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Detroit Party Planner

Chris Macom —  January 26, 2018 — 1 Comment

Friday January 26th

Stacey Pullen @ TV Lounge

Zenith @ The Works w/ Mister Joshooa, Shady P, City Air DJs, and Erelevent

Mike Clark @ Northern Lights w/ Tony Nova, Earl Mickinney, and more

Alton Miller @ The Whiskey Parlor

Saturday January 27th

Hit Play @ Donovan’s PubĀ  w/DJ Holographic, Rex Bravo, John Joseph, and TYLR

DJ Funk @ The Works w/ Ghettoblaster, Just Alexander, Jesse James, Fancy Pantz and more

Sherif @ Whiskey Disco

Tuesday January 30th

TYLR @ Innuendo Nightclub

Wednesday January 31st

Wide Eyed Wed @ Grasshopper w/ DJ Psycho, DJ Seoul, and Zen Zero

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.





Wednesday March 4th

Miguel Campell @ Grasshopper (22757 Woodward, Ferndale, MI)

Edward Elektro @ TV Lounge (2548 Grand River, Detroit, MI) w/ Black Bass, Thornstryker, Loni K

Thursday March 5th

Loco Dice @ TV Lounge (2548 Grand River, Detroit, MI)

Pirahnahead @ Mix (641 Beaubian, Detriot, MI)

Teej and Jyarsch @ Whiskey Disco (2 John R, Detroit, MI)

Godfather & TRBLMKER @ Grasshopper (22757 Woodward, Ferndale, MI)

Nano 2 Hype @ Exodus (529 Monroe, Detroit, MI) w/ DJ Rec, Jerome Joyce, RCU, Chelsea’s B-day.

Friday March 6th

Osunlade @ Tangent Gallery (715 MIlwaukee, Detroit, MI) w/ Josh Milan, Rick Wilhite, Marc Duncan, Drake Phifer. $20 door, $15 Presale

Marshall Applewhite @ The Works (1846 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ The Friend, Shady P, Remote Viewing Party, Mr Joshooa, Loren, Joe Gize

Pontchartrain b2b Just Alexander @ Temple Bar (2906 Cass, Detroit, MI) $2 before midnight, $3 after.

Detroit Techno Militia @ Detroit Threads (10238 Jos Campau, Hamtramck, MI)

Secrets @ Whiskey Disco (2 John R, Detroit, MI)

Carlo Lio @ Grasshopper (22757 Woodward, Ferndale, MI) w/ Aboudi Issa

Blue Collar Gentleman @ Old MIami (3930 Cass, Detroit, MI)

Erno b2b Soren – starts at 2am @ Mix (641 Beaubian, Detroit, MI)

Saturday March 8th

EyeTeeth @ Tangent Gallery (715 MIluakee, Detroit, MI) w/ Karl Meier, Israel Vines, BMG. $10

Cashmere Cat @ Grasshopper (22757 Woodward, Ferndale, MI) w/ Muzzy Bear

Nospectacle and Andy Garcia @ Detroit Threads (10238 Jos Campau, Hamtramck, MI)

Bad Boy Bill @ Club Fantasy (6060 W Fort, Detroit, MI) w/ Christian Martin, Mantis, Woody Mcbride, Errgot, Jesse James, Wilhelm K, and more

Golf Clap @ The Works (1846 Michigan, Detroit, MI) w/ Denis Celic, Soul Goodman, Jay Biggs, Doug English, Ross Regs, Food Fight, Joe Hertler, Just/in/space $5-10

Celeste Alexander @ Drive Table Tennis Club (645 Griswold, Detroit, MI) w/ Phil Tha Mixx, Christa Schrupp, Bruce Bailey, DJ Taz, Sam Kimpson

Dretraxx @ Whiskey Disco (2 John R, Detroit, MI) w/ Thomas Xu, DJ Dav

Carl Craig @ TV Lounge (2548 Grand River, Detrioit, MI) w/ Stacey Pullen, Moodyman, Keith Kemp. Could be sold out…

Chrissy @ Menjos (928 W Mcnichols, Detroit, MI) w/ Gin & Tronic, Peter Croce