The birds are chirping and the colors of Detroit techno music are sounding! World-renown DJs are gearing up for Movement Music Festival 2023. The evolution of music in the city gets the community hopping. Mark your calendars for Movement 2023, happening May 27-29 at Hart Plaza. The local music lovers will be out along with numerous visitors for this unique hometown experience. This May is a great time to add new music to your own playlists and become a more supportive fan of the names you already admire. Invite your friends that may live elsewhere that are curious about what the Detroit music scene looks and sounds like when it gathers talent from all over.
To get in the electrifying (Detroit) spirit, Detroitisit rounded up a list of incredible DJs and producers that will be taking the stage. Memorial Day 2023 Weekend is uniquely positioned during the hype as well. Get to know them now and listen to the creative mixes they’ve conjured up anytime you like. Get tickets HERE! 3-Day and 1-Day passes are on sale now. View the full Movement 2023 lineup HERE.
Starting off this star-studded playlist of DJs to get hype for Movement Detroit Music Festival are a few talented individuals that electrify the city with local love. Hometown electronic music staples will be heard near and wide. Spot them on the lineup and learn more about their history. Carl Craig is an American music producer that exudes diverse artistry in the music world. Born in Detroit, he’s wide-ranging producer, DJ, and label operator who led Detroit’s second techno wave. He got into the Detroit club/dance music scene early on. Some of Craig’s other genre expertise includes Electronic, Techno, IDM, House, Electronic, and Detroit Techno. Click HERE to see Carl’s discography, which includes albums, collaborations, compilations, production, mix CDs, and more.
Born in Detroit in 1965, Robert Hood is an American electronic music producer and DJ. Often considered to be one of the founders of minimal techno, founded the minimal techno (a subgenre of techno music) label M-Plant in Detroit in 1994. Hood was a member of Underground Resistance, a techno collective started by Jeff Mills and former Parliament bass player ‘Mad’ Mike Banks. In 1992, Hood left Detroit and Underground Resistance with Jeff Mills to create a series of recordings both as H&M and X-103.
Are you a true Detroiter if you don’t know DJ Minx? Jennifer Witcher (known as DJ Minx) is a house and techno DJ and Producer. She’s also the founder of ‘Women on Wax‘. Named one of the 20 Women Who Shaped Dance Music by Mixmag in 2015, DJ Minx has the talent and recognition. In 2001, she first released her ‘Introduction’ EP, followed by ‘Airborne. With Pride Month coming up, DJ Minx may also end up on your June Pride Month playlist, considering she’s been publicly out and proud as lesbian since June 2021. She even shared a track called ‘Purse First’ in celebration of Pride Month. In the year prior, she released a politically-charged track ‘Blind Amerikkka‘, which featured spoken word artist E-Man.
Enjoying learning more about Detroit DJs & producers, as well as other talented DJs? Get ready for another interesting name making an appearance at this year’s Movement Detroit Music Festival 2023. His real name is Kenny Dixon Jr., but he’s made a name for himself with his stage name Moodymann. This American musician based in Detroit, Michigan, is the owner of the record labels Mahogani Music and KDJ Records. He’s also a member of 3 Chairs. Learn more about Moodymann and his upcoming tours on his website HERE. His single, “Do Wrong” off of his 2020 album, ‘Taken Away’, is worth another spin.
CHARLOTTE DE WITTE
This playlist of DJs and producers for Movement Detroit 2023 wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the first woman headliner! Belgian DJ-producer Charlotte de Witte will be at the top this year as she closes out the main stage Sunday night when the festival is usually at it’s peak. She’s come a long way since her Movement debut in 2018 when she was just gaining international recognition. Come support and watch her become the first woman to headline Detroit’s techno festival since its 2000 inception.
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