Techno’s finest head to Movement Detroit
Every year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people flock from all corners of the globe, gathering in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the musical influence and heritage that Detroit has exuded to generations of people. Also known as DEMF, Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Movement Detroit over the years, Movement Electronic Music Festival is in contention for one of the longest-running dance music festivals across the globe, with a commitment to excellence in staying true to booking only the most bona fide talent while delivering a first-class festival experience in the heart of the iconic Hart Plaza, the legendary riverfront destination that has housed the event for many years.
As per the usual, the lineup announced this year features a wide range of artists ranging from legendary status to hot and the up-and-coming. Let’s start with some of Detroit’s finest. Norm Talley, Carl Craig, Dj Minx, DJ Bone, DJ T1000, Al Ester, Earl “Mixxin” McKinney, Octave One, Stacey Pullen plus many many more helped make this event what it is today because of their dedication to the creation and growth of the techno scene in Detroit. Loads of other techno stalwarts such as Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Stephan Bodzin fill the bill as well. Red hot, rising stars Amelie Lens, Fisher, Chris Lake and J Phlip are also joined by the already well-established Disclosure, Heidi, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles and Audion. There is plenty of Dirtybird action as well, featuring a b2b set with Green Velvet and Claude von Stroke as their Get Real alias.
With so much talent on the lineup, more often than not, there are bound to be set time conflictions and multiple afterparty options which just makes your head spin. I sat down and took everything in and made my anchors for each day. Three set times and an afterparty option that has piqued my interest for each day of Movement.
Kenny Larkin: Star Gate – 4-5p
Seth Troxler: Star Gate – 7:30-9p
Orbital Live: Movement Stage – 10:30p-12a
Afterparty – Wizardry: Damian Lazarus, DJ Tennis, DJ Three, Ataxia, – Leland City Club
DJ Godfather: Red Bull Presents – 5-6p
Dubfire b3b Nicole Moudaber b3b Paco Osuna: Movement Stage – 10p-12a
Kevin Saunderson b2b The Saunderson Brothers: Star Gate – 10:30p-12a
Afterparty – Ovum 25 Years: Josh Wink, Ambivalent, Manik – El Club
Golf Clap: Movement Stage – 4-5:30p
Tale of Us: Pyramid Stage – 8:30-10:30p
Yaeji: Red Bull Presents – 10:15-11:30p
Afterparty – Official Closing Party: Chris Liebing b2b Charlotte de Witte, Luke Hess – Bert’s Warehouse
Tickets to Movement and the official afterparties are still available at Movement.us.