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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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Listen: Chicago Duo Aathee Release “Road to Movement Detroit” Mix

It’s finally May, and for techno and house fans in North America the arrival of the fifth month of the calendar year heralds the nearing of Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.

The three-day festival takes over Detroit’s downtown Hart Plaza with arguably the strongest techno and house lineup of the entire continent. But more than that, the entire city comes alive with a series of day and nighttime parties that literally take over every usable venue and bar in the Midwestern city.

Aathee is a studio collaboration and label founded by Happyghost and Hopscotch, two producers and DJs out of Chicago. Together, they have put together a 45-minute mix that is a perfect listen for the yearly pilgrimage to the birthplace of techno. Aptly named “Road to Movement Detroit,” the mix features all original unreleased sounds written and composed by Aathee and Friends at Mecca Studios Chicago.

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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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Listen to 6AM’s Movement Detroit 2017 Spotify Playlist

Movement Electronic Music Festival, or Movement for short, is no doubt the biggest North American underground dance music focused festival. Celebrating 11 years under the current name and direction of Paxahau, Movement returns to Detroit’s Hart Plaza this coming Memorial Day Weekend with a packed lineup of house, tech house, techno and more. Don’t forget to hit up our Detroit Travel Guide and to check out the list of artists who are slated to perform in this big event, as well as the full list of parties happening throughout the weekend.

If you can’t wait to get into the party mood at the festival, we’ve got something to help you get prepped up. Check out our curated Spotify playlist for Movement Detroit 2017, showcasing over a hundred tracks from artists who will be performing at the festival.

Don’t forget to follow us on Spotify and to subscribe to our playlist to start getting into the Movement atmosphere. Share it as well to your friends or through social and let them enjoy the audio experience as well of Movement Detroit!

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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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Movement Detroit Releases Stage and Set Time Info for 2017

With less than two months to go until the techno pilgrimage to Detroit’s Hart Plaza is in full effect, Movement Electronic Music Festival has released its full stage and set time info for 2017.

Notable changes include the renaming of the previous Beatport Stage to the “Pyramid Stage” and Resident Advisor taking over the previously named Underground Stage where the heavier dose of techno will be found throughout the weekend.

There will also be three hosted/themed stages, all presented by Thump at the Star Gate: Detroit Love by Carl Craig on Saturday, Kevin Saunderson presents Origins: KMS Records 30 Years on Sunday and Jamie Jones’ Paradise on Monday.

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Win Tickets to Movement Detroit’s Official Afterparty with Seth Troxler b2b Dixon All Night Long

On Sunday May 28th Paradigm Presents and Paxahau will join forces for a Leland City Club take-over, hosting an official Movement Detroit afterparty in the upstairs room that will see Seth Troxler and Innervisions boss Dixon go back-to-back from club opening time to close.

We have teamed up with Paradigm Presents to give you the chance to win two GA tickets to the night, which is now SOLD OUT. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the widget below. The winner will be selected at noon PST on May 19th.

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