By Alexis Simpson
It’s that time of year again! We are going to be at Movement during the day and at a bunch of parties at night (mostly TV, Populux, The Masonic Temple, and The Works). It will be exhausting, but these are indeed the best parties of the year. Stay tuned for our pre, during and post coverage.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
REVEALS 2015 STAGES and PERFORMANCES SCHEDULE
EXCLUSIVE PROMO VIDEO FROM CARL CRAIG
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
MAY 23 – 25
HART PLAZA, DETROIT
“Movement Detroit celebrates every facet of techno in the city that gave birth to it.” – THUMP
“Widely embraced by the city where techno was born, Movement remains one of the longest-running independent music festivals in the country.” – Billboard
3-Day Weekend Passes, 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes & Single-Day Passes now on sale at www.Movement.us
DETROIT, May 6, 2015—Movement Electronic Music Festival is excited to finally announce this year’s stage lineups, featuring over 140 performances across six stages inside Detroit’s legendary Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25, 2015.
Over the years, Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers and trailblazers in Techno, House, Hip-Hop and more.
The Movement Main Stage will feature headlining performances by Techno darling Richie Hawtin, legendary Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg as DJ Snoopadelic and Boys Noize and Skrillex as the enigmatic duo, Dogblood.
Fans can also expect to see Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White perform together one-last time as the famed Canadian duo, Art Department.
Movement Main Stage lineup highlights:
Richie Hawtin, DJ Snoopadelic, Dog Blood, GRiZ, Art Department, Loco Dice, Dixon, Luciano, Recondite – live, Bob Moses – live, Maceo Plex, Ten Walls – live, Patrick Topping + many more.
For the past eight years, Red Bull Music Academy has infused new acts to the festival while showcasing groundbreaking artists. This year’s RBMA Stage lineup includes a headlining performance by chart-topping duo Disclosure as part of their traveling Wild Life showcase, featuring Eats Everything, Method Man, Octave One and Kerri Chandler, just to name a few.
“We are so happy to be going back to one of the most important cities in music, Detroit, for Movement Festival!” says Guy Lawrence of Disclosure. “We look forward to having the Wild Life showcase and headline the Red Bull Music Academy stage with some legendary acts, including Method Man, Eats Everything, Octave One, Kerri Chandler and many more.”
Techno pioneer Juan Atkins will celebrate 35 years of his illustrious career with a special performance under his iconic alias, Model 500. To mark this milestone, the legend will also bring longtime collaborator Eddie Fowlkes as well as first-time festival performers Kimyon and Milan Ariel to commemorate 30 years of Metroplex Records – Atkins’ iconic label whose catalog reaches back to over three decades of futuristic sounds and releases.
The incomparable Squarepusher will make his way back to Hart Plaza for another mind-blowing live performance to close out Monday night.
Red Bull Music Academy Stage highlights:
Disclosure, 30th Anniversary of Metroplex Records with Juan Atkins’ Model 500 and Eddie Fowlkes, Squarepusher – live, Kenny Larkin – live, Octave One – live, Kerri Chandler, Eats Everything, Method Man, Hudson Mohawke, Danny Brown, JETS (Jimmy Edgar + Machinedrum), Joy Orbison, Ben UFO, + many more.
The Beatport Stage will once again feature some of electronic music’s most celebrated DJs and producers, including headliners Tuskegee (Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers),Joseph Capriati and Joris Voorn.
Beatport Stage highlights:
Tuskegee (Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers), Joseph Capriati, Joris Voorn, Henrik Schwarz – live, Soul Clap, Maya Jane Coles, Hot Since 82, Dubfire, Nicole Moudaber, Paco Osuna + many more.
In a nod to the festival’s continuous support of local talent and luminaries, the Made In Detroit Stage presented by THUMP will feature a series of showcases curated by some of Detroit’s most celebrated names and figures, such as ORIGINS by Techno legend Kevin Saunderson; the highly acclaimed touring showcase Detroit Love by hometown hero Carl Craig; and The Movement Ghostly Showcase by the revered Ann Arbor music collective, Ghostly International.
“Movement is at the forefront of high-quality electronic music and has been a leader in pushing this standard throughout the US,” says Joel Flower, Channel Manager for THUMP, VICE’sonline electronic music and culture platform. “We’re thrilled to be a part of their amazing programming on the Made In Detroit stage.”
Made In Detroit Stage presented by THUMP highlights:
Carl Craig feat. Mike Banks, Stacey Pullen, Matthew Dear, Ryan Elliott, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May present “Hi-Tech Soul,” MK (Marc Kinchen), Lee Foss, Floorplan,PHUTURE – live, Shigeto – live, Paul Woolford + many more.
This year’s Underground Stage will feature performances by some of Techno’s elite talent, featuring headlining performances by Regis, Ben Klock and Ben Sims.
Underground Stage highlights:
Regis, Ben Klock, Ben Sims, Paula Temple, Marcel Dettmann, Nina Kraviz, Sterac aka Steve Rachmad, Matador – live + many more.
Some of Detroit’s hottest up-and-comers will perform at the festival’s Sixth Stage – a newly added stage dedicated to the city’s rising stars. This year’s lineup features a headlining performance Detroit’s own, Sinistarr as well as a special Konkrete Jungle Detroit showcase from Mark 8EN Moss, Dilemma and Calico just to name a few.
Sixth Stage highlights:
Sinistarr, Mark 9EN Moss, Earl “Mixxin” McKinney, Bruce Bailey, 313 The Hard Way (DJ Seoul b2b DJ Psycho b2b T.Linder), Shawn Rudiman, Dilemma, Calico, Andy Garcia + many more.
The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: six technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 140 artists; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2014 festival.
Awards and accolades received by the festival and producer include:
· #2 on Beatport’s “15 Incredible Techno Festivals to Hit in 2015”
· Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007
· #2 on THUMP’s “10 North American Festivals That Won 2014”
· #5 on inthemix list of “12 Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2014”
· #6 on Magnetic Mag’s list of “Most Life-changing EDM Festivals”
· #8 on Rolling Stone list of “Summer 2014’s Must-See Music Festivals”
· #14 on Pulse Radio’s “Must Do Festivals Before You Die” 2014
· “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009.
· #2 on Details “Hottest Summer Music Festivals of 2013”
· #2 on Beatport’s “20 Most Anticipated Dance Music Festivals Around the World” 2013
· #10 on Do Android’s Dance? “Best Festivals of 2013”
· #18 on inthemix list of “25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die” 2013
· “Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone
About Red Bull Music Academy
The Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) is a world-traveling series of music workshops and festivals, founded in 1998. The main five-week event is held in a different city each year. 60 up and coming producers, singers, sound artists, DJs and musicians from around the world learn from and collaborate with top industry professionals. The public portion of its program is a festival of concerts, art installations, club nights and lectures by influential figures in contemporary music. This year’s main workshop will take place in Paris. Year-round, the Red Bull Music Academy maintains an online magazine, radio station (RBMA Radio) and lecture video archive. The Academy hosts additional music workshops and club nights and curates stages at festivals in around 60 countries worldwide.
Beatport, an SFX Entertainment Inc. company, is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Available in more than 230 countries, their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists. As a result, their sales charts serve as the industry barometer for what tracks are currently jumping in the clubs before crossing over into the mainstream. The Beatport platform also offers tools to help DJs manage their careers, promote their productions and performances, and connect with the largest community of qualified fans on the planet. Founded in 2004, Beatport is based in Denver, CO, with offices in Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo. In March 2013, Beatport became part of the SFX network of companies focused on Electronic Music Culture.
About Made In Detroit
It was hatched in 1991 as a spark for a city that’d long been left for dead. It was born of a nod to the backbone that made this place unlike any other. It was built with a forearm, a hammer and a shop hat on a silhouette that stood ready to strike. It’s Made In Detroit and for over 20 years it has been the singular symbol for a city that’s not about to quit. Today, Made In Detroit is more than a t-shirt brand, it’s the official mark of a movement that belongs to all of us. Born to represent, this is MADE IN DETROIT. Available at madeindetroit.com
THUMP is the electronic music and culture channel from VICE, chronicling the music, the artists, the fans, the experience. Through original videos from the most electrifying events around the globe, breaking news, exclusive mixes from the world’s best DJs, and an engaging slate of editorial features and premieres, THUMP offers a unique and authoritative portal into the culture of electronic music.
Paxahau, now in its tenth year as producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, first established itself two decades ago as an online resource to promote both Detroit and electronic music. Paxahau is a name synonymous with excellence and has an industry reputation that is unparalleled. Paxahau maintains Movement’s independently owned festival status and is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier production and promotions organization rooted firmly in the birthplace of Techno.