The godfather of Techno release eleven years after his first DVD “Exhibitionist”, the second part of one of the first full captured video experience in a multi-angle mix-session.
Over the course of the sequel to his revolutionary film, Jeff Mills furthers his exploration of DJing as an art form, showing how a DJ uses modern technological means to create seamless mixes and complex transitions. In this second volume, the Detroit-native sinks his teeth deeper, showcasing how he approaches the mixing process and how he thinks in real time to improvise and create on the spot, like a musician playing an acoustic instrument or a soloist thinking of rhythms on-the-fly.
“Exhibitionist 2” captures Jeff Mills over the course of multiple sequences, with close-up and multi-angle shots that allow us to see exactly what a DJ does and how music is programmed and played for the purpose of dancing.
Check the second trailer below:
In parallel to this much-awaited double DVD+CD, he will release three 12″ EP’s taken from the CD:
Exhibitionist 2 – Part One: June 29th, 2015
Exhibitionist 2 – Part Two: September 2015
Exhibitionist 2 – Part Three: November 2015
The 2 DVD’s:
Exhibitionist Mix 1: Part 1 (22’13”) / Part 2 (17’36”) (live multi-angle mix with four angle options)
Exhibitionist Mix 2: featuring drummer Skeeto Valdez (13’14”)
Exhibitionist Mix 3: TR-909 workout (Two angle options) (11’06”)
Exhibitionist Studio Mix: (46’43”) (optional commentary by Jeff Mills / subtitle option: English)
Orion Transmission Mix: featuring Pierre Lockett (45’02”)
Worldwide release date: September 25th, 2015
Original music by Jeff Mills. Contains the tracks created in Mix 2 as well as the tracks used in all three mixes.
03. Star People*
05. Strange Wind (From Something In The Sky)
06. Axis Studio Take One*
08. T Minus Thirty*
09. Start Collector’s Journal*
10. Night People*
11. Dance Of The Star Children*
12. Condex (From The Occurrence)
13. Axis Studio Extra*
14. Hydra/Synergy*/Designer Frequency One*
15. Signals To Atomic One*
16. Mills Machina (live)*/Gamma Player loop
“Expanding the art forms in Dance Music has always been an agenda that needed constant monitoring because it has the ability to evolve and develop and each and every idea. At angles that are not easy to see or understand for most of the listening and dancing audiences, I’ve always felt that Dance music would make more sense to the people if they were allowed chances to understand how the music is being programmed and made – to witness this process from beginning.
In 2006 and with this vision, it inspired me to create an observational film and DJ mix project entitled ‘Exhibitionist’. Released as the first DVD of its kind, the acceptance was overwhelming positive which paved the way for many other similar film projects to follow.
Nowadays and in this era, the examples of “what DJs do” are somewhat commonplace and plentiful to see with widely popular Internet programs like Boiler Room, Blaster Jaxx and various other DJ programs, but none have yet to break an innovative barrier and achieve the acclaimed accomplishments of the ‘Exhibitionist’ DVD. Many years later, I realized that there was still more territory to discovered and more things about the art form that needed to be exposed.
The ‘Exhibitionist 2’ is designed to go even deeper into the art form to display, not only how a DJ uses the latest technology, but how he thinks in real time to create and work spontaneously like a musician playing a acoustic instrument or a soloist thinking of rhythms on-the-spot. This is a rare opportunity to see how the technology of today is allowing DJs to be more free and thus, more creative.” – Jeff Mills