Movement 2012.5.26-28

3-Day Weekend Passes & 3-Day VIP Weekend Passes Now on Sale at

DETROIT, FEBRUARY 15, 2012—The legendary Rap group Public Enemy will headline the 2012 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit’s Hart Plaza on Memorial Day weekend along with renowned Chicago House-music DJ and producer Lil’ Louis. Detroit Techno-music icon The Wizard aka Jeff Mills will close out the festival.

Paxahau Promotions Group today announces the three headliners—Public Enemy, Lil’ Louis, and The Wizard aka Jeff Mills—and a partial lineup of 50 other performances including Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Mr. Oizo.

On Saturday, May 26, Chicago-born House-music producer and DJ Lil’ Louis will take to the main stage to close out the inaugural night of the 36-hour festival.

Public Enemy’s headlining performance at Movement on Sunday, May 27 will be the first time the group has performed at the Detroit festival and it will be just a month before the scheduled release of their newest album: Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp.

Detroit-born Techno DJ and producer The Wizard aka Jeff Mills will put the finishing touches on the three-day festival on Monday, May 28 on the main stage. He is looking forward to returning to his hometown for a performance at Movement.

“Playing in Detroit has been and continues to be, the highlight of my whole career in music. Our connections run dimensions deep,” said The Wizard aka Jeff Mills. “As always, I look forward to coming back home.”

“Our lineup for 2012 is comprised of artists who are innovators in their own right and who have deep roots within the underground worlds of their respective musical genres,” said Chuck Flask, artist coordinator for the Movement Electronic Music Festival. “With Movement, our goal is always to book artists who represent the purest form of the music we all fell in love with, whether they have been doing it for decades, or are an emerging talent new on the scene. With this announcement, we are well on our way to achieving our goal.”

Tickets for Movement are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The cost for a three-day weekend pass is just $75 and grants festival-goers general admission access to the festival grounds with in-and-out privileges. The cost for a three-day VIP pass is just $200 and provides festival-goers with many extras that can be found on the web site. 

The Movement Electronic Music Festival features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the 2011 festival. Learn more at

Awards received by the festival and producer include:

  • Resident Advisor’s “Festival of the Month” for May 2011, 2010, 2008 and 2007.
  • Best Niche Festival” 2011 Rolling Stone.
  • #1 on the 2010 New York Post list of “10 Outstanding Music Fests.”
  • “Best Annual Event” by the Real Detroit Weekly reader’s survey in 2012, 2011 and 2010.
  • “Best Festival” by Metrotimes reader’s survey in 2010.
  • “Best Festival of the Year” by’s reader’s survey in 2011 and 2009.
  • “Festival of the Year” by URB Magazine reader’s survey in 2008.
  • URB Magazine named Paxahau “Promoter of the Year” in 2004.

DETROIT, April 13, 2012—Electronic Dance Music fans can score a pair of tickets to the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit by winning the #HARTOFMOVEMENT Scavenger Hunt contest being run through the festival’s Facebook page April 14, 21, 28, and May 5. The first clue will be disclosed at noon each of those days.

On April 14, 21, 28, and May 5 the Movement Electronic Music Festival’s social media team will plant a Movement marker somewhere in Detroit and snap an obscure picture showing minimal background. It will then be posted to the festival’s official Facebook and Twitter pages with a #HARTofMOVEMENT hash tag with instructions encouraging fans to find it.

Once the lucky fan finds the marker they must snap a picture of it, post it to the festival’s Facebook page, and describe where they found it. The person who found it in the right place will win two (2) general admission tickets to the 2012 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.

To date 10 pairs of tickets have been awarded to lucky winners who have found the Movement markers near the graffiti tigers in Corktown, outside the Fillmore Theatre in downtown Detroit, at Threads in Hamtramck, near Fishbones, and near the Blue Cross Blue Shield building.

About Movement Electronic Music Festival

The Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place May 26-28 in Detroit and features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the 2011 festival.

Tickets for Movement are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The cost for a three-day weekend pass is just $80 and grants festival-goers general admission access to the festival grounds with in-and-out privileges. The cost for a three-day VIP pass is just $200 and provides festival-goers with many extras that can be found on the web site.

DETROIT, April 20, 2012—North American dubstep stars Zeds Dead have been announced as the final headlining act for the 2012 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, performing on the Red Bull Music Academy Stage on Sunday May 27th. The chart-topping duo are frequent collaborators of Grammy-winning dubstep artist Skrillex, and are hotly tipped to become the next superstars of the genre that has become the hottest sound in dance music. One that is being played on pop radio, featured in national advertising campaigns, and selling out concerts and festivals across the country and the world.

Movement producers Paxahau also announced the complete schedule for this year’s Memorial Day Weekend event, giving the expected 100,000 attendees plenty of time to plan which of the 107 dance music stars, performing across five stages, to catch during the annual techno celebration.

The schedule and other important Movement information will also be made easily accessible on both iPhones and Android smartphones in the coming weeks. Paxahau, with the support of Vitaminwater, is developing a free “smartphone app” with new features and functions that will make it easy to navigate the festival grounds as attendees move from stage to stage to see their favorite artists.

“The festival lineup this year is a dynamic mix of legendary performers, Detroit icons and electronic dance music’s rising stars,” said Jason Huvaere, president of Paxahau. “We’re excited to be able to offer Movement Festival-goers 107 acts over three days across five stages. No other festival can offer the authenticity of an underground party as well as the city that founded Techno and helped to put electronic dance music on the map.”

Zeds Dead (a name derived from the pair’s actual names, Zack and Dylan, and a quote from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction) is at the forefront of a new dance music sound that combines elements of rock, hip-hop and techno, all with the unmistakable wobbly bass sound of dubstep. In addition to accolades from Skrillex, who has said, “The Zeds Dead boys are the kind of artists who are willing to explore all sorts of genres in bass music and do them all really well. Not to mention they are the best of dogs!” fellow superstar Bassnectar has called their sounds one “I CRAVE!” And BBC Radio 1 DJ Kissy Sell Out has said “Zeds Dead is the future of genres…flipping genius.”

Since the March 14 announcement of the lineups second phase for the annual Memorial Day Weekend festival, Paxahau has also added Clark Warner, Matthew Hawtin, and Keef Boxx to the lineup; and learned that Mr. Oizo will not be able perform at the festival, which was announced through the festival’s Facebook page several weeks ago.


Ice T to Emcee Main Stage Sunday, May 27th and introduce Headliner Public Enemy; and Loco Dice

DETROIT, MAY 4, 2012—Ice T and wife Nicole ‘Coco’ Austin will be partying at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit on Sunday, May 27.

Ice T will serve as special guest emcee for the festival’s Main Stage Sunday, May 27; introducing the performances by Loco Dice (a hip-hop DJ/producer earlier in his career) and headliner Public Enemy. Ice T and Coco will also mix and mingle with guests inside the festival’s almost sold-out VIP area.

“Movement is riding a very strong wave of momentum right now and having Ice T and Coco here in Detroit for the festival will only add to it,” said Jason Huvaere, executive director of the Memorial Day Weekend festival.

Tickets for the VIP area behind the Main Stage are almost sold out and three-day weekend general admission passes are selling at a record pace. In 2011, Hart Plaza reached capacity on the Saturday with a sell-out crowd and Huvaere says he anticipates the festival will surpass the 100,000 attendee mark for the weekend.

“With the authentic underground styles we have represented across five stages, our posh VIP area, and having so many music and entertainment icons apart of this festival provides those who attend a unique Detroit experience that is unlike any other event in the country,” said Huvaere.

Ice T today is a star on the hit show Law and Order SVU and co-stars with his wife Coco on the widely popular reality series Ice Loves Coco on E! He recently made his directorial debut with the documentary Something from Nothing: the Art of Rap, which features more than 50 emcees including Kool Keith, Eminem, Kanye West, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Melle Mell. The documentary was a major success at the Sundance Film Festival premiere and is set for theatre release in June 2012.

DETROIT, May 17, 2012—Founding Father of House Lil Louis will debut the World’s First House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, May 26-28.

The House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum is derived from a film project directed by Louis entitled “The House that Chicago Built” that’s slated to be released later this year. The film features 100 of the world’s top and most influential DJ’s and House music pioneers sharing the real story of House music from its birth in Chicago through its rise to becoming the World’s No. 1 genre of music.

It features photography by Louis exclusive memorabilia and artifacts from various House DJ’s and notables from his film. In total 60 exclusive pieces will be on display for attendees of the Movement Festival to experience.

Learn more about the museum or film visit:

To celebrate his arrival to Detroit, immediately following Lil Louis’ headlining performance on the main stage at Movement Festival on Saturday, May 26, Louis will play an official Movement afterparty.

Organic and Movement are presenting Lil’ Louis at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 East Congress in Detroit, for an extended set. Others scheduled to perform are Detroit’s own Rick Wilhite, Greg Wilson from the UK who performs using a reel-to-reel, and Michael Geiger. Admission is 18+ and presale tickets at $10. Doors open at 10 p.m.

On Friday May 24, 2012, Louis and Movement will host a meet and greet for at Detroit Threads located 10238 Joseph Campu Street, Hamtramck 6-8pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring posters and memorabilia for Louis to sign.


Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, Rojo Mexican Grill and Joe Muer Seafood
to offer special menu selections for VIP ticket holders

DETROIT, MAY 23, 2012—Movement Electronic Music Festival is expanding the footprint of the
three-day dance music event to include a Biergarten featuring local beer and food favorites.

Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to try out some of Detroit and Michigan’s best beers from
Detroit Beer Company, including Detroit Dwarf and Detroit Lager. Also, Frankenmuth Brewery will
offer a couple of their popular names, such as Frankenmuth Batch 69 and Frankenmuth Hefewizen.

Classic imports, such as Red Stripe, Beck’s, Hoegaarden and Guinness are a few brands that will also
be made available; along with a Cleveland, Ohio porter called Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. The
popular Magic Hat brand from Vermont will also be available, specifically their staple Magic Hat #9
and their eclectic seasonal, Magic Hat Elder Betty.

In addition to the beer offerings, Movement is excited to have McClure’s Bloody Mary Mix and
Pickles on hand in its biergarten—some of Detroit’s most popular exports.

Slow’s To Go, one of Detroit’s best cuisine spots, will serve some favorite menu options, and other
vendors will be onsite with vegetarian and other lighter fare.

And northern Michigan’s M. Lawrence Winery will also be represented with its “Detroit” and “US”
sparkling wines.

As part of the Biergarten grounds, there will be community seating where Movement fans will be
able to hangout and mingle with one another in-between performances. The Biergarten will be
open during festival hours, May 26-28 from noon-midnight.

VIP patrons will be pleased with exclusive cuisine offers from a few of Detroit’s fine dining
restaurants, including Andiamo Italia Riverfront, Rojo Mexican Grill and Joe Muer Seafood.

The Technology Area is presented by American Music and Sound, Allen & Heath, Vestax and Kurzweil

DETROIT, MAY 23, 2012—The Technology Area at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in
Detroit May 26-28 presented by American Music and Sound will once again be a favorite festival-
goer gathering place. Acclaimed Detroit artists Kyle Hall, Carl Craig, Juan Atkins and Mike Huckaby
are slated to do demonstrations; and all weekend long fans will be able to check out, test and
purchase electronic music production/performance hardware, software and accessories.

Movement Festival producers, Paxahau, have partnered up with some of the industry’s leading
technology brands, including Allen & Heath, Vestax, Kurzweil, Moog Music, Dubspot, Propellerhead,
Focusrite, Novation and Alpine Hearing Protection to bring the state-of-the-art interactive
experience to festival-goers. Hours of operation will be posted as we near the festival.

Moog Music will be showcasing Animoog, its polyphonic synthesizer for the iPhone, iPod & iPad.
A preset pack featuring exclusive presets created by Movement artists Mike Huckaby, Kyle Hall,
Carl Craig and Juan Atkins will be available to all Animoog users free of charge. Animoog will be
available for promotional prices of $.99 (iPhone/iPod), and $9.99(iPad) for a limited time.

Links below…

For iPhone/iPod-

For iPad-

The following artists will participate in Animoog demonstrations inside the 2,500 square foot
indoor technology center located near the Underground Stage:

Juan Atkins @ 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 26
Kyle Hall @ 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 27
Carl Craig @ 5:15pm on Sunday, May 27
Mike Huckaby @ 1 p.m. on Monday May 28

Additionally, Dubspot, an electronic music production and DJ academy in New York City will be

showcasing the latest music technology in their curriculum, as well as having their staff on hand to
speak about their courses and answer any related production/DJ questions.

About Paxahau Event Production and Management

Producers of the Movement Electronic Music Festival since 2006, Paxahau was established 14 years ago as an online resource to promote both Detroit and electronic music, and has earned the respect of their peers and formed a very strong network of alliances throughout the music industry. Today Paxahau is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier promotions, production and management organization. To learn more, visit

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