Monday, May 28, 2007

A Brief Report from the DEMF Front

We've been having a great time here at Movement 07 - the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. Nice vibe, awesome artists, excellent sound, great crowd and a cool venue. How can you go wrong with this?

Ankur, Rusty and I arrived in Detroit a little later than planned, but we got checked-in to our hotel and over to the fest in time to catch Delano Smith. Over the next 8 hours, I also witnessed impressive sets from:
> Losoul
> Aux 88
> Charles Webster
> King Britt
> Guido Schneider
> Kerri Chandler
> Claude VonStroke
> Kerry Chandler
> Marco Carola.

The sets here have all reinforced my belief that a great music performance can be a holy experience. The artists here succeed in tapping into our deep tribal collective consciousness. The beat is so natural, it just feels good to be moving with the music. Some of us might just be bopping along with the groove, while others dance up a storm - but the crowd seems to literally throb. And I've never seen so much energetic dancing at a show - including some fantastic break-dancing. After the last set at DEMF, we found our way to an after party at Club 150, where the party was still going strong when we left at 3:30a.

On Sunday, Tim joined us (to celebrate his 40th!) and we made our way over to Hart Plaza where I enjoyed sets by:
> Milieu
> Lee Curtis
> Robin Judge
> Kate Simko
> Heidi
> Mistress Barbara
> Monolake
> Bad Boy Bill
> Mathew Jonson
> Steve Bug

Again, we went to an after party featuring Mistress Barbara and Claude VonStroke, and made a late night out it. Ankur, Rusty and I have all been carrying our cameras and have gotten lots of fantastic photos. (Thanks to the cool folks at Paxahau for helping us with photo access!) We'll put them up soon, and some more reviews, of course. In the meantime, stay posted!

Ciao for now!
Mr. Bill

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