In this video recap from Movement 2013, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite highlights including moments with Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, Nina Kravitz, TOKiMONSTA, and Dantiez Saunderson.
The Dubspot crew descended upon Detroit, Michigan on Memorial Day weekend this year to take part in the city’s annual Movement electronic music festival – a party that brings techno and electronic music lovers from around the globe to the Motor City for three days of celebration in the city’s downtown Hart Plaza.
With a lineup that included Detroit techno and house music icons Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Terrence Parker, and Moodymann along with other giants like Masters At Work, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, ADULT., and Mala, downtown Detroit was buzzing late into the night with an exciting range of diverse sounds. Below are some photographs taken by Michael Walsh, Jon Conklin, and Craig Sordyl during the weekend.
Detroit house legend Moodymann took the main stage (Red Bull Music Academy) to offer electronic music lovers a dose of pure Motor City soul, funk, and house music. Sporting trademark Underground Resistance and his own KDJ gear, Moodymann took the crowd 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.
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.
Dubspot EDU Sessions @ Youthville, Detroit (Saturday, May 25)
On Saturday afternoon Dubspot hosted five free workshops at Youthville in Detroit with Mike Huckaby (Tresor / S Y N T H / Deep Transportation), Thomas Faulds (Ableton), Justin James (m_nus), and Dubspot’s very own Matt Cellitti offering music production advice, sound design tips and tricks, beat programming and composition techniques on a crowd of up and coming producers and electronic music enthusiasts.
11-11:45am Ableton Push 101 & Demonstration // Thomas Faulds [Ableton] & Justin James [m-nus]
Electronic musician and sound designer Thomas Faulds kicked off the Dubspot EDU Sessions at Youville with a demonstration on how to create music from scratch using Ableton Live and Push.
Windsor-based electronic music producer and M_nus Recording artist Justin James talked about his creative process, production workflow, and programming beats with Ableton Live and Push.
12:00-12:45pm Sound Design & Synthesis Techniques w/ Komplete 9 // Matt Cellitti
Dubspot instructor Matt Cellitti offered a glimpse into our Sound Design program with Native Instruments’ Komplete.
1:00-1:45pm Creative Production Strategies w/ Maschine // Mike Huckaby
Detroit electronic music icon Mike Huckaby talked about creative music production strategies and offers tips and techniques for using Native Instruments’ Maschine.
2:00-2:45pm Audio To MIDI Conversion w/ Ableton Live 9 // Matt Cellitti
Matt Cellitti explored new creative possibilities for working with audio recordings using Ableton Live 9′s audio-to-MIDI conversion tool. Check out the video tutorial Matt did on this exciting Live 9 feature.
3:00-3:45pm House Music Production w/ Ableton Live 9 // Mike Huckaby