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In terms of musical style, Justin Mills has always kept all options open; ‘eclectic’ is the word most often used to describe his sets. He feels this is due to having been a regular listener all through his teens to legendary John Peel’s BBC late-night radio show, the source for his first mixtapes. He was playing drums and percussion in two bands while at art school in Bristol in the eighties, absorbing the rise of the local trip-hop and drum & bass sounds during the British rave scene of that time. He was then introduced to an entirely different kind of music when he was studying in India for three years at Santiniketan, where he grew to love the complex rhythms and melodies of classical Indian music and the drumming of the local Santali tribes.
In 1996 he moved to Thailand and in 2004 he mixed a new soundtrack for the film ‘Koyaanisqatsi‘. This new version, with a diverse range of music including tracks by Nitin Sawhney, Underworld, Radiohead, Tom Waits, Young Disciples, Peshay, Moloko, and DJ Craze, was screened in Bangkok’s legendary Bed Supperclub with Mills mixing the soundtrack live, thus beginning his residency at one of Asia’s top nightclubs. Since then he has been playing in clubs all over south-east Asia with many regular residencies in Bangkok, mixing up a wide range of styles from Funk, Soul, Jazz and Hip-Hop to Nu-Disco, cross-genre House, and Bass Music, and he has recently started a resident show on Bangkok’s Durian Radio.
DJ Residencies in Bangkok since 2004:
Havana Social Club
Club 87 Conrad
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