUH? where the fuck did you get that last line? is that the only brownish fella you could come up with to make your point? defensive much?

12:39 AM  
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You have no idea what you're talking about.

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