It’s time for you to go back home. Home to the home of techno. Detroit. The word is french for jack your body till your feet fall off and the concrete cracks beneath you.

Each Memorial day weekend for the past 10 (plus) years paxahau promo has brought us the music festival a true techno freak cannot miss.  You might not have been before and might be envisioning a different music festival – something like a bonnaroo with camping and diverse musical genres – movement features neither. You might be envisioning something like lollapalooza where 13 and 14 year olds trample you on your way to hear a band that mattered when you were their age perform songs you cared about as a child – movement doesn’t pander to your sense of nostalgia and it doesn’t book acts that don’t matter any more. The reason movement matters so much is it is curated.  This is a difficult concept to grasp because I know of no other festival (burning man? but I worry that much of the art is created “on the fly” and not officially sanctioned) where this occurs to any great degree.  Sure in 2014 there was the trap stage in the woods where the kids could go to play, and in 2013 they booked Skrillex – well the festival returns to its purist roots this year in a big way.

The headliner doesn’t get much purer as techno heads go – Kraftwerk – yup the german dudes who stand in front of the computers and make electronic music (in 1978). While you could argue these dudes haven’t really been relevant in a long time and go against my whole diatribe against lolla it doesn’t matter because they are the TRUE OGs and invented everything electro. The other concern is this is the 3D tour which has been going on for some time now (they played the olympia in Miami last September) and many of us may have seen it already (not me).  As for additional heat rocks and surprises – I could rave for days about the quality of the artists booked – and also the scheduled times! So many Summer fests screwed up the set times and double booked crucial performances (HELLO LOLLA).

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12 N – Super Secret meeting at Coney Island w/ Detroit Sound Conservancy
2PM – MOCAD panel discussion with Belleville Three
5PM – Mike Servito b2b with Derek Plaslaiko on the op detroit stage
5:30 – Matthew Dear on made in detroit stage
6PM – Seth Troxler movement main stage
6:30 – Dam Funk DJ set RBMA
7PM – Stacey Pullin Made in Detroit
7:30 – Kenny Dope RBMA
7:40 – Juan Atkins and Moritz von OSwald present Borderland Main stage
8PM – Ectomorph – live (interdimensional transmission)- opportunity detroit
8:40 Maceo Plex – Main stage
9PM – Carl Craig Made in Detroit
9PM – Four Tet RBMA
10:30 – Kraftwerk 3D – Main stage
11:00 – Caribou RBMA


ellum night 2016



Ellum night at Populux (Maceo Plex, Job Jobse)



12:30 Movement Yoga
2PM Job Jobse Beatport
6PM The Black Madonna RBMA
7PM Alex Metric Underground
7:30 Magda Beatport
8PM Sliink Underground
8:30 Mike Huckaby Opportunity Detroit
9PM What so Not Underground
10:30 Kill the Noise Underground
10:45 Dubfire Main stage
11PM RZA with stone mecca  RBMA


ok cool 2016



OK, COOL – TV Lounge with Seth Troxler, The Black Madonna





Old Miami???
Deeply secret Prebrunch coffee with Alexander Black – Mies Van Der Rohe Townhomes
Industry Brunch – Tangent Gallery with Shawn Rudiman, Aaron Clark and hopefully all my Pittsburgh peeps I haven’t seen all festival.

12:30 Movement Yoga
1:30 Stacey Hotwaxx Hale Made in Detroit
2PM Wheez-ie RBMA
4PM Saunderson Brothers Made in Detroit
4:30 DJ Godfather RBMA
5:30 Big Freedia RBMA
6PM Delano Smith Made in Detroit
6:30 John Digweed Main Stage
7PM J.Phlip RBMA
7:30 MK Made in Detroit
8:30 Boys Noize Underground
8:30 Richie Hawtin Beatport
8:30 Justin Martin RBMA
10PM Green Velvet and Claude VonStroke RBMA
10:30 Kevin Saunderson Made in Detroit
10:45 Modeselektor Live Main stage))))


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