DETROIT - The 2013 event drew over 107,000 people from around the globe to Detroit — the birthplace of techno. The 2014 Movement Electronic Music Festival makes its way back to Detroit's Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 for a three-day celebration of dance music and the people who make it great.
Organizers say that 2014, the festival's ninth year, promises to be the best one yet with a staggering assortment of rising talents, local heavyweights and pioneering legends.
Paxahau, producers of the annual dance event, on Wednesday announce the "phase one" lineup featuring Detroit techno pioneer, Richie Hawtin; legendary dance music icon and Intec label boss, Carl Cox; and the highly versatile electronic music DJ/producer, Loco Dice.
Famed Radio One broadcaster, DJ and current Evolution Radio host, Pete Tong, whose name has been ubiquitous with dance music for decades, will make his Movement debut in 2014 as will rising hip-hop star, Action Bronson. The Queens-based MC (and notable culinary expert) recently released Blue Chips 2 with production duo, Party Supplies – a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed Blue Chips album. Techno titans Speedy J and Lucy will perform as the collaborative duo Zeitgeber for the first time in the U.S. The duo released their self-titled album this past summer through Berlin-based Stroboscopic Artefacts. This is also Speedy J's first album collaboration since 2005's LP Collabs 3000 : Metalism.
A large number of local artists are included in the announcement, fortifying the festival's unwavering support of Detroit and the artists within. This includes Grammy-nominated DJ/producer and Planet E chief, Carl Craig; the legendary Jeff Mills; and Techno-soul pioneer, Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes.
"We really wanted to have some fun with the lineup this year and showcase artists that continue to reinvent the wheel of electronic music as well as a slew of hometown favorites who are legends in their own right," said Chuck Flask, artist coordinator for Movement Electronic Music Festival, in a media release.
The festival features five outdoor stages; more than 100 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 art displays.
The 49 performances, announced so far, in alphabetical order, are:
Adam X - live
Anthony "Shake" Shakir
Black Asteroid - live
Brian Sanhaji - live
DTM 2x4 DJ Seoul & T. Linder
Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes
Escort - live
Los Hermanos - live
Metro Area - live
Octave One - live
Project 313 - live
Simian Mobile Disco
Stacey "Hotwaxx" Hale
Tale of Us
The Martinez Brothers
Zeitgeber (Speedy J & Lucy)
The cost for a three-day weekend pass is $110 and grants fans general admission access to the festival grounds with in-and-out privileges. The cost for a three-day $230 VIP offers some extra perks.
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