PLAYGROUND DETROIT MOVEMENT 2019 GUIDE: AFTER-PARTIES
It’s a well known fact that the after-parties for Movement are just as important as the event itself; while the festival gives you the opportunity to see a multitude of artists all in one place, techno and house music were born in the clubs and underground venues that we have all come to know and love. In honor of that tradition, our staff has you covered with our guide to the best after hours spots for Movement 2019 (and no, those end times are not typos).
FRIDAY, MAY 24th
Here’s one way to start off the weekend with… GRACE! Just before the full madness of Movement weekend begins, have a twirl on the dancefloor you know and love the most. This month LadyMonix is bringing back the most magnificent RIMARKABLE (Dirt Tech Reck) to come bless us once more. If you were at last year’s party then you’ll remember how she WENT OFF and made us ask for more. Last but def not least, this party will celebrate the new 12″ on Frizner Electric from LADYMONIX, ‘Track 39’.
$3 before 12 // 21+
Revival is presenting an impressive line-up with Rejevenate 3 across three stages with music from 9pm-6a to start this weekend off with a secret location in Detroit- marking their first party in the city. Originally based out of Lansing now transplanted to Detroit, their roots in the Lansing House Party and Co-operative Scene cut their teeth for this weekend.
In 2018, the first Rejuvenate [in Lansing] launched as an official movement pre-party with headliner, Asher Perkins. Rejuvenate 2 was also in Lansing this year at the beginning of May, it featured Twin Cousin and was also an official pre-party for movement. Some acts we are really excited about this year are Chief Jesta, Britton, and headliner Mary Yuzovskaya. DJ, producer, and audio engineer Britton is a West Coast tour de force known for his dark minimal driving style of techno
With his love for a wide range of music genres including everything from hip-hop, house, techno, drum and bass, experimental, and an array of live musical elements, Chief Jesta has produced and shared a sound that dances in the duality of the light and dark. Shepherding dance floor vibes, he expresses a tone that tickles the loving groove of the soul, while firing off all the aggression to raise a ruckus in the cacophony of our times, making a name for himself on the west coast scene both through his warehouse events, and his appearances at the full moon gatherings.
Having graced the decks of all Moscow’s hotspots back in the mid-2000s, Mary moved to Berlin, where she quickly became recognised for both her blisteringly-precise vinyl-only techno sets and her painstakingly professional approach to the craft of DJing. Based in New York City since 2013, Mary currently holds a residency at Unter, a notoriously secretive underground techno party showcasing the best in local and international talent. In 2017, she launched her record label called Monday Off, where she curates and presses work from artists that explore techno’s trippier, more hypnotic side.
The party will also feature visual artists performing on two of our stages for the night. We have visuals from VJ Radiance, Baine Bishop, and Vivid. VJ radiance will be performing at movement this year, and curated visuals for last years festival as well. Location will be released on the Facebook event page at 2 pm.
HAUTE of YES (Deluxx Fluxx)
Your Ultra Self returns for Movement weekend: Party pals Haute to Death (and friends!) along with House of YES bring you ecstatic joy all festival weekend! Prepare your mind, prepare your body. Pick your outfit and follow us onto the floor… Actually, both floors- because they are taking over Deluxx, AND The Skip.
DANCE / DRAG / DRINKS / DISCO -or, just another Friday night in Detroit.
Dress Code Inspo: Techno Rebels and Renegades of Electronic Funk (ty D.S.) Ballroom Siren. Bauhaus throws a rave. The Spirit of Detroit.
21+ / $10 at the door, or FREE with Detroit ID (HP/HT too!)
**Haute to Death prioritizes the safety, comfort, and freedom of our community; offering a positive space for all people of all backgrounds. Bigotry, harassment, and other bogus behaviors are not welcome here, so if you can’t empower your fellow party people, this might not be the party for you. If at any point you feel unsafe, please let someone know: a DJ, a bartender, or a nearby friendly face- we’ll get it taken care of.
Viva La Resistance V / 5 Years of Rocksteady Disco
VIVA LA RESISTANCE V / 5 YEARS OF ROCKSTEADY DISCO featuring roots music / rebel music / songs of freedom / ecstatic dance & mature grooves / music to make love[rs] to WSG Blair French [Rocksteady Disco / Going Good / more] , Hugo LX [NDATL / Balance / many more] —- Lafleur [MotorCity Wine Recordings / Hot Pot / Rocksteady Disco], Moonlighter [Rocksteady Disco] // PETER CROCE [Rocksteady Disco / Razor-N-Tape / Soundway / more, Pontchartrain [Soul Clap Records / Whiskey Disco / Rocksteady Disco / many more] Artwork by Gino.
Rocksteady Disco began 5 years ago at MotorCity Wine. The night and label quickly established itself as the plug for all things musical and eclectic for the next generation of Detroit selectors and party people. Fast forward 14 twelve-inch, 2 seven-inch, a few digital only releases, and a number of Detroit-exclusive white labels, RSD invites you to celebrate with us by kicking off your Memorial Day weekend in fine style.
Free until 9 PM / $10 after 9 PM / discounted pre-sales available at Resident Advisor
SATURDAY, MAY 25th
Paradigm & Paxahau present: WIZARDRY ft DAMIAN LAZARUS B2B DJ TENNIS B2B DJ THREE @ LELAND CITY CLUB DETROIT (10pm-6am)
It’s good practice to visit Leland City Club at least once during Movement weekend, and Saturday night is a great chance to do so. Paradigm returns to the legendary venue along with Paxahau to present Wizardry, a night of back-to-back turntable magic featuring the sorcerer himself Damian Lazarus alongside Life & Death frontman DJ Tennis and tripmaster DJ Three.
DAMIAN LAZARUS (U.K.) https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/damianlazarus / DJ TENNIS (Italy) https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/djtennis / DJ THREE (U.S.) https://soundcloud.com/djthreeofc / with Special Guest ATAXIA
TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2T7qjUm (get there early for a limited amount of tix at the door)
Club Toilet 2019 @ Menjos Complex – Olympus Theater (10pm-10am)
RA Pick: “Club Toilet unites gay house and techno collectives from across the country for one of Movement’s most hedonistic afterparties. This year they’re back with an especially star-studded lineup.”
Tickets will will only be available at the door night of show CASH ONLY please bring exact change to keep the door moving quick. $20 before midnight // $30 after ($15 before midnight // $20 after with valid Detroit ID)
Texture w/ Egyptian Lover, Anthony Parasole, Rrose – live + more @ Marble Bar (10pm-1pm)
TEXTURE and Marble bar are back for their 3rd straight Memorial Day weekend collaboration, exploring the possibilities of physical experience through experimentations with light, space, and sound. Texture sees the annual gathering as an opportunity to push to the outer boundaries of spatial design and sonic experience, and their lineup is an exciting celebration of yet another special occasion.
Detroit Love – Official Movement After Party @ Magic Stick (11pm-4am)
Detroit Love + Movement + Paxahau + Magic Stick present the Detroit party that has turned heads around the world. With the legendary Carl Craig at the helms, Detroit Love is a party that consistently manages to stay true to the roots while also bringing the city’s best into the spotlight. This special Movement 2019 edition will feature Carl Craig A2A Seth Troxler, DJ Minx, DJ Dez Andres, Mirko Loko, Al Ester, and Special Guests.
For Bottle Service and VIP Booth Reservations please contact Nick@majesticdetroit.com
SUNDAY, MAY 26th:
The Freaks Come Out At Light
The Freaks Come Out at Light, Sunrise Rave in the Art Park. Start time: 4:20 AM. Get weird around the Freak Beacon. See the Sun Rise. Start your Sunday with some Gospel in Detroit.
Featuring Cat Town (djs Ryan Spencer x Mike Medow), Scott Z x Bill Spencer, Isabella DiBlassio, Adam Stanfel (Gospel Set)
Free // BYOBuzz + BYOSunglasses
Sound by Audio Rescue Team. Flyer by Nicole Disser
Lincoln Street is closed to vehicle traffic. NO BALLOONS.
Slice Presents: Techno Christmas By Day @ Pizzaplex (1pm-7pm)
If you’re feeling the burn from the first day of the festival and planning on arriving a little fashionably late on Day 2, Slice Detroit has you covered with a cool and causal day party featuring a lineup that could easily pack out a late night venue, even during Detroit’s busiest weekend in dance music. From Slice: “Come connect on the dance floor and raise your vibrations with us! We can’t wait to see y’all.”
All Ages Welcome/100 person capacity (come early!); $10-20 sliding scale*
*Nobody will ever be turned away from SLICE for not having money to pay, but $$ goes straight to artists If you’re not from Detroit: Give More!!
Country Club Disco Warehouse – AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo & more @ the Russell Industrial Center (10pm-?)
Few venues embody the complicated history of Detroit more than the Russell Industrial Center. Beginning as a part of the city’s industrial peak, it became a haven for creatives in search of affordable studio space before reverting back to a future that is largely uncertain. We recommend that you enjoy it while you can, as Detroit’s own Country Club Disco brings it all back home for their epic annual warehouse party during Movement weekend with music from AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo, MASTERIA, PVRTY HVRD, and many more.
No Way Back 2019 @ Tangent Gallery (11pm-12pm)
One of the most storied parties of Memorial Day weekend is back for Movement 2019. Their description says it best:
“No Way Back continues to grow organically, surprising us each year as it pushes beyond anyone’s expectations into pure experience. This year we have a radically improved infrastructure, including a more fluid flow for entry and exit, and many other internal improvements, including a Zendo tent…There are many places to lose yourself, but what happens in at No Way Back might just change your life.”
“We are trying to create a ritual space for personal exploration, to release basic tension. The form that society is forcing you to hold, you can release that. It lets you experience that yourself, as yourself, raw, and to connect to the music and reconnect to life.” – BMG
TICKETS: Sold out (duh), but find some, or buy a weekend wristband for Return to the Source that will get you in here
If you need a dose of heavy techno on Sunday night to power through the last leg of the weekend, Masonic Temple is the place to be. With a stacked lineup performing at one of Detroit’s premiere venues, this party is sure to be a relentlessly driving presentation of sound that will wake you up or wear you out, depending on what you need. Hosted in a concrete, open space under Detroit’s Masonic Temple, fans of the Underground Stage at Movement will feel right at home.
MONDAY, MAY 27th
H2D Swim Club returns with a new pool, new pals, and sunset-friendly hours for our favorite creatures of the night. ??Sunset sounds and performances from:
HAUTE TO DEATH WSG/ CHARLES TREES
HOUSE OF YES
H2D Swim Club returns for our 4th season with NIGHT SWIM! All summer long, we’re going in with our friends at IMMERSE spa at MGM Grand Detroit.
As always, we’ll be kicking off the season during Memorial Day (5/27) -right when we’re all needing R&R the most! We’ll be bringing all the poolside vibes you’ve come to expect, with the option of spa access and services for our good creatures of the night. IMMERSE spa’s indoor infinity saltwater pool is the biggest and baddest yet, all while protecting us from Michigan’s unpredictable summer weather.
Want to stay later? MGM is hooking our guests up with a sweet discount on rooms for big slumber party vibes. Space is limited and tickets are moving fast: www.H2Dsocial.club to save your spot!
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