Posted by : Nerijus Antanavicius Monday, May 6, 2013
Jeff Mills, or "The Wizard" is one of the most known Techno artists of today. His skills at the decks are mind blowing and his minimal techno sound is completely unique.
His journey began in the early 1980s, in Detroit, as a radio show "The Electrifying Mojo" DJ with the pseudonym "The Wizard". Later on, he and "Mad" Mike Banks founded the "Underground Resistance" label, which was famous not only for its music, but for the original idea to appear in public wearing sky masks and combat suits. Jeff Mills is also the founder/one of the "Purpose maker", "Tomorrow" and "6277".
He also released a DVD "Exhibitionist" which features him mixing on three decks (his perfect mixing technique can be seen here on Youtube).
Mills is releasing records and tearing up clubs even today, at the age of 48.
His sound is unique, with themes like space being the most common. The only thing that probably all of this records have in common is the rather small amount of sounds used in them, it's mostly very minimal.
PS. He is also one of the rare "non-mainstream" artists that actually made it on MTV(video at the top), gotta give him a thumbs up for that.