Richie Hawtin, Dog Blood, and Disclosure lead Movement Detroit lineup
Movement Festival is not only a fan favorite in the US, it’s one of the most historically important events of the year. More than just a festival, the event is a celebration of Detroit’s musical roots, and more specifically, techno.
Since its inception in 2000, Movement has served as an underground dance music paradise. While the lineup has since expanded to cover everything from hip hop to more mainstream electronic acts, it hasn’t lost touch with its origins. In fact, this year boasts such international techno favorites as Ben Klock, Marcell Dettmann, Loco Dice, Dubfire b2b Hot Since 82 and many more. In addition to veterans like Richie Hawtin, Stacey Pullen and Henrik Schwarz, it’s enough to have any underground dance music fan salivating.
On top of this, the festival has announced two of its most widely appealing dance acts to date: Dog Blood and Disclosure. The former, a collaboration between Skrillex and Boys Noize, has been conspicuously absent on the festival circuit in the wake of Jack Ü. Taking to a techno-oriented festival however, it may prove a chance for Dog Blood to showcase some of their deeper interests – and possible new music. Disclosure represents the festival’s ambition to broaden its aesthetic, which — along with choices like Snoop Dogg who will play a set as DJ Snoopadelic — is ultimately a keen marketing move on their part. If anything, it will only help expose new fans to the sounds of artists like Joseph Capriati, Clark, and Recondite which we can all agree is a good thing for everyone.
Bear in mind, this is only phase 1 of the lineup. Three-day weekend passes are on sale now.