Hip Hop legends Public Enemy are set to headline this year's Movement : Electronic Music Festival in Detroit. The iconic rap group will preview their highly anticipated album 'Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp' at the festival which takes place from 26-28 May in city's Hart Plaza.
They will be joined by electronic music heavyweights including Chicago's house music DJ and producer Lil' Louis who will finish off the opening night, as well as the homegrown Detroit techno legends Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, and The Wizard aka Jeff Mills who will close the event.
Comprised of reputable artists from both the new school and the old school, mainstream and underground, the two day event will boast a who's who of electronic music royalty entertaining a crowd of long-time dance music loyalists, newly converted electronic dance music (EDM) fans, as well as many musicians, DJs, promoters and producers alike.....
Movement's Artist coordinator Chuck Flask said 'Our lineup for 2012 is comprised of artists who are innovators in their own right and who have deep roots within the underground worlds of their respective musical genres. With Movement, our goal is always to book artists who represent the purest form of the music we all fell in love with, whether they have been doing it for decades, or are an emerging talent new on the scene. With this announcement, we are well on our way to achieving our goal.'
The lineup so far includes: Brenmar, Busy P, Carl Craig, Carlo Lio, Cassy, Claude VonStroke, Damian Lazarus, Danny Daze, Davide Squillace, Derrick Carter, DJ Sneak, dOP, Droog, Earl Mixxin' McKinney, Eddie Fowlkes, Greg Wilson, Ian Pooley, Jay Haze, Josh Wink, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Keys N Krates, Kyle Hall/Jay Daniels, Lil' Louis, Lindstrøm, Loco Dice, Maceo Plex, Major Lazer, Mathew Jonson, Marco Carola, Mark Farina (Mushroom Jazz set), Maya Jane Coles, Michael Mayer, Mike Huckaby, Monty Luke, Mr. Oizo, Nadastrom, Nina Kraviz, No Regular Play, Public Enemy, Radio Slave, Rick Wilhite, Roni Size, Salva, Slow Hands, Stacey Pullen, Steve Bug, Subb-an, Tale of Us, the Martinez Brothers, The Wizard aka Jeff Mills, Todd Terje and Wolf + Lamb.
The 12 year running and highly respected event drew a record breaking crowd of nearly 100,000 electronic and dance music enthusiasts in 2011 and is expected to be as popular this year, particularly with the rise of electronic dance music (EDM) in the mainstream music industry.
Tickets cost $74 for 3 days while a VIP pass costs $200. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.movement.us/.