The Movement Festival kicks off tomorrow (May 28) in Detroit, with the legendary event once again showcasing the best in house, techno and sonic points beyond. Hometown queen DJ Minx once again graces the lineup, rounding out the event with a Monday night set.
A true fan of the festival and its music, DJ Minx, originally from Detroit, selects here, in his own words, 10 essential tracks to shoot in tribute to the Movement.
Mister Joshooa, Jeremy Kypta, Tree, “Shampoo Dub”
“Phew! The voice of this piece by the owner of the living room above the TV room, is everything Detroit. The production is minimal, and it grooves. I like to use it at the start of my sets.
Ash Lauryn, “Dancin In the D”
“Nice to hear my girlfriend Ash on vox duty on this one! The music is reminiscent of late nights in the D, and it always draws heads to the dance floor. All eyes on me!”
ADMN, Delano Smith, Mister Joshooa, “LFO’s Are Tight (Delano Smith Remix)”
“This one puts you in the zone. Period. Delano’s productions are always on fire!
LadyMonix, “It’s a damn party”
“It’s good for fetch play. The drums are well laid out and they feel really good. Love it!”
Floor Plan, “Don’t Tell Yourself a Lie”
“I’m still digging Floorplan’s four rails on the floor rails and it’s another heater! It’s a rush hour floor filler, and it makes it bounce around the DJ booth The floor plan never lets me down.
Jon Dixon, Moodyman and Kasan Belgraves, “Alone”
“I like to run the start of this piece on a hard beat and then let it play from there. The combo of Jon, Kasan and Moody is huge. Jon’s production is excellent. The fact that Kasan keeps alive the work of his legendary father, Marcus Belgraves, is everything! Moody’s voice is a sweet trim. Good job gentlemen!”
Blake Baxter, “Where Have You Been”
“This track is on my list because Blake is the prince of techno and continues to kill that s – even today. Track is awesome Detroit techno!
SIS, Ataxia, “Bargun (Ataxia SuperTempo Remix)”
“This remix is fire, period. Proud of Ataxia’s accomplishments, and that makes me love them even more.
Dantiez, am2pm, “Do It”
“This man has a lot of talent! Every track he produces is a groove, and this one is no exception. The baseline and the drums give me chills. Real elements like music produced by his father, Kevin [Saunderson]. Hot Hot!”
DJ Minx, “Do It All Night”
“…and what we ‘do’ is dance! I’m proud of myself for producing on this track. This is where I found my sound. I had been working on doing this for a while.