Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

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Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by Tweaking Knobs » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:51 pm

Was Jeff Mills really doing something in those videos in the exhibitionist ?


I see him yes mixing , but he touchs a lot the eqs and the volume faders but like just touching them and not really miving them, sometimes.



Of course he mies good , but was he doing more show than, really doing stuff?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw2vDEIDYsE

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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by nbinder » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:31 pm

That's his normal "hectic" behavior. Sometimes he turns the knobs only a tiny little bit and one can argue if that is noticeable.... doesn't really matter I think. :roll:

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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by [nis] » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:47 pm

He's the Wizzard. Still. I'll never forget the first time I saw him DJing at Tresor 1993. Perfect mixes every 20 seconds. He threw the records away until the floor was filled up with vinyl. Ace.
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by john gordon » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:52 pm

all i know is this is great music,unlike the crappy electro deadmouth crap that is being played these days..

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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by dj_huck » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:52 pm

not hearing anything is the trick

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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by SimonPHC » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:56 pm

I hear everything, and personally that's part of the immersion... It takes me deeper into the depths of the grooves.
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by Tarekith » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:08 am

So bummed. Every time I saw Jeff Mills back in the day he was awful, trainwrecks and bad mixes galore, while all my friends would have these awesome stories of insane sets he had done :(

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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by SubFunk » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:00 am

[nis] wrote:He's the Wizzard. Still. I'll never forget the first time I saw him DJing at Tresor 1993. Perfect mixes every 20 seconds. He threw the records away until the floor was filled up with vinyl. Ace.
+1 his extraordinary wizardry got me into DJ-ing in the first place, he was the first dj i saw that treated turntables and a mixer like a piano, except hip hop dudes... and i think technically he is still up to today the no.1

Not to forget his labels & productions, "the bells" will still sound new and fresh in 20 years.
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by SubFunk » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:06 am

Tarekith wrote:So bummed. Every time I saw Jeff Mills back in the day he was awful, trainwrecks and bad mixes galore, while all my friends would have these awesome stories of insane sets he had done :(
Yeah those fucked up sets existed, but i love him for that... He always pushed himself way over the limit.... Sometimes it failed, but he remains the one with the most unforgetable 200% awsome chin dropping on the floor sets... Rather then those clean and dull everytime "nice" and predictable stuff.
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by SubFunk » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:10 am

dj_huck wrote:not hearing anything is the trick
That is the kind of mixing that puts me right away to sleep if it happens all the time throughout a set... Where is the action?
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by ekwipt » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:31 am

Saw Jeff Mills at one of "the docks" raves, big tin sheb, the thing was pulsating as i walked towards it, one of those things i'll never forget.

Jeff Mills live on his 909

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Post by serge_a_storms » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:50 am

john gordon wrote:all i know is this is great music,unlike the crappy electro deadmouth crap that is being played these days..
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by ollyb303 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:24 am

The man's a legend. Just awesome.
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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by theque » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:21 am

seen him live twice and the videos, still don't get it

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Re: Was Jeff Mills really doing something?

Post by trevorc » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:11 pm

he sure is twitchy.. sometimes a wee twitch on the eq can help 'locate' the tune for you against whatever else is playing, but in the vid he's often twitching for twitching's sake - not totally necessary but useful for timing and getting into a groove. no different to having a bit of a dance tbh.

i liked the tunes a lot but i'm not sure i was on board with all the mixing in that video.. and a whole night of turntablism would just get right on my teats :)

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