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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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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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Get down with Oliver Tree and Whethan’s new joint ‘Movement’

In a day when memes can become rappers — where the Bhad Bhabies and Big Shaqs of the internet are out here scoring major record deals (honorable mention, Mason Ramsey) — somehow living meme incarnate Oliver Tree is actually flipping the already wild idea on its head. Although signed to a major label himself, he’s […]

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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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Kim Ann Foxman preps for Movement with a high-energy Orbit playlist

“Play and make music that makes you happy, and people will naturally feel that honesty,” proclaims the New York-based DJ Kim Ann Foxman. If there were ever a DJ who’s an embodiment of that notion, not to mention adheres to a commendable free-flowing expression, it would be Foxman. Virtually unfazed by outside trends and one […]

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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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DA presents: 10 sets you can’t miss at Movement 2018

Words by Bella Bagshaw and Grace Fleisher Despite a visibly shifting techno scene stateside, 2018 marks one of the most banner years for  Detroit, and America’s finest house & techno institution — Movement. With a booking that arguably serves as a controversial departure from the city’s roots, Movement’s 2018 programming captures the experimental essence of the times, a time […]

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Movement Music Festival announces stages and set times ahead of 2018 edition

Movement Music Festival shared details of its 2018 programming, ahead of its return to Detroit’s Hart Plaza May 26–28, Memorial Day Weekend. As in previous years of Movement, the  occasion will feature its original five stages, while presenting new designs via its Red Bull Music, Stargate, and Pyramid Stages. Red Bull Radio will live stream performances […]

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Movement Festival releases unparalleled 2018 lineup

Though the start of festival season is still some months away, lineups announcements have begun in earnest.. From the recent additions of Alesso and Alison Wonderland to this year’s Tomorrowland lineup, to the announcement of REZZ’s headliner status at Shambhala Festival, 2018 is easily rounding out to showcase the brightest acts within the music industry.Adding onto the anticipated list […]

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Justice, Cashmere Cat, Gorillaz among nominees for 2017 Electronic Music Awards

The Electronic Music Awards are coming to Los Angeles on Sept. 21 for their inaugural awards show. Dubbed he EMAs, the co-produced event by Paul Oakenfold and Hunt & Crest has just released its 2017 nominations.Winners will be chosen across 11 award categories, including “Record of the Year,” “Remix of the Year,” “Festival of the Year,” “Club of the […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Soundtrack to Movement 2017

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Dancing Astronaut's Soundtrack to Movement 2017With countless amazing DJs in town for the annual pilgrimage to Detroit, we were kept busy dancing around the clock for Movement at the gorgeous Hart Plaza and many afterparties throughout the Motor City. Shamelessly Shazam-ing and draining our phone batteries down to low-power mode, we attempted to capture […]

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Despite technical difficulties, deadmau5’s TESTPILOT set impressed at its peak [Video]

On Sunday, May 28, deadmau5 performed his long-awaited Movement headlining set as TESTPILOT, his techno-driven alter-ego. Unfortunately, technical difficulties due to weather-related issues disrupted much of the set, leading to another widely-discussed comedic onstage rant.However, despite the inevitable impediments which Joel Zimmerman faced Sunday night did not prevent him from doing a spectacular job with the hand he was […]

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Tune into day 3 of Movement with DA & Red Bull – S U R V I V E, The Gaslamp Killer, and Danny Brown

Movement is sadly coming to an end, but that in no way means its last day is lacking in quality musicians. Red Bull returns once again to its RBMA stage to stream the final day of action for those spending their Mondays at home.In conjuction with us here at Dancing Astronaut, Red Bull is giving […]

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Stream deadmau5’s b2b set with Richie Hawtin as TESTPILOT ahead of his headlining set at Movement tonight

Tonight, May 28, deadmau5 will show off his taste for techno in a greater capacity than ever before with his headlining set at Detroit’s Movement Festival. Though tonight’s performance will mark Zimmerman’s official TESTPILOT billing, his intriguingly esoteric alter-ego has operated through selective sets in a de facto fashion over the years.Easily the most prominent instance of Zimmerman’s acumen […]

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Live stream Earl Sweatshirt, Factory Floor, and more from Movement Festival with Red Bull

Red Bull has set itself up as a major proponent of the below-surface, left-field sounds of electronica. Naturally, this means the company has chosen to shine the spotlight on Movement in Detroit this year with a week-long series of radio shows and streams from its studio in Detroit and the festival itself. Flying Lotus and […]

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