Tuesday, May 26, 2009

movement reviewed; bands in the future

The Detroit Free Press calls Movement 2009, the techno-centric festival in Detroit over the weekend, a "success," buying the promoter's three-day attendance numbers of 75,692 - more than last year. Pop critic Brian McCollum states, however, that the fest is looking at expanding beyond the two-turntables paradigm for next year. (Hmm).

Promoter Jason Huvaere, he writes, "is among those who understands that electronic dance music has grown well beyond its DJ-and-a-turntable origins. ... 'The music is evolving, and we have to evolve with it," said festival director Huvaere. "Does that mean hybrid projects? Bands? Something we're not aware of yet? I think those performances are absolutely in our future.'"

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