Mo’ Movement headliners and dubby Detroit debuts
The news in round two of Paxahau’s announcements of its 2011 festival schedule includes the live debut of Carl Craig’s 69 — that’s six-nine, by the way, not sixty nine, a project launched 20 years ago and one of the first to break up the beats of Detroit techno’s heretofore silky 4/4 productions — and the Detroit debut of Ramadanman, as fearless and versatile a bass producer there is. He’s from London, 23, first transformed by dubstep and now equally fluent in house, techno and the playground-underground sound of Chicago, Juke. His schoolmates at Leeds University called him David Kennedy.
Also just announced: Chicago electro-house pioneer Felix Da Housecat and big beat all-star Fatboy Slim (what’s this old dude, Norman Cook, 47, done lately? A surprisingly enterprising collab with David Byrne in 2010, for one thing), who will be making his first-ever appearance at the festival; Berlin club commanders Ben Klock and Ryan Elliott (we knew him when he was just an aging teenager living in a leafy West Dearborn neighborhood); Detroiters Claude Young (now based Tokyo), Mike Servito (now based Brooklyn) and — thank God, finally, Detroiters based in fucking Detroit — Al Ester, the Detroit Techno Militia crew and Kero (from Windsor, but that counts).
And more, more more: Loco Dice, Martin Buttrich, Pulshar (dub techno stylists from Spain), Traversable Wormhole; disco-soul-funk comes by way of DJ Harvey and Metro Area; and more leftfield beats will roll courtesy of LA’s Gaslamp Killer and Warp’s Hudson Mohawke.
More updates to follow as soon as they drop from the sky, ravers.