Movement 2012 Detroit – Day 1 Review

Chris Macom —  May 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

Hey world.  DJ Chris Macom here. The first day of this years Movement festival is done and gone and my brain can’t help but resinate with its songs. Mark Farina was the first artist I saw after walking through the gates and he started out the day quite great and put a smile on my face. With a blend of hip-hop, jazz, soul, disco, and house his “Mushroom Jazz” set was smooth, deep, and bumping. A perfect start to the weekend.


After a jaunt, meetups with friends, and some Slow’s mac and cheese, I headed down to the bowl area to check out Todd Terje. I recently have been spinning some of his productions lately, so I was decently excited to peep his set out this year.  He definitely brought the heat out. Grooving nu-disco and deep house beats got us dancing our asses off. I looked next to my friend Chase and said, “Damn, its so funky up in here”. He agreed. After Terje, Derrick Carter went on at the main stage. Saying his set was amazing would be an understatement. It was pumping and had the whole crowd rocking.  His mixing was god like and this set was an education for everyone. I took many mental notes. If you missed this, I am deeply sorry. I wish I could have cloned myself so I could watch him and David Squillace though who was simultaneously rocking the Beatport stage at that time. I caught him for a quick minute and got some great video. It left me wishing that I would have saw a little more of his performance.


Next I was led to the pyramid stage to switch up my mix between the Beatport stage and the Main stage. I was very excited to check out Roni Size. Before he went on I was watching the dude before him, SBTRKT. This must be something the kids are into these days, because I saw some young chicks singing the lyrics to one his songs. I expected it to be puss soup as I was walking towards the stage but it wasn’t. Thank god. It kind of reminded me of 2-step garage only spaced out with deeper bass. I thought it was cool and different and it made me realize that I now live in the future. After SBTRKT, Roni Size went on and killed it. Made me reminisce of the jungle scene and swamp bass drops. The tracks he was spinning were super fast and bass heavy. It sounded like Jungle only slightly evolved and better produced. He did drop the occasional puss soup breakdown but left it at that, a breakdown. He didn’t hang out too much in “that style” for very long before rocking back into drum & bass. People were going nuts for him. He had the crowd going absolutely insane. It was a sight to see.


Overall the first day of the festival was a success. There was good music coming from every stage and the vibe was a good one. I hope they keep up the momentum for the rest of the weekend. Please check back with us throughout the weekend and follow our twitter feed for live updates(@dtechnohouse). Peace out!

Chris Macom


Chris Macom is a DJ, producer, and writer in the Detroit Metro area. Growing up in the 90's, Chris grew fond of electronic music and started collecting vinyl and DJing. Now, as a founder of both Detroit Techno House and Lost Science, Chris hopes to share with the world his experiences through music and writing.
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