Friday –  May 22 – – – Tuesday – May 26 – 2015 –


Friday, May 22,

visit the Michigan Sound Conference (Detroit Public Library, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.),

catch some films at the Electric Roots Micro Music Film Festival in the evening (Charles Wright Museum, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.).

6 p.m.-4 a.m. – TV Lounge

Formerly Half Past Three, formerly the Blue Ribbon Bar,

you’ll hear the smooth blends of Norm Talley in the alley behind the bar (Tunnel Effect)

before checking out the big Chicago boom of Smart Bar residents Michael Serafini and the Black Madonna

(Smart Bar x Resident Advisor Opening BBQ).

numerous other DJs will join them after that.

Fjord Agency

9 p.m.-3 a.m. – Whisky Parlor

Steven Reaume, manager at Grand Trunk and longtime party promoter,

throwing his first parties in the Atlas Building in Eastern Market during the final years of the Reagan administration.

He’s throwing multiple events during the festival,

the key party is Fjord Agency at the Whisky Parlor, a reinterpreted space above Grand Trunk.

His longtime colleague, the Michigan-raised, California-mussed Marke Bieschke, joins him


Listen Live on RBMA Radio

Red Bull Music Academy Radio will broadcast live from Movement all weekend long,

bringing you exclusive interviews and performances from select artists .

Saturday, May 23 (all times EST)

hop on a bicycle and get a tour of Detroit’s musical history

from the Music Institute to the Packard Plant to Wheelhouse Bike Shop.

(Techno in the 313 Bike Tour, noon-4 p.m.).

7 p.m.: Octave One
8 p.m.: Method Man
9 p.m.: Eats Everything

? Of Special Interest ???

Rick Wilhite

Red Bull Music Academy Stage
the fourth member of the Detroit supergroup 3 Chairs,

alongside  Moodymann and  Theo Parrish and Marcellus Pittman,

producing since 1983 and was once the owner of Vibes, the now-closed record shop in Detroit.

Urban Tribe

Made in Detroit Stage  – Presented by THUMP: Detroit Love Showcase

DJ Stingray has arguably some of the best selected techno sets in Detroit.

The Urban Tribe moniker began with Ingram alone,

but he since had help from several influential friends,

such as Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Kenny Dixon, Jr., and Carl Craig.

Jay Daniel

Made in Detroit Stage – Presented by THUMP: Detroit Love Showcase
1 of the rising artists in the new generation of Detroit’s electronic music scene,

Jay Daniel is proving to be a young producer to watch.

Paula Temple

Underground Stage

The four on the floor techno goddess

a force to be reckoned with.

Let her set from Tresor do the talking.


8-10 p.m. – Sixth State

Carl Craig and Mike Banks Live

10-11:30 p.m. – Thump Stage

Craig started this festival. – he now plays live and/or DJs at it every year.

Underground Resistance co-founder and musician Banks joins him on stage.


The Formula

9 p.m.-4 a.m. – Drive Table Tennis Club



lineup features Detroit house heads and longtime critical faves

Minx and Pirahnahead, John Collins, and Baltimore’s Karizma. Drive

in the Penobscot Building, once held the illustrious WJLB, home of the Electrifying Mojo —

a must for out-of-towners.

Deep Detroit: Juan Atkins, Kai Alcé, and Stefan Ringer

10 p.m. – 1515 Broadway

likely sold out, ?

The legendary Music Institute used to be located down the street.

Alcé, whose party this is, remembers that moment well, and curates accordingly.

This is the seventh incarnation of the party, and features Atkins, who is celebrating 35 years of producing music.

The foreboding, subtle house producer Ringer, like Alcé based in Atlanta, opens up.


Sunday, May 24

3:30 p.m.: Rone
5 p.m.: Wajeed
6 p.m.: People Under the Stairs
8 p.m.: Danny Brown
11 p.m.: Model 500


Movement Main Stage
Frankfurt-born and Detroit-raised Gabi found love in electronic music early on

performed at earlier Movement festivals,

her DJ sets have a minimalistic dub techno chug with a melodic, deep-tech house feel .

Heathered Pearls

Made in Detroit Stage – Presented by THUMP: Ghostly International Showcase

the A&R of Detroit’s Ghostly International label—Heathered Pearls—

has a way with DJ sets that allow him to seamlessly navigate through several genres.


Monday, May 25

2 p.m.: Charles Trees
2:30 p.m.: Nick Speed
3:30 p.m.: DJ Godfather featuring Good Money
7 p.m.: Ben UFO

JETS (Jimmy Edgar & Machinedrum)

Red Bull Music Academy Stage

Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart (Machinedrum) both founders of Ultramajic label are JETS

both pillars of the current electronic music scene.


Made in Detroit Stage – Presented by THUMP: Kevin Saunderson Presents Origins

D.Wynn was the tour DJ for Kevin Saunderson’s late 80s house and techno group, Inner City.

a staple in Detroit Techno, he was also a resident DJ at the Detroit Music Institute—



2-4 p.m. – Sixth Stage

funk-driven dance music  in the hands of good, earnest, musically trained post-post-hardcore, bassist

Shawn Rudiman

9-9:30 p.m. – Sixth Stage

Hats off to Detroit Techno Militia for putting Rudiman on at the festival.

He is very serious about Depeche Mode too.

It will be a short set, – be on time.


 Richie Hawtin

11 p.m. – Masonic Temple


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Full Energy

5:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  –  UFO Factory

After the dance, let Auxetic Detroit, the brainchild of Maggie Derthick take you home on Tuesday.

The Audio Rescue Team of sonic-scene professionals Alan Bogl and Michael Fotias,

Detroit duo Ataxia will be featured.