While Detroit is the city that defines urban decay, it's post-industrial landscape so devastated that abandoned buildings are being overgrown by plant life reoccupying the ground that they were once cleared from, it's legacy as the birthplace of techno still remains as mythologically strong as ever.
The Movement Electronic Music Festival, which takes place on May 26-28, ensures that for at least one weekend a year those inspired, directly or indirectly, by the city get to pay tribute. Taking place over five stages, the 2012 line-up mixes bonafide legends like Dopplereffekt and Kevin Saunderson with young upstarts such as Seth Troxler and Kyle Hall. But there's plenty beyond the obvious proliferation of electro and techno, from araabMUZIK's ultra quick MPC crafted hip-hop and dubstep to the New York electronica of FaltyDL or the funk laced house of Maceo Plex.
Add OG house gangster Lil' Louis headlining on Saturday 26th, boisterous hip-hop noise crew Public Enemy on Sunday 27th and Jeff Mills, aka The Wizard, on Monday 28th May and you have an event that many industry insiders and calling the most exciting dance festival in the world.
Movement Electronic Music Festival
Hart Plaza, Detroit: May 26-28, 2012
http://www.movement.us/ (including full line-up and stage times)
General Admission Weekend Passes $80/$90 starting May 4th
Day passes: $45 per day / VIP weekend passes $200
Travel details: http://www.movement.us/f-a-q/#travel
Actress * Adam Jay * Adventure Club * AvA * Andres * araabMUZIK * Benoit & Sergio * Bok Bok * Brenmar * Brian Gillespie * Busy P * Calico * Camea * Carl Craig * Carlo Lio * Cassy * Chris Liebing * Clark Warner * Claude VonStroke * Damian Lazarus * Daniel Andres * Danny Daze * Davide Squillace * Derek Plaslaiko * Derrick Carter * Dillon Francis * DJ Godfather * DJ Psycho * DJ Sneak * dOP * Dopplereffekt * Droog * Dwayne Jensen * Dru Ruiz * Earl Mixxin McKinney * Eddie Fowlkes * Erno The Inferno * FaltyDL * Filsonik b2b Patrick (NY) * Greg Wilson * GRiZ * Heidi * Hot Natured (Jamie Jones & Lee Foss) * Ian Pooley * Jay Haze * Jesse Rose * Jimmy Edgar * John Arnold * Joshua Harrison * Josh Wink * Juan Atkins * Keef Boxx * Kevin Saunderson * Keys N Krates * Kyle Hall b2b Jay Daniel * Lil' Louis * Lindstrøm * Loco Dice * Maceo Plex * Major Lazer * Malik Alston * Marcellus Pittman * Marco Carola * Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz set) * Mathew Jonson * Matias Aguayo * Matthew Hawtin * Maya Jane Coles * Michael Mayer * Michal Menert * Mike Huckaby * Minnesota * Mr. C * MK * Monty Luke * Mykel Waters * Nadastrom * Nic Fanciulli b2b Joris Voorn * Nina Kraviz * No Regular Play * OktoRed * Phil Agosta * Photek * Pirahnahead * Project 313 * Public Enemy * Pursuit Grooves * Radio Slave * Rick Wilhite * Roni Size * Ryan Richards * Salva * SBTRKT * Seth Troxler b2b Guy Gerber * Slow Hands * Stacey Pullen * Steve Bug * Subb-an * Tale of Us * The Martinez Brothers * The Wizard aka Jeff Mills * Tiger and Woods * Todd Terje * Tony Ollivierra * Two Fresh * Wolf + Lamb * Zeds Dead