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Detroit Movement Festival

Rod Modell turns the knob marked "deep" all the way to 11.

Really the only thing missing from minimal techno has been go-go dancers.
On Saturday at Movement, perfection was achieved.

The Real Detroit stage featured the best costumes.

Egyptian Lover's smashing set was the surprise of Movement 2008. Here he takes his 808 skills vertical.

Terrance Parker managed to spin a whole set while talking on the phone.

Dan Bell's live set on Saturday night was one of the real highlights of the festival.

Moby begins his closing set on Saturday's main stage with Inner City's "Good Life." Think that went over well in Detroit?

No girlie music here: The Punisher lived up to her name by nearly shaking the Real Detroit stage.

Many Movement veterans pointed at 2008 bookings like James Zabiela as the downfall of the festival. But if the crowds were any indication, he'll be back.

Though playing on the smallest stage at the same time as other popular acts, Benny Benassi played to an overflowing tent.

Ectomorph's Erika might have a second career as a ransom caller.

Always one of the most anticipated Movement acts, Kenny Larkin played to a packed Real Detroit stage.

Punisher thanks her fans, who made the Real Detroit stage sweat.

The main stage was as crowded as it was back when the festival was free when Carl Craig took to the main stage for Sunday's closing set.

Crowd surfing to techno? Ummm, OK.

The sound on the main stage was loud enough to knock this chalk dust off the wall.

While not known as a breakdancing hotbed, Detroit has some of the best breakers west of New York.

After three days of moves like this, he was bruised, scraped, and burned.

Berlin's Cassy played too early in the day, but that didn't stop her from attracting a sizable crowd.

Local Derrick Thompson, a.k.a. Drivetrain, played a pounding hard house set on the Real Detroit stage.

Lee Burridge satisfied the progressive fans in the Beatport tent.

Cobblestone Jazz's Mathew Jonson was one of Monday's highlights.

Old-timer Josh Wink can still rock a party.

MC Messinian kept the crowd hyped for Dieselboy's thundering set.

Dieselboy did not disappoint his many followers with a very heavy set. He then signed autographs and posed for photos for nearly an hour after his set. Who said drum & bass was dead?

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