Day 1: Movement Festival 2011

Staying only a few blocks from the festival this year made for quick access to the gate, the sun was shining and it was time to dance. In words I can’t express how good Spacetime Continuum sounded, but I’ll try. It aways amazes me how the quality of electronic dance music coming out of the mid to late 90s was and for Jonah Sharp (SPT) there’s no exception, his stuff was mind blowing and full of soul. As if things could get any better Daedulus at the Red Bull stage was pure insanity his cut up LA beat sounds from deep in the belly of the beast had hands high along with other things! After the madness we sat down to some Slow’s BBQ. Being a veg type person there veggie chicken slider was a treat. We hung for a bit waiting for the rain to die down listening to the live house stylings of Tortured Soul. As the rain came down deep tech house master Kerri Chandler came on and the masses danced like it was a warm summer day, nothing could stop Detroit from getting there dance on. When the rain died down we hit up yeah Ghostly store and got meet the 80s synth revivalist Com Truise. We got some drum and bass flavors first from the wild spastic beats of Venetian Snares and the on to the heavy weight Goldie. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Monolake Surround down in the underground stage but it was really amazing hearing drums, synths and all sorts of sound bouncing back and forth in 360. Felix da housecat held court at the mainstage with his proper electro flavor while Visionquest brought a more pounding experimental techno soul flavor to the detroit stage. Neither rain nor cold could stop the festival. Hopefully today the weather will warm up and we can catch Villalobos, Loco Dice, Ben Klock, Space Dimension Controller, Soulclap and have another journey into dance! For more up to the minute posts about the festival check me out on twitter at strangelo_e as we make our way around the 313 for Movement 2011.
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