If you’re into techno, or dance music in general, Jeff Mills will be a name you are familiar with. A pioneer of the Detroit, and therefore the world’s, techno scene, Mills is a constant head of his domain. It’s been 11 long years since he released his legendary exploratory CD/ DVD Exhibitionist back in 2004 and he’s just dropped an announcement we know you’ve all been waiting for…
Exhibitionist 2 is ready to change the game once again for DJs and music fans this year. Differing from the last film, that focused mainly on the procedure and method of the DJ, Mr Mills says that this time they are “showing how one can translate what they think to a machine to manipulate and modify it in a way that makes sense of what they are thinking”. In this second volume, Mills goes even deeper into the art form to display, not only how he uniquely mixes music, but how he thinks in real time to create and work spontaneously. He is filmed in various different angles to capture exactly what he does whilst programming and creating.
Always the evolutionist, this is not the first time Mills has made music news this year. In April he revealed a UFO inspired drum machine at his Weapons event in Tokyo that had nerds far and wide stroking their beards in wonder. The percussion instrument, named The Visitor, product of a collaboration with Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki took six years to make and involved sacrificing his beloved Roland- TR 909.
Understandably, we are on the edge of our seats in anticipation of Exhibitionist 2, which promises to intrigue, Mills stylee. He’s made a video to wet appetites further, which you can find here.
Exhibitionist 2 consists of two DVD and CD box and is accompanied by three 12″ EP releases. Release dates are as follows: