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Detroit Sound Conservancy launches Kickstarter to reconstruct iconic Detroit sound system

“Detroit’s sonic story is not over,” and the Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) will see to the longevity of that “sonic story” via the restoration of one of Detroit’s most iconic techno sound systems, that of the now closed Club Heaven. A non-profit group that supports Detroit’s “sonic heritage through outreach, preservation, education, storytelling, curation, and innovation,” […]

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Now A Bunch Of People Are Apparently Calling Ford To Return Items Stolen From The Detroit Train Station

In case you hadn’t heard the obscure, sparsely covered and rarely opined-about news, Ford bought a train station recently—Detroit’s famous ruin, Michigan Central Station. People are so moved by it all that they’re calling up Ford and offering up all of the items they’ve stolen from the station over the years.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Claude VonStroke delivers his Movement set turned album, ‘Live In Detroit’

Dirtybird don and Detroit native Claude VonStroke announced that he would release his headlining set as a live album after playing Movement Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend. Originally released on Apple Music, the set is now active on all streaming services and titled, Live In Detroit. Jam-packed with VIP edits and deep cuts, VonStroke went all […]

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Producer Sessions 002: Movement 2018 Sounds of Detroit

Producer Sessions is a series from Dancing Astronaut meant to shine a brighter light on the producer community. Each volume will guide producers towards some of the freshest sample packs, plugins, FX, and presets out there. Today’s session: Movement Sample Pack.  This week, Splice celebrated Detroit’s rich history in techno music with a series of sample packs, contests, interviews, […]

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X-Altera – Compound Extraprotus

Detroit-based producer Tadd Mullinix is a man of many names and many skills. From his hip-hop tinged instrumentals under his Dabrye moniker to his acid and techno releases as JTC, Mullinix has never strayed from creating from an array of genres and perspectives. Fittingly, the eclectic producer has just released a new jungle-inspired single, titled “Compound Extraprotus” […]

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DA’s Movement 2018 soundtrack: 10 tracks that rocked the festival

1) Andrés – New For U (Live) From DJing with Slum Village back in the day, to playing congas, to rocking the MPC and making some of the most soulful house around, Dez Andrés is one of the finest that Detroit has to offer. Andrés had a jam-packed Movement weekend filled with afterparty appearances, contributions […]

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Claude VonStroke announces first ever Dirtybird live album

On the afternoon before his debut headlining performance at Detroit’s annual Movement Festival, Claude VonStroke took to Twitter to excitedly deem the opportunity a “dream come true,” as well as a “major bucket list set.” The combination of VonStroke having made almost a dozen appearances at Movement before eclipsing a headliner seat, as well as […]

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Not Even Rust Can Stop You When You Drive A Dodge Ram Van In Detroit

I’ve lamented many times the horrible road salt in Michigan, which is why I have decided to start a series called “True Survivors of Detroit” in which we applaud Motor City-area cars that—despite heavy corrosion and questionable structural rigidity—continue trudging on like champions. This week’s survivor: a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Heathered Pearls taps Matrixxman for old-school, acid techno rework on forthcoming remix EP

Ghostly International‘s Heathered Pearls revisits his gorgeous 2017 ambient techno EP, Detroit, MI 1997-2001, with a collection of remixes which further interpret the material and the city of Detroit that had so greatly shaped the Polish-born, Brooklyn-based artist. So far, Alexander’s shared the first of the reworks, Matrixxman’s “8 am techno reawakening,” an acidic, lo-fi interpretation […]

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#FBF: 10 iconic Lost&Found releases ahead of the label’s Detroit showcase

2012 marked the year that Guy J left the Bedrock nest to form his own label, Lost&Found. It’s since become one of the top labels within the progressive arena, with its owner and his colleagues showing impressive curation skills through their choice of artists to work with. The label only continues to grow in this […]

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Sian prepares for Movement weekend with a tasty techno playlist

Detroit’s Techno Week is in full motion, and the city is finalizing preparation for one of its biggest annual affairs: Movement. Thousands from all over the world are trickling into the genre’s birthplace for a Memorial Day Weekend filled with quality music and equally good energy. Outside the festival, set in Hart Plaza, Detroit’s venues […]

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Charlotte De Witte on her intellectual bond with music, perseverance, and wisdom gained along the way [Interview]

“My goal at that stage [of my career] was just to be happy with what I do . . . and to feel satisfaction in what I’m doing right now,” mused Charlotte De Witte on her earlier days. Little did she know when taking up the art of producing and DJing at the age of […]

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Navigating the technosphere with Ø [Phase]: a pre-Movement discussion

An enigmatic persona exists deep within the techno rabbit hole. Using the moniker Ø [Phase] (né Ashley Burchett), the stalwart DJ and producer has made his mark on things dark, atmospheric, and downright technical. His productions are as hypnotic and diverse as his sets, covering a mélange of stylings that range from subdued and almost tribal, […]

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Movement Afters? Dancing Astronaut is here with a comprehensive, yet well-curated guide

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching for the city of Detroit. Soon, thousands of house and techno fans will embark on their annual pilgrimage to Movement Festival in order to celebrate their music of choice in its very birthplace. The festival itself is going to be quite the thrill; talent from all over the house […]

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