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.
On Sunday May 26 we embark on our second day at Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival where we catch sets by Masters at Work, Soul Clap, Mala, ADULT., DJ Minx, Dennis Ferrer, Magda, Squarepusher, and more.
On the second day of Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival we catch a diverse lineup of talent that included house legends Masters At Work, electronic music icon Squarepusher, dubstep pioneer Mala, and local favorites DJ Minx, Magda, and electronic music band Adult.
Dubstep pioneer Mark Lawrence aka Mala took the Red Bull Music Academy stage around 4pm. He kicked things off slow with some incredible sound system music and relied heavily on his own catalog with Coki as Digital Mystikz and his Deep Medi imprint with tunes from Goth Trad and Truth. He closed with the DMZ classic “Anti-War Dub” which left the crowd buzzing with excitement.
Detroit-based electronic music band Adult. followed Mala on the main stage, performing songs from their new album. There was some minor technical difficulties, but the band stayed on course with their performance. They closed with a live cover of the Motor City techno classic “Sharevari” by A Number Of Names.
One of best DJ sets at the Made In Detroit stage was delivered by DJ Minx with powerful live vocal accompaniment from singers Diviniti and Eva Soul from Women on Wax, a collective of female DJs and artists from the Metro Detroit area. Minx played raw, powerful house grooves to a pumped-up crowd.
One of Sunday’s biggest moments was a rare set by legendary house music DJ and production duo Masters at Work who dug deep into their archives, playing classic jams from KenLou along with remixes and rare jacking edits.
We caught up with Kevin Martin aka The Bug for an inspiring video interview. Martin played a brilliant set at the Electric Forest stage where he dropped some of the most brutal dancehall riddims. Even without the vocal accompaniment from the dynamic Jamaican MCs and singers he usually works with, the Bug’s set was incredible.