The Movement Festival (commonly known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival) is on again this year in tha D's Hart Plaza. One of the biggest festivals of its kind in the United States, Movement not only showcases international talent, but also provides a special venue for homegrown DJs and producers from the city where techno was born. Early-bird tickets are now on sale, and with today's announcement of the festival's initial lineup, it's certain that tickets are going to go fast, what with the first Movement festival appearance of Plastikman's live set, as well as sets from Model 500, Inner City, and many more. Check out who's playing after the jump! Read more »
Roman Flügel, better known as one part of Alter Ego, has also been DJing and producing solo work for years under a number of aliases, but until now, he's never released an official mixed CD. The venerable Live At Robert Johnson series has tapped him for the fifth installment, and he brings an eclectic array of sounds to the table, featuring everything from the old-school jackin' of Armando to the quirky new sounds of Ratsnake, as well as two new exclusive tracks from Flügel himself. Check out the complete tracklisting after the jump! Read more »
San Francisco house and techno institution Dirtybird has revealed the coming of a three-disc, five-year-spanning compilation to be released April 19. The release marks the anniversary of producer Claude VonStroke's label, and chronicles the past, displays the present, and foretells the future across its three volumes. Read more »
London's purveyors of buoyant, electronic-tinged old-timey pop, Tunng, are set to release their fourth album April 6 via Thrill Jockey, entitled ...And Then We Saw Land. Before said album hits digital and physical shelves, the eclectic six-piece wants you to join in on a little contest they've devised along with Drowned in Sound. Read more »
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