Jeff Mills ‎– Purpose Maker Compilation

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Tracklist

The Dancer 5:00
Casa 5:01
The Bells 4:45
Reverting 4:44
Alarms 5:14
Outsiders 4:54
Cubango 4:46
Medicine Man 4:11
Paradise 5:01
Masterplan 5:16
Fly Guy 4:21
Fuzz Dance 5:11
Tango 3:48
Captivate 5:18

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMWCD9601 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) Purpose Maker PMWCD9601 US 1996 Sell This Version
NO LP Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(2xLP, Comp, W/Lbl) Not On Label NO LP US 1998 Sell This Version
541416 500044 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) 541 541416 500044 Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
NEUPM01CD Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) Neutonmusic NEUPM01CD Germany 1998 Sell This Version
PM001SD-CD Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) So Dens PM001SD-CD Spain 1998 Sell This Version
7243 8 45934 2 1, 8 45934 2 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) Labels, Labels 7243 8 45934 2 1, 8 45934 2 France 1998 Sell This Version
REACTCD126, REACT CD126 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) React, React REACTCD126, REACT CD126 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ENE062 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp) Energetic Records ENE062 Switzerland 1998 Sell This Version
PMWCD9801 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp, RE) Purpose Maker PMWCD9801 US 1998 Sell This Version
cdreps201 Jeff Mills Purpose Maker(CD, Comp, Promo, Car) Labels cdreps201 France 1998 Sell This Version
NEUPM01CD Jeff Mills Purpose Maker Compilation(CD, Comp, RP) Neutonmusic NEUPM01CD Germany Unknown Sell This Version
3155 Jeff Mills Purposemaker(Cass, Comp, RE, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 3155 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
1305 Jeff Mills Purposemaker(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 1305 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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Dj_str8

Dj_str8

June 9, 2016
referencing Purpose Maker Compilation, CD, Comp, PMWCD9601
Is this a mix CD or does every track stand alone?
ckhclassics

ckhclassics

October 30, 2010
referencing Purpose Maker Compilation, 2xLP, Comp, W/Lbl, NO LP

I received this directly from Jeff when he performed in Vienna. I do not believe that this is a bootleg.
EDJ303

EDJ303

September 18, 2003
referencing Purpose Maker Compilation, CD, Comp, PM001SD-CD
The perfect companion to Jeff Mills' Axis collection, The Other Day, Purpose Maker Compilation showcases precisely why Mills became such a phenomenon in the mid- to late '90s. While The Other Day compiled many of the best productions he released on his Axis label in the early '90s, this collection compiles the best moments released on his Purpose Maker label in the mid-'90s. The differences between the two similarly excellent compilations are subtle yet important to note. More than anything, the Purpose Maker tracks are more dancefloor-oriented and less experimental. Mills isn't trying to push the boundaries of techno with these tracks like he was with his Axis records. Instead, he's straightforwardly trying to make tracks for DJs — tracks that mix easily and that will send any dancefloor into a frenzy. As a result, these are very looped tracks. Generally, Mills will lay down a pounding 909-driven foundation and add layers of percussive rhythms, usually at different frequencies to make the track sound incredibly dense. And then he'll top the tracks off with catchy high-end flourishes that stick with you. For example, in "The Bells," the most well-known track here, Mills tops off a pounding rhythm with a simple yet trademark high-end melody and lots of rattling snares. The other tracks here follow the same template — the Purpose Maker sound, if you will. However, just because these tracks may seem a little formulaic upon an initial listen, pay heed. These became some of the most popular techno anthems of the late '90s. Their influence on the U.K. and Swedish techno scenes is immeasurable. Mills spun these tracks for years, with "The Bells" and "Alarms" being two of his calling cards.