DETROIT — Legendary Detroit Techno collective, Underground Resistance will headline the 2014 Movement Electronic Music Festival, planned for Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) inside Detroit’s Hart Plaza.
“We’re ecstatic to have Underground Resistance performing at the festival,” says Jason Huvaere, Movement festival director. “This will be a rare opportunity for fans to experience a profound group of Detroit artists that have been instrumental in revolutionizing dance music culture since the late 1980s,” he adds.
UR founder, Mike “Mad Mike” Banks, keyboardist Jon Dixon, saxophonist DeSean Jones and DJ Mark Flash will perform Timeline — a musical chain running from the past through the present and into the future with an emphasis on techno and jazz elements — what is known as “hi-tech jazz”. “What you will be seeing on stage is the future of Detroit,” Banks says. “Jon Dixon and DeSean Jones have taken UR’s hi-tech jazz sound to a new level. This is the future of jazz.”
Paxahau Events, producers of the annual Memorial Day weekend dance event adds more artists to its distinguished lineup, summing up this year’s bill at 118 performers. The third phase of the lineup includes a live performance by Ghostly International duo, Benoit & Sergio as well as label mate, Heathered Pearls. BBC Radio 1 resident and Movement favorite, Heidi will also make her way back to the festival, as will Lee Foss and Seth Troxler.
Movement Electronic Music Festival single day tickets and a day-by-day festival schedule, available online at movement.us