A fresh release of a sought-after 1992 album kicks off Gert-Jan Bijl's latest undertaking.
The stalwart Dutch artist, real name Gert-Jan Bijl, is already known for a handful of labels, including 4lux and Amplified, through which he's overseen the release of well over 100 records. In his 25th year as part of the scene, Gerd is starting Frame Of Mind, an outlet for both new music and reissues from himself and others. He explains his motivation for the project: "I want to share the experience, knowledge and input I gathered over all these years being in the music game, inspire younger generations and shine a light on my personal taste but also on people I think deserve to be in the spotlight even more."
Frame Of Mind's first move is a remastered reissue of Ruff Disco Volume One, an album from Milo Johnson's short-lived Nature Boy project that, incidentally, turns 25 in 2017. (These days you might know Johnson better as DJ Nature.) The LP, originally put out in 1992 on Black Label, is considered a classic by seasoned disco and house heads, and it's become highly sought-after over the years. This Frame Of Mind re-release will come first on double-vinyl on April 18th, with a digital version to follow ten days later.
Johnson is also planning to hit the road for a few shows as Nature Boy—details on that front are still TBA.
Listen to Ruff Disco Volume 1 cut "Tobago."
01. Ha Ha
03. Mud Up
05. Under Me
06. I'm On Fire
08. Near You
09. The Livin' Groove
10. You Want
11. The Major Enemy
12. The Things You Do To Me
Frame Of Mind will reissue Ruff Disco Volume One on April 18th, 2017.