Wednesday, December 11, 2013

movement 2014: first lineup announcement (terrence dixon, adam x, zeitgeber, etc)

behold, the first group of artists announced to play movement festival in detroit next year, saturday may 24th - monday may 26th. (official website)

for my eyes this overall list looks solid but certainly not spectacular. detroit, as usual, is well represented, with my picks from that group currently being jeff mills, mike huckaby and terrence dixon - who, by the way, has a new album coming out soon. some other artists that stand out for me: adam x playing live, metro area also playing live, donor, alstadt echo who runs the nice techno-oriented dub monitor website, and of course zeitgeber, aka lucy (he, too, has a new album in the works) and speedy j, which would seem to make up for lucy's cancelled appearance last year, when he was quite oddly booked between steffi and nina kraviz.

i, however yearn for more rare bookings, especially in terms of international techno, (proper) deep house, and experimental stuff, as well as some chicago talent. but hey, that's me! at least i hardly see anything edm-y. there should be plenty more artists to be announced, and we'll have to wait, probably a few more months at least, to see what's up with the weekend's off-festival party offerings. oh, and i'll likely be making my return to the festival after missing out in 2013. fingers crossed...

intriguingly, an earlier promoter of movement festival, back when it was called DEMF, appears to returning with a festival, using that name, over independence day weekend, july 4th 2014. juan atkins has been announced as the artist director. interesting stuff, and something else to look out for during next year's festival season. (official website)

and here's another summertime festival variable, only worth noting because it would likely attract music and people i'd rather not be around: EDC joliet - formally known as EDC chicago in 2013 though it was not located in the city - is "not likely to return" in 2014. oh well.

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