The DMM Guide to Movement 2016: Friday

The DMM Guide to Movement 2016: Friday


Movement 2015
(Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

Veterans have known it — and many still refer to it — as DEMF. But the homegrown festival created to celebrate one of Detroit’s greatest musical imports — techno — changed its name in 2006 to Movement Electronic Music Festival, the better to reflect the influence dance culture has had on the world at large.


A decade after that rebranding, Movement is still going strong; in fact, the event is bigger than ever. For the tenth anniversary edition of Memorial Day’s hottest fest, the organizers have pulled out all the stops. Six stages scattered throughout Hart Plaza will play host to local, national, and international acts both rising and renowned.


But before anything goes down at the riverfront, there are pre-parties galore, and Detroit Music Magazine has rounded up everything you need to know about the warm-up to the main event. It’s just the first part of our guide to Movement 2016. Stay tuned over the next week as we share all the essential information on each day of Detroit’s unofficial start to the summer. Happy festing!



Richie Hawtin
(Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)



Friday | May 27



The Saunderson Brothers
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Friday Pre-Parties:

Detroit Techno Militia presents Bang Tech 12’s 20th Anniversary
Bookies Bar & Grill | 3:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
FREE Admission


Resident Advisor x Smart Bar Movement Opening Party & BBQ with Bruce Bailey, Delano Smith, Derrick Carter, Edward, Jarvi, Michael Serafini, Mike Servito, Olin, Remote Viewing Party, Sassmouth, Sevron, and SOLD
TV Lounge | 6:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
General Admission 21+: $10.00 Limited Early Bird Presale | $15.00 Second Release | $20.00 Advance and Before 11:00 p.m. | $25.00 After 11:00 p.m.


[something clever] and Infiltr8:Celebr8 present Prelude Detroit with Chris Fortier, Atnarko, Dax Lee, Navbox, Eric Sutter, Jeremy Poling, Nešto, and Lola B
Northern Lights Lounge | 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
FREE General Admission 21+


The Formula featuring Karizma, Quentin Harris, DJ Minx, Rick Wilhite, and Charlie & Brown
Drive Table Tennis Social Club | 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
General Admission 18+: $15.00


Color Deaf presents The White Lighter Myth with Tiefschwarz, Kris Wadsworth, Nick Bassett, and Gabi
The Annex | 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
General Admission 18+: $22.00 Presale | $30.00 Regular


Freakish Pleasures presents Physical Therapy II with Shigeto, Blue Hawaii, Terri Whodat, Kenjiro, Arbutus Records, Mike Medow, FOGGER, Molly Soda, Abby, Ryan Spencer, and Charles Trees
Marble Bar | 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
General Admission 18+: $5.00 (Presales and Before Midnight) | $10.00 (After Midnight)


Paxahau and POPULUX present The Movement 2016 Official Launch Party with Danny Tenaglia, Chuck Daniels, Keith Kemp, and Miguel Senquiz
POPULUX | 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
General Admission 21+: $20.00


Sydney Blu, Primary Presents, Vested, and Activate present The Blue Party with Christian Martin, Worthy, Sydney Blu, Gene Farris, The Saunderson Brothers, Landis LaPace
Bleu Detroit | 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
$10.00 Very Limited Early Bird Special | $15.00 General Admission | $500.00 VIP Booth Special


Black Catalogue presents Sub Space Freq with Bloody Mary, OB Ignitt, Kevin Reynolds, and Monty Luke
Grenadier Club | 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
General Admission 21+: $10.00 Presale | $15.00 Before Midnight | $20.00 After Midnight


Modern Cathedrals presents Eden II featuring Samuel Kerridge, Veronica Vasicka, Stave, Allstadt Echo, and Äsop
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom | 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
General Admission 21+: $25.00


Blank Code & Oktave present An Official Movement Opening Event with Function, Anthony Parasole, Orphx, drumcell, Jeff Derringer, Aaron Clark & Paul Fleetwood, Israel Vines, Corbin Davis, Joel Morgan, and Joe Sousa
The Works | 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
$25.00 First Release | $30.00 Second Release | $35.00 Third Release


Paradigm presents Matthew Dear Open to Close: An Official Movement Afterparty
Leland City Club | 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.
General Admission 18+: $10.00 First Release | $12.00 Second Release | $15.00 Third Release | $20.00 Fourth Release | $25.00 Fifth Release



Stay tuned for our guides to each day of Movement Electronic Music Festival. For more information on the event, including tickets, full schedule, and frequently asked questions, please visit the official website. Detroit Music Magazine wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable time at this year’s event; check back during Memorial Day weekend for our coverage of the festival!