by Brian Smith
There's big news today for international fans of the old electronic head-blast and toxic soft-shoe because Paxahau released a partial list of huge names confirmed for Movement 2009. Said list includes Afrika Bambaata, Bassnectar, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Derrick May, Z-Trip and Francois K. That's right folks, Movement '09 is alive and kickin' for the May 23-25 weekend at Hart Plaza in the ever-gloriously underrated downtown Detroit.
More, everyone's fave electro-eccentric Brit The Prodigy headlines the Movement's official opening bash on May 22 at the Fillmore on Woodward. Local fave Chuck Flask will spin in the State Bar.
The Movement 2009 organizers say more artists will fatten this list in coming weeks.
"We are in the process of finalizing many more artists for the festival," says Jason Huvaere, head of Paxahau, which is, you'll note, the Motor City's standard-barer when it comes electronic/dance event organizing. "Festival-goers can expect to hear more announcements about the lineup over the next several weeks."
Huvaere continues: "Our team spends a lot of time selecting artist and DJs that will appeal to electronic music enthusiasts. This year there will be a major Detroit presence at the festival as well as some performers that rarely set foot on stage in the United States."
We here at MT will keep your head crammed with up-to-the-moment Movement schedule updates, artist info, music, rumors and other tinnitus-inducing ephemera.
By the way, weekend passes to the event can be had on the cheap today through March 23 for only $35! The weekend passes are good Saturday-Monday, May 23 - 25. After March 23 weekend passes can be had for at $40. Said passes can be purchased at paxahau.com.
Here's an list of 35 performers announced today:
Bad Boy Bill
Loco Dice vs. Luciano
Seoul vs Linder 2x4
Carl Craig: Back in Detroit for Movement '09