Detroit’s very own Movement Festival is heading to Croatia next weekend, and here are our picks from the lineup that’ll smash the house!
Movement is a household name in the house and techno scene, and is synonymous with quality dance music. Most of the biggest techno DJs in the world have performed under the Movement banner, and Croatia will get a taste of what real techno is like, when the action commences on July 28.
So, without further ado, here are the 8 best acts from the lineup.
1. Sven Vath
Sven Vath has been in the industry for more than thirty years. His Cocoon showcases at various festivals have the best of lineups, sometimes vinyl-only. Sven himself is a vinyl enthusiast, insisting on using only two decks to perform. Sven Vath is a techno purists, and with several studio albums and singles in his kitty, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the techno scene.
2. Ben Klock
Having become a Berghain resident in 2005, Ben Klock has since established himself at the forefront of Berlin’s modern techno movement. His long-standing relationship with the notorious techno institution has formed the backdrop to his success. He also possesses a wonderful understanding of how to adapt his music to the circumstances, evident from his performance at both large-scale festivals and small intimate club settings around the world.
3. Dave Clarke
Technologically, Dave Clarke is an early adopter with the studio to prove it, but he also embraces sounds outside the staunch electronic dance scenario. Dave Clarke was born and raised in Brighton, England, but currently resides in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. As a DJ, Clarke plays out most weekends across Europe and the world.Clarke’s weekly radio show, White Noise, is broadcasted by 40 stations worldwide.
4. Nina Kraviz
The Russian DJ has been kicking ass ever since she became a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus in 2006. She runs a label called Trip, which features some of the most mind-bending techno ever, from herself and many other artists. Nina Kraviz has a busy schedule ahead of her this year, as she tours the length and breadth of Europe with her music. It’ll be a foolish decision to miss a Nina Kraviz set.
Solomun runs 2 labels, has a nightclub in Germany and runs his own radio show, proving that he’s a true taskmaster. His productions are no less; he has won the Best Producer award at the DJ Awards, Ibiza, in the past. His sets are super groovy and it only shows how many years of experience he has had behind the decks. It’s amazing to have Solomun on Movement Croatia’s lineup.
One had honed his musical chops with house music for the US and Detroit Techno, the other has dwelled in deep melodies and European techno. The blend of these two histories is what makes Adriatique such a dynamic duo. Consisting of Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer, Adriatique began in 2008 and hasn’t slouched snce. Adriatique has released on Zurich’s Cityfox, LA’s Culprit, New York’s Wolf & Lamb, London’s Supernature, Canada’s My Favorite Robot and most frequently, Hamburg’s Diynamic.
7. Steve Rachmad
As a DJ, Steve Rachmad is constantly reinventing himself. Set firmly in the best that techno and house have to offer at the moment he draws inspiration from his love for high quality disco and electro from his pretty illustrious past. He was at the forefront of the Dutch techno scene back when it started, and paved the way for artists like Joris Voorn.
8. Petar Dundov
Born in Zagreb in the early ‘70s, Petar Dundov’s career in dance music stretches back the best part of 20 years, but it’s only in the new millennium that he’s been using his own name for his productions. Over the years he’s graced festivals like I Love Techno, EXIT, Awakenings and Wire, and clubs like Berghain, Matter (RIP), Womb, Air, Fuse and Space.
We cannot wait to see what’s in store for us at Movement Croatia this year!