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Kyle Hall Movement 2016

Kyle Hall

Memorial Weekend…the Techno Christmas we look forward to all year long. A time of great music and even greater after-parties; a time when friends from near and far flock to Detroit for 3 days of dancing bliss; a time to forget about the stress of life and come together for one giant party. This year didn’t disappoint, with lots of great music, agreeable weather, and a countless number of good times.


Maceo Plex Movement 2016

Maceo Plex

Saturday started off with the annual amble around Hart Plaza to see the layout of the festival this year. I didn’t have to wander long before I got stopped by Israel Vines live set at the Opportunity Detroit stage. Banging techno to get my day started. The Opportunity Detroit stage was a total shining star over the weekend, showcasing some of the amazing local talent that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Next stop was Kyle Hall who threw down a fantastic set that blurred the lines of Detroit techno and house mixed in his flawless manner. I took a few minutes to get out of the sun and was blown away by Kyle Geiger’s live techno set! Pounding, pulsating and undulating hard techno, exactly what I like to hear on the Underground Stage. Caught bits and pieces of Carlos Souffront and Four Tet before settling in to the main stage to watch Maceo Plex and Kraftwerk. Maceo Plex, as always, brought a fire set that had everyone dancing. There’s a reason this dude plays every year. Kraftwerk brought their visually amazing and robot-studded 3D show immediately after, which was a welcome treat for anyone who missed their last go around at the Masonic last autumn. Having the group that founded the sounds of electronic music made a fitting close to the first day.

Loco Dice

Loco Dice


Amp Fiddler Movement 2016

Amp Fiddler Feat. Will Sessions Band


Black Madonna

Black Madonna

Sunday the first stop was Opportunity Detroit to catch a little bit of the electro fire that is DJ Seoul. As always, banging electro beats and turntablist tricks that make for a great set. Next up was Black Madonna who banged out a hard set on the Redbull stage and had the crowd on its feet the whole time. Black Madonna gets my vote for most under-rated set of the festival. A crowd favorite, she got into every track with passion and charisma. It oozed out the speakers and left everyone drenched by the end of her set. I then tried to catch Ame on the Beatport stage, but the constant rush of bros and fuckboys back and forth constantly made it unbearable. Loco Dice, another Movement mainstay, made it readily apparent that he should indeed be back every year. His take on minimal is significantly more inspired than the name would suggest. He flawlessly pounded the main stage with his signature style, and it was extremely proper. While meeting up with friends and taking a little rest on the grass, we were graced with some funky grooves from Amp Fiddler and Will Sessions. This was a nice break from the usual fare of the festival and also one of the few bands there this year.  Wandering back to Opportunity Detroit we caught Mike Huckaby playing some jumping house and making people bust out their dancing shoes. The rest of the evening for the most part was planted at the Made in Detroit Stage to catch some great techno from Ellen Allien and a smashing closing set from true Detroiter Eddie Fowlkes.






Monday is always the great day of recovery and late arrivals to Hart Plaza. After some necessary lounging and relaxation, I made my first stop to catch Delano Smith at the Made In Detroit Stage who was bringing a great house set that got the evening going. Next stop was J. Phlip who was bringing the “Dirtybird sound” to the crowd at the Redbull stage. Not finding this particularly stimulating, I made my way underground to catch a little bit of Chicago house and acid at the hands of DJ Pierre, which was totally awesome. Next up was some super hype house from MK and some Jungle bidness with Dilemma and MC Bombscare, both of which were fantastic. Watching the last half of Chris Liebing’s live techno set was one of my favorites of the whole weekend. Constantly evolving and swelling techno with amazing visuals that had the crowd wanting more. Modeselektor made a rare North-American festival appearance and it did not disappoint. Hints of IDM, Techno, Electro, and most everything in between overwhelmed the crowd and created an energy unlike any I had experienced the entire weekend. They played up the set with jovial gestures to the packed main-stage, and the crowd gave right back. Being the first time seeing Modeselektor I was quite impressed. The German duo did right by Detroit, and we thank them for that. All in all, the last day of the festival was pretty dope, yet a test of stamina for sure.

Overall it was a great weekend for Techno and Detroit. Tons of people showed up and danced their asses off. Beyond the music, the best part of the festival every year is the friends and people. No matter who is playing or what is going on, the constant love, companionship, and expression is truly what makes Detroit’s Movement festival so special. Thank you to all of our friends that made it out for a joyous celebration of life once again on Memorial Day weekend.






Festival Love

Festival Love

Matador (live)

Matador (live)


Art Department

Art Department


Ellen Allien

Ellen Allien


Rza Feat. Stone Mecca

Rza Feat. Stone Mecca



Eddie Fowlkes


Hooper at Redbull Stage

Hooper at Redbull Stage


Underground Stage

Underground Stage


Hart Plaza - Dodge Fountain

Hart Plaza – Dodge Fountain




Stargate Movment 2016


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Another point to mention was the No Way Back after-party hosted by Interdimensional Transmissions. It was the strangest night that I have ever encountered. I remember walking into the party and then all of a sudden waking up in my bed, frightened and covered in sweat. It was 12:00 PM the next day. I called my friends and they assured me that the party was great but that I wasn’t around that much. Nobody could explain the lost time that I am now burdened with. Every night I now have visions of alien obduction and seeing a room with children that look like me, like the aliens have been cloning my DNA! The weirdest part is that there is also this small asian man that is DJing on the ship. Fucking crazy, I know! I think the stargate at Hart Plaza had something to do with it. I knew it was trying to steal my energy all damn weekend. I guess we’ll never know…..

Movement festival at night

This is it. Detroit’s Techno Christmas as we locals like to call it. Officially 2016 is the 10th anniversary under the Movement Festival name, but this is the 17th year celebrating the gift of electronic dance music in Detroit’s Hart Plaza. For the third year in a row, we at Detroit Techno House present our essential Movement Survival Guide with tips to make the most out of this very special gathering.

1. Show up early: There’s always that first can’t-miss performance of the day – don’t try to arrive just in time to see it. If there’s anything the massive line troubles of Movement 2015 taught festival goers, it’s that you can’t always predict how long it’ll take you to get to the heart of the action.

2. Prepare for the weather: This Memorial Day weekend is gonna be a slow and steady burner with a chance of rain in the middle of it all. Temps will be relentlessly in the mid to high eighties multiplied by the body heat of thousands of non-stop dancers. You’ll need sunglasses, portable shade, possibly an umbrella, a change of clothes, and tons of drinking water.

3. Keep a schedule handy: One of my favorite online schedules is the super simple website. Be sure to read their instructions at the beginning; on mobile you can tap the date tabs at the top to change dates, swipe left/right to change stages, and double-tap a performance to favorite it for later. Also you definitely need to bookmark our comprehensive Movement after party list since, well, we’re kind of the authority on the subject (hats off to our own Walter Glasshouse for assembling this beast of a list).

4. Visit the local stages: This year Detroit is flexing its muscle with not one but two stages featuring local talent. The “Made in Detroit/VICE Thump” stage features a mix of legendary hometown acts and performers that get a lot of love from our local scene. The Opportunity Detroit stage shows off some of the hidden gems that can be found here. Detroit’s own Interdimendsional Transmissions (headed by Brendan Gillen aka BMG) will be programming this stage on Saturday with a nasty lineup including Carlos Souffront, Ectomorph, Claude Young, and Mike Servito b2b Derek Plaslaiko and all of it will be live streamed! (see #8 below for that link). Sure Movement will include major acts that you can see at festivals around the country, but these stages represent the raw beauty of the Detroit electronic music scene, plain and simple. Do not miss them.

5. Move your body: This is an absolute must. You’re in Detroit, the techno Mecca, at the height of the annual techno celebration. You dance, you fucking dance, you won’t be able to help it. It doesn’t matter if you have rhythm, it doesn’t matter how you look, how you’re dressed, or how old you are; it doesn’t even matter if you can walk. Take a lesson from Grandma Techno herself who, even while mostly confined to a motorized scooter, still manages to dance her ass off!

6. Bring someone new to the festival: There’s nothing more special than seeing the eyes of a newcomer light up with wonder and amazement at the first time witnessing the sights and sounds of Movement. This is what these three days are about, making memories, making friends, feeling free and alive and very human.

7. Explore Detroit: The festival is great, but don’t forget you’re in Detroit. The city is changing lightning fast and if all you do is hang in the bubble of festival pageantry and downtown office buildings, you’re going to miss what makes Detroit the birthplace of such passionate artists. Walk our beautiful Riverfront, relax on Belle Isle (seriously it’s huge, super close, and will be an unforgettable experience), take a bike ride on the Dequindre cut, get some pre-festival supplies in historic Eastern Market, or try to arrange a tour of Detroit’s Techno Museum, visit the Detroit Institute of Art’s Dance Exhibition dressed up in your party attire. Whatever you do, just take a couple of hours to refresh yourself outside of the downtown/festival bubble, it will make your entire experience more complete, and much more magical.

8. Money is no object: So back when the festival was free, it was estimated to be more than 10 times it’s current size. Festival prices and after party ticket fees have risen steadily each year, but don’t fret. Even if you can’t afford a ticket or spent your baby’s diaper money on a wrist band and now can’t afford bottled water, there are plenty of free daytime events and after parties going on all weekend long (and people on the corners hawking $1 bottled water for that matter). There will be a live stream of the Opportunity Detroit stage on on Saturday. Even if you don’t have a ticket for the festival, spending good money on an incredible after party and saving your money and energy by not attending the festival is sometimes even more satisfying.

9. Protect your hearing: This one’s a no-brainer. You’re here for a music festival right? You like listening to music right? Well the sound pressure levels at this event can reach well over 115dB and cause permanent hearing damage with just a few SECONDS of exposure. The festival vending booths that sell candy and gum also sell earplugs at very reasonable prices. I’m a music producer so my hearing is my most prized asset. I usually buy a bunch of earplugs at a drugstore, fill one of my pockets, and give them to awesome people I meet who look like they could use them. It’s a great way to make new friends and show some love.

10. Pace yourself: Going super hard the first day is a rookie mistake. Often, newcomers will put all their energy into the first day, after party way too hard, and miss the supreme acts the next day at the festival. Let loose, have a crazy time, but treat your body with respect. Save that energy for the hours when you’re really going to want it. There are at least three days and four nights of constant partying that can be had. Choose your battles wisely, rest whenever it feels right, drink water, eat a damn banana. Don’t end up looking like a meth addict mugshot by day three. Be among the seasoned festival badasses who still tear up the dance floor at 10pm Monday night, and look damn good doing it!

11. Get lost: The unplanned moments in life are usually the ones worth remembering. At some point, ditch your friends, put the schedule away, and just wander. Use your ears, give the wheel over to curiosity, trust your instincts and I guarantee you’ll find kindred spirits and a fair bit of magic in the air.

12. Hygiene Hygiene Hygiene: It’s going to be warm and sticky and you’re probably going to develop a special stink at some point. Do everyone a favor and take the time to stay fresh. It kills the vibe to be in a crowd of people and bombarded with the stench of someone’s funky netherparts. Bring deodorant, a face wipe, a change of underwear at least, and probably a change of clothes each day. It’s fantastic feeling to put on fresh clothes for the evening after a hot sweaty day of dancing.

Now go forth and Techno! Festival is upon us!

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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