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D'Fest Event this Sunday

D'Fest, an Indoor/Outdoor Dance Ritual
House and Techno festival series that is starting with its first show this Sunday.
It's a 10-hour event with 20 DJs on one indoor and one outdoor stage.
10 hours - 2 stages - 20 DJs

Indoor Stage sponsored by Spectacles

2pm Steve Butler (Tandem)
3pm Mondo Blaze
4pm DJ Heru (Johansen-Charles Gallery)
5pm PowdrBlu (formerly of LDV)
6pm Vern English (Tandem)
7pm DJ Roach (MCM Productions)
8pm Dwayne Jensen (Fathom Records)
9pm Mr Joshooa (TV)
10pm Norm Talley (Beatdown)
11pm DJ Minx (Women on Wax)

Outdoor Stage sponsored by doDetroit

2pm DJ Chyll (Detroit House Picnic)
3pm Mr. Joshooa (TV)
4pm Joshua Adams (Exchange Bureau Music)
5pm Frank Raines (Funk Night Records)
6pm Brian Gillespie (Family Function)
7pm DJ Seoul (DTM, BangTech-12)
8pm Daniel Andres (a u x e t i c )
9pm Team Tandem (Lolas)
10pm Anthony "Shake" Shakir (Frictional Recordings)
11pm Patrick Russell (Circus Company, Mentalux)

Hosted by

Maggie Derthik (birthday girl, a u x e t i c)
Jodie Svagr (U&I Design)
Emily Farkas
Tawnya Clark
Steven Butler
Ali the Unifier
Kristin (Rio) Koth
Kat Pelton
Donyale Martin

Live Painting by

Joey Delvano

Merchandise Tables

"Techno Elements Table" Clothing

Stay tuned... upcoming D'fest dates...
August 15th... 3am-midnight... 21 hours
September 18th... 2pm-midnight
October 31st... 3am-midnight
November... date tbd
December 26th... 3am-midnight

D'Fest brings Detroit an exciting new Festival Series
June 2010

Every Summer, the streets of Detroit are filled with activity.  From the big festival crowds to the long lines at Belle Isle Park, Detroit summers are always hot. 
This summer will be even hotter as Tandem Entertainment brings their collective efforts together to present the D'Fest.

Sunday June 27th, from 2pm-midnight, D'Fest, the Indoor / Outdoor Dance Ritual, will draw Detroit House & Techno enthusiasts together for a 10 hour event, showcasing 20 DJs on 2 stages.  Inspired by the diversity of the audiences found at the Electronic Music stages during the cities summer festivals, and fueled by the unfortunate cancellation of City Fest's Pure Detroit stage, the producers of D'fest decided to launch this event series to create a year-round platform for audiences of all diversities to gather together.

The city of Detroit has a musical tradition unlike any other city on the planet.  Many of the worlds most well known musicians have their roots right here in Detroit.  Dance music not only has roots here, but also plays a large role in the culture of the city during the summer months.  The organizers of D'Fest have devised a programming format that has a main mission to showcase all of Detroit's leading House & Techno event production companies.  The festival also promises to offer a platform for dance music enthusiasts to unify under one roof on an ongoing basis.

The first D'Fest takes place on Sunday June 27th and the inaugural edition has an all star lineup of international superstars. 
Many of Detroit's most in-demand performers will be on hand including Anthony "Shake" Shakir, DJ Minx, Norm Talley and DJ Seoul to name a few.
Sponsored by Spectacles ( and doDetroit ( this festival series will extend throughout the year and is expected to occur every 6 weeks, always on a Sunday. 
The chosen day of Sunday was purposely selected so Detroit promoters can have time to take a break
from their own busy worlds and unify together in the music we lovingly refer to as our House Music church.

Led by a team of people from Tandem Entertainment, with support from U&I Design, the programming of this event series was designed to encourage the unified diversity typically found at Detroit's festivals year round.  The coalition has decided to use the TV Bar as the location for this festival series.  The TV Bar is a venue that sees a diverse series of event promoters and is the perfect location for D'Fest.  With a patio and two indoor rooms on the first floor, plus with another large room on the second floor, the venue has room to grow as the event grows.

Year round, Detroit's music scene thrives.  We take great pride in our city and we shout it from the roofs with our music. 
 With more than 20 House & Techno event producers performing regularly this summer,
The D'fest series is offering a platform for the regions top event promotions companies to unify
and showcase their lead resident DJs to a neighboring audience.

Ticket prices for the June 27th D'fest event are $10 at the door.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $7 at Spectacles (downtown Detroit) 313-963-6886
and Detroit Threads (Hamtramck) 313-872-1777.