Let's start with Echospace, the Detroit dub techno duo (technically Port Huron and Chicago) with origins in Deepchord (Rod Modell) and Soultek (Steven Hitchell), which last played the festival in 2008. The group has put out out a ton of dense, hypnotic, vertigo-inducing original and remixed material (including killer remixes by other artists, including King Midas Sound, the Sight Below and Detroiter Mike Huckaby) on its own Echospace label (see related projects cv313, Intrusion, and Variant) and Manchester UK's Modern Love over the past four years.
Also tipped: Scuba, an Englishman doing it abroad (in Berlin, yes), destroying what all you haters call "dubstep" and moving it into another level of categorization. He was here last year at TV Bar; check him out on a beefier sound system for maximum dub effect. He's a fixture at Berlin's Berghain, as is trippy minimalist Marcel Dettman, who was also announced this week. Also on the list: Reference (more homeboys, Luke Hess and Brian Kage), drum & bass ace Goldie, Green Velvet, Dâm-Funk & Master Blazter, Detroit house vet Bruce Bailey, Alan Oldham's DJ T-1000 (aging ravers will recall his WDET radio show Fast Forward. It aired 1987-1992: wow, was it that long ago?) and more.
Movement 2011 is May 28-30 at downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza. More announcements coming soon. We'll jump all over 'em when they roll in.
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