Archives For Memorial Day

Movement Electronic Music Festival has begun and Detroit is alive with Techno steadily resonating through every fiber of the city.

The annual Memorial Day weekend festival is a precisely curated festival from the Paxahau event crew, aimed at the deeply knowledgeable Techno fan, but also providing a diverse array of electronic music acts from Drum N Bass (Ed Rush and Optical) all the way to live bands (Will Sessions Feat. Amp Fiddler). Day one is in the books, but there are still two days left for one of the most well respected festivals in the world. Tickets are available via the ticket booth at Hart Plaza, where the event is held, as well as online at this link

Check out the brief picture tour below, and check back for a full detailed review later in the week.

Day 1 Picture Tour:

Carl Craig with Jon Dixon and Niko Marks- Performing a hybrid live set with live renditions of classics such as Strings of Life by Derrick May


Too Short in top performance shape, worked through what seemed like an endless amount of songs, and wowed the crowd with pin point lyrical accuracy and a vibe to match

Ed Rush and Optical with their patented Drum N Bass sound, destroyed the dancefloor and did not stop.

Luciano with the peace sign for the D.

The Pyramid Stage with Detroit Skyrscrapers in the background

The Renaissance Center sets the backdrop for Detroit’s Movement Festival.

Check back later for more updates, see you at the fest!

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Detroit Techno House brings you a Special Movement 2016 edition of the Detroit Party Planner (A weekly event listing of all the best events around Detroit, compiled by Walter Glasshouse). Here are our top picks for afterparties in Detroit on Memorial Day Weekend. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Have fun and stay hydrated. xoxo

Wednesday May 25th

Todd Osborn @ Two James (2445 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Vincent Patricola

Fresh Produce @ The Bosco (22930 Woodward, Ferndale, MI)

Thursday May 26th

Ataxia @ Exodus Rooftop (529 Monroe, Detroit, MI) w/ Chuck Flask, Joe Gize

Schoolhouse Thursday @ Mix (641 Beaubien, Detroit, MI) w/ Oscar P, Earl McKinney, Mike Clark, Bruce Bailey, and more

Mike Servito @ Whiskey Disco (2 John R, Detroit, MI) w/ Max Jacobsen, Ari Frank, Vinnie AOD

David Marroquin @ Tires (6541 E Lafayette, Detroit, MI) w/ Eric Glaze, Marissa Guzman, Dimitri Pike, Adam Francesconi, Jason Garcia, Jay Ramsey, and more

Los Hermanos @ Bleu (1540 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Shake, Harold Martin, Norm Talley, Paty Pat, Alex Gardel

Friday May 27th

Carl Craig In Conversation @ DIME (1265 Griswold, Detroit, MI) – Free. 7pm

Tiefschwarz @ Annex (24 W Adams, Detroit, MI) w/ Kris Wadsworth, Nick Bassett, Gabi

Derrick Carter @ TV Lounge (2548 Grand River, Detroit, MI) w/ Delano Smith, Bruce Bailey Mike Servito, Edward (live), Jarvi, Michael Serafini, Olin, Remote Viewing Party, Sevron, Sold

Experience Submerge 2016 @ Submerge (3000 Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI) w/ DJ Babe, Minx, Joe Beezy, John Collins, Monika Janek, Ray 7, Pilar Cote, SuperDre, Tommie Cool

Bak Dor @ Grenadier (3101 McDougall, Detroit, MI) w/ DJ Holographic, Rex Bravo, Bunny hop, JC3, RJ Stefanski and special guest Emperor Penguin in RØM2.

GND FLOR @ Grenadier (3101 McDougall, Detroit, MI) w/ Jyarsch, Discreet Disco, Jerry Downey Jr

Veronica Vasicka @ Tangent (715 E MIlwaukee, Detroit, MI) 

Bang Tech 12’s 20th Anniversary @ Bookies (2208 Cass, Detroit, MI) 

Sub Space Freq @ Grenadier (3101 McDougall, Detroit, MI) w/ Bloody Mary, Kevin Reynolds, OB Ignitt, Monty Luke, Sepehr

Christian Martin @ Bleu (1540 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Worthy, Sydney Bleu, Gene Farris, Saunderson Brothers, Landis Lapace

Mathew Dear @ City Club (400 Bagley, Detroit, MI) 

Function @ The Works (1846 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Orphx (live), Anthony Parasole, Drumcell, Jeff Derringer, Israel Vines, Joel Morgan, Joe Sousa, Aaron Clark, Paul Fleetwood, Corbin Davis

Danny Tenaglia @ Populux (4120 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Chuck Daniels

Jkriv @ Motor City Wine (1949 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Peter Croce, Matt Dandois, Shark, Lafleur, Blair French, Todd Modes, Short Round, Dtchplnes

Karizma @ Drive (645 Griswold, Detroit, MI) w/ Quentin Harris, DJ Minx, Rick Wilhite, Charlei & Brown, Bruce Bailey

Saturday May 28th

Maceo Plex @ Populux (4120 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Job Jobse, Maars, Convextion (live), North Lake

Juan Atkins | Derrick May @ MOCAD (4454 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Salar Ansari

Steve Bug @ The Works (1846 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Tanner Ross, Drivetrain, DTM 2 x 4, Claus Bachor, Wilhelm K, Jesse James, Dru Ruiz, Diesel Punk, Philthy Phil

Chez Damier @ 1515 Broadway, Detroit, MI w/ Alton Miller, Kai Alce

Alan Oldham @ Apothecarium (5101 Trumbull, Detroit, MI) w/ Abdul Haqq

Carl Craig @ Masonic Temple (500 Temple, Detroit, MI) w/ Dubfire, Seth Troxler, Keith Kemp

RBMA presents Soul Clap’s House of Efunk @ TV Lounge (2548 Grand River, Detroit, MI) w/ Biz Markie, Amp Fiddler, Soul Clap, Maurice Fulton, Mike Dunn, No Regular Play, DJ Kon, Benoit & Sergio, Overdubs, Keith Worthy, Norm Talley, Kciv, Ancient Deep, Dan Bain

Stacey Pullen @ Annex (24 W Adams, Detroit, MI) w/ Guti (live), Cocodrills, Mike Brown

Audiofly b2b David Squillace @ City Club (400 Bagley, Detroit, MI) w/ Len Faki, Dewalta & Shannon, D’Julz, Tiefschwarz, Jason Patrick, Nick Bassett

D Wynn @ Briggs Detroit (519 E Jefferson, Detroit, MI) w/ Loren, Ill Fusion, Dj Disc…Detroit, Intrigue, Bunny Hop, JC3, DJ Holographic, Todd Modes, Matthew Daher Music and RJ Stefanski with hosts Crystal Harding and Antwain Kendyl Harding Rodgers.

Cosmic Disco @ Marble Bar (1501 Holden, Detroit, MI) w/ Kenny Glasgow, Daniel Bell, Doc Martin, Gene Farris, Andres, Border Patrol, JT Donaldson, Matthew K, Takeaway, Ryan Dahl, Loren

TJOCK @ Whisky Parlor (608 Woodward – Floor 2, Detroit, MI) w/ Nomadica, Stephen Koller and Alexander Schwank

Tresor 25 Years @ Tangent Gallery (715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI) w/ Moritz Von Oswald, Regis, Dasha Rush, Mike Parker (live), Silent Servant, Terrence Dixon (live), DJ Stingray, Claude Young, Shake

Raise Hell @ Warehouse w/ Wood Holly, Alex Index, Twin Cousin, Dru Ruiz, Markis, Bobby Lava, Ghita Sisters, DJ Dav, Players Club, Food Fight

Anthony Jasper @ Grenadier (3101 McDougall, Detroit, MI) w/ Claus Bachor, Darryl G, Derrick, Thompson, Detune, DJ Deb, DJ Fluff, DJ Minx, DJ One Five, Gin & Tronic, Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Isaac G, Malik Alston, Monty Luke, Thomas Barnett, and more

Sunday May 29th

Interface – Scene 2016 @ The Works (1846 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Perc, Adam X, Headless Horseman (live), Cassegrain (live) Kyle Geiger, DJ Hyperactive, Andrei Morant, Raiz, Mike Gervais, Doubt, MIlkplant, Anthony Jimenez, Ajhenda, Cesar Acosta, Oktaform

Speedy J @ Bert’s (2739 Russell, Detroit, MI) w/ John Acquaviva, Octave One, Doc Martin, Terrence Dixon (live), K-Hand, Detroit Techno Miltia, DJ Assault, and more

Mark Flash @ MOCAD (4454 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Monty Luke, Terrence Parker, Merachka, DJ Moreese

Justin Martin @ Masonic Temple (500 Temple St, Detroit, MI) w/ J Phlip, Ardalan

OK, Cool @ TV Lounge (2548 Grand River, Detroit, MI) w/ The Black Madonna, Craig Richards, Mood II Swing, Hearththrob (live), Eddie C, Rick Wade, Ataxia, Dax LEe, Atnarko, Mr Joshooa, Ohashi, Jeremy Krypta, Loren 

Chicken & Waffles @ Mix (641 Beaubian, Detroit, MI) w/ Mike “Agent X” Clark, Earl MIxxin Mckinney, Jonni Hip, Mike & Kale, Walter Glasshouse, PRYSE, Que Morgan, TK, DJ Disc

DJ Clent @ Mae’s Soundstage (555 Shelby St, Detroit, MI) w/ DJ Fingers, DJ Tre, DJ T-Rell, DJ C-Bit, DJ Omega, and more

Country Club Disco @ Warehouse TBA w/ Shiba San, Moon Boots, Oliver Dollar, Option 4, Landis Lapace, Gettoblaster, Golf Clap, ADMN, Twin Cousin, Wattie Green, Derek Specs, Jay Biggs, Blueshift, Eyes Everywhere, Josh Elias, Pierre Lacroix, Noghost, Gateo

Kevin Sanderson b2b Green Velvet @ Populux (4120 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Dantiez, Gene Farris, Bjelo

Adam Beyer b2b Joseph Capriati, Keith Kemp @ The Annex (24 W Adams, Detroit, MI) 

No Way Back @ Tangent Gallery (715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI) w/ BMG, Carlos Souffront, Erika, Patrick Russell, Mike Servito, Derek Plaslaiko, Bryan Kasenic, Scott Zacharias, John Elliot, Nihal Rachmanadi

Razor N Tape @ Whiskey Disco (2 John R, Detroit, MI) w/ Finley, Sergio Santos, Mike Huckaby, R & B, Pontchartrtain, No Headphones, Unicorn Fukr, John Johr, Jeremy Poling, Sutter, Nesto, Derek Foreal

A Guy Called Gerald (live) @ Grenadier (3101 McDougall, Detroit, MI) w/ Delano Smith, John Collins, Mortiz Von Oswald, Salar Ansari, Shemroon, Sergio Dimoff

Flor Play @ The Keep (140 Cadillac Sq, Detroit, MI) w/ Ghita Sisters, Jef Bonkowski, Bunny Hop and RJ Stefanski

DNBid @ Checker Bar (124 Cadillac Sq, Detroit, MI) w/ JaybeeDNB, DJ Mowgli, Ronin Selecta, Chrissy Tee, RenanDNB, Subverb, DJ Form, MC Anti, Midway

Technoir Vol 4 @ 1600 Fort St, Detroit, MI w/ Roman Debnar, Malik Alston, M#, Semtek, KEidy Pinet, Pirahnahead, Radio Brovold, ISaac Prieto, Ajom, and more

Art Department @ City Club (400 Bagley, Detroit, MI) w/ Kenny Glasgow, Lee Curtiss, Lee Curtiss, Magda, Nitin, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves, DJ Three 

Monday May 30th

Last Man Standing @ Mix (641 Beaubian, Detroit, MI) w/ Kyle Hall, Norm Talley, Darwin

Repopulate Mars Detroit @ Exodus (526 Monroe, Detroit, MI) w/ Lee Foss, Kenny Glasgow, Lee Curtiss, Saunderson Brothers, Golf Clap

The Bunker @ Tangent Gallery (715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, MI) w/ Derek Plaslaiko & Mike Servito, Romans (live), Mark Verbos (live), Bryan Kasenic, Jason Kendig, Bill Converse, Gay Marvin, Justin Cudmore

DJ Harvey @ Marble Bar (1501 Holden, Detroit, MI) w/ Carl Craig, DJ Tennis, MIke HUckaby, Anthony Shake Shakir, Recloose, Malik Alston, Hazmat, 12 Tech Mob, East Side Jon

Yo Sucka vs Equal Recodings @ Whiskey Disco (2 John R, Detroit, MI) w/ Marshall Applewhite b2b The Friend, Derek Michael, Eric Hinchman, Bileebob, Charles R Pearson, Diaz Days, TK Vicious, Brian Gillespie

Nina Kraviz @ Populux (4120 Woodward, Detroit, MI) w/ Bjarki, Terrence Dixon, DJ Stingray, K-Hand, Luke Hess

Tale of Us @ Masonic Temple (500 Temple, Detroit, MI) w/ Ame, Keith Kemp

Chuck Daniels b2b Oliver Dollar @ Briggs Detroit (519 E Jefferson, Detroit, MI) w/ Deka, DJ Holographic b2b Bunny Hop, Adriel Thornton, Rex Bravo, Isaac Prieto and Andrew Barren.

Anthology @ The Works (1846 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Max Cooper, Truncate, Joey Anderson, FaltyDL, Phon.o, Axkhan, and more

Need I Say More @ Old Miami (3930 Cass, Detroit, MI) TBA

Black Rain @ Russell Industrial (1600 Clay, Detroit, MI) w/ Dust, Zanias, SSPS, Gramma of Exceptor, Todd Sines, Titonton Duvante, and more

House Gallery’s Memorial Day Soiree @ Motor City Wine (1949 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Norm Talley, Mike Grant, House Gallery, Gruv Detroit, The Sonic Natives, Drivetrain, Claus Bachor, Tunis Diaspora 216, DeTune, Melodyman 

Movement Day 1 Review

Chris Macom —  May 24, 2015 — 1 Comment

DetroitDancerAh, the first day of the festival. The hype builds up all year for Detroit’s Techno Christmas, as one of our crew members likes to call it. We’ve been waiting all year to kick things off but sadly, the first day did not leave a very good impression for many.

Most of the anger stemming from an absolutely ridiculous will call line. You thought the line to Magic Mountain was bad? Not as bad as this was. Personally, I didn’t have to wait at all to get a media pass. There was one person in front of me and I waited maybe 3 minutes or so. I was in the festival for hours and started to wonder where the hell my friends were. Turns out they were all waiting for hours in line. By the time I saw them, they were pretty sour about the whole thing. People took to Movement’s Facebook page with tons of hateful comments. Someone even created and is now selling a t-shirt with, “Fuck Yo Will Call Line” printed on it. Paxahau returned with a heartfelt, “We’re sorry!” and pretty much blamed it on new “wristband technology.” Not many people really accepted that though and are demanding refunds. I agree that something should be done, but at the same time, understand that there was a record number of attendees for the first day.

Even though there were massive amounts of people, the overall sourness coming from the long wait carried over to the atmosphere of the event. It took me a while to put my finger on it, but something just seemed a little off. After a while of chatting with others, I came to the conclusion that there was just a serious lack of a good vibe going on. It wasn’t a bad vide, just an overall sense of blah. There seemed to be a lot of chaos going on everywhere and no cohesiveness to the whole event. Good thing that the artists playing still held it down though.

Rick WilhiteFestI heard some Todd Terje coming from the speakers of the Red Bull stage and made it over to discover Rick Wilhite mixing superbly. He was the first thing that I saw that was really enjoyable. It was getting hot out and I found a nice tree to chill under while listening to Rick play a ton of classics.

KerriFestAfter him, I wandered around but eventually came back to the Red Bull stage and saw Kerri Chandler. Being an originator of the deep house sound, Kerri led us through deep, jazzy, and soulful tracks signature to his style. Flawless mixing and great selection was expected and he definitely delivered on all fronts.

BreakinCopDuring Kerri’s set, I started to hear a bunch of hollering at the back of the crowd. I headed over to discover some damn good dancers in a cypher. They were really working the crowd and everyone was trying to get some pictures. At one moment, to everyone’s surprise, a Detroit police officer steps in and starts busting a move as well. He was damn good too. Only in Detroit, would you see something like this. Good thing his gun didn’t fall out of the holster and shoot a raver. I was glad to see some people trying to bring some vibe into this event. This was easily the most entertaining part of the day for me.

PullenfestAfter that I headed over to the Made In Detroit stage and hung out there for a while and saw Gaiser, Recloose, and Stacey Pullen. Gaiser was ripping it up when I got there with some trippy Techno. Lots of bleep and bloops but still banging. He has a real fun sound to dance to and people seemed to be really digging it. Recloose was playing his own mix of Techno and House and was nice, although there seemed to be some problems with the sound at that time that led into the first few minutes of Stacey Pullen’s set as well They must have worked it out, because the sound got better and Stacey was able to properly display his skill on the decks. This dude always delivers. He is classic Detroit from my perspective. The perfect blend of Techno and House that people come to expect. He is truly an amazing talent.

CatZDogzWhile wondering around, I briefly saw a bunch of other DJs throwing it down. I never say anything bad but also never saw anything to write home to momma about. The first day is usually played safe, and I guess you could say that was going on this year as well. House and Techno everywhere but nothing unique or special. Seth Troxler, Henrik Schwarz, and Richie Hawtin all played very well, but lacked anything that I would call amazing or next level. So, at the end of the day, the first day of Movement was just okay. Not bad, just a little meh.