The time has come, I’ve been given the go ahead by my friends at Subpac to release my photo’s from the Movement Electronic Music Festival that happened this past May in Detroit. There is so much I want to say I fear I may not remember everything. I really should have made a list!
From the moment I stepped foot in Detroit I knew it was going to be an amazing weekend. Even though the D is not a southern city it very much encompasses and has that same southern hospitality and charm you would find down south. I honestly felt like I was back home in Cincinnati and it was a magical feeling. The locals were incredibly happy and welcoming to have their city brimming with so many out-of-towners all in the name of beats. Seriously Toronto could take a page or two from Detroit in that respect!
Once I crossed through the gate I quickly realized what I had gotten myself into, personally I have never been to a festival of this size let alone cover it for media purposes. It was a challenge to say the least, and a challenge I would gladly accept again. Five stages throughout Hart Plaza all so close yet so far away from each other. Each time you entered a new area it was like you were stepping into a different world.
Due to logistical purposes I was not able to attend the first day of the three day festival so I was incredibly eager to catch as much as I could in the remaining two days. In the span of an hour and a half I witnessed Dixon not only kill it at the Beatport Stage but set the crowd up for Maceo Plex to come in and literally starting smashing it from the get go! Words can’t even describe what it felt like to be amongst that crowd and I was tucked away in the safety of the media pit! From there I quickly moved over to the Moog Stage to see Kode9 laying down the dubstep, an acquired taste for some but he is the master at what he does and has been one of Subpac’s supporters from the very beginning. GO TEAM!!!!! Seriously the youngin’s sure love them some dubstep and the vibe they put off is reminiscent of the rave scene I grew up in back in the mid to late 90’s. It’s honestly something that every electronic music lover should witness at least once in their lifetime, these kids throw down hard! And then there was Richie Hawtin, who is also a Subpac supporter….. Do I even need to say more? This was the first time i’ve witnessed him play and what better place than where it all started other than Detroit?
It was quite the sensory overload and I don’t think my brain could handle any more frequencies and vibrations that day so I quickly headed back to my hotel room and toppled over onto my bed! I was up and at ’em for the third and final day of the festival. Again I was eager to catch as much as I could but I had to keep reminding myself to pace myself. There were so many great moments I think it’s time that I stop rambling and allow the photo’s to do the talking. So I proudly, finally and happily present my pictures from Movement 2014 🙂