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Detroit, LA, Chicago and NYC Combine For Only Day Party at The Works During Movement Weekend

Movement weekend is undoubtedly the busiest four days of techno and house in the United States all year. On top of the three-day festivities at Hart Plaza, the city plays host to over 50 day and nighttime parties featuring diverse lineups and genres, from more underground sounds to dubstep and drum and bass.

And this year, for the first time ever, outfits from Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City combine for the only daytime party of the weekend to be hosted at The Works — one of Detroit’s most iconic and respected venues. An industrial three-room space known by techno aficionados around the United States as the home of some of Detroit’s best techno events, this year The Works will be hosting four nighttime parties featuring some of the best techno lineups of the entire weekend including Tommy Four Seven, DVS1, Lucy, Luis Flores, Dadub, Hypoxia and Audio Injection, just to name a few.

On Sunday May 28th Synthetik Minds (LA/Chicago), AudioBite Records (Detroit) and Terminator Records (NYC) are all combining with 6AM for Synthetik Audio, a daytime party that will see all three rooms at The Works feature some of the best techno and house from all these major United States cities and more.

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Humble Beginnings with Chuck Daniels

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Photo by Marie Staggat

Although Detroit is synonymous with techno, the Motor City has long held a deep connection with Chicago, the birthplace of house music. It is along the I-90 corridor that music has influenced some of the biggest artists to come out of both genres, with techno finding a home in the Windy City and house gaining respectful representation a four-hour drive due east in Detroit.

 

It is along this powerful connection that Chuck Daniels discovered himself as an artist. Despite deeply-seeded roots in Detroit, he found strong influence in the house sounds emanating from both Chicago and New York, rounding him into an artist able to select the ideal track from a vast palette of underground electronic sub-genres. Undoubtedly skilled, he went on to start his own “Sampled Detroit” imprint, a clear homage to the city he has continued to call home throughout his career. From promoting his own parties to guest appearances on support of high-caliber touring artists making their way through Detroit, Daniels’ own sets have elevated him to well-respected status among listeners and industry peers alike.

 

Thanks to long-standing and mutual appreciation, Daniels has enjoyed a working collaboration with Paxahau for several years now, and will be playing Movement for the fourth time this coming Memorial Day weekend with a prime-time late 5:45-7pm slot at the Opportunity Detroit stage. He is also scheduled to play alongside Danny Tenaglia at Populux for the Official Movement Pre-Party on Friday the 27th of May, and will be hosting his own Cosmic Disco Official After-Party on Saturday night. Hosted by his Sampled Detroit label, the latter will featured an impressive cast of guest artists including Kenny Glasgow, Daniel Bell, Doc Martin, Gene Farris, Andrés, as well as local up-and-coming artists such as Loren and Ryan Dahl. To conclude the weekend, he is also scheduled for a special back-to-back rooftop set with friend and fellow producer Oliver Dollar. You can find all party information on our Movement Party Guide.

 

We had the chance to sit down with Daniels to talk about his start in the scene and the road ahead. Check it out make sure to catch him in Detroit over Movement weekend!

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Your Complete Party Guide to Movement Detroit 2016

Photo by Bryan Mitchell

Photo by Bryan Mitchell

Movement Detroit is just around the corner, and this year the Motor City is peppered with more parties than ever. We have decided to save you the time and effort by grouping them all in one comprehensive guide to help you choose and plan your weekend with ease.

The list is sorted in order by day, with events displayed alphabetically. While most are after-parties, there are a few day parties too which are clearly marked to avoid confusion. The 6AM staff combed through the entire list and selected favorites that we recommend based on years of experience traveling to Detroit for Movement weekend.

Please be aware that some lineups are still TBD and some parties are altogether still yet to be announced. We will be updating this list daily to ensure it’s complete for your use. When preparing for your trip to Detroit, ensure you also take a look at our expansive City Travel Guide for tips on how to get the most out of your stay. Read more

Movement 2015: Top After Parties

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Just like there’s no shortage of epic talent on the Movement Festival lineup…there’s certainly no shortage of after parties for the city to divulge in when the main event ends. And let’s be honest, when the clock strikes midnight chances are you won’t be going to your hotel to get a good night’s sleep. Read more