“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 (formerly known as “DEMF”) 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). Given that this is a techno-focused site, we’ll start out by seeing what artists in this genre have to say.
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?
Yes, I’ve been last two years as listener and always it’s a cool experience. My last memories were Richard Devine and Kero.
2. Do you have any favorite classic Detroit techno tracks or artists?
There’s so much talent over here, it’s a difficult question but I could say classic artists like Mike Banks or Mike Huckaby and new ones like Kyle Hall keep this city’s flavor rolling on.
3. Which artist or artists playing at the festival are you the most excited to see this year?
I’m really excited to be playing this year, there’s a lot of great artists I would like to check out. Onra, Corbin Davis, Shigeto and Dabrye to name a few.
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.
Coushin – Opulence (Svreca Rmx)
Exium – The 12th planet
[Will be released on Exium's new album 'A Sensible Alternative to Emotion' on June 3rd]
Mutate – Circle 2 (Alberto Pascual remix)
5. What kind of equipment will you be using for your set, and why do you prefer it?
I still prefer playing with records, the rest is boring… but this time I’ll be DJing with my Lemur Legacy controller which I have a lot of fun with and easy is to travel with too.
6. Electronic music is played in a lot of different contexts and atmospheres. Do you find yourself more drawn to festivals, intimate club shows, or some other type of event? Do you find yourself varying your style according to the type of event you’re playing at?
I can vary greatly depending on where I’ll play, I love music in general then sometimes would not know which place myself. The music I play always depends on location and performance time.
7. Can we expect to see you play at any afterparties this year?
Yes, I’m also DJing at The Works on Friday 24th at the Perc Trax label showcase.