::Jeff Mills


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Jeff Mills (born 18 June 1963, Detroit, Michigan) is an American techno DJ and producer<ref name="AMG">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He has performed internationally and is known as one of the world's most revered DJs and techno performers.<ref name=MTVNewsDTechGoinHome>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> 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.<ref name=MTVNewsDTechGoinHome/> He went by The Wizard, a DJ alias he used since the early 1980s, retiring the name in 2013.<ref name=FactMagRetireName>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Mills is the founder and owner of Axis Records, a record label he founded in 1992.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The label is based in Chicago, Illinois and is responsible for the release of much of his solo work.

Mills has received recognition for his work both as a DJ and producer. Eminem mentioned Mills in the lyrics to a song and he was knighted Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.<ref name=NYTimesrareapepar>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> Mills was also featured in Man From Tomorrow, a documentary about techno music that he produced along with French filmmaker Jacqueline Caux.<ref name=NYTimesrareapepar/> He continued working in film, releasing Life to Death and Back, a film he shot in the Egyptian wing of the Louvre Museum where he also had a four-month residency.<ref name=NYTimesrareapepar/>

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