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Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan Declares Techno Week 2017 in Honor of Movement

Detroit will forever be known as the city that gave techno to the world. The genre was born during the mid-to-late 1980s, and remains as popular as ever in no small part thanks to the work of Movement Electronic Music Festival in the 10 years of its existence (and the prior years under different names).

This coming weekend, tens of thousands of electronic music fans will descend upon Hart Plaza for yet another three-day music bonanza featuring top-tier talent in techno, house, experimental and a series of other eclectic genres spanning from hip-hop to drum ‘n bass. Detroit techno legends will be joined by more recent underground favorites for what is surely the biggest event of its size in North America.

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Golf Clap’s Guide to Movement Detroit Weekend

The last time we spoke with Golf Clap was two months ago when they graced 6AM with a special guest mix for our Global Vibe Radio podcast. In that interview the duo discussed, amongst many other things, the importance of Movement Electronic Music Festival for Detroit-based artists such as them.

This past weekend we had the pleasure of chatting with them once more, this time to collect their own personal guide and recommendations for Movement weekend, both at the festival and outside!

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Q&A and Global Vibe Radio 061 feat. Blank Code’s Anthony Jimenez

Anthony Jimenez got his start as a DJ back in 2003, gaining experience playing records spanning several genres before finding his niche in techno. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, the DJ and producer was drawn to the dark and cavernous sound of techno when he moved to Detroit, going on to become a mainstay at Blank Code‘s Scene parties.

Time Under Tension, his 2014 debut EP released on Blank Code, made waves in the international techno scene, receiving support and plays by the likes of Annie Hall, Brendon Moeller, Exium, DJ Hyperactive, Krenzlin, Pfirter and Rebekkah. A tastemaker in his own right, Anthonys own productions are a mirror representation of the hard word and tenacity he adopts in every studio session and DJ set. Driven by the raw and primal nature of techno, his DJ arrangements and original productions are characterized by broody and deep musical explorations peppered with hypnotic and rhythmic sonic experiences. His signature sound has made him a local favorite in a city that not only gave birth to techno, but continues to push the envelope for the genre’s future progress with a selection of top-tier talent in both the producer and DJ categories.

His skills have not gone unnoticed, landing Jimenez coveted spots alongside some of technos greatest names in the international touring circuit including Monoloc, Silent Servant, Dasha Rush, Regis. Perc, Adam X, Headless Horseman and Dustin Zahn just to name a few. In 2015 came what some describe as the coronation gig for any techno DJ in Detroit – a booking at Movement Electronic Music Festival among the world’s techno elite.
2016 saw Anthony release a new EP with Blank Code, welcoming the current year with gigs in Detroit, Colombia for an Official Movement Pre-Party, Minneapolis and a return to Movement Electronic Music Festival at the end of this month, where he is scheduled to play at the Underground Stage as well as at an afterparty at The Works on Saturday night.

His one-hour mix for Global Vibe Radio’s 61st episode is a live recording from his Minneapolis gig on April 22nd. Enjoy it below and read on for our interview with the man himself, who we chose as one of the undercards not to miss on this upcoming Movement’s stacked lineup.
 

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#TBT Series: What Was It Like To Be At The First Ever DEMF/Movement In 2000?

Each year at the end of May, thousands of fans descend on Detroit’s Hart Plaza to experience Movement Electronic Music Festival. As most attendees of Movement may know, the festival’s history goes as far back as the year 2000, when the celebration was first called Detroit Electronic Music Festival, or DEMF for short. The annual electronic music event changed named two other times, going simply as Movement in 2003-2004 and as Fuse-In in 2005 before being taken over by Paxahau under the current name.

But what was it like to be in Hart Plaza during the event’s freshman year sixteen years ago? The first DEMF was a landmark celebration that brought visitors from all over the world to celebrate techno in the city that gave birth to the genre. At the time, the City of Detroit injected serious money into DEMF, working with pioneers of techno to put on a weekend festival that went down with few hitches, no reported crime and plenty of injected tourism for the Motor City.

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City Travel Guide: DETROIT

It’s likely that if you ever tell someone you’re taking a vacation to Detroit, you will be met with a mixture of concern and curiosity. While many don’t think of the Motor City as a leisure destination, Detroit holds a special place in America’s history and more so in the dance music world as the birthplace of techno and home of Movement Electronic Music Festival – a three-day affair complete with impressive line-ups attracting tens of thousands to the city’s Hart Plaza every Memorial Day Weekend. Don’t be mistaken in thinking of the city as unsafe or not worth visiting, however, for Detroit is rebuilding and remains a great party and visiting destination throughout the year thanks to its vibrant techno scene, iconic venues and wonderful arts scene.

Throughout this Detroit travel guide you will find everything you need from hotel and food recommendations, transportation tips, things to do away from the music, and of course, a party guide to techno in the Motor City.

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Your Complete Party Guide to Movement Detroit 2017

It’s that time of the year once more as Movement Detroit nears and parties happening in the city throughout Memorial Day Weekend begin to get announced. With so much happening on the course of five days, we have put together this 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 afterparties, there are a few day parties too which are clearly marked to avoid confusion. It’s Detroit during Movement weekend, so bear in mind that some night parties turn into day parties, and sometimes certain events go longer than originally announced.

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. As you prepare your trip to Detroit, also check out our expansive City Travel Guide to help you get the most out of your stay.

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Paradigm Presents Announces Dixon b2b Seth Troxler Open-To-Close Movement After-Party

The Paradigm Presents crew is taking over Leland City Club once more this coming Movement Detroit weekend, with a special edition of their Motorcity Madness series taking place on Sunday, May 28th.

For the occasion, the upstairs section of the historic venue will be taken over entirely by two heavyweights of the techno and house music scene. The artists in question? None other than Detroit-raised Seth Troxler and Innervisions boss Dixon.

The two will join forces for a never-done-before back-to-back set from club opening time until the music cuts off in the early hours of the morning. Knowing how Detroit gets down during Movement weekend this will be the perfect opportunity for those with enough energy to waltz into a cab and make it on time for Old Miami’s doors opening at 7AM for the iconic Need I Say More day party.

Tickets are available via Ticketfly.

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Motor City Becomes a “Vinyl City”: How Vinyl Has Redefined Detroit

Detroit has long been known as the center of America’s automobile industry. An industry still trying to get back on track after years of decline that also affected the city in major ways. But while the jury is still out whether better days are ahead for the city’s auto industry, Detroit is experiencing a “revival” of a different kind. One brought about by another industry the city has also been in love with: music.

In particular, it’s the vinyl industry that is spearheading this particular Detroit revival. With the opening last February of a new vinyl pressing facility, Detroit is making history as one of the elite few cities in the world with not one, but two vinyl pressing facilities in operation within its boundaries.

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Discover Movement Detroit’s 2017 Lineup With This Comprehensive Playlist

 

Yesterday Movement Electronic Music Festival released its Phase 2 lineup, adding over 40 artists to an already extensive roster of talent.

The lineup now features over 120 acts, with headlining sets by Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox and deadmau5 as testpilot. While some of the bigger names are known to most who love techno and house, the lineup also features up-and-comers and festival debuts that some may not be accustomed to.

With that in mind, we have compiled a comprehensive playlist of live sets and mix recordings from every electronic artist on the lineup, a total of 163 hours of music from 120 separate acts.

Enjoy it below:

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Construction Begins on Detroit’s Packard Plant That Will Feature a Techno Club Headed by Tresor Berlin Owner

Packard Plant Outside

Earlier in summer 2016 we reported that Tresor Berlin’s owner Dimitri Hegemann was eyeing the abandoned Packard Plant in Detroit as the possible site for a new techno club.

At the time, news specified that the project would take as long as 10-15 years to complete, and that the techno club construction was was part of a fourth and final phase that also included a hostel and spa. As of today, the club portion of the construction plan should begin in 2018. The other phases include an administration building, a recreation building and an artist studio building. See below for an outline of the planned project.

 

Packard Plant Phase

Work on the factory has now begun officially, as reported on the Packard Plant Project official website, “work has begun and Qualified Teams are on the ground.”

Enjoy some before shots of the administration building below.

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