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 even had a twinge of booty to them. True showman as well as great DJs, the duo banged out for over 2 hours… My highlight, a seamlessly dropped “back together” by Ron Carrol
Adult was my next dish, and what a peculiar delight..synth pop, garage-rock, electro, post punk, I don’t know… But whatever you call it, it was strange, and very well done… They started subdued and esoteric, and ended with something that resembled German techno. I was intrigued, and the vocals, mature and powerful, yet feminine and serene.
Dubfire came on after a rare moment of main stage silence and proceeded to beat the system fiercely for his extended set. Driving techno, done with Traktor controllers. The sound was very rich and punchy, and I was impressed again by Traktor’s sound quality…
I managed to catch Art Department, and it was good, solid techno, with some deep rhythms that shake your core. Also caught Dennis Ferrer, who played one of the better house sets of the day, with vocal samples dropped in perfectly.
Dan Bell was on the Made In Detroit stage, and that was truly a treat… This man is a professional in every sense of the word. The mixing was so well executed, and each techy track had a complex quality that only Dan Bell could curate. There was a reason he closed out the stage, a good reason.
Squarepusher rounded out the night with an epic set that i was not ready for. Truly unique with lots of analogue sounds and the bass guitar was deep and grinding… Switching up rhythms almost instantaneously, it was hard to catch a breath for this set, and it was wonderful.
A successful day 2 for Movement in my opinion. The crowd seems larger than years past, and fans seem more energetic. Detroit is alive right now folks. Alive.