“7 Questions before Movement” is an ongoing series in which we ask the same seven questions to as many artists playing at this year’s Movement Detroit festival as we possibly can. The goal of this series is to familiarize festival goers with the styles and personalities of artists they can expect to see at the festival (because let’s be real – there’s always at least a few names we don’t recognize right away). Our third interview this year is with DJ, producer, and 4 Track Recordings label boss DJ Hyperactive.
1. Have you been to the festival before, as a performer or just as a listener? If so, what is your most distinct memory from the experience?
Over the years I’ve played at different afterparties, but I never went to the festival until 3 years ago. It’s a shame I missed the festival during those years… I missed out on a lot. So as for the festival, I’ve only ever been a listener. The first year I attended, it was raining and I was wandering around Hart Plaza alone, just wandering from stage to stage in my own little world. That’s the most memorable and enjoyable moment I remember.
2. Do you have any favorite classic Detroit techno tracks or artists?
All the OG’s goodness, Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Kenny Dixon Jr! Their tracks, along with all the original Chicago stuff I played went hand in hand back in the day. Strings of Life, Big Fun, No UFOs! It is what it is… I could go on and on.
3. Based on what’s been announced so far, which artists playing at the festival are you the most excited to see this year?
There’s not a single one I can call out, but the artists I haven’t heard intrigue me the most.
4. To give readers a sense of the style of music you play, please name three tracks you’ve been showcasing in your sets lately.
Truncate – Concentrate (Truncate Remix)
Luis Flores – The Word (Unreleased on Blank Code)
Yan Cook – Suspense
5. What was your most recent release, and where can readers find it?
25Hrs on Droid Recordings, and it can be found on vinyl (very limited) at Mt Analog, Hard Wax. Juno UK, and digitally on Beatport, iTunes, and Juno.
6. What kind of equipment will you be using for your set, and why do you prefer it?
I prefer vinyl when the setup can handle the volume and action, otherwise this year it’s gonna be CDJs.
7. Can we expect to see you play at any after parties this year?
Possibly… You’ll have to wait and see!