Dirtbombs, Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, Monolake added to Movement lineup

April 9, 2011
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In its third and final (we think) round of announcements for this year’s Movement Festival, Paxahau has saved the most inspired booking for last. Yes, we’re talking about the double-bass ‘n’ drums attack of the Dirtbombs, heading by vocalist-guitarist Mick Collins, a pioneer of ’80s garage rock who also had a fancy for the...
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Movement inspirations: Now let’s have a party

April 8, 2011
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In its third and final (we think) round of announcements for this year’s Movement Festival, Paxahau has saved the most inspired booking for last. Yes, we’re talking about the double-bass ‘n’ drums attack of the Dirtbombs, heading by vocalist-guitarist Mick Collins, a pioneer of ’80s garage rock who also had a fancy for the...
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Mo’ Movement headliners and dubby Detroit debuts

March 22, 2011
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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 —...
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Dub you very much: Movement lines up first 20 artists

February 25, 2011
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While perpetual enfant terrible trance-tech crossover clown Sven Väth and the equally hilarious Visionquest (made up of homies Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and Lee Curtiss) may get top billing in the first round of lineup announcements for Movement 2011, we beg to go even deeper, darker and further outside the box in...
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Detroit music tastemaker Jim Shaw dies

December 3, 2010
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Jim Shaw died this morning. He was 54 and had fiercely, bravely, elegantly fought a nasty cancer of the liver for nearly two years. To the end, he was with family and friends in his Hamtramck home, where he wanted to be. Jim was a humble giant on the Detroit music scene for a...
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Detroit house producer Aaron-Carl dies at 37

September 30, 2010
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Detroit house producer Aaron-Carl dies at 37

Aaron-Carl Ragland, a genre-bending electronic music producer and singer, died Thursday from complications of lymphoma, only days after being diagnosed with the disease. Ragland turned 37 in August and has been producing and performing since the mid-1990s. Ragland was scheduled to begin a European tour this month. The tour was canceled when he was...
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Singer-producer Aaron-Carl has cancer, cancels European tour

September 25, 2010
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Aaron-Carl Ragland, who for nearly 15 years has been producing a musical hybrid made from house, techno and electro and is most closely associated with a funky dance sub-genre called ghetto-tech or booty, was diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this week. Ragland was scheduled to begin a European tour this month. That was canceled when...
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Late summer festival welcomes Kyle Hall, Jimmy Edgar, James T Cotton

July 21, 2010
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What’s not to like about an event called the We Like Music Festival? Nothing, that’s what, especially one dedicating 12 hours (at two venues) to a tasty, danceable blend of techno, house, experimental hip hop and everything in between. Performers include James T Cotton, Kyle Hall, John Arnold, Kevin Reynolds, Deadlines, Perilelle, Kadence, Green Meadows and...
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Good Vibrations

May 31, 2010
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A half-day steady rain is coming to a halt as I start to write, while one of the loudest parties on Earth rolls to its conclusion. Rain only brightens a young raver’s heart, especially if you were wearing water repellent-clothing or burned up the previous two sunny days inside fake fur, feathers and leather...
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Shocker: Modern Life Not Rubbish

May 30, 2010
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To say Plastikman’s performance on Saturday was a supersonic meditation on what we’ve all become is a bit rich (pardon the pun). To call it right might be to say that it was many things. It was ambitious and spectacular, no doubt about that, a bold communication from the first digital bleep to its...
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