You can’t stop a Detroit party- after facing issues from the city, the festival originally set to take place in Roosevelt Park, will be relocated to The Works in Corktown. On June 17-19th, Tec-Troit Festival will bring together he city’s hottest electronic talent. This grassroots festival has been in existence since 2011, and was created by Detroit’s own DJ ROACH of Nuestro Futuro Records. Rooted in the local techno music scene, Tec- Troit is a platform where local electronic artists (and special guests) can showcase their skill in an uncommercialized, come-as-you- are type environment. Did we also mention that it’s free?
Tec-Troit is a delivers offerings for all of the senses. With a lineup of over 60 multi-genre music performers, the festival will also encompass a variety of food/ retail vendors as well as visual artists. Keeping true to its community connection, Tec- Troit also plans to throw some philanthropy into the mix. The festival is partnered with two local service organizations, adding a charitable feel to a lively occasion.
R.A.W.S. (Ravers Against World Starvation) is a local organization with a mission to help the public via the party scene. They accomplish this by collecting canned and non-perishable food items for needy families. Together Tec- Troit and R.A.W.S. hope to obtain substantial donations for those in need.
SCP (Serendipity, Collage & Potpourri) is an organization that “collaborates with Detroit area community outreach programs, churches, public, and charter schools for the betterment and improvement of students.” SCP launched its Backpacking for Success Literacy Program in 2011 . “Along with Backpacks, School Supplies, and Monetary Donations, we welcome supporters to donate reading material suitable for children,” the founders explain.
Eventgoers are encouraged to bring non-perishables, backpacks and supplies to the event and contribute to change in Detroit. What’s better than partying for a good cause?
Tec-Troit stays loyal to Detroit culture in the midst of changing times in the city and the electronic music industry as a whole. For example, Day Two of the festival will be known as “Revenge of Vinyl”, a full day devoted to the increasingly rare art of all vinyl sets. Many Producers and DJ’s on the lineup can be seen at your favorite bars and venues hosting monthly and weekly dance parties or just having a good time. Tec-Troit is constantly promoting other free and local music festivals, and has continued to keep prices at $0.00 for five years. It’s evident that this festival is dedicated to providing community development in Michigan and creates a genuine, affordable link between the city that birthed techno, the artists inspired by it and electronic music heads who can’t get enough.
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Mike Huckaby // Mike Huckaby has worn many hats in the music industry. As an educator, producer, world traveler, businessman and techno/deep house enthusiast Huckaby has gained mad respect across the globe. Huckaby will not miss this opportunity to turn it up for the city he loves most.
Detroit Techno Militia // On a mission to promote Detroit techno around the world, the DTM is sure to impress in the Mecca of their movement. This award winning and trailblazing collective has stunned crowds with their innovative style and electrifying releases. Embark on a vinyl voyage with T.Linder and DJ Seoul as they tear up Tec-Troit!
Salar Ansari // Hailing from Dubai, Ansari is an artist with Analog Room now relocated to Detroit, who shapes the room with sound like no other DJ around. His sets are outside the box and transformational to the movers and shakers who follow his regular sets at parties,
Nick Speed // Speed is a platinum credited Hip hop producer and a mainstay in the Detroit DJ/Hip Hop community having worked with 50 Cent, Mopreme Shakur, Lloyd Banks, M.O.P., Talib Kweli, Phat Kat, Musiq Soulchild, Bishop Lamont and many more. Although he has worked with top talent, he remains down to earth and committed to supporting the local Detroit community. Speed plays at 3pm Friday afternoon.
Peter Croce // Rocksteady Disco Representative Peter Croce is a household name in Detroit nightlife. Channeling the deep house and disco powers of the greats, Peter engages crowds with his fun personality, hardworking spirit and undeniable talent. As a label owner, cultural curator and monthly local DJ, Peter’s face can be seen all around town.
DJ Minx // A DJ, producer, podcaster, radio personality, remixer mother and CEO, this woman’s work is never done! Proprietor of Women on Wax recordings, this eclectic jet setter has won the attention and respect of the world. Catch DJ Minx if you can as the Detroit native spins to her home crowd.
Prophet Ecks // This Wax Kings founder is an Ypsilanti legend. Prophet Ecks and his collaborative cohorts have held it down for the 734 over the past decade and continue to make a distinctive name for Metro Detroit music. With early beginnings in hip hop, Prophet Ecks has grown accustomed to various styles of his craft, rendering him a jack of all genres.
FESTIVAL DATES + TIMES
Friday June 17th 3pm-12am
Saturday June 18th 1pm-12am
Sunday June 19th 1pm-12am
Tec-Troit 2016 Lineup
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Friday June 17th
*** Main Stage***
3pm- Discreet Disco
4pm- Jeffrey Woodward
5pm- Nano Too Hype
6pm- Malik Alston
730pm- Reference(Luke Hess & Brian Kage)
9pm- Dj Skurge aka Milton Baldwin
***Stage 2 Patio***
Saturday June 18th
1pm- Radiohack & Dedroid
2pm- Warren Ross
3pm- Lafleur b2b Todd Weston
4pm- Earl Mixxin McKinney
5pm- Para//ax(Mike Parallax b2b Thread
6pm- Mike Michael Huckaby
7pm- Dj K-1 aka Keith Tucker
8pm- Haz Mat
9pm- Keith Worthy
***Stage 2 Patio***
1pm- Darryl G
2pm- Larry Vibemaker Miller
3pm- Body & Spade Mollison Folson
4pm- Broley & Dr. Strange Broley Edwards & Ian Strange
5pm- Prophet Ecks aka Danny Villa
6pm- Just Alexander aka Alexander Roelandt
7pm- Marissa Guzman
8pm- Dj Godfather aka Brian Jeffries
9pm- RayBone Jones
Sunday June 19th
1pm- Grant Jackson
2pm- E Dubb Detroit
3pm- Eric Johnson
4pm- Pilar Cote
5pm- Spore Print
6pm- Los Hermanos Detroit aka Gerald Mitchell
7pm- Gary A Martin b2b Rennie Foster
8pm- DTM Dj Seoul & Dj T. Linder
9pm- Woodward & Jefferson aka Jason Garcia & Derrick Thompson
***Stage 2 Patio***
1pm- Levi Tate
2pm- Salar Ansari
3pm- Dj Stop E David Janos Toth
4pm- Daniel Andres
5pm- Kale & Mike Kale Burton
6pm- Dj Minx Womenonwax
7pm- Reggie Hotmix and DaNeil Mitchell
8pm- Kevin Reynolds
9pm- Terrence Dixon
10pm- David Dalouda Ake
11pm- Percival Live
12am- Sonya Blaze
1am- House Coffee