Top 10 Parties of Movement Festival Week 2015
Detroit’s flagship Movement Festival is upon us again, and we couldn’t be more excited. The city just buzzes with energy this week – you can feel it from head to your dancing feet everywhere you go. There are countless awesome parties to check out from Thursday night until Tuesday afternoon. We managed to narrow it down to our top 10 – get adventurous and give them a go!!
Friday, May 22 from 8p.m.-4a.m.
Berts Warehouse Entertainment (2739 Russell St., Detroit)
In a rare Detroit appearance, Three Chairs will be reuniting for a special Pre-Movement party on Friday. For a reasonable price of $20, attendees will get to see Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman and Rick Wilhite all under one roof. The music at this event will be some of the best you’ll hear all weekend. Trust. As the event page states, this party is “guaranteed to bang the box and re-arrange your DNA!” Buy tickets here!
9th Annual Girls Gone Vinyl Party
Saturday, May 23 from 11a.m.-3a.m.
M!X Bricktown (641 Beaubien St., Detroit, Michigan 48207) and The Whiskey Disco (2 John R., Detroit)
Celebrating its ninth year of femme power, Girls Gone Vinyl teams up with Brooklyn-based Discwoman to expand this event to over 15 hours across two venues. Boasting a strong lineup of international talent and hometown favorites, this year’s event will raise money for the first annual Girls Gone Vinyl Scholarship, which will send a young woman to the Music Industry Academy in Detroit to learn about the entertainment industry, music production and DJing. For $10 (all day admission) you can support females in the industry and raise money for a great cause!
A Reach Beyond the Beyond
Saturday, May 23 from 9p.m.-?
3700 Beaufait, Detroit
Although this event is a mere 3 miles from Hart Plaza, you’ll feel like you’re in another galaxy when you step inside. Some of the world’s best dub techno talent are on lockdown to keep the multi-story venue vibrating all night: DeepChord (with an extended live PA), John Beltran, Sonico, Reference (Luke Hess & Brian Kage), and many more, this is sure to be a trans-dimensional adventure. Click here to grab a $25 presale ticket.
Octopus Recordings Showcase
Sunday, May 24, from 10p.m.-4a.m.
Bleu (1540 Woodward Ave., Detroit)
Get your techno on at the world-class showcase of the proud-to-be-different Octopus Recordings. Join label head Sian on the floor alongside several of his favorites. This is your only chance to see Marc Houle live all weekend, and believe us, that’s a chance worth taking. Lose yourself in the dark and twisting techno of this powerful lineup. Tickets are currently $20, and it’s about to sell out, so snag yours now!
ᴛрип 2 Detroit
Sunday, May 24, from 9:30p.m.-4a.m.
Populux (4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit)
Take a trip to Detroit on Sunday with Nina Kraviz and friends. The event will showcase artists on her label, ᴛрип, and promote their latest VA release, De Niro is Concerned. Guests will experience Detroit favorites like Robert Hood and Terrence Dixon and up-and-comers that don’t frequent the states too often. Take advantage of the opportunity to see these acts like Bjarki and Exos! With about a month of parties under their belt, the newly re-branded Majestic Theater has been receiving rave reviews from locals since re-opening as Populux. Buy tickets here.
Sunday, May 24, from 9p.m.-10a.m.
TV Lounge (2548 Grand River Ave, Detroit)
Back for the 3rd consecutive year, the OK, Cool! crew delivers another can’t go wrong night at TV Lounge. The ethos behind the OK, COOL! party series is to create an environment where fans, artists and industry can celebrate their love for dancing and music in a timeless space through a combination of top-notch production and talent – without any vibe destroyers like velvet ropes or bottle service. Guaranteed good vibes and a stacked lineup to boot! Buy tickets here.
Need I Say More
Monday, May 25, from 7:30a.m.-7:30p.m.
Old Miami (3930 Cass Ave., Detroit)
Celebrating 10 years of Detroit debauchery, the boys are back in town for another edition of “Need I Say More.” Just take it from Ryan Crosson who states on his Facebook page, “My favorite party of the year, every year!!!” Tickets are $10 all day – if you’re smart you’ll be there promptly at 7:30 a.m. to avoid crazy lines. The lineup is usually announced right before the event and is always full of pleasant surprises.
Rebel Rave Detroit
Monday, May 25, from 10p.m.-6a.m.
City Club (400 Bagley, Detroit)
The final night of Paradigm Presents’ Motor City Madness is Rebel Rave! Sounds like the perfect way to cap off the weekend. Fill your ears on the well-crafted funky deep house of some of Crosstown’s finest in one of the spookiest, coolest venues we’ve ever partied in. Who needs sleep when you have music like this? Get your tickets here!
Official Movement Closing Party
Monday, May 25, from 11p.m.-?
Masonic Temple (500 Temple St., Detroit)
For a three-way punch of headliner goodness, check out the Official Movement Closing Party. Hawtin, Loco Dice, and Guti will most definitely be bringing their A-game to the stunning, sprawling Masonic Temple’s Fountain Ballroom. Catching them at the festival is one thing, but catching them in an intimate setting is enough to blow your mind. Stellar sound and supreme tracks await! This is currently sold out, but where there’s a will, there’s a way!
a u x e t i c presents: Full Energy
Tuesday, May 26, from 5:30a.m.-3p.m.
UFO Factory (2110 Trumball Ave., Detroit)
The very last party of the week happens in the wee hours on Tuesday morning. This is the after party for the after party, because that’s how Detroit rolls. Whether you’re a local who just can’t get enough or a visitor squeezing in a few more hours of fun before your flight, Full Energy will be an incredible ending to a magical weekend in the Motor City. Come decompress with the city’s best and enjoy a unique vibe at the UFO Factory. Did we mention the lineup is insane? If you need anymore convincing, here’s what an attendee of last year’s event had to say, “I had so much fun at this party last year I barely checked out of our hotel on time and then managed to lock our car keys in the trunk.”