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", MP) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1997 Sell This Version
PM-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1996 Sell This Version
PM-002 Jeff Mills Kat Moda EP(12", EP, Gol) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1997 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", EP, Whi) Purpose Maker PM-002 US 1997 Sell This Version


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October 20, 2017
edited 13 days ago

It became fashionable to slag off The Bells because the success of the track meant it had been mercilessly caned for years. No way that people who were actually around in '93 to '94 when The Bells first surfaced are the ones writing these reviews. It's definitely not his finest work, but it's a cracking record and always will be. Kat Race is a great track, particularly when doubled up with two copies, and the classic Step to Enchantment to The Bells (or vice versa - either works!) destroys dancefloors. Kat Moda is an excellent record. Take it from someone who was actually there when it first came out.


July 14, 2017
edited 9 days ago

Damn This is honestly quite possibly one of the most dull, trite, boring & OVERRATED Techno records to ever exist. Not to mention excessively recommended also doesn't even begin to describe it, especially in the recommended sections of other releases that aren't remotely similar. I'm a genuine long-time Techno & Electronic music fan & have been for years, but I really don't understand just what all the hype is about here. *EDIT* Lol I just love how butthurt some of y'all get!


July 9, 2017
edited 5 months ago

The Bells is an anthem no doubt but for me Alarms is one seriously good track that makes brilliant use of the stab noise found in bubbles by tikkle and kat race is addictive in the mix, Cyclone is probably the intelligent recluse as it sits amongst 3 certain A-sides and still draws enough curiosity to ensure its listened to even if it refuses to conform or mix with the others. Last time I heard this dropped was by Carl Craig at Sankeys in Mcr at about the time Bobby Peru's "erotic discourse" was doing damage everywhere and those two tracks made the crowd go completely nuts.
What I would like to know was for what intended purpose did the repress 1 end up getting sold before some of the originals in the UK? I bought my copy as soon as it hit the shelf from a rec shop called Mike Lloyds mega store (now defunct) in Hanley and it has the b/w art work on the centres which clearly has "(re1)" straight after the release number in the run out.... then at least a few years later a friend bought a copy from Eastern Bloc rec in Manchester and it had the gold artwork and the original stamp on the run out with it (?) and Im pretty sure I noticed at the time that it wasnt alone on the shelf either.


April 17, 2017
i love it to :) all time - R.E.S.P.E.C.T. -


March 24, 2017
I love this EP, as fresh today as when it first came out. Kat Race, my favourite of all the Purpose Maker tracks is one of the funkiest, bounciest grooves tracks Jeff has ever made. The Bells tends to overshadow the other tracks by reputation, but all cuts are killer techno. A bonafide classic.


January 31, 2017
one of the records that is shown in the recommendations section.... all the time :D


January 19, 2017
wait, what the hell is going on with these prices? this was a huge record and was never hard to get was it? (6K people claim to have it on here alone). ..and there are currently 30 copies availible for sale? you sellers suck.


October 18, 2016
I remember Felix Da House Katt dropping The Bells in the mix he did on KissFm The essential mix... That sound meanders alot through its minimalism... Its isnt a solid dirty cruncher like most of Jeff Mills' harsher side of sound but its infectious none the less!


August 19, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
I saw Jeff for the first time hear the bells playing in 1993 in Belgium ... I stood there and I looked / filmed at it in close up... to say control and management filmed tracked my best video recording ever at the age of 20 ... there exist a another video of this moment filmed by ambient producer Seal Phuric ...I've played on two Belgian events where Jeff Mills also played between the year 2000 -2003 ( I Love Techno 2000 and 10 days of Techno Ghent ) - I am satisfied


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