Traditionally Movement Detroit brings out the big guns on Sunday. This year was no exception! Big names, classic acts, and hungry newcomers took to the stages in full force. The crowds were bigger as were the beats that permeated the thick air. Overheard: Someone who wished they could be cloned since there were too many acts to be seen and heard. The luckiest were the ones who could race between the stages and catch a set from a new act and finding a new artist crush. Sunday had several highlights, which included the the headline act introduced by rapper/actor Ice T.
Following are several other acts of note that garnered high praise:
The act that has stolen the weekend. This 21 year old Detroit-native killed on stage. This guy had the highest energy of the day. He looked like he was having the time of his life and that energy reverberated to the crowd and back to him; keeping the set highly energized the entire time. Have you ever seen a DJ play the sax live while spinning? The crowd at the underground stage did. He’ll be touring around for a couple months, but you can catch him back in Michigan mid-August.
You cannot get more Detroit House than the pioneer of the genre. Playing a killer three-hour set in the heat on the main stage, Craig showed why he has been an innovator and steadfast father to electronic music scene since the genre’s inception. It was a fitting beginning to the biggest day of the festival.
Red Bull Stage
Another stellar performance came from the Norwegian DJ Lindstrom. The DJ brought his own style of contemporary disco that was highly danceable and had the crowds booties shakin’ and bodies boppin’ in time.
Made in Detroit Stage
Another local legend, Jensen’s set was hard-hitting and bass-filled. He pulled resources from a career spanning multiple electronic music styles. A super crowd pleasing set that meshed many styles seamlessly.
The headliner act had a buzz for weeks. The crowds swelled the amphitheater and its outskirts as their time slot approached. The hip hop icons performed songs from their expansive 25-year career to the delight of multitude. The most influential act in hip hop history showed how their socially conscious songs still resonate and sound as fresh as when first produced.