For many underground music lovers, Movement Detroit is the best North American event of the year. Every Memorial Day weekend at Hart Plaza the techno elite congregate at the genre's birthplace, bringing a special energy that is completely exclusive to the city. The rich history and appreciation for the festival is palpable in the air, where attendees walk across the same exact grounds that hosted the first Detroit Electronic Music Festival 17 years ago.
Few have experienced the music industry's madness quite like Moby. His life is a rollercoaster consisting of sex, drugs, raves, sobriety, veganism, animal rights, restaurants and an expansive catalogue of releases touching on the vast spectrum of musical genres from ambient and electronic to alternative rock. There's little he hasn't experienced and there are way too many moments to mention, but here Mixmag outlines iconic moments that defined his fabled career.
With a back catalogue of projects, remixes, productions, aliases and hats that act like house music’s own public library, Masters At Work have truly reached iconic status.
Ah the Roland TR-808. It’s given us some good moments, hasn’t it? From 'Planet Rock' to today's breed of hip hop superstars, it's subby kick drum, tinny hi hats and weird AF triangle can be found on countless tracks.
It's time to open the dance music history books.