Book a Paris concert with Jeff Mills

International DJ and iconic electronic music

International DJ and iconic electronic music

About Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills is a key figure emblematic of the history of electronic music.

You meet Enrique Mazzola, Conductor after the concert.

 Born in Detroit, Jeff Mills began in 1984 on local radio and created with Mad Mike Banks collective Underground Resistance which is a landmark in the techno sphere. In 1992 in Chicago, he founded his own label, Axis, which allows him to retain his artistic independence and producing his own electronic compositions inspired by science fiction. This label has just turned 22 years old, still in full independence.

But if Jeff continues to make almost 100 DJ sets per year worldwide , his artistic career goes beyond the limits of the techno music ; for over ten years, he mixes genres and numerous collaborations with many contemporary artists. Very attracted by the image and film, he worked from 2000 on the fusion of image and sound, and the Centre Pompidou presents its unique soundtrack silent film Metropolis by Fritz Lang .


The following year , he created Mono, an installation inspired Stanley Kubrick , 2001 A Space Odyssey . In 2004, he produced the DVD Exhibitionnist which has several DJ -sets from different angles ( front , top , side ) . At the same time , he acquired a new tool, the DVJ -X, which allows it to handle both sound and image and performs the following year the music of another silent film, MK2 this time the Three Ages Buster Keaton. It also creates a series of six video works he presented at the Galerie Georges- Philippe & Nathalie Vallois in Paris and Go Video Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen.

In 2005, Jeff Mills has a production at the Grand Palais on Josephine Baker during the FIAC.

In 2007, he was invited by director Claire Denis to design the sound environment of the Diaspora exhibition at the Musée du Quai Branly and is made Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture.

In 2008, he presented at the Centre Pompidou installation Critical Arrangements under the exhibition Futurism in Paris: an explosive avant-garde and found Mad Mike Banks at Sonar Festival in Barcelona for music and video mixer in the mythical set X-102 rediscovers the Rings of Saturn.

At the Grand Palais, he presents a visual and sound performance entitled The Trip opening of the night, images, closing event of the French Presidency of the European Union and the European Cultural Season.

In 2009, the French Cinémathèque offered him a collaboration around the silent film The Cheat (Cheat) Cecil B. DeMille, before inviting him to confront the universe Eisenstein (October) the following year. In 2011, he presents a new performance Fantastic Voyage by Richard Fleischer at the Cité de la Musique and cinemix Woman in the Moon Fritz Lang at the opening of the retrospective Fritz Lang to the French Cinémathèque.

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