Jeff Mills to play a DJ set in space
Jeff Mills is going to be truly spaced out!
Elon Musk is a man who pushes boundaries and taps into our boundless potential, especially regarding space.
In February Musk sent a Tesla Roadster into space, and now he is planning to send a DJ up to play a set.
Who better to choose than Mills, who hosts the NASA-associated NTS Radio shows?
Mills will be playing across 3 turntables, meshing together old and new as he told Mixmag:
“A DJ playing in space is so obviously the future,” he said. “So I wanted to balance that with analogue technology in its purest form: three perfectly calibrated Technics 1210s.”
The spacey set will be taking place in September this year and will be streamed live to a global audience.
Mills will take flight in a specially made Falcon Heavy MKII, which is ready and waiting at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
The crowd who goes to watch this special launch will be in for a treat as the set will be aired from a Funktion-One rig situated close to the take-off zone.
Custom Jeff Mills x NASA bomber jackets will also be available from a pop-up shop.
At a press conference Elon Musk said: “I know there is a DJ called Intergalactic Gary who would also be suitable, but an early adopter friend of mine put me onto the NASA-associated NTS Radio shows Jeff has been hosting and I knew that he would be perfect for the job.”
Mills will play for approximately 12 hours in space before returning to earth, where 18 months will have passed for us here on ground.
“I’ve got a few surprises up my sleeve, but I can tell you now my remix of Jamiroquai’s ‘Space Cowboy’ will be getting its first play,” Mills said.
Jeff Mills will be the first DJ playing a set in space, and it’s bound to be out of this world.