Jeff Mills planning to tour X-102 with Mike Banks; working on sequel to The Exhibitionist
In a forthcoming FACT feature, techno legend Jeff Mills reveals some of his plans for 2015 and 2016.
He and fellow Detroit vet Mike Banks are, Mills reveals, planning to tour their collaborative project X-102 in 2016. The pair are still “figuring out how we would do it”, but the prospect of live revisions of 1992’s landmark X-102 album Discovers the Rings of Saturn should have techno fans’ mouths watering. On top of that, he’s working on a sequel to 2004’s CD/DVD The Exhibitionist.
“We still have a little bit more filming and production to do”, Mills explains, “but it’s going to be very interesting. It still falls in the same line as the first Exhibitionist – it’s an observation about the art form of DJing, but it’s from more different perspective. We cover the art form in a very comprehensive way in the second one, so this probably will be the last one, but it really explains a lot about the mindset and the concepts and the procedure of how a DJ does what he does.”
Watch out for the full feature – a discussion on science fiction between Mills and Scottish producer Konx-om-Pax – next week.