[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] 5 Must-See Acts At Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] 5 Must-See Acts At Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival

[FESTIVAL PREVIEW] 5 Must-See Acts At Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival



Memorial Day Weekend is always the unofficial start of the summer season and may mean a variety of things to many different people; however, for US fans of techno, there has only been one obvious choice since the start of the new millennium: Detroit. Home to many American originals and a city with decades-long history of music it’s no surprise that it is here that you can see some of the country’s, and the world’s, best dance music acts and hear a rich variety of captivating electronic sounds, all in one place. This year the Movement Electronic Music Festival will host more than 130 acts on six different stages. If you are lucky enough to go, we’ve chosen 5 acts worth checking out, above the rest.


Saturday, May 23, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Movement Stage

Berlin techno is mega hot at the moment and Recondite is quickly becoming its new international poster child. With his hot-off-the-press Think Twice EP on the highly esteemed Italian Life and Death label and two full-length releases already behind him, he is simply on fire!

Bob Moses

Sunday, May 24th 3:30 – 4:30 PM, Movement Stage

Canadian, New York based electronic duo Bob Moses are known for the melodic, deep and subtle sound. Their insistence on being pretty tight lipped about many of their releases creates an element of mystery, but that’s what keeps them continuously original. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised.


Monday, May 25th 7:00 – 8:30 PM, Underground Stage

This talented Dublin/Berlin based techno producer is known for his driving and very unique productions. Not entirely dark, but not quite hands-in-the-air uplifting, get ready to be taken on a long and intriguing electronic sonic journey.

Ten Walls

Monday, May 25th, 7:30 – 8:30, Movement Stage

Lithuanian producer Marijus Adomaitis aka Ten Walls or Mario Basanov achieved global crossover success last summer with his catchy and unique hit Walking With Elephants. This year he already has one of the hottest records of the season with the similarly sounding yet still highly captivating production, Sparta. With a constantly expanding following his set will unquestionably be one of the hottest moments of this year’s festival.

Maceo Plex

Monday, May 25th 8:30 – 10:00 PM, Movement Stage

Although relatively young in comparison to other legendary producers, Cuban born Eric Estornel, also known as Maetrik, has developed quite the name for himself since he came onto the scene in 2001. Known for his excellent original productions and innovative remixes ranging in styles from deep house and tech house to techno, he will undoubtedly leave very few ears of capricious dance music purists unsatisfied.


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