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Jeff Mills (born 18 June 1963 in Detroit, USA) is an influential Techno DJ and producer from Detroit. June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: Motor City, Motown, D-Town, The D, The Renaissance City, Detroit Rock City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Location Location in Wayne County, Michigan Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Michigan Wayne County... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... DJ or dj may stand for Disc jockey, dinner jacket The DeadJournal website, or Djibouti. ...

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Life

Jeff Mills is credited with laying the foundations for legendary Detroit Techno collective, Underground Resistance, alongside 'Mad' Mike Banks, a former Parliament bass player. The UR logo Underground Resistance (commonly abbreviated to UR) are a musical collective from Detroit, Michigan, in the United States of America. ... Mike Mad Mike Banks is the co-founder, along with Jeff Mills, of US record label Underground Resistance. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ...


Just like Public Enemy did some years before in hip hop, they confronted the mainstream music industry with revolutionary rhetoric. Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a seminal hip hop group known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Hip hop music (also referred to as rap or rap music) is a style of popular music. ...


Dressed in uniforms with skimasks and black combat suits, they were ‘men on a mission’, aiming at giving techno more content and meaning. Mills would never leave UR officially, but later on he still went his own way. He moved to New York and after a short stay in Berlin (Tresor) ended up in Chicago. There he set up his most important record label, Axis, later followed by Purposemaker, Tomorrow, and 6277. Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... Tresor (German for safe or vault) is an underground techno nightclub and record label. ... There are at least 2 record labels with the name Axis Records. ...


Mills has also been credited for his exceptional turntable skills. Tracks are almost chopped to bits to showcase the strongest fragments for his relentless sound collages. Three decks, a Roland 909 drum-machine and seventy records in one hour: at breakneck speed Mills manipulates beats and basslines, vinyl and frequencies. Roland TR-909 The TR-909 was a partially analog, partially sample-based drum machine built by Roland Corporation in 1984. ...


In the course of the eighties he was an influential radio DJ on WJLB under the pseudonym The Wizard. Mills' sets were a hightlight of the nightly show from "The Electrifying Mojo," Charles Johnson. Complimenting Mojo's eclectic playlists, Mills would spin obscure Detroit Techno, Miami Bass, Chicago House and classic New Wave tracks. FM98, WJLB, is a Clear Channel-owned mainstream urban radio station in Detroit that broadcasts on 97. ... Charles The Electrifying Mojo Johnson was a Detroit, USA radio disc jockey from the 1970s through the 1990s, whose on-air journey of musical and social development shaped a generation of music-lovers in Detroit and throughout southeastern Michigan and Canada, and was of paramount importance to the development of... Detroit techno is an early style of techno music originating from Detroit, Michigan, USA in the mid-1980s. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Chicago house is a style of house music. ... New Wave is a term that has been used to describe many developments in music, but is most commonly associated with a movement in American, Australian, British, Canadian and European popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s born out of the punk rock movement. ...


More recently he appears to be taking extended forays into epic techno (such as his rescoring of Metropolis and his 16 September 2004 7 hour set with Laurent Garnier at Fabric. Metropolis Metropolis is a science fiction film produced in Germany set in a futuristic urban dystopia. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Laurent Garnier (born February 1, 1966) is a French techno music producer and DJ. As a DJ at the Hacienda club in Manchester he was a significant player in the Madchester scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Fabric is a nightclub in central London, England, just next to Smithfields meat market. ...


Releases

Albums

  • 1992 Waveform Transmission - Volume 1
  • 1994 Waveform Transmission - Volume 3
  • 1996 Live at the Liquid Room
  • 1997 The other Day
  • 2000 Purpose Maker Compilation
  • 2000 Lifelike
  • 2004 Exhibitionist
  • 2005 The Three Ages
  • 2006 Blue Potencial

1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Axis

  • AX-001 - Tranquilizer (Mills & Hood)
  • AX-004 - Mecca
  • AX-006 - More Drama
  • AX-008 - Cycle 30
  • AX-009 - AX-009 Series
  • AX-010 - Growth
  • AX-011 - Purpose Maker
  • AX-012 - Humana
  • AX-015 - Other Day EP
  • AX-016 - Very
  • AX-018 - Tomorrow EP
  • AX-019 - Apollo
  • AX-020 - Every Dog has its Day
  • AX-021 - Lifelike EP
  • AX-022 - Metropolis
  • AX-023 - Every Dog has its Day Vol. 2
  • AX-024 - UFO / 4 Art
  • AX-026 - Every Dog has its Day Vol. 3
  • AX-030 - Every Dog has its Day Vol. 4
  • AX-036 - See the Light Part 1
  • AX-037 - See the Light Part 2
  • AX-038 - See the Light Part 3
  • AX-040 - The Tomorrow Time Forgot

Purpose Maker

  • PM-001 - Java
  • PM-002 - Kat Moda
  • PM-003 - Force Universelle
  • PM-004 - Our Man in Havanna
  • PM-005 - Steampit
  • PM-006 - Vanishing Act
  • PM-007 - Live Series
  • PM-008 - Skin Deep
  • PM-009 - If/Tango
  • PM-010 - Circus
  • PM-012 - Jetset
  • PM-014 - Electrical Experience
  • PM-015 - Divine

Tomorrow

  • TW-001 - Preview EP
  • TW-300 - Sculptures 1-3 CD
  • TW-400 - Europa CD
  • TW-800 - Time Machines CD

6277

  • MISSION 01 Elektrabel - Elektrabel EP 2003
  • MISSION 02 Hieroglyphic Being - Du Commencement A L'Eternite 2004
  • MISSION 03 Elektrabel - Crocks EP 2005
  • MISSION 04 Elektrabel - For Various Reasons 2005
  • MISSION 05 Sub Space - First Step EP 2005
  • MISSION 06 Zachary Lubin - Controllability 2005
  • MISSION 07 Various artists (Jeff Mills Mix) - The objective Mission [Top Secret] 2005
  • MISSION 08 Trefa - Elektrabel 2006
  • MISSION 09 Ben Gibson - No Signify EP 2006
  • MISSION 10 CounterPart - The Martian Mystique 2006
  • MISSION 11 Johannes Volk - The Mysteries Of Tharsis Montes 2006

Tresor Records

  • Waveform Transmission Vol. 1
  • The Extremist
  • Waveform Transmission Vol. 3
  • Waveform Transmission Vol. 3 (Detroit Cut)
  • Atlantis (under moniker X-103)

DJ Mixes

  • Live At The Liquid Room - Tokyo (1995)
  • Exhibitionist - A Jeff Mills Mix (2004)
  • The Mission Objective (2005)

1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Jeff Mills - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (505 words)
Jeff Mills (born 18 June 1963 in Detroit, USA) is an influential Techno DJ and producer from Detroit.
Jeff Mills is credited with laying the foundations for legendary Detroit Techno collective, Underground Resistance, alongside 'Mad' Mike Banks, a former Parliament bass player.
Mills' sets were a hightlight of the nightly show from "The Electrifying Mojo," Charles Johnson.
Jeff Mills (1887 words)
Mills captures his interest in humanity perhaps most clearly in his latest project, Exhibitionist, where he wasconcerned to lay bare the process behind DJing in a postmodern move of self-reflexivity and educational imperative.
Mills is not only aware of critics of techno, he has also noted the economic dynamics and states that compared to other genres in dance, techno is the lowest grossing with little money involved ??Most of the people are in it because they love music.
Mills comments,  ?Because I am using so much of my material it would probably put me in a very difficult situation where I would not be able to make another project like this.
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