The Detroit based niche, award-winning festival is all set to return to Hart Plaza next month.
Movement curates North America’s most elite underground electronic music line-up each year. It is a three day revelry that should be on every single techno and house lover’s bucket list. With 6 stages hosting over 100 artists, it’s incredibly hard to pick which artists to see. In an attempt to help with this dilemma, we’ve handpicked ten acts we think you should catch.
1. Kerri Chandler (StarGate Stage):
It’s been forty years since this house music icon first rocked a club as a DJ. Over all these years while he paved the path for thousands of DJs, he’s stayed true to himself and his love for music and not been swayed by trends. Witness unadulterated house music from this living legend who will be gracing the decks at Movement this year.
2. Asher Perkins (Pyramid Stage):
This Detroit native is a rising star who is signed to Richie Hawtin’s imprint, M-nus and is one of the most underrated artists on the line-up. Make sure you get there nice and early for Perkins’ intricate minimal set as he opens up the Pyramid Stage on the third day of the festival.
3. ANNA (Pyramid Stage):
You can rest assured that you’ll expose your ears to some grubby and twisted acid house if you find yourself at the RBMA stage during Paranoid London’s live set. From Dekmantel to Panorama Bar to Sonar and Fabric, they’ve destroyed some of the most amazing festivals and parties in the world and they don’t plan on sparing Movement.
5. AX & P (Underground Stage RA):
This year at Movement, Resident Advisor will be curating the underground stage where people get their fix of the harder realms of techno. These two industrial techno luminaries, Adam X and Perc, have a synergy that’s hard to match. Cavernous sounds that are perfect for Movement’s Underground Stage.
6. Rodriguez Jr. (Live) (Pyramid Stage):
This French artist is a wizard of a live performer. The dreamy and innovative tracks he produces are hard to pigeonhole and have been worthy of releases on forward-thinking labels like Mobilee and Systematic. His music will be an ideal way to watch the sunset by the Detroit River as you dance your worries aways.
7. Belleville Three (MainStage):
Decades ago when they were just high school students in a suburb of Detroit, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May laid down the blueprint for the future of techno and ended up pioneering new art form. Since then, they’ve established phenomenal careers for themselves as individual artists but to see these three legendary innovators play a B2B2B set in their very own backyard is a dream come true for anyone who love techno. They will be performing at the main stage with a mind-boggling set up.
8. Rebekah (live hybrid set) (Underground Stage RA):
A mainstay on the mighty CLR label, and with over two decades of experience under her belt Rebekah is showing no signs of slowing down. Let the sound of the distorted drums possess your soul as you watch Rebekah take control of the Underground Stage.
9. TESTPILOT (MainStage):
Having first played the festival as deadmau5 in 2008, It’s taken Joel Zimmerman almost 10 years to return to Movement. However, this time he’ll be gracing the festival as TESTPILOT, his rare minimal techno alias. Expect him to bring his darker, serious side to Hart Plaza as he’ll pack away his melodic chord progressions giant mouse helmet for this set. The world first got a glimpse of TESTPILOT at SXSW in 2013 when he went back to back with Richie Hawtin.
Terrence Dixon (as Population One) (Made in Detroit Stage):
A perfect candidate to close out the festival with. He’ll be at the Made in Detroit stage which will be showcasing some of the city’s finest homegrown talent. Terrence released his first record as Population One on Juan Atkin’s hallowed, Metroplex imprint in 1994. Make sure you sign up for this history lesson in classic Detroit techno.
Get your Movement Tickets here.