Though the electronic music and dance parties have already begun, this is the official weekend of the
Detroit Electronic Music Festival
DEMF, MEMF or whatever you still call the fest is now in its 11th year of showcasing the performances by musicians and DJs and emphasizing the progressive qualities of the culture surrounding electronic music.
In case you didn’t know, techno is a form of electronic dance music (EDM) that emerged in Detroit during the mid to late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit Techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of subgenres have been built.
Whether you love the music or not, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival is always a huge weekend of fun, a time to check out some new local music as well as some pioneers of the scene – and of course, the PARTIES!
Here is a little guide to some of what is happening this weekend, in and outside of the fest.
For many of you, tonight might be the last night of decent sleep you get until Monday or Tuesday. For the rest of you, like myself, it all begins tonight!
Myself along with some other great local talent are hosting a FREE pre-party in Hamtramck at The Mars Bar on Joseph Campau. (Nice plug?) But really, there aren’t many FREE parties going on, and since you’ve already dropped a few bills for your Movement tickets and gas is still expensive, if you want to kick things off with us and practice your dance moves – come hang out tonight!
Facebook Event Info
Movement 2011 Official Opening Party
Rusko/Z-tripwith DetroitDubstep.com in the State Bar
Discounted presales available here!
Physical Tickets are available at the following stores:
Detroit Threads – Hamtramck10238 Joseph Campau St(313) 872-1777
Hybrid Moments – Ferndale22730 Woodward Ave(248) 408-4596
All ages event
Doors at 6:30pm
At the Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Ave.
After Party at St Andrews Hall
w/ Skulltrane, MattClarke, Serax, Laceration Selekta, and Calico
$5 w/ Rusko Ticket, $8 without 18+
RSVP on Facebook
vitaminwater uncapped LIVE LAUNCH / DETROIT HUSTLES HARDER
FRI. MAY 27th
DETROIT HUSTLES HARDER
COUNT MACK MOBIL & LOGIX METASYONS DJ's BOBBY DOLO & BOGL
@ 1500 WOODWARD AVE.
Big City Grooves
mobilee Loves Detroit
Presented by VOLATL and alias.
Pre-sale tickets are going quickly on RA
VOLATL & alias. present the first-ever "mobilee Loves Detroit” label showcase at the 2011 Detroit Electronic Music Festival. The mobilee Records label night will feature the heart of the imprint’s roster: label boss/DJ superstar Anja Schneider, standout production team Pan-Pot, the unstoppable Sebo K, and the lone American on the mobilee ro...ster, Dan Curtin.
This exclusive event, featuring the Detroit debuts of mobilee’s European artists, will not only showcase one of the most influential and prolific labels in dance music, it will also serve to invigorate the American EDM scene. Only blocks away from the festival grounds, Premium Lounge will play host to this all night music extravaganza powered by VOID and Tactile Audio.
OFFICIAL MOVEMENT AFTERPARTY
Saturday, May 28th
10 pm – 6 am
mobilee Loves Detroit featuring
Venue location is just a few minutes walking from Festival:
Serato, Liaison & Detek Present:
I ♥ You But I've Chosen Techno
Movement 2011 Official Afterparty
Robag Wruhme (Exclusive) - Justin MartinMaceo Plex (Live / Exclusive) - Matt Tolfrey - Catz 'N Dogz ft. Paul Randolph - ThreeNo Regular Play (DJ Set) - Lazaro Casanova - Thugfucker vs. Pillow Talk (Life and Death Tag-Team Set) - Nikola Baytala - Gina Turner - Clint Stewart - Ataxia (Live+DJ) - EloraStone Owl (Live+DJ) - Laszlo Sandor - Francois Dillinger - Funk Shui - StuxNet - YOS -
9 Hour Event
3 Rooms & Patio
Sound: Source Audio
LED Lighting: Eye Cue
$15 Limited Early Bird Special - SOLD OUT!
$20 Limited Advance - SOLD OUT!
$25 Advance Until - SOLD OUT!
$30 Advance Until 5/27
1ST NIGHTSNEAK DEMF AFTERPARTY
MAY 28 2011
11-12 Red Pill Blue pill
12-1 Seoul & Linder
1-230 Ronni Size FT Mc Messinian
4-6 Dave Clarke
11-12 -Jay Biggs
12-1 DILEMMA FT MC BOMBSCARE
4-5 JOSHUA ADDAMS
THIRD ROOM MOTOWN
1-2- STATIC BROTHERS
2-3- BRIAN GILLESPIE
3-4- RONIN SELECTA- TEDDY MC
4-5- DISCIPLE & JOEY P-MC SUBVERSE
5-6- PARANORMAL TEK
LIGHTING BY SHANE P
LASERS BY NU SALT LASER
SOUND BY BURSTVISUALS BY VGER THE VJ
PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE
@WANTICKETS KEYWORD NIGHTSNEAK
Detox presents Home Cookin'
Detox Recordings puts together a live showcase of house and hip hop from their upcoming artists...if u missed our parties in Miami make sure u make it out to this one.
live performances from
RasStereo Boyz w/ DJ Sicariplus
DJ Tom T
Detox cd & swag giveways
for more info http://www.detoxrecordings.com/
Detroit meets DWORLD
10pm til 4am (breakfast at 2am!)
at the historic Music Hall
350 Madison Street
Claude VonStroke presents Dirtybird Detroit
Doors @ 10pm
Tickets go on sale Friday April 15th at: www.wantickets.com & www.clubtix.com
For booth reservations contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1540 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
vitaminwater uncapped LIVE and ESD present Heisenberg and Sheila
Inside the Historic Schwankovsky Temple of Music
FREE EVENT? YES....With so many things to pay for during an amazing weekend of music, vitaminwater and element source detroit present Detroit with a free party.
Excitement is building on who the special guests will be and the surprise will be disclosed during the Movement Festival.
This is how we say Thank You Detroit for being our music playground!http://www.heisenbergandsheila.com
Detek & Teksupport Present:/deteksupport/
Movement 2011 Official Afterparty
Featuring: Heartthrob vs Butane (Live +DJ / Exclusive)
Alexi Delano (Exclusive)
Cesare vs Disorder (Exclusive)
Tim Xavier (Exclusive)
Resolute Presents:KiNK (Live / Exclusive)
Sammy DeeMaetrik (DJ Set / Exclusive)
Kate SimkoElon (Exclusive)
DetekSupport:Monty Luke (Exclusive)
Amyn (Live / Exclusive)
MEANS and ENDS (Live)
10 Hour Event
3 Rooms & Patio
Visuals By: VGER
Sound By: Source Audio
LED Lighting By: Eye Cue
Tickets Available Online at: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?257537
Get Physical Detroit + Leftroom vs. Culprit
Sunday May 29th
Spybar & 2 Red Belts present
Get Physical Detroit & Leftroom Vs. Culprit
Leland City Club
Get Physical Room
Guy Gerber (JUST ADDED!)
Leftroom vs. Culprit
Matt Tolfrey vs. John Johr w/Kevin Knapp Live
M A N I K
Early Bird Tickets will sell out fast so act now!
Need I Say More 6
7am-7pm at the Old Miami
Visionquest + Friends Featuring:
Benoit & Sergio
Tale Of Us
Ryan Elliott+ more
Dark Course is proud to announce the return of INDUSTRIAL MOVEMENT.
Monday May 30
[Detroit Electronic Music Festival Afterparty]
...FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY - LIVE
Front Line Assembly was the best known of the various electronic music projects undertaken by the prolific Vancouver-based duo of Bill Leeb (vocals, synthesizers) and Rhys Fulber (synthesizers, samplers). After working in the mid-'80s under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder with SKINNY PUPPY, the Austrian-born Leeb formed the industrial/techno-based Front Line Assembly in 1986 with Fulber --and synth player Michael Balch. Get ready for an intimate performance by these Industrial greats.
DIE KRUPPS - LIVE
Critics worldwide hail them alongside KRAFTWERK and EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN as pioneers of Electronic and Industrial music. Bands such as FRONT 242 and NITZER EBB called them their inspiration, and their musical ideas found their way into the sound of a wide spectrum of music, from DEPECHE MODE to the innovative pioneers of Detroit Techno. Over 30 years and many internationally successful albums, DIE KRUPPS have developed an unmistakable signature sound that is meant to stay. This is the Rare appearance
you NEVER get to see in Detroit. Make sure you're there.
Cyanotic - LIVE
DJ SETS BY
LIMITED CAPACITY EVENT
$20 in advance.
Presale ticket available at Noir Leather, Detroit Threads, St. Andrews Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster.com
431 E. Congress
Beneath St Andrews Hall
SHXT SHOW DEUCE
Well folks, we're back and ready to fuck.
430-6am MR JOSHOOA
6-730am RICH KORACH
9-1030am BIG BULLY
1030-12am DEAD SEAL
1-2pm COM TRUISE
330-430pm ZE DARK PARK
430-6pm JIMMY EDGAR
6-730pm FRANKLIN DE COSTA
1030-12pm MIKE SERVITO
12-2pm NIKOLA BYTALA
6-730am K ATOU
9-1030am SLOW HANDS
1030-1230am METRO AREA
1230-2pm EDDIE C
330-5pm LE LOUP
5-630pm ERNO THE INFERNO
630-8pm BLACKLIGHT SMOKE
8-930pm CLINT STEWART
930-11pm DEATH ON THE BALCONY
11-1230pm E SPLEECE
1230-2am CESEAR VS DISORDER
2 rooms + 24 horrifying hours.
Brought to you by Gary Springs Hunting Club LLC & Random Reason
presale tickets available at GSHCUSA.ORG in the merch section
Monday, May 30th
3am-2am (following the Movement Festival on Sunday night, through until Tuesday night)
PRESALE TICKETS AVAILABLE@WANTICKETS KEYWORD NIGHTSNEAK