The festival was held at Hart Plaza in Detroit from May 24th to Monday, May 26th. We were able to take a sneak peek on Saturday, a day that was helmed by some of the hottest names in electronic dance music (EDM) and rap – this year’s lineup included Boys Noize, Carl Cox, Flosstradamus, DJ Snake, Jeff Mills, Tiga, Pete Tong, Carl Craig, and Ryan Hemsworth among others. Riff Raff premiered a number of tracks off his latest album, named The Icon. The overall vibe of Riff Raff was very endearing, but the overall song choice was a little confusing.
Action Bronson immediately kicked into high gear with his wrestler ode, Marty Janetty. The set ran through a number of his hits, showcasing the sheer rapping skill of AB. While his set was considerably shorter than Riff Raff’s, one simply cannot deny that he is one of the most fiery and hard-hitting rappers currently taking the stage.
The Plaza was the perfect area for the concert, allowing concertgoers the ability to see five distinct venues. Sennheiser held a silent stage, making available a number of their latest headphones. NeuFutur’s favorite part of Movement had to be the rave held underneath Cobb. The temperature of the outdoors was moderated considerably; the high energy here was enough to refresh and get people going. For those concert goers that were lucky enough to purchase VIP access, a cooled tent and considerable amounts of seating made the experience much more comfortable. A cordoned-off area allowed about five-ten people the abilities to lie on hammock.
The overall freshness of the crowd was high throughout the day, with considerable audience participation throughout each and every set. The different genres of each stage made it easy for individuals to find a properly heady groove and stick around, while the sheer size of Hart Plaza made the entire experience much more open and accommodating than similar sorts of festivals. The collection of vendors provided a number of fun distractions, with c-store supplies, handmade goods, and a variety of restaurants. While we had already picked up food before going to Movement, the large amount of food trucks and dining options made it downright easy to stick around the festival.
Keep an eye on NeuFutur for further information about Movement’s 2015 dates, line up, and any other news from Paxahau. If you are a fan of current and cutting-edge music of EDM and rap, make the sojourn up to Detroit for Movement. The scenery is beautiful, the sense of camaraderie is tangible, and lodging around the area is incredibly cheap.
Movement Detroit 2014 Concert Review / www.movement.us/
Movement Detroit 2014 Concert Review