Jeff Mills ‎– Java EP

Purpose Maker ‎– PM-001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP


A1 The Dancer 4:55
A2 Gift Of The Hills 2:57
B1 Java 4:50
B2 Outsiders 4:48

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℗© Millsart/BMG-Ariola 1996

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): PM 001-A "THE FIRST OF MANY TO FOLLOW" NSC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): PM 001-B "THE FIRST OF MANY TO FOLLOW" NSC

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMD001 Jeff Mills Java EP(3xFile, WAV, EP) Purpose Maker PMD001 US Unknown
PM-001 Jeff Mills Java EP(12", EP, Promo) Purpose Maker PM-001 US 1996 Sell This Version


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November 10, 2018

B2 samples John Gibbs & The U.S. Steel Orchestra ‎– Trinidad (1977)


October 16, 2018
B1 contains a sample of Electrik Funk - On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric).


October 20, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
I am reading those reviews , and haven't at least read one sentence , anything about Jeff's work , how versatile is in production and composition. His every track is a cosmos for itself , not one is look alike one , but i remember JEff words:
"When you find yourself a good groove , a great kick or athmosphere , and use it on to many tracks , know you are on a wrong path of techno! Always search , make something new , even if it sounds like it was done on 8 bit sound , always bring something new"
I guess no one took this words for serious , and look at a techno today. You can even find labels , that every "artist" looks , sounds, the same , this is so wrong in so many ways , but i guess you will say i am a hater ... no , not at all , just pointing out , something Jeff was really right!


September 18, 2017
I really love the art on this one. one more word.


April 4, 2017
The Outsiders is based on a sample from Nature Boy - Tobago.


November 19, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

All this blokes tracks use the same build up, simple looped sample and a predictable 4/4 beat, the result is this, simplistic mind numbingly boring and repetitive absolutely zero originality in it, listen to some real ground breaking albums like Drexciya Neptunes Lair or the Brown Album by Orbital both a billion times more creative and enjoyable than this.


December 20, 2014

The Dancer and Gift of the Hills, the A-side, is one of the best in the Mills catalogue. The first track is special because even though I heard countless times in 1996 and a couple years after, it never got old, and it still is next level forward thinking music. It is many styles and sounds in one track, with the vocal sample from Jay Denham's Station of the groove (don't know where he got the sample), I used to use it as a break or transition doesn't sound like anything else I've ever heard. It's kind of like a bitter but rich cocktail that's complex and built for the jaded techno enthusiast yearning for something new and different. Well, evergreen, 18 years later, it still inspires me..... Gift of the Hills is a fucking banger of a tribal techno track with off-kilter horns and a flurry of percussion coming at you, and delightfully so!


April 15, 2013
Another Seminal Set of Classic Mills tracks, i am now buying up duplicates so i can wear just 1 bit of vinyl out, loved these trax back in "the day" and to date, just brilliant from Mills as per!!
DJ Proton


November 20, 2012
A1: Important in that it opens a window to what was just around the corner from both himself and the massive influence it would have on the type of tracks I would pick up from the Swedish techno asault to follow where despite being worthy were often forgettable. However, occasionally you would get a release with one with a chordy homage to the soaring synths contained in this gem and became a signature for me of Beyer's best. Ground breaking though production levels are holding it back here. [EIGHT]
A2: Exceptionally short loopy run through that holds little memory for me. [FOUR]
B1: Smart loopy techno but production sounds a little shoddy now and definitely mixed quiet. [SIX]
B2: Stubbornly loop track that doesn't use the stabs or idea as effectively as say on his later KAT MODA EP [FIVE]


September 3, 2012
seagater said it all really,music from another place...sheer bliss.