Arts & Culture
11:53 am
Tue May 28, 2013

See photos from Movement 2013 - Detroit's electronic music festival

Detroit was alive this weekend with the deep thumping bass of electronic dance music and flashing bright light shows.

Movement 2013 drew crowds to Hart Plaza this past weekend to dance and bob their heads to the beats and heavy drops of electronic dance music.

The festival started strong on Saturday with performances by Richie Hawtin - a Windsor native, and Moby.

The local stage had fantastic sets by homegrown DJs Al Ester, Terrence Parker, and Daniel Bell.

Sunday's highlights included Squarepusher and Masters at Work.

Although rain dampened Monday, the festival ended strong with a set by two of the pioneers of Detroit techno, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson.

Throughout the weekend, the crowd was somewhat split between older electronic diehards who prefer techno and house and younger fanatics of dubstep.

What is dubstep? It's a little hard to explain, but this person does a pretty good job breaking it down:

Check out this Vine video of this year's festival (from Movement 2013's official Twitter page).

-Julia Field, Michigan Radio Newsroom