Coinciding with the city’s annual dance celebration ‘Movement,’ Detroit has declared this week as its official “Detroit Techno Week”.
Mayor Mike Duggan has described Movement as “one of the world’s most recognized electronic music festivals” that “celebrate the rich culture of techno, which was created in the city of Detroit.” Obviously, Detroit’s influence on electronic music cannot be understated, particularly coming from “The Belleville Three” (Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson), but any number of artists can also lay their claim in this history (Jeff Mills, Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen, amongst many, many more).
Movement, which goes down this weekend, features a heavy hitting lineup with the likes of Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Kraftwerk, Dubfire, and Four Tet representing the International crowd, but will also feature a who’s who of Detroit legends: from the aforementioned Craig, Pullen & Saunderson (including brother Dantiez) to Kyle Hall, Al Ester, and Eddie Fowlkes.
The news was made public Movement Detroit tweeting the news alongside an image of the official certificate.
— Movement Detroit (@MovementDetroit) May 23, 2016