Jeff Mills is going to be the first DJ to play in space. And it’s SpaceX designer and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk who’s making it happen.
Musk, , reportedly caught wind Jeff Mills' and decided he was the right selector to be sent into outer space.
And no, we’re not talking about : the Detroit musician really is taking a trip to the stars in his latest musical venture. He’ll be playing across three turntables, a throwback to his earliest performances. “A DJ playing in space is so obviously the future,” The Wizard told Mixmag. “So I wanted to balance that with analogue technology in its purest form: three perfectly calibrated Technics 1210s.”
The set will take place in September this year and will be streamed live to a global audience. Mills will spend the best part this year working on his track selection, which will span the entirety his career so far. “Jeff wanted to bring a full orchestra with him at first,” a source close to the project told us. “But his favourite bassoon would burst under the pressure zero gravity, so he’s decided to go vinyl-only.”
Elon Musk course sent his Tesla Roadster car into space in the Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this year, and Mills will go up in the specially made Falcon Heavy MKII, which is ready and waiting to take f from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The crowds who gather to watch such seminal launches from the center are also in for an extra special experience: the performance will be aired from a weighty Funktion-One rig situated close to the take-f zone, while custom Jeff Mills x NASA bomber jackets will be available from a pop-up shop.