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Tech Itch, Dieselboy, Moby play Detroit Electronic Music Festival
Edited Press Release
Detroit's Electronic Music Festival has
become one of the most highly
anticipated annual events for electronic music fans in Detroit and
across the globe, and Movement 08 - coming May 24 to 26 at Detroit's
Hart Plaza - is no exception. British
duo Tech Itch (pictured left)
and Dieselboy lead off Drum
'N' Bass talent while an impressive lineup of Techno artists like Moby and Ritchie Hawtin plus numerous new
elements could make Movement 08 the most exciting, entertaining and
innovative festival yet.
for producing Detroit's Electronic Music Festival is grounded in our
company's mission, to accelerate and accentuate all the best of what
Detroit has to offer the world, and that includes: artists, events,
destinations, and all forms of cultural enrichment," said Jason Huvaere of Paxahau Promotions
Group, which has produced this festival since 2006, in a press
"That also includes making improvements to the festival year after
year, to help it grow and spread the excitement of the electronic music
culture to people across the area and around the world."
One of the strongest lineups the festival has had in its history is
generating much of the anticipation surrounding Movement 08. This
year's roster of performers includes Moby,
Benny Benassi, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Deadmau5, James Zabiela,
Dubfire, and critically acclaimed artists such as Marco Carola, Peanut Butter Wolf and
Although Paxahau actively heralds Detroit's heritage as the birthplace
of techno, the company also experiences the talent from other cities,
such as Miami and Berlin, to bring artists from every corner of the
world to Movement.
"We're attentive to the pulse of the music community, so we can present
artists that expand Movement's dream - and expose audiences to the
spectrum of diverse genres within the electronic music scene," said
Huvaere. "We're all about showcasing renowned, established artists
while also giving up-and-coming talent an opportunity to reach a
The festival will feature four distinct stages - each with its own
unique personality. The Red Bull Stage and the Beatport Stage represent
two of the most significant improvements to this year's festival.
Both stages feature new structure designs to provide the audience with
an optimal listening and dancing experience.
The stages include new vinyl roofs and metal structures, ensuring a
foundation strong enough to hold the sound and lighting systems.
Plus, the stages provide more space, better sightlines and protection
against inclement weather conditions. In addition to these new stages,
the festival will feature drastically enhanced sound systems to provide
attendees with outstanding sound quality.
Held during Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 to 26) at Downtown Detroit's
Hart Plaza, Movement 08 is expected to attract up to 20,000 attendees
per day. Discounted pre-sale admission tickets to the festival
are $40 for a weekend pass (available for a limited time only) or $175
for VIP tickets (with limited capacity available). The festival's hours
are 12 Noon to Midnight.
For more information on Movement 08 - Detroit's Electronic Music
Festival, or to order tickets, visit their Myspace
or the party promoter Paxahau’s
On the DNB side,
Tech Itch and Dieselboy's presence on the Movement 08 card continues a
collaboration between the Bristol, England, and Philadelphian
producer/DJs. Dieselboy is one of several artists who signed on to Tech Itch
Recordings back in 2006, after the production team iced
their former stage name Decoder
and launched their own label.
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