Movement Festival Preview with Dots & Loops
This week’s show features a preview of the artists appearing at this weekend’s Movement Festival in Detroit’s Hart Plaza. Since 2000, the festival (under an ever-changing array of names, managers and corporate sponsor headliners) takes place every Memorial Day in the very cradle of American techno. It has grown to be America’s most important electronic music event. Well, electronic music event that says it’s an “electronic music event” unlike say Burning Man or Coachella which are pretty core, too, but aren’t really “electronic music events” per se.
To go through the highlights of this year’s roster, I am joined in studio by DJ Bunnystyle and Dr. Sleep from the fine indie/dance show Dots & Loops. In the course of two hours, we go through this year’s lineup highlights and prove once again that a “techno festival” has a wider variety of artists and styles than that rubric would imply. Not just techno, but classic disco, pop, and some ugly dubstep sounds that will probably make you throw up.
69 (Carl Craig) – Rush
Deniz Kurtell w/ Jada – The L Word
Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane
Little Dragon – Looking Glass
Soulclap – Rock The Boat
Venetian Snares – Masadnik Galamb
Felix Da Housecat – Ready 2 Wear
DJ Harvey (mixer) – Doc Severinsen – Be With You
Monolake – CarbonHudson Mohawk – Fuse
Paul Kalkbrenner – Platscher
Ricardo Villalobos – bahaha hahi
Com Truise – Pyragony
Cashmere – Percolator