Jeff Mills believes political issues are being overlooked in electronic music, largely due to it being “typically middle class” now.
Speaking to France24, Jeff said: “Music, especially dance music, used to be more political. The makeup of the people back in the 1970s and early 1980s was very mixed between gay and straight people from everywhere, it was a melting pot.”
“It made it easier to speak about certain ideas like violence, brutality and racism. Now electronic music is primarily made by a certain type of people, typically middle class that probably have a more comfortable lifestyle.”
Jeff added that political issues “have been pushed aside at a time when there should be a voice.”
“People come to those parties because they want to shut themselves off for those few hours in the middle of the night and they don’t want to think about the American president—they don’t want to think about people dying at the border with Mexico, they don’t want to think about terrorism” or the situation in Sudan.”