Jeff Mills (born 18 June 1963, Detroit, Michigan) is an American techno DJ and producer. He has performed internationally and is known as one of the world’s most revered DJs and techno performers. Mills is a founder of Underground Resistance, a techno collective formed with ‘Mad’ Mike Banks in the late 1980s. While Mills left the group to explore his own ventures, the collective continues to be a mainstay of Detroit’s music scene. He went by The Wizard, a DJ alias he used since the early 1980s, retiring the name in 2013.
If classical music, at least in aesthetic terms, presents tradition and the known, then during these performances Mills electronics have succeeded by working from within and alongside it, pushing its borders outwards toward the strange and unknown.