The Progressive Underground

The Progressive Underground 77 feat. DJ NATURE

On this installment of The Progressive Underground, we interview Milo Johnson aka DJ NATURE and profile choice cuts from his discography. We also bump tracks from Alfa Mist & Emmavie, Darkhouse Family, Stavey Pullen, Norvis Jr, Carl Craig, Anthony "Shake" Shakir, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Naoki Shinohara, Saux, Joya Mooi, The Grrovers, Naoki Shinohara, Stacey Pullen, Lili K, Omar S, Achterbahn D'Amour, Trus' Me, Amp Fiddler, Sasac, Theophilus London, Blue Six LaVeda Davis, Andres (aka DJ Dez), Nicolette, Oceaan, Conch, Simian Mobile Disco, Telex, DJ Koze and many more!

We go from 8-11 pm EST on 101.9 FM WDET and Turn in, tune in and VIBE!


Milo Johnson’s story isn’t one often told in dance music circles. A DJ and producer in the 80s and early 90s, who whilst at the top of his game would give it all away for some 18 years, then return with a genre-defining sound, relaunching his career and earning a legion of new fans around the world.

His 2010 return to releasing music also marked the beginning of a partnership with Phil South’s Golf Channel Recordings in NYC, which has now become home for six EPs and an album, last year’s Return Of The Savage, which has been widely considered as a modern day classic. Japan’s Jazzy Sport label has also played its hand in the resurrection, housing three DJ Nature EPs and a hotly tipped forthcoming album, reconnecting Nature with the country he spent years supplying records and clothing through his export company in the 90s.

With his highly applauded album Return Of The Savage and DJ dates at the best underground dance music clubs around the globe, DJ Nature is back and sounding stronger than ever.

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Magical Boy
DJ Koze feat. Matthew Dear Amygdala
That Feeling
Alfa Mist & Emmavie 12" single
Press Contine
Darkhouse Family Brockwild EP
Forever Monna
Stacey Pullen & Chez Damier 12" single
Norvis Jr. 12" single
Tell Me
Kaasi 12" single
Hips Shaking
Mr. President Hips Shaking
Moskow Diskow (Carl Craig re-mix)
Telex 12" single
Detroit State of Mind
Anthony "Shake" Shakir Frictionalism 1994-2009
There's a Truth
Motor City Drum Ensemble Raw Cuts Vol.1
Every Pharoah Needs a Queen
Reggie B. 12" single
My Drum Loop is Stuck in Molasses
Shlohmo Shlo-Fi EP
Designer Drug
Mayer Hawthorne Where Does This Door Go
Dimension (Fred P Reshape)
Naoki Shinohara Dimension EP