I had the pleasure of attending http://www.movement.us this year for the first time, and in honour I have put together a May chart with my vision of the Movement Festival. The festival was truly an amazing experience, and I am extremely grateful for the welcome and support I received from the people of Detroit throughout the city, whether from the Underground Resistance HQ at Submerge, taxi drivers recounting their experiences with techno, or the killer crowd who danced their feet off to my set at the KMS Records Elevate Your Mind after party.
Top festival moments for me (in no particular order):
- meeting legends such as Kenny Larkin, Mike Banks of UR, Gene Farris, and more, while also reconnecting with some fantastic supporters – DJ 3000, Greg Gow, Noah Pred, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and more.
- Walking up to the festival to hear Exhale playing Stuck In My Mind (my tune with Dantiez Saunderson on KMS Records) being played on the Made In Detroit stage, echoing off the tall buildings.
- Seeing the crowd at the Origins stage go off to my upcoming remix of Red Square – Growl on KMS Records.
- Kevin Saunderson and Seth Troxler’s set which took us through the history of techno, while everywhere you looked there was an originator or contemporary top techno DJ.
There are countless other highlights, but instead I’ll leave you with my May “Obsession With Movement” chart, to get a feel for what sort of a weekend it was.
Dantiez Saunderson & John Norman – Resonance [KMS]
Dantiez Saunderson & John Norman – Stuck In My Mind [KMS]
Locomatica – Interrupter [LCMTC]
Psyk – Automatic [Mote Evolver]
Greg Gow – Three Ways to Skin a Cat – Way 01 [KMS]
Cajmere & Sonny Fodera – C02 Vapor (Nathan Barato Remix) [Cajual]
Radioslave – Don’t Stop No Sleep [Nonplus]
Kevin Saunderson, e-Dancer – Pump The Move (Tomio Ueda Remix) [KMS]
Dema – Rigid Link (Florian Mendl Remix) [Octopus]
Marky V – Graveyard Sway (John Norman Remix) [Corruption]