Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NEW Stage for Sonar 2010

Sónar unveils a new stage of “Finisterrae”

“Fishing” is the title of the new stage of “Finisterrae”, the film that is the image of Sónar 2010. In this new episode the protagonists will be seen enveloped in a strange situation while trying to find themselves something to eat before being able to go on with their journey.

In the coming weeks, Sónar will continue to unveil new chapters in the particular journey of these two ghosts.

Press here to watch the new stage "Fishing".

“Finisterrae” isn't a conventional film. The idea of the film in itself is unheard of, with a philosophy that starts off in the first place from the filming and the capture of images to elaborating the script and adding the dialogue later. This process has allowed the classic structure of a 'road movie' to be experimented and has been developed with the freedom of not having to give itself up to a tight script.

The rest is enigmatic and singular cinema, impregnated with a very particular atmosphere, full of unusually beautiful imagery and a sense of humour both ironic and surreal.


“Finisterrae” tells the story of two ghosts who, tired of wandering through limbo, decide to take the Way of Saint James, to the end of the world (Finisterra) so that once there, they may begin a fleeting, earthly journey through the land of the living.

An introspective journey through uninhabited lands in which they are to find themselves with strange beings, wild animals and characters never before heard of. They must confront unexpected situations, battle with their own fears and struggle with the obstacles of their own phantasmagoric condition.

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Monday, April 26, 2010





DETROIT, April 26, 2010—Paxahau announced today Ricardo Villalobos will be performing in Detroit for the Movement Electronic Music Festival Powered by Ford Fiesta; the addition of a 5th stage sponsored by Movement Torino; and 32 more acts who will perform in Hart Plaza May 29-31 including Ghostland Observatory, Derrick May, Booka Shade, and Marco Carola.

Villalobos, a world-renowned microhouse and minimal techno DJ/producer, last performed in Detroit in 2002 when he played live at Paxahau Electronic Music Festival (PEMF), a four-day party that was held at the now closed Panacea Nightclub in downtown Detroit.

"Ricardo is looking forward to coming back to Detroit again after all these years," said his Agent Goetz Guse of Cocoon Agency out of Frankfurt, Germany. “His return to the United States and Detroit for the Movement Electronic Music Festival is exclusive to Paxahau. He isn’t booked to perform at any other venue in the States, and we don’t anticipate he will be this year."

In addition to Villalobos; the contemporary dance music duo Booka Shade from Berlin has been scheduled for a live performance; along with electro, rock, and funk duo Ghostland Observatory who will also perform live.

“We are feeling very good about how this year’s Movement lineup has come together,” said Jason Huvaere, Executive Director of Movement Electronic Music Festival Powered by Ford Fiesta. “With today’s announcement of Ricardo and the other 31 artists, the response we are getting is extremely positive.”

Below is an alphabetical list of artists announced today who will appear either on the vitaminwater, Beatport, Made in Detroit, or Red Bull Music Academy stage.

Booka Shade – Live

dOP – Live

DZ feat. Toophaced

Jimmy Edgar, John Ryan and Ian Clark – Live


Gabe Real & Ian Desmond – Live

Ghostland Observatory – Live

Jeff Risk

Jenny Lafemme

Mortiz Von Oswald Trio – Live

Niko Marks – Live

Patrice Scott

Ricardo Villalobos


Sinistarr w/ MC Teddy & Bombscare

Movement Torino Sponsors 5th Stage at Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival

Movement Torino, an electronic music festival in Italy that Paxahau formed a new partnership with in 2009, will be the sponsor of the fifth stage for the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit May 29-31. Last year the Movement Festival in Detroit had four stages.

“We are excited to have Movement Torino as the sponsor of the fifth stage for this year’s festival,” said Huvaere. “Our international partnership when formed last year was historic and has since proved to be mutually beneficial for Movement Torino and Movement Detroit.”

Huvaere went on to say, “Fans will enjoy the great lineup of artists scheduled to perform on the Movement Torino stage, there is a great mix of talent from both Detroit and Italy.”

Headlining the Torino Stage during the three-day festival will be one of Italy’s most influential techno and electronic music DJs Marco Carola, Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May, and very popular Italian DJ Mauro Picotto. Other artists performing on the Movement Torino stage are:


DJ Torpez

Greg Gow



Kenneth Thomas

Kirk Degiorgio

Monty Luke

Motel Connection – Live

Orlando Voorn – Live


Sean Deason

Shawn Michaels



In March a partial lineup of nearly 70 artists was released that included live performances by Kevin Saunderson's Inner City; Juan Atkin's Model 500; and Richie Hawtin presenting Plastikman.

With today’s announcement, there are currently 97 acts that will be performing during the three-day festival. Visit for a complete line-up.

Weekend Passes for Movement Electronic Music Festival only $55

Three-day weekend passes for the Movement Electronic Music Festival Powered by Ford Fiesta are currently available exclusively at for only $55.

Purchasing a weekend pass provides fans of techno and electronic dance music access to a premier outdoor urban venue in the heart of Detroit Saturday, May 29 through Monday May 31 to experience 36 hours of music being performed by some of the most recognizable names in electronic music. Gates will open at noon each day and close at midnight each night.

Movement Electronic Music Festival is an all-ages event. Youth under the age of 12 years receive free admission and families are encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rumor Mill: Ricardo Villalobos Movement Weekend 2010

The birdie came back. And it said,

He's booked for the festival.
A boat party.
And he's playing another event.

Let's see they should be making some anouncement on the full line up next week. (Monday??)

Friday, April 9, 2010

DEMF 2010: Movement Festival Lineup

Artist Lineup, Ticket Information & New Sponsor Announced

Paxahau Event Productions announces discounted super early bird weekend passes for the 10 year anniversary of the Movement Electronic Music Festival Powered by Ford Fiesta on sale now; and unveils a partial list of the artists scheduled to perform during the festival May 29-31, 2010 at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

Weekend Passes for Movement Electronic Music Festival
Discounted weekend passes for the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit are on sale now until 12:01 a.m. Saturday, April 3 for only $40. The price for weekend passes increases to $50 after the discounted super early bird promotion ends. Weekend passes can be purchased exclusively at

Purchasing a weekend pass provides fans of Techno and electronic dance music access to a premier outdoor urban venue in the heart of Detroit Saturday, May 29 through Monday May 31 to experience 36 hours of music being performed by some of the most recognizable names in electronic music. Gates will open at noon each day and close at midnight each night.

Movement Electronic Music Festival is an all-ages event. Youth under the age of 12 years receive free admission and families are encouraged to attend.

Artist Lineup for Movement Electronic Music Festival *
Inner City, Model 500, and Richie Hawtin’s live Plastikman performance are on the partial list of artists Paxahau has announced for the 10th anniversary of the electronic music festival in Detroit.

An alphabetical listing of the more than 70 performers announced today is as follows:

Acid Didj
Anthony "Shake" Shakir
Chris Liebing
Claude VonStroke
Dan Bain
Derrick Carter
DJ Dick
DJ Godfather
DJ Hype
DJ Koze
DJ Pierre
DJ Sneak
Francesco Tristano – Live
Hudson Mohawke
Ida Engberg
Inner City
Jamie Jones
Jennifer Xerri
Joel Mull
John Acquaviva
John Johr
Josh Wink
Kenny Larkin – Live
Kid Sister – Live
Kraak & Smaak
Kyle Hall
Larry Heard
Luke Hess – Live
Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound)
Martin Buttrich – Live
Martinez Bros
Matthew Hawtin
Michael Mayer
Model 500
Mr. Scruff
Onur Ozer
Paco Osuna
Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson w/ Will Sessions – Live
Pretty Lights - Live
Radio Slave
Rex Sepulveda
Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman Live
Rick Wilhite
Rob Hood - Live
Ryan Crosson
Scion - Live
Secrets - Live
Simian Mobile Disco
Stacey Pullen
Theo Parish
Woody Mcbride

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rumor Mill: Ricardo Villalobos at DEMF!?

Ok so here's a tidbit, A little birdie told me that Ricardo Villalobos will be playing at DEMF. At the festival itself, not an outside party. He said the contract is signed.

This is completely unsubstantiated 3rd party info, but my rumors have been shown to be proven true in the past. Take it with a grain of salt there have been whispers of him comming to the USA since Obama became president.

We'll just have to wait and see, but the birdie is a somewhat reliable source.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SHXT SHOW-Movement festival weekend

Gary Spring Hunting Club, Random Reason, & Mineral Musica give you a real Shit Show. Bringing you talents that we consider to be the true warlocks of electronic music right now.

19 hours.

Sety (Circus Company-Paris)
Soul Clap (Wolf+Lamb-Boston)
Derek Plaslaiko (Spectral/Bunker-NYC)
Todd Osborn (Spectral/Rephlex-Detroit)
Kyle Hall (FXHE/Wild Oats-Detroit)
Crazy Larry (Airdrop-NYC)
K atou (Lick My Deck-Greece)
Clint Stewart (Auralism-SF)
Big Bully (Mineral/Get Physical-NYC)
John Arnold live (Ubiquity-Detroit)
Fat Camp DJ's (Atomly, Matt Negative, & JD-NYC)
Guys On Drugs live band (Mineral/GSCH-Detroit)
Darkcube live (DTM-Detroit)
Mr Joshooa (Random Reason-Detroit)
Jeremy Kypt (Random Reason-Detroit)
Rev. Robert David Jones (GSHC-Detroit)
Soren (AOD-Detroit)
+some serious surprise guests tba. stay tuned.

Starts Sunday May 30th at 3am and goes until Sunday May 30th at 10pm

SHXT SHOW-Movement festival weekend
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2010
Time: 3:00am - 10:00pm
Line-up: Sety, Soul Clap, Derek Plaslaiko, Todd Osborn, Crazy Larry, K atou, Clint Stewart, Big Bully and more...
Location: TV BAR 2554 Grand River, Detroit
Cover: $10 - First release.
MORE INFO: The first release of presales is available today for this event. We're using the online ticketing system to save everyone time, but of course that means FEES. We decided to play nice and eat the fee for you, so the price has been adjusted to reflect that. The presales are available for $10 TOTAL. No fees, no bullshit, but there aren't many of them at this price so grab them quick.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Preview of Plastikman for DEMF

Plastikman returns, less than a week after his debut at Time Warp the footage is all over the internet. I truly hope he can deliver the same experience in the good old USA!

He's also released an iPhone App SYNK, for audience interactivity. It's described as, "The Plastikman SYNK is the official companion app to the 2010 Plastikman Live world-wide tour. The App is a component of the immersive environment that the show hopes to create using various converging technologies".

Richie is big on technology and creating a unique experience, which is always something to look forward to. The app seems like a more practical answer to The CUBE?

Let's take a look, at the video evidence, It's pretty fucking sick!

Rehersal Video

This is probably the best video out there i did some leg work, it's in HD. Drool.

SYNK Screen Shot

Gearing up for DEMF

Get your tickets on sale now:

GA $50
VIP $150

- Private check-in area to receive your credentials
- Access to large area above and behind the main stage
- Private bar - 9 complimentary, premium drink tickets
- $3 well and $5 premium drinks available at the VIP bar when you run out of tickets
- Voucher good for 1 Official Movement T-shirt in the festival merchandise booth (while supplies last)
- Deluxe private executive bathroom trailers
- Reservation access to Official Festival hotel (while supplies last)

Movement: the ultimate stage for the city that founded techno music to showcase its electronic music muscle.

36 hours of music; 4 stages and more than 70 electronic music artists and DJs from around the globe.

Click here for more info:

If you have ticket-related questions, please contact our customer care hotline for assistance at: 1 888 648 TIXX (8499).

LOVE FEST LOVEvolution 2010 Dates

A message for the Love headquarters:

Hey Lovers,

Spring is in the air and the annual Winter Music Conference in Miami is this week so we thought it was a good time to drop in and say hello.

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine! We're already well into planning for our 7th annual excursion into Love, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 2nd. Stay tuned as we'll soon be updating our website, and you'll start to hear about new plans for improving the day and the week, new float applications, and expanded opportunities for participation.

We're pleased to let you know that based on the success of last year's seminal event, we've been able to make donations of close to $100,000 to various community groups and non-profits such as Next Aid, Access/ Women's Health Rights Coalition, Friends of the SF Library, AIDS Emergency Fund/Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Cloud Factory Collective for the Arts, Center for Sex & Culture, Beat University AIDS Housing Alliance, Bay Positives, and other volunteer groups that helped staff the event. This is a great use of our scene and community to do good in the world, and this is what we're about! We look forward to building on this work to channel our music into helping others.