Movement Festival is now celebrating 18 years in Motor City. Previously known as Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the event takes place during Memorial Day Weekend for 3 days from noon to midnight. As the birthplace of techno, it's clearly one the best cities in the world to experience electronic music. Since the festival is an outdoor event that ends at midnight, there are plenty of afterparties and we have compiled ten of the best for you to check out this weekend.
Friday May 25 | Frequenza Showcase: Detroit | The Whiskey Disco
Wolf Story | Soul Goodman | Jason Patrick | Chris Hughes b2b Classic Roots | Francesco E | Marcello
Following a massive showcase in Amsterdam, the Italian label founded by Nihil Young makes its first appearance in Detroit. Expect the unexpected at The Whiskey Disco for this pre-Movement party.
Saturday May 26 | Texture | Marble Bar
Danny Daze | Lena Willikens | Randomer | Dr. Rubinstein | Beaner | Darwin | Soren | Jacob Park
Miami native Danny Daze is considered a legend by many. Texture is a solid festival with visual artists, sanctioned as an official Movement afterparty, what a great combination, be there or be square!
Saturday May 26 | Onlythebeat presents Shipfaced Desert Hearts take over | Diamond Queen Boat
Lee Reynolds | Marbs | Mikey Lion | Porky
Last year’s Onlythebeat party with Eyeseverywhere is still being talked about. This year Desert Hearts is taking their Californian colorful vibes to Detroit. This is a daytime party you do not want to miss!
Saturday May 26 | Detroit Love | Magic Stick
Luciano A2A Carl Craig | Greg Gow | Waajeed | Al Ester
Detroit Love on a Saturday at Magic Stick during Movement? That’s what we call a win win situation! Swiss based DJ Luciano will share the love with Carl Craig. Be there!
Sunday May 27 | Day Life | MotorCity Wine
Chez Damier | Demuir | Iz & Diz
This is a great way to party during the day time before Movement. Chez Damier and Toronto favorites Demuir. This one is powered by Vizual records and Eastcoast Underground.
Sunday May 27 | OK Cool | TV Lounge
Eats Everything | Ardalan | Deano Smith | Ralph Lawson | Cosmin TRG | Eddie C
OK Cool is celebrating 6 years this Sunday at TV Lounge. If you don’t know that venue and you are new to motor city that’s a perfect introduction to Detroit!
Sunday May 27 | KMS Origins | Magic Stick
Kevin Saunderson b2b Kink | Octave One | DJ Minx | The Saunderson Brothers | Kweku Saunderson
Magic Stick is hosting Kevin Saunderson’s Origins party. The founder at KMS records will do a highly anticipated back-to-back with British rising talent Kink.
Monday May 28 | The Blu Party | Level Two Bar & Rooftop
Doc Martin | Surprise Guest | Kenny Glasgow | Christian Martin b2b Worthy | Nitin | Sydney Blu
How about a nice rooftop party on Memorial Day? Sydney Blu has done it for 8 years. The surprise guest will make you jump very high in the sky.
Monday May 28 | Country Club Disco | The Works
Codes | Dillon Nathaniel | Eyes Everywhere | Greco | Lee K | Option 4 | Proper Villains
Country Club Disco is the new label launched by Detroit favorites Golf Clap. The duo managed to open Movement last year on a packed dancefloor, keep an eye on this epic duo.
Monday May 28 | Where are My keys | Marble Bar
Omar-S | Osúnlade | Move D | Tama Sumo | Marvin & Guy | Sadar Bahar | Invisible City Sound System | Eli Soul Clap aka Bamboozle b2b Will Renuart
DJ Minx b2b ATAXIA | Manuel Gonzales aka MGUN |Todd Modes b2b Blair French | LADYMONIX
Ryan Spencer | BILL Spencer | Ben Mason | Mira Fahrenheit
Where are my keys is a concept originating from Miami, they did a fantastic job last year so expect nothing different this year. Plus the funky vibes of Soul Clap will make you close your Movement festival with style.