The city of Detroit is undisputedly the origin point of techno. Even today it’s still heralded and respected as techno’s birth place and the city still manages to continue innovating. As well as housing the founding fathers of the movement, the city has inspired fresh generations of talent, each with their own desire built on the city’s solid techno foundations. At fabric this Easter weekend they welcome a selection of artists from the Motor City who operate across these generational lines, bringing two distinctive visions of the future of music along with them: the old and the new.
Taking inspiration from the Mayan prophets and the parties they all enjoyed in Detroit during their formative raving years, Visionquest will be bringing their own hopes for a new phase of party-making to Room One. The four sided DJ outfit made up of Seth Troxler, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves are set to launch their Visionquest 13 tour with fabric being what will be their only London club date together this year.
“The ‘Thirteen’ concept is to create a series of thirteen immersive environments where we alter spaces that you may already know”, comments Troxler.
“We’re stripping it back from what you might know and refocusing on what’s important, which is the connection between us and the people who are there”, Reeves continues. “There’s a lot in the theme of the event about the old cultures and new cultures, the old and new paradigm on a big scale and a small scale in our lives”.
Then, across Rooms Two and Three, Kevin Saunderson, who alongside Juan Atkins and Derrick May was himself part of the movement that birthed the techno music we love, will be presenting ‘Curators of Techno‘. A new project established to set the old and new guards of Detroit talent side by side, ‘Curators of Techno’ shows respect for both generations inviting them to interact with each other and simultaneously present each of their own sonic identities. “It’s about the evolution of Detroit techno and the way that the originators have influenced the talent that followed”, Saunderson explains. “The main aim of the tour is to let the world experience this great history of producers/DJs, from the beginning of Detroit’s early days up until the current, working together on the stage and performing”.
In Room Two Saunderson will be calling on Kenny Larkin, a musical innovator in his own right who found home on the iconic European labels R&S, Warp and Peacefrog, to bring his sci-fi techno soul to the proceedings alongside sets from Saunderson himself and Kyle Hall. A definitive product of the new wave of Detroit, Wild Oats label founder Hall has firm alliances with his Michigan forefathers having provided a recording home for Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir and Scott Grooves, but more importantly he’s defiantly forged his own path, with his own productions garnering the same kind of international respect his older cohorts also command.
Room Three is where all of this motoric energy will come to a head though, as Patrice Scott, a Detroit native who himself is directly inspired by Saunderson’s work, will be anchoring the room as well as going back to back with Kyle Hall. Alongside a back to back performance from Saunderson and Seth Troxler, this’ll be the spot where the old school really collides with the new, with the two physically jostling against each other to create something new, fresh and completely unique.
Visionquest Thirteen – Curators of Techno
fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London
23:00 – 08:00
Halloween is this weekend and it seems like there is a Halloween Party in every corner of Europe. But we’ve tried to filter through the lot to bring you the best ones out there. The main highlight this weekend has to be Movement in Torino. They have several parties taking place throughout the city all weekend, but the ones to watch out for are the Saturday and Sunday nights at Patio Club and PalaOlimpico.
Watergate – Freude Am Tanzen Berlin (Germany) 24:00
Daniel Stefanik vs Mathias Kaden, Marek Hemmann (LIVE), Krause Duo, Monkey Maffia, MBeck, Taron Trekka
Robert-Johnson – The Princess Of Darkness Frankfurt (Germany) 24:00
Magda, Marc Houle (LIVE)
Cocoon – The Sven Vath Birthday Celebration Frankfurt (Germany) 22:00 – 08:00
Sven Vath, Die Vogel (LIVE), Tobi Neumann, Nick Curly, C-Rock, Jacuzzi Boys, Alex Flitsch
The Tunnel – Bedlam Maidstone (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Tim Green, 2000 and One, Emerson Todd, Alex Kilby, The Angry Twins
Fellini Club – Wakeup Genova (Italy) 24:00 – 05:00
Seth Troxler, Giovanni Verrina
Ewer Street Car Park – Mulletover Halloween Fancy Dress Party 2010 London (England) 22:00 – 06:00
Steve Bug, Seth Troxler, Ewan Pearson, Glimpse, Renaissance Man, Geddes, Elon, Nisekay, Cooly G, Love & Mercy, Sketchy & Another Amit
Fabric London (England) 23:00 – 08:00
Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Slam, Zip, Baby Ford, Melchior Productions (LIVE), Sammy Dee, Lasermagnetic, Neil Thornton, Johnny Hiller, Lovefingers, Lee Douglas
Patio Club – Movement Torino (Italy) 24:00
Sven Vath, Federico Grazzini, Luca Bear, Romano Alfieri
Lightbox – Ripped Halloween Ball London (England) 22:00
Evil Nine, Spektre, The Good Guys
B-Box – Altavoz Bologna (Italy) 23:00 – 04:30
2000 and One, Nina Kravitz, Alex Picone, Unzip Project, Max D. Blas, Anderedo, C.al.ma., No More Trouble, Alive Lab
PalaOlimpico – Movement Torino (Italy) 22:00
Chemical Brothers, 2 Many DJ’s, Ellen Allien, Derrick May, Ilario Alicante, Robert Hood, Anthony Shakir, Nathan Detroit, Ernesto Ferreyra, Karotte, Patrice Scott, Keith Worthy, Guillaume Dumont, Dixon, MCDE
Cocorico – Halloween Riccone (Italy) 23:00
Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Ricky Montanari, Unzip Project
Hangar Bicocca – Cadenza Vagabundos Milano (Italy) 22:00 – 07:00
Movement are back with a their 5th edition in Torino, which by the sounds of things is sure to impress….
Movement, which will be held from 28th – 31st October, is destined to leave its mark in Torino, a city that is gradually developing in popularity for music. Torino played host to the Winter Olympics back in 2006, as well as the imaginative “Club to Club” project and of course the huge “Movement” music festival.
Last year saw Movement taking hold of the Pala Olimpico, ex Isozaki Stadium, where we saw the likes of Stacey Pullen, Derrick May, Luciano, , Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin. Great line-ups but the only draw back was the location, as high hits and kick drum booms echoed around the entrance to the Pala Olimpico, the atmosphere was slightly lost, especially because it was so huge.
Though this year looks like there has been an improvement in terms of locations, multi-locations, but the Pala Olimpico is still on the list.
This year we can be expecting a couple of workshops and showcases organised as well as several pre-parties to get people warmed up for the event: -
18 Sep – Raresh, Torino
02 Oct – Shaun Reeves, Firenze
08 Oct – Derrick Carter, Torino
09 Oct – Derrick Carter, Mantova
15 Oct – Kevin Saunderson, Roma
22 Oct – Trus’ Me, Torino
From the website nothing is really clear or confirmed apart from the pre-parties and we are only able to gather who is headlining the 4 day event and the locations involved. But as to when the DJs are playing and what venues, it’s not clear. Although checking one DJs diary we can see when he is playing.
So all that can be confirmed is the following: -
Politecico di Torino (workshops)
Fnac Store (Red Bull Music Academy Panel)
Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Showcase)
Blanco Club Lounge
The Chemical Brothers Sven Väth
2 Many DJ’s
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumont
Anthony “Shake” Shakir
For all the latest news and updates, check out movement.it.