Detroit Electronic Music Festival http://michiganradio.org en A closer look at Movement, Detroit's electronic music festival http://michiganradio.org/post/closer-look-movement-detroits-electronic-music-festival <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Electronic music fans from around the world are getting ready for the Movement Electronic Music Festival that hits downtown Detroit on Memorial Day weekend.</span></p><p>This year's Movement Festival brings more than 100 artists on five outdoor stages at Hart Plaza.</p><p>Dezi Magby&nbsp;– aka DJ Psycho of Flint – has played a big part in making Michigan a major player in the world's electronic music scene. He got hooked on electronic music as a fifth-grader, and he's been making music and DJing since 1984.</p><p>Another name to watch for at this year's festival is DJ and producer Asher Perkins, who'll be making his first appearance at the Movement Festival.</p><p>Perkins and Magby talked to us about what sets Detroit electronic music apart.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 17671 at http://michiganradio.org A closer look at Movement, Detroit's electronic music festival Detroit music legend Derrick May says bankruptcy is just a new angle to an old story http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-music-legend-derrick-may-says-bankruptcy-just-new-angle-old-story <p>There was another&nbsp;plot turn in the long story of Detroit's struggles yesterday.</p><p>A federal bankruptcy judge looked at all the evidence and declared, yep, the city of Detroit is indeed insolvent.</p><p>It's new, for sure, but for many who have lived and worked in Detroit, it's just more of the same.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:26:48 +0000 Mark Brush 15541 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit music legend Derrick May says bankruptcy is just a new angle to an old story Electronic musician inspired by family & place http://michiganradio.org/post/electronic-musician-inspired-family-place <p>Michigan has a history of some pretty sweet music. One surprising genre that is Pure Michigan is techno. The art form was invented by three young men from Belleville in the 1980s (specifically Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins, aka the Belleville 3, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136655438/get-familiar-with-detroit-techno-10-essential-songs">and you can listen to some classic Detroit techno here</a>).</p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:13:36 +0000 Kyle Norris 14628 at http://michiganradio.org Electronic musician inspired by family & place See photos from Movement 2013 - Detroit's electronic music festival http://michiganradio.org/post/see-photos-movement-2013-detroits-electronic-music-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit was alive this weekend with the deep thumping bass of electronic dance music and flashing bright light shows.</span></p><p><a href="http://movement.us/">Movement 2013</a> drew crowds to Hart Plaza this past weekend to dance and bob their heads to the beats and heavy drops of electronic dance music.</p><p>The festival started strong on Saturday with performances by Richie Hawtin - a Windsor native, and Moby.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The local stage had fantastic sets by homegrown DJs Al Ester, Terrence Parker, and Daniel Bell.</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 15:53:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12758 at http://michiganradio.org See photos from Movement 2013 - Detroit's electronic music festival A recap of the 2012 Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival http://michiganradio.org/post/recap-2012-movement-detroit-electronic-music-festival <p>Some people went north, or headed to the pools for the Memorial Weekend, others danced the weekend away at the Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.</p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/30/153989069/dancing-while-the-sun-comes-up-detroit-electronic-music-festival-2012-recap?ps=mh_frhdl3">NPR&#39;s All Songs Considered</a> put up a recap of the Festival:</p><blockquote><p>Now in its thirteenth year, <a href="http://www.movement.us/" target="_blank">Movement: Detroit&#39;s Electronic Music Festival</a> has featured an enormously diverse group of electronic producers and DJs from around the world. Detroit is the birthplace of Techno and after all these years of being more popular nearly everywhere but Detroit, there was a feeling at this year&#39;s festival that it&#39;s all coming back home.</p></blockquote><p>Here&#39;s host Bob Boilen talking with NPR&#39;s Sami Yenigun and U Street Music Hall promotions director Morgan Tepper about their experiences at the festival:</p><p><embed allowfullscreen="true" base="http://www.npr.org" height="386" src="http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=153989069&amp;m=153994163&amp;t=audio" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" wmode="opaque"></embed></p><p>And here&#39;s a sampling of music heard at the festival (included is a song title using a phrase I often heard in grade school - <em>*chuckle*</em>). Thu, 31 May 2012 18:02:53 +0000 Mark Brush 7697 at http://michiganradio.org A recap of the 2012 Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival It's "Techno Week" in Detroit, events start tonight http://michiganradio.org/post/its-techno-week-detroit-events-start-tonight <p>The Detroit electronic music festival comes to Detroit for the 13th year. Today, the festival is known as the &quot;<a href="http://www.movement.us/">Movement Electronic Music Festival</a>&quot; and the festivities kick off tonight with a free, co-sponsored event at 8 p.m. outside of the Detroit Historical Museum (5401 Woodward Avenue).&nbsp;Festival organizers say Keith Kemp will open for &quot;Detroit Techno legend&quot; Carl Craig.</p><p>Tomorrow, events shift to Hart Plaza for three days of music with, as the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120524/ENT04/205240301/13th-annual-Movement-festival-draws-more-than-100-acts-6-stages?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Entertainment">Detroit News</a> reports, more than 100 acts on six stages - including a headlining appearance by Public Enemy... &quot;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCp371qSddI">yeeeeeah booooy</a>!&quot;: Fri, 25 May 2012 15:30:07 +0000 Mark Brush 7622 at http://michiganradio.org It's "Techno Week" in Detroit, events start tonight