As the 13th annual Movement Electronic Music Festival approaches, with a global techno fan base poised to descend upon Detroit, the Dancing Astronaut editors prepare for their own stint of techno tourism. For followers of techno, house, and other deeper genres in dance music, Movement’s lineup is quite certainly a dizzying opportunity to take on the finest talent on the scene right now in arguably one of the most culturally significant cities in the music’s history. There are five stages in total that’ll be bumping the bass in downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza this Saturday May 25th through Memorial Day Monday. We’ll be on the ground covering the event produced by the hometown favorite Paxahau (as well as several of its afterparties), but in case you’ll be joining us, read on to hear some of our must-listen picks for the festival itself.
Heading to Detroit next weekend for Movement Electronic Music Festival? Get in the deep mindset with a promo mix from the very wonderful Laura Jones. 2012 was undoubtedly a break out year for the Leftroom devotee, but 2013 will certainly be her year to shine. She exploded into the public consciousness with “Love In Me,” and since then it’s rumored her DJ set at the opening party for Circoloco in Ibiza stunned an entire energetic main room. Although she’s relatively new to the scene, her depth of knowledge and maturity in production is respectable, almost head-scratchingly amazing at times. No tracklist on this yet, but you can catch her next Monday, on Memorial Day, at the Beatport Stage at Movement for a 1pm set time.Posted by
Dutch duo 16 Bit Lolitas are known for their sophisticated production style and dreamy and deep sounds. With “Pondaro,” a new track uploaded to their SoundCloud as a free exclusive ahead of Detroit Movement in a few short weeks, they deliver in a way that rivals the best of their past work. I’ve found that 16 Bit Lolitas tracks are often secret weapons for DJs, and this one shines just as brightly as ever. Let’s just hope Detroit gets as warm on Memorial Day Weekend as this track makes us feel.Posted by
As techno’s finest American festival, Movement Detroit, draws nearer and nearer, the festival continues to pull the tricks out of its proverbial sleeve for excitable fans ready to travel to the genre’s birthplace on Memorial Day Weekend.
Partying in Motor City just got a bit better: Detroit Movement Electronic Music Festival has just announced the second wave of artists for its Memorial Day Weekend techno-leaning festival. Phase 1 gave us Ben Klock, Carl Craig, Derrick May & Kevin Saunderson, Digweed, and Hawtin. Phase 2 kicks off the next round with Brodinski & Gessafelstein, Ellen Allein, Louie Vega, Moodymann, Stacey Pullen and even bassier choices like Paper Diamond, Gramatik, and Griz. No word on whether there is a final phase to be announced, but if you’re already convinced, pick up your tickets here.
(Protip: this festival isn’t going to break the bank — a three-day pass is only $79!)Posted by
Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival has revealed the first phase of its 2013 lineup. The techno-focused festival will take place May 25th through May 27th, and brings in some of the biggest names in the underground electronic music world.
So far the artist lineup includes legends Richie Hawtin and John Digweed, rising star George Fitzgerald, Maceo Plex’s infamous techno alias Maetrik, and many more. Movement is a festival that strays from the glitz and glamour and focuses on the music, the vibes, and the people. The festivities take place 24/7 and have plenty of parties that surround the entire Memorial Day weekend. Tickets are on sale at Movement’s website. Click past the break for the official festival teaser trailer. (more…)Posted by