We have this indoor festival in Belgium named "I love Techno".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
Before Clearchannel got their hands on it, it was awesome. Lots of good parties and festivals before Clearchannel made sure you'd pay at least 10k Euro for the likes of Hawtin or Vath.
During that "golden age", Jeff Mills played Belgium at least 3 times a year.
The first time I saw him, I was standing on a platform in the middle of a room filled with about 10000 people. It was also the first time I heard "The Bells" because it was his new hit at the time.
That set blew my mind. So much, that even Jeff Mills couldn't live up to that again.
The 3 times I saw him after that, his sets sucked and even worse - I heard the same set 3 times. So much for hearing any new wizardry.
A few years ago, Jeff Mills was no more than an old memory. The Fuse club in Brussels held a big party and got Jeff to do a 3 hour set. I hadn't heard him play in years and I wanted to be part of this big Fuse party, so I went.. Best Choice I ever made. That 3 hour set kicked so much ass, I didn't go queuing at any bars or toilets for the whole set. 3 Hours of dancing my brains out.
Experiencing a good Jeff Mills set is like winning the lottery. My fingers crossed for the 15th year celebration of the Fuse Club