Movement Music Festival in Detroit is coming up this month, and the world quivers with excitement. Known by many as DEMF or Detroit Electonic Music Festival, the event has taken on a new identity in the recent years. Now know as Movement, one this is clear – this event is about getting people in motion!
The festival takes place in Detroit MI, the birthplace of Techno. The festival grounds are built in Hart Plaza of downtown Detroit which is positioned beautifully along the banks of the Detroit River with a view of Windsor, CA on the other side. For those familiar with Jazz Fest, this event is in the same place, but clearly we are turning it up a notch.
Movement consists of three days of music featuring over 140 performers from around the world. Centered on dance music culture, the curating for is stellar. Check out sounds from Annie Hall, Carl Craig, Dog Blood, Griz, Hudson Mohawke, Jets, Machine Drum, Matthew Dear, Phuture, Shigeto, Soul Clap, Squarepusher, Waajeed and Matador just to name a few.
Since 2012 when Cashmere Cat released his debut EP, Mirror Maru, on Pelican Fly Records, this 25 year old Norwegian producer has been making tidal waves across the globe with his unique take on hip-hop, r&b, and rap. Having done remixes for Alana Del Rey, Miguel, 2 Chainz, and BenZel, Cashmere Cat has gained support from artists such as Diplo, Hudson Mohawke, Sinden, and just about every local DJ involved in the bass music scene. Last year at Symbiosis Gathering, Cashmere Cat definitely stole the spotlight of the Cove stage with his high energy set that consisted of really groovy, clean, danceable original material, remixes of some of todays and yesterdays top 40 r&b tracks, and then some super crunk underground rap mixed in as well. Cashmere Cat is going to be sure to come with some next level vibes in just a few weeks at WTF?!, so be sure you’ve got your swimsuit on and you’re ready to turn up when he hits the stage.
Below are a few soundcloud favorites produced by Cashmere Cat. Enjoy!
Do you know that feeling when a track you know is dropped and you immediately open your ears and begin to tune into the music in a way that you hadn’t before. It’s that little nuance that makes you turn your head and go… DAMN. This is what keeps happening every time someone drops Hud Mo’s ear bender, Cbat. I’m hearing it everywhere, and I can’t help but bring my bounce to full throttle. Before I know it I’m jabbing my roommate’s lady in the jaw with flying elbows and swinging high kicks. Oops!
Check out Cbat here…
The EP was released last summer with Warp Records and is available for purchase from Bleep.com
Here’s an album teaser…