DAY THREE: This is the final stretch and last day of Memorial Weekend to soak up the last of the music immersion. We hope you enjoyed Detroit’s techno takeover while basking some of Detroit’s quintessential exports; music, food, friends and culture. Tag us in your photos from the festival and show us your awesome weekend with PLAYGROUND DETROIT!
Project 313 // 3-5PM [Underground Stage]
As the name implies Project 313 producers Chad Parraghi and Nick Bien are rooted in Detroit techno and serve as ambassadors and enthusiasts of the city’s techno music, blending classic Detroit techno with ambient and industrial sounds.
The two producers are founding masterminds behind Blank Code, a company spreading Detroit techno via event promotion and production, music production, artist management and a running weekly podcast with international guests. Project 313 emerged in the 1990’s and continues to advocate for their home town and the genre it gave birth to.
Sheefy McFly // 3:30-4PM [Red Bull Music Academy Stage]
An artist, DJ and event curator Sheefy McFly is young but tenacious in his various art forms. Detroit born and bred, this artist spares nothing when it comes to getting the dance floor packed and the people moving.
Sheefy spans the genres of Hip Hop, electro and ghettotech making it impossible to stay still with steady rhythms and catchy phrases to sing along. Sheefy has had a very busy month in May with his “Move Bounce Shake” exhibition at Detroit is the New Black, 2017 Movement Festival performance and his scheduled performance at Techno City Unofficial Movement Afterparty presented by Nick Speed. Catch this Movement performer from 3:30PM-4:00PM on the Red Bull Music Academy Stage before he’s off and on to his next gig!
Twin Cousin // 4-5PM [Made in Detroit Stage]
Doug English & Ross Regs are Twin Cousin, two friends making their debut at the festival this year who both hail from Detroit have found an incredible synergy together in the studio, with major influences from those who have come before them. According to Movement.us, “The pair both come from self taught musical backgrounds, birthing a unique style of production. As a duo, Doug and Ross hypnotize the dance floor with their eclectic style, blending both house and techno alike. Twin Cousin strives for independence, knowing no boundaries, and staying true to what is most important, the music.”
What do you get when you mix techno music with synthesizers and classical instruments? Watch as Carl Craig’s definitive tracks are adapted via live instrumentation and the complex technological side of Carl Craig’s composition is deconstructed and re-worked using pianos, synthesizers and orchestra instruments. An unlikely but successful hybrid of techno and classical, the Versus Synthesizer Ensemble has wowed crowd all over the world since its inception, standing ovations and encores and all. Don’t miss your chance to get in on this action, catching the rare ensemble right in the heart of Detroit. You don’t have to go far to view an international sensation if you choose to stick around for this performance taking place 8:55PM-9:55PM at the .
Danny Brown // 10-11PM [Red Bull Music Academy Stage]
The king of the Bruiser Brigade is back for another Movement Festival with new releases under his belt. Known widely in Detroit hip – hop, Danny Brown is a wildcard with his expressive and untamed music and production. Brown has taken Detroit Hip Hop abroad indoctrinating the masses on the realities of Detroit life and the experiences of a young black rapper growing up off the beaten path.
Brown is an experimental artist, fusing a variety of genres with his discernible voice and flow. As Danny Brown is often trekking the globe energizing seas of fans, the 2017 Movement festival is a great time to catch this hometown hero in the city that made him.
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