Jeff Mills ‎– Kat Moda EP

Purpose Maker ‎– PM-002
Vinyl, 12", EP, 33 ⅓ RPM, Gold On Black Label


A1 The Bells 4:46
A2 Kat Race 4:22
B1 Alarms 5:32
B2 Cyclone 4:48

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Kat Moda EP was produced for the Purpose Maker
℗© Millsart/BMG-Ariola 1997

B1 "Alarms" is in fact credited as "Masterplan" later on Purpose Maker Compilation. "Alarms" that appears on Steampit EP was on some test pressings of this release before it was released officially.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side run-out, etched / NSC is circled): PM 002-A (RE I) NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (B side run-out, etched / NSC is circled): PM 002-B (RE I) NSC

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PM-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(12", EP, Whi) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1997 Sell This Version
PM-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(12", W/Lbl, Promo, EP) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1996 Sell This Version
PMD-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(3xFile, MP3, 320) Purpose Maker PMD-002 US Unknown
PM-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(12", MP) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1997 Sell This Version
PM-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(12", EP, Gol) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1997 Sell This Version

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December 24, 2015
edited about 1 month ago
haterz gotta experience bells get dropped at berghain. nuff said.


April 27, 2015
So I somehow ended up with a 1997 misspress with an incorrect B side as follows:

A1 - The Bells
A2 - Kat Race
B1 - Masterplan
B2 - ???

There's a 1997 misspress listed as only containing Alarms and Cyclone on both sides but not one with these tracks.
Has anyone here received a similar copy or have an explanation?


April 27, 2015
Jeff Mills fan and also don't like the Bells. It's that pop resembling un-undergroundy melody that kills it for me. It also explains why it's more mainstream I think. Cyclone for me!


May 30, 2013
i dont get why every mills fan hates the bells. of course it isnt as experimental, but the athmosphere is just amazing. i bet if it didnt become famous everybody would love it...


January 20, 2013

The Bells may be more of an up front stomper than a lot of his work from this period and onwards but this doesn't mean it is shallow or disposable. In fact for me it's so effective because it delivers the usual Purpose Maker brand of brain-melting multi-layered interlocking rhythmic complexity in a more aggressive package.


November 25, 2012
edited over 2 years ago

Good record - not for the famous "hits", but for "Cyclone", which is a fantastic, energizing and sparkling techno track. It's hard to describe, very dense, industrial, raw, wild, ravishing fast and yet somehow melodic... Simply makes me wanna jump immediately every time I put it on the table.

I could never understand therefore how the other tracks could become so much more famous. I always hated "The Bells", I think it's much too "primitive", especially the hi-hats are quite annoying and the whole track lacks the freshness and the sparkling drive known from Mills' tracks. "Alarms" is better, sounding more fresh, but a bit lame regarding its energy level. "Kat Race", in my ears, is completely wasted vinyl space.


November 20, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
A1: Jeff Mills most recognisable work. Probably shorter than you'll remember, basic techno intro breaks into his call and response(?) bells loop. Proper old school techno stomper that will bring a smile to peoples faces. [TEN]
A2: Nicely crafted but ultimately unfulfilling techno track that goes nowhere. [FIVE]
B1: Uncompromising techno stomper. One sound loop subtly effected for duration of track. Not without appeal and still a minor classic but dated badly in both idea and exceution. [SEVEN]
B2: Uncompromising techno stomper. Mostly one sound loop subtly effected for duration of track aided by occasional alt loop and percussive techniques. Lacks the magic of The Bells or the merit of Alarms [FIVE]


September 3, 2012
i wouldnt call the bells shallow,that things a dj tool for dancing,and for those that know..but theres no accounting for have to know what to do with records like that.big riddim.


December 5, 2011
edited over 4 years ago

It's incredible that in every '90 House release i find this thing in the recommendations.