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Top 5 Classic Jeff Mills Tracks

Yes, we’ve included the Bells but there is much more from his repertoire that we can count as timeless

Jeff Mills can be considered as one of the fathers of Detroit techno. His famous alias as the Wizard is still prevalent today although he gave it up a few years ago. At the beginning of his career, he and Mike Banks founded Underground Resistance. Later on, he started his solo career and his own label Axis in 1992 where he’d release some of his timeless tracks. The Wizard has worked in film, performed in Royal Albert Hall and was even awarded the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang for his exceptional contribution to the arts.

Jeff Mills is playing at the respected among underground techno fans, Portuguese Neopop festival, which will take place between the 7th and 10th of August. Others included in the line up are:

Jeff Mills / John Digweed / Julianna / KiNK (live) / Lewis Fautzi / Maceo Plex / Magazino / Mashkov / NA O MI / Nastia b2b Daria Kolosova / Nicolas Lutz / NONOTAK presents SHIRO / Nuno Carneiro / Ø [Phase] b2b Matrixxman / Paco Osuna / Plaid & Felix’s Machines / Rebekah (live) / Richie Hawtin  / Rødhåd / RoundHouse Kick (live) / Rui / Vargas / Rui Trintaeum / Ruuar / Sensible Soccers / Serginho b2b Ze Salvador / Solar b2b Lokier / Surgeon (live) / SURTO / Switchdance / Tiago Fragateiro / Tale Of Us / TERZI b2b / TIAGO / The Advent (live) / VIL (PT) / Wata Igarashi (live) / Yassine

Tickets for the festival can be found at:
https://madeofyoutickets.com/

Now check out these top five tracks of Mills’art because ‘if you ain’t listened to The Wizzard, you ain’t have a fu**ing clue what you was missing…’

 

The Bells 

Quite an obvious one but it is impossible not to include it when one talks about Mills. The track is an all-time classic and used to be played on MTV before. Today, the track has become an anthem for the techno generation and is the one track that is usually played to reach the climax.

 

 

Time Machine 1-13 Untitled

The album is released on the label Tomorrow which is a sub-label of Axis Records. ‘Tomorrow is only for the adventurous’. The tracks are dark, ambient, playful, techno and futuristic. Also, the original release came with a ten-page booklet, but no information can be found on what was included inside. The mystery surrounding the whole release is enormous. Definitely worth listening to the entire 43-minute adventure as a soundtrack to your daydreaming adventures.

 


4Art

This track is a playful and teasing techno journey, containing some tribal elements it can take your mind to various places. A very interesting track part of the Wizard’s Exhibitionist mix.

 

See This Way

This is a true masterpiece. Part of the album Blue Potential which was recorded live with the Montpellier Philharmonic Orchestra exposed Mills to a much larger and more mature audience.

 

 

Millsart – Gamma Player

Jeff said himself about this track that it is about the risks you have to take in your life if you want to make it a better place. Gamma Player is timeless sensual techno and is the one track to be played at the end of an unforgettable sweaty night.

 

Neopop Festival

The 14th edition of the underground festival will take place this summer across four days, beginning on the 7th of August. Others, apart from Jeff Mills, included in the line up are:

Jeff Mills / John Digweed / Julianna / KiNK (live) / Lewis Fautzi / Maceo Plex / Magazino / Mashkov / NA O MI / Nastia b2b Daria Kolosova / Nicolas Lutz / NONOTAK presents SHIRO / Nuno Carneiro / Ø [Phase] b2b Matrixxman / Paco Osuna / Plaid & Felix’s Machines / Rebekah (live) / Richie Hawtin  / Rødhåd / RoundHouse Kick (live) / Rui / Vargas / Rui Trintaeum / Ruuar / Sensible Soccers / Serginho b2b Ze Salvador / Solar b2b Lokier / Surgeon (live) / SURTO / Switchdance / Tiago Fragateiro / Tale Of Us / TERZI b2b / TIAGO / The Advent (live) / VIL (PT) / Wata Igarashi (live) / Yassine

Tickets: https://madeofyoutickets.com/

Event: https://www.facebook.com/neopopfestival/

Website: https://neopopfestival.com/home/home

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