Wednesday 10 October 2007

Jeff Mills - Exhibitionist 2004 (Part 1)


Compared to Justin’s abs or Kylie’s arse, your average DJ does not offer much to look at. And yet at every gig Jeff Mills plays, groups of punters crowd around the booth scrutinising his every move. Now, Mills is no pin-up – despite the feverish fantasies techno trainspotters undoubtedly have about this Detroit techno legend – yet as a DJ he’s a true performer. Largely eschewing the boring beat-matching and segues of most techno and house jocks, Mills tears through 4/4 rhythms like a hip-hop scratch DJ, rarely playing any record for longer than two minutes before he rips it from the deck, hurls it over his shoulder and slams another beat in perfectly in time. It’s his spontaneity and intuition that sets him apart from most overpaid record changers, yet Mills has now tried to capture that spur-of-the-moment feel on his new Exhibitionist DVD.

“Exhibitionist is a document and an exploration of the art of DJ-ing,” Mills explains. “By allowing the viewers to see more clearly the techniques of DJ-ing I will hopefully attract more attention and a better understanding of what I do.”

link (306 MB, AVI, 45 Minutes, Decent Quality)

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