From DEMF to Movement, the Music That Shaped Detroit

Nearly 20 Years of Detroit’s Techo Celebration

Movement Detroit

May is for Movement—the three day festival devoted to techno music. Held over Memorial Day weekend, Movement is how Detroiters official ring in summer.

Over the years, the festival has changed names and producers, but the at the core it’s remained the same: a three day festival, bringing in DJs and fans together to celebrate techno in the birthplace of techno, Detroit.

The festival’s first iteration took place in 2000 under the moniker Detroit Electronic Movement Festival or DEMF. It was free and open to the public.

For nearly 20 years, people have descending upon downtown Detroit’s Hart Plaza, from all corners of the world, to experience one of the most unique and impressive festivals of its kind.

Which makes us wonder: how has techno shaped Detroit?

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