Its not everyday that The Wizard speaks out and gives his valuable opinion on the state of EDM. So when In The Mix had the opportunity, they grabbed it with both hands and caught the Techno veteran on his Australian tour. Jeff Mills has witnessed every curve of the graph of the rise and fall of electronic music in the past two decades. On being quizzed about his views on the current trends and the sound style emerging thanks to EDM, Mills gave a humbling and rather unexpected answer.
I never thought that there was a right way or a correct way to make music. People do what they feel compelled to do, and if people like it or not, that’s really their personal preference, and it’s always been like that. But if you’re confident in what you’re doing and you think it’s right, then it should be produced and the world should hear it.
Mills insisted that having a open-minded course towards discovering electronic music is infact healthy. Pointing out that EDM wasn’t the first huge shift from underground electronica, he made references to other popular genres and they’re growing-receeding trends.
I don’t dislike any other format, including EDM, or anything like that, I think it serves a purpose. It’s fine. People love it. This is not the first scapegoat of electronic music, you know [laughs]. Many years ago it was trance music, and before then it was something else. It all serves a purpose, and I think that we’re moving along in a very healthy way all together. I think once you [restrict things], then it’s really the beginning of the end.
Source: In The Mix