Movement 2012: Detroit DJs weigh in on Movement
There are no shortages of options when it comes to getting your techno fill during Movement Detroit's electronic music festival, and with so many choices, it can be overwhelming to decide where to get the best beats. We caught up with a handful of Detroit DJs who will be playing to fest to find out what where they'll be hanging before, during and after Movement and also asked what inspired them to get into the electronic music scene.
Joshua Harrison, 33, Bloomfield Hills
How long have you been a DJ?
13 years DJing and 10 years writing and producing music.
Where will you be playing during Movement?
Beatport stage Monday at 1:30 p.m. I also will be playing at the Beretta Music party on Sunday night.
Are there any acts that you’re excited to see?
Greg Wilson, Mike Huckaby, Radio Slave, THE WIZARD!, Photek, and MK
Will you be at any after parties? If so, where?
I have not even looked yet. Somewhere around May 1, I lost track of all the after parties being announced. If I had to choose right now, the Beretta Music "Ten Years of Techno" at the Works. Those guys are family to me, and I am playing it so I better be there. The Story Narrated by US party with Chez Damier is on Sunday night and I am definitely checking it out. Definitely the CLR party on Saturday.
Why did you get into the electronic music scene?
One of my good friends Jeff (DJ Bassick) went over to England on study abroad when I was just finishing high school. So, he comes back talking all this craziness about Speed Garage and techno and clubbing and raves, proceeds to buy turntables and just have a go. Really, we just kind of learned together. Looking back on it, I feel kind of bad for him because I didn't own turntables, so all I ever wanted to do when I hung out at his was bang records. The rest really is pretty standard stuff. Go to a warehouse party, get your wig blew back by a massive sound system blah blah blah. I had played in bands throughout high school and was always into music so in the end, it was just a good fit.
Is there anyone in the music industry inspires you?
Brain Kage, the hardest workin' Bear in Techno! Keith Kemp my co-conspirator in Prosthetic Hands. He feeds my brain and really is just in general an inspiring person to be around. All of my awesome friends who are doing it out of love and still have to work a normal 9 to 5. There is so much talent in Detroit and around the world that should be on a stage at Movement. Just makes me feel very humble to have the opportunities I do at present.