UFA Film Nights

Silent Film Classics with Live Musical Accompaniment

And – as extended Version – THE PHYSICIAN

Open Air in the Heart of Berlin

DJ Jeff Mills

August 24

In 1987, Jeff Mills began his career as a DJ during his weekly radio show at Detroit’s WJBL using the moniker “The Wizard.” From 1988, he teamed up with Anthony Srock to produce industrial music under the name Final Cut. Shortly afterwards, he and several others founded the record label “Underground Resistance,” whose releases defined and decisively influenced Detroit Techno. In 1989, Mills also began producing solo recordings.

In 1991, he moved to New York and founded his own label, Axis Records. He also produced for the Berlin label Tresor Records and made his home in Berlin at that time.

In 2000, he released an electronic version of the soundtrack to Fritz Lang's “Metropolis.” His passion for sci-fi and classic movies eventually led him to set to music Buster Keaton’s “The Three Ages" (1923), “Woman in the Moon” by Fritz Lang, and – earlier this year – “A Trip to the Moon” by Georges Méliès.

As a DJ, Jeff Mills is known for his fast, spontaneous mixing styles. He often changes records every minute or so, simply throwing the ones he has used behind him. Mills’ “X-103 – Atlantis” was included in The Wire's “100 Records That Set The World On Fire (While No One Was Listening).”

Especially for the UFA Film Nights, Jeff Mills has now set the completed, restored 2010 version of "Metropolis" to music for the first time.