My day began with a theatrical imaginary food eating performance from an Asian Pokemon princess raver and a 40 year old woman dressed like Raggity Ann with pink hair; feeding each other bites of imaginary berries one by one with the utmost sincerity. The funniest part, immediately after the performance and celebratory dance to the DTM 5×5 set, the Pokemon raver literally pulled out a non imaginary granola bar (Kashi) and began truly eating real food. Coincidence? I think not. Government Conspiracy? I think so… or maybe all the imaginary eating made her hungry.
- The festival is over but the memories can last forever. It was great to see all the familiar faces and equally good meeting new ones. Check out all the photos we took of the crowd at Movement this year.We caught up with Dave Clarke after his slamming set at the main stage of Movement 2013. He had a lot of interesting things to say about Detroit, and the culture of electronic music. He had some great insights, and...Detroit decided to depart from the warm sunny, blissful weather that usually occupies the late part of May. Windy, rainy cold nastiness was abound. Luckily, plenty of amazing electronic music managed to keep the crowds moving. First up I caught...For Me, the day started off with Soul Clap. That was a set I hoped to catch, and was absolutely not disappointed. They played to a raging waterfront stage. The tracks equally housey as they were deep and thick. They...Movement 2013 got off to a great start this year. Even though it was a little cold outside, the performing artists heated it up with great tunes and supreme skills. A slight chill was definitely not keeping people away from...
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I love Sunday at Movement. It’s the peak of the festival, everyone’s party vibe is going full steam, and I know that the best after parties of the weekend are awaiting me when I leave Hart Plaza that evening. This Sunday was another battle with fickle Michigan weather, but the talent that filled the line-up, and the party attitude of the crowd made it almost unnoticeable. We made a point to show up early, avoid the lines (see yesterday’s post), and enjoy some of the amazing artists that were playing earlier in the day.
Our first stop was the Made in Detroit stage to catch some house vibes from Mike Brown. This guy is a staple of the whole mid-west house scene in my opinion, and I have always enjoyed his opening sets at the various Radio Skool parties in Detroit. Mr. Brown was bringing some proper house music that had the crowd breaking in their dancing shoes for the afternoon.
The first day of Movement, Detroit’s annual electronic music festival, is always an exciting and curious event for me. Each year is full of familiar scenes and new surprises. Will the bathrooms be clean? Will the lines be long? Will the drinks be overpriced? Will the food be worth eating? And most importantly, which artists, if any, are going to totally rock the heart of Detroit. Fortunately this year, the music was solid.
After wading through the madness of the lines to grab our wristbands and get inside, we were immediately drawn to the Made in Detroit stage and the warm welcoming sounds of some soulful house music being spun by Detroit’s own Michael Geiger. I really love house music; it’s the perfect way to put someone in the mood for a day of dancing and festivities.
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