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The DMM Guide to Movement 2018

  Memorial day weekend in Detroit is a special time for lovers of techno. The city hosts thousands of festival goers from around the world as they converge on Hart Plaza for a weekend long celebration of electronic music. For those of us who call Motor City home, it’s affirmation that our city is thriving….


The Year in Music 2017: Detroit’s 10 Best Albums

One word comes to mind when looking back at Detroit’s music projects of 2017: variety. Unlike other cities celebrated for their musical specialities, Detroit is home to countless genres, sounds, and communities β€” all distinct, yet part of the same ecosystem. This year, full-length albums, mixtapes, and EPs demonstrated the capacity to which artists are…


The Year in Music 2017: Detroit’s 10 Best Tracks

It didn’t seem possible, but 2017 was plenty worse than 2016 for most people. But if there was one area that remained consistently great, it was the quality of Detroit’s musical output. This year saw a bevy of tracks that pushed the envelope, connected traditions and styles, or just made us get on our feet…


Movement Fest 2017 announces phase 2 lineup with 40+ acts

  After announcing the initial lineup for Movement Detroit in December β€” a list that included Monday’s Main Stage headliner Carl Cox, The Belleville Three, Adam Beyer, Barclay Crenshaw, Danny Brown, Dixon, and more β€” event organizers today revealed more than 40 additional acts for the 2017 edition of the festival. Phase 2 features world-renowned…

The Year in Music 2016: Contributors’ Lists

This week we posted our lists of Detroit’s Best Albums and Tracks of 2016. Here, we present our contributors’ individual lists.     Dan Jones Albums 1. J Dilla: The Diary 2. Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition 3. Black Milk & Nat Turner: The Rebellion Sessions 4. Mayer Hawthorne: Man About Town 5. Jeff Mills: Free…