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The Essential… Jeff Mills

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  • The techno godhead guides us through the highlights of his peerless back catalogue.
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    4 Nov 2011
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(TRESOR LP, 1994)

‘Solid Sleep’

Another landmark full-length offering, Waveform Tranmission Vol.3 includes one of Mills’ most acclaimed and endlessly influential tracks, ‘Solid Sleep’ – the impact it had on the Berlin techno sound in particular can’t be overestimated, its spacious sound design and pinched chords reverberating through the contemporaneous work of Maurizio and that of latterday standard-bearers like Shed. ‘The Extremist’ lives up to its title, proving no one can do head-trampling, high-speed techno-funk quite like our man, while ‘Condor to Mallorca”s dubbed-out rave vamps make it one of the most celebratory jams in the Mills canon.

JM: “‘Solid Sleep’ was made and named because I, unfortunately, could not sleep very well because of all the traveling. Solid sleep was rare back then.”


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