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This is what happens when you put a Detroit techno legend in a room with a TR-909

As far as performance setups go, you don’t get much more minimal than just a single Roland TR-909, but that’s all Detroit techno titan Jeff Mills had to work with for his Beatport Exhibitionist Mix.

Despite the absence of other gear - and a table - Jeff managed to come up with something pretty impressive, proving that, in the right hands, drum machines definitely do have soul...

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.