The Midwest invades Output this weekend, as Minneapolis techno maven DVS1 takes the helm of two events during the next two days at the venerable Brooklyn dance mausoleum, however he’ll be doing it essentially with less than a day of each party, as the man who’s put out some great releases on Transmat and Klockworks strays the course for the entire weekend at Output. Essentially, he’s playing a techno party with Black Flag maestro Stacey Pullen tonight, and a rooftop daytime heater with fellow epic mixing contemporary Terrence Parker. So, needless to say, it’s going to be quite a weekend…a weekend that will have us camping out at Output for better or worse. But probably better. Considering who’s playing, we’re going to have a grand ol’ time on the dancefloor and rooftop. Tickets are still available for these events, and for more info on the weekend, as well as a preview…look down below.
Enigmatic Chilean-German DJ/producer Ricardo Villalobos has been added to the Movement Detroit line-up. The “secret artist” was announced via the Movement website. Villalobos will perform at 7pm this Sunday, May 28 on Movement’s main stage. He will also appear Sunday night on the Voyage Royale: I’m on a Boat 3 afterparty featuring Sven Väth, Loco Dice vs. Stacey Pullen and Matthew Hawtin on Sunday night following his Movement set. Tickets for both events are available at www.movement.us.
With so many new festivals popping up, touting cutting edge artists, something that sets the BPM Festival apart from the rest is location, location, and location! On the new wave of destination festivals, BPM takes place on the sunny beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. And with artists like Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler and Lee Burridge making the scene, it’s no wonder everyone wants to stick around for the full week.
Detroit techno veteran Stacey Pullen delivers this mix of Hi Tek Soul that brings Detroit techno’s classic sound into the 21st Century, with tracks by Loco Dice, The Royal We (Hector, Shaun Reeves, Seth Troxler), Lutzenkirchen and his own new track on Blackflag.
Those crazy kids over at Resident Advisor went and did the seemingly impossible, interviewing over 50 people to get the complete(ish) story of Detroit’s annual techno festival. They even talked to URB’s own Detroit native Joshua Glazer. From Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin to Paxahau and the Mayor of Detroit, it’s a serious read.
To explain the many twists and turns of the festival thus far, we turned to the people that were directly involved. Artists, promoters, city officials, journalists, more than 50 in all, presenting an oral history of Detroit’s electronic music festival. READ