Our Weekend at Movement Detroit 2017
Another year, another dreaded week beyond Movement Detroit. Back to our daily routines while counting down the days until next Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit. The loud music flowing from Hart Plaza, drowning the surrounding area with beautiful music, has wrapped up yet another successful year. Its never too early to start looking forward until next year, but lets reflect upon this past wonderful weekend.
Day one was off to a great start, over at the Pyramid Stage for the hometown heroes, Golf Clap‘s set, that filled the entire area by 2 P.M. Griz decided to join them for a solid twenty minutes towards the end of the two hour set, and the already ecstatic crowd got down even more. Rodriguez Jr. then played yet another great set for the Pyramid Stage. The sounds of Josh Wink flowed while crossing through the middle of Hart Plaza, to catch the Octave One brothers play their signature live set. The night was filled with more Detroit artists such as Stacey Pullen, Carl Craig, the much anticipated Belleville Three set, Robert Hood live, and last but definitely not least, Richie Hawtin. Pan-Pot, fresh out of Berlin, also packed the Pyramid Stage area with sweet sounds of techno. With only day one in the books, the next couple days had a lot to live up to, but luckily Paxahau always has that covered.
Day two began with InSOUL and the Saunderon Brothers opening up, representing KMS Records. Locals DJ Psycho and Gary Chandler had the crowd moving to what Detroit has been getting down to for decades (shout out to anybody who had some jit moves in their step). Even in the rain, Heidi managed to keep a crowd moving, with Matthew Dear following, performing live under his moniker Audion. The fun wasn’t over yet, as Cajmere had the crowd getting down, and was even percolating himself, playing his classic tune, ‘Percolator’. Shiba San had a full Red Bull stage, filling the area with the sounds of Dirtybird. Seth Troxler continued to hold it down at the Stargazer Stage, while DVS1 had a crowd of dazed festival goers, indulging in the underground. After a bit of a rain delay, Kevin Saunderson performed a live set under old moniker E-Dancer. Deadmau5, or other known as Testpilot for the weekend, kept impatient fans entertained with humor over the mic, while waiting for the rain to clear.
Our day three got off to a start with Twin Cousin over on the Made In Detroit stage. The two locals, Doug and Ross, had the weekend long crowd moving as if it were still day one. Next up was Kate Simko over at Stargazer stage, or the Paradise stage for the day, holding it down in the rain. Nathan Barato b2b Patrick Topping‘s crowd wasn’t phased by the rain either, as everyone bounced around to their tech house set. The dancing didn’t stop as house music legend, Kerri Chandler, took over, playing everything from Doorly’s ‘Piano Weapon’ to Prince’s ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’. Finally the Hot Creations head honcho himself, Jamie Jones, took over. We took in the beautiful lights and skyline surrounding Hart Plaza during his set, almost wishing next year would come the very next day. Finally the moment had come to check out the big man Carl Cox close down the main stage area. From “Oh yes oh yes!” to “Thank you very much Detroit, fantastic, fantastic!” he absolutely crushed the crowd with his twist of techno.
The very last set on the main stage by Carl Cox was every bit of reason we have fallen in love with Detroit. Looking up at the sea of people dancing as if nobody was watching, people getting their last fix of movement in until next year, and just purely enjoying the moment for what it is. Taking trips up Woodward Ave to various new restaurants, bars, and seeing the new stores filling the downtown area, is equally as refreshing as the beautiful music all the people from around the world seek that weekend. We here at Techibeats would like to give a huge thank you to Paxahau for making Movement in Detroit all the more inspiring! See you next year!
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