Dubspot @ Movement Detroit Day 1: Moodymann, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin +

UPDATE: We’ve rounded up some highlights and moments from Movement 2013. Our video recap features electronic music giants such Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, alongside rising DJ/producers like Nina Kravitz, TOKiMONSTA, and Dantiez Saunderson.

The Dubspot crew landed in Detroit, MI this weekend to take part in the city’s annual Movement Electronic Music Festival the party that brings techno lovers from around the globe to Motor City for Memorial Day Weekend.

On Saturday May 25 the Dubspot team descended upon Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit Michigan to take part in the 2013 Movement Electronic Music Festival. We arrived as fans, participants, and journalists ready to bring our deep love for this city and our enthusiasm for music to the mix. With 5 stages of music that run from noon until midnight, the sounds of Movement’s first day were diverse. With a lineup that included Moodymann, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin,  xxxy, Ben Sims, Nina Kraviz, Ataxia, and Dave Clarke, the first day at Movement kicked into gear by mid day with music lovers from around the world flowing into Hart Plaza until the late into the evening. Below are some of our favorite moments from day one at Moment.

Detroit house legend Moodymann takes the main stage (Red Bull Music Academy) to offer electronic music lovers a dose of pure, unadulterated Motor City soul, funk, and house grooves. Sporting trademark Underground Resistance and his own KDJ gear, Moodymann took people on a journey though the foundations and history of Detroit dance music with selections ranging from Parliament Funkadelic and early techno classics like “Sharevari” by A Number of Names, throwing in some rare edits and remixes for  The main stage line-up included other heavyweights such as Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, and Dave Clarke delivering thoroughly engaging sets.

Up and coming Manchester, UK-based DJ/producer XXXY (Rupert Taylpor) was the first DJ on Movement’s main stage where he played house music for a small but but growing and enthusiastic crowd of fans.

London’s T.Williams picked up the pace with a set of jacking house grooves that slowly built the energy of the main stage area.

Rising Detroit duo Ataxia reps the at the Made In Detroit stage with a healthy dose of jacking beats.

Detroit’s Hart Plaza serves as a playground for music enthusiasts over the three days of Memorial Day weekend.

Detroit techno icon and local favorite Carl Craig prepares the crowd for sundown at Movement 2013.

Dubspot’s Hart Thorson demonstrates Machine for attendees at Movement’s technology area.