Well, it’s just the way that it goes these days, with festivals offering up drips of information along the way, teasing us fans endlessly as they loosen the faucet every once in a while. Today, Detroit’s Movement Festival, which takes place over Memorial Day Weekend at Hart Plaza, has announced its full stage and date lineup. Naturally, we’re hugely excited about what we’ll be co-presenting at the Beatport Stage, but of course, the rest of the fest’s schedule is jam-packed with excellence.
Well, it’s a pretty big day for festival announcements with lineups made public for both Decibel and our Beatport Stage at Movement. But we’ve also got some hot news on new full-lengths from Thundercat and Disclosure, plus one helluva remix gig up for grabs, so check it all out after the jump.
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce to you today the official lineup for the Beatport Stage at this year’s Movement Festival, taking place in Detroit’s Hart Plaza from May 25-27. Among tons of names, headlining our stage this year will be dance-music heroes Moby, Masters at Work (aka Kenny Dope and Louie Vega), and John Digweed. But that’s not all—also hitting Beatport’s riverside stage will be Art Department, Dennis Ferrer, Ellen Allien, Soul Clap, 16 Bit Lolitas, Cajmere, and plenty more throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
Detroit’s Movement Festival, which takes place in Hart Plaza over Memorial Day weekend, has announced its third and final phase of its lineup for the event’s 2013 edition. And Squarepusher, Moby, Magda, and Dubfire are all among the new names that have been added to the already extensive list.
On Friday, February 22, Beatport Live presents UK techno talent Perc. Having gained early recognition for his hit “Up” on Kompakt, Perc went on to catch the ears of Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Chris Liebing, Slam, John Digweed, Green Velvet, Erol Alkan, Steve Lawler, and many more. That critical and peer acclaim led to him being signed to bona fide techno powerhouses like Ovum, Drumcode, and CLR. As well, his own label, Perc Trax, has become a force in itself.
That’s right, we’ve got the first phase of performers for this year’s absolutely huge Movement Festival in Detroit, so click on through to see every artist involved… and, as always, a whole lot more, in today’s Morning Roundup.
While many have speculated on both the end of the world and the quality of electronic music of late, Israel’s Guy Judah—better known on the club floor as Guy J—has provided eclectic rays of hope throughout his career. Having broken through the social boundaries of his homeland and collected two full-length offerings for John Digweed’s Bedrock Records, this year Guy J launched his own imprint, Lost and Found. With releases already soaring in from the likes of Kevin Yost, Muzarco, and Yariv Bernstein, Judah returns to helm of his fast-rising label with the uplifting “Vaga.”
While the general consensus may be that DJ culture has found its downward spiral amid the commercial club overhaul, John Digweed is yet to be persuaded. As a bona fide veteran of the British dance explosion, and renowned for his technical abilities behind the decks, Digweed’s Bedrock imprint and corresponding club nights have set in motion a seemingly perfect revival of new age electronic music cut to the stone of heyday club culture.
Taking to the global festival and club circuit like a duck to water throughout 2012, Digweed and a host of his fellow label cohorts also held a huge anniversary session at Fire nightclub in South London to celebrate the 14 years and more than 100 singles that have forged his imprint.
So Simon Cowell’s DJ Idol-esque show may be shelved, but the Ibiza-based Burn Studios has got something even more exciting in store in that regard, as we’ve discovered over the last few weeks. Check out the latest installment of the documentary about their residency program, and much more, in today’s news.
There’s a whole lot of festival action going on these days, and today we’ve got the pleasure of announcing a lineup for yet another one—New York’s Electric Daisy Carnival, which kicks off on May 18th and goes through the 20th at MetLife Stadium. See the participants after the jump.