Jeff Mills presents The Messenger/SleeperWakes (US)

The MUTEK team is particularly proud to welcome Jeff Mills to the festival for the very first time.  Jeff Mills was born in Detroit, where he emerged as a principal member of the techno capital’s second wave, alongside the likes of Carl Craig and the Underground Resistance collective he helped found. He began his storied career as a DJ in clubs and on local airwaves under the pseudonym The Wizard. In 1988, he founded house duo Final Cut with Anthony Srock, but soon after Mills shifted toward solo techno work, a working method he would retain for the rest of his career. Connecting with the European community via the German imprint Tresor, Mills also keeps a busy release schedule on his own Axis and Purpose Maker labels. A film buff, many of his releases bear the inspiration of classic films such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.  He has composed a new soundtrack for Buster Keaton’s Three Ages. 

Nocturne 2
MUTEK 2012, montreal

Métropolis 01/06/2012


  • Berlin / Late Night
  • Beyond... / Dark Matter
  • Confidentials 1-4
  • Cycle 30
  • Growth
  • The Extremist
  • Waveform Transmission Vol. 3
  • The Purpose Maker
  • Confidentials 5-8
  • Java EP
  • Kat Moda EP
  • Mix-Up Vol. 2
  • Mix-Up Vol. 2 Featuring Jeff Mills - LiveMix At Liquid Room, Tokyo
  • Purpose Maker Compilation
  • Shifty Disco E.P.
  • The Other Day EP
  • Very EP
  • Force Universelle EP
  • Inner Life / Medusa
  • More Drama

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