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For the 12th year in a row, the world’s dance music disciples will descend on downtown Detroit over Memorial Day weekend for America’s largest techno-centric dance music event. Long gone are the years of in-fighting and dollar drama that once plagued this unlikely dance music success story. What’s left is the music, performed by over 70 top-shelf local and international acts.
What’s most impressive is how after 12 years, Movement continues to tap new and creative sounds and talent that fit perfectly within the historic mandate of the city that invented techno. And how the festival has become a showcase for electronic musc talent with an ability to draw crowds far greater than the average underground clubnight America. With that in mind, we selected a few of our favorite performers whose names won’t appear in much Movement press, but are certain to rock Hart Plaza this weekend.
With his debut album set for a July release on Ghostly International, now is a great time to be catching Seth Haley’s Com Truise project. His mix of downtempo breaks with some of the spaciest synths to be found produces auditory sci-fi. Noah Levine