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BASS: Tech Itch, Dieselboy, Moby play Detroit Electronic Music Festival
Edited Press Release

Tech ItchDetroit's Electronic Music Festival has become one of the most highly anticipated annual events for electronic music fans in Detroit and across the globe, and Movement 08 - coming May 24 to 26 at Detroit's Hart Plaza - is no exception. British duo Tech Itch (pictured left) and Dieselboy lead off Drum 'N' Bass talent while an impressive lineup of Techno artists like Moby and Ritchie Hawtin plus numerous new elements could make Movement 08 the most exciting, entertaining and innovative festival yet.

"Our philosophy for producing Detroit's Electronic Music Festival is grounded in our company's mission, to accelerate and accentuate all the best of what Detroit has to offer the world, and that includes: artists, events, destinations, and all forms of cultural enrichment," said Jason Huvaere of Paxahau Promotions Group, which has produced this festival since 2006, in a press release. 

"That also includes making improvements to the festival year after year, to help it grow and spread the excitement of the electronic music culture to people across the area and around the world."

One of the strongest lineups the festival has had in its history is generating much of the anticipation surrounding Movement 08. This year's roster of performers includes Moby, Benny Benassi, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Deadmau5, James Zabiela, Dubfire, and critically acclaimed artists such as Marco Carola, Peanut Butter Wolf and Cobblestone Jazz. Although Paxahau actively heralds Detroit's heritage as the birthplace of techno, the company also experiences the talent from other cities, such as Miami and Berlin, to bring artists from every corner of the world to Movement.

"We're attentive to the pulse of the music community, so we can present artists that expand Movement's dream - and expose audiences to the spectrum of diverse genres within the electronic music scene," said Huvaere. "We're all about showcasing renowned, established artists while also giving up-and-coming talent an opportunity to reach a broader audience."

The festival will feature four distinct stages - each with its own unique personality. The Red Bull Stage and the Beatport Stage represent two of the most significant improvements to this year's festival.  Both stages feature new structure designs to provide the audience with an optimal listening and dancing experience.

The stages include new vinyl roofs and metal structures, ensuring a foundation strong enough to hold the sound and lighting systems.  Plus, the stages provide more space, better sightlines and protection against inclement weather conditions. In addition to these new stages, the festival will feature drastically enhanced sound systems to provide attendees with outstanding sound quality.

Held during Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 to 26) at Downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza, Movement 08 is expected to attract up to 20,000 attendees per day.  Discounted pre-sale admission tickets to the festival are $40 for a weekend pass (available for a limited time only) or $175 for VIP tickets (with limited capacity available). The festival's hours are 12 Noon to Midnight.

For more information on Movement 08 - Detroit's Electronic Music Festival, or to order tickets, visit their Myspace or the party promoter Paxahau’s website.

On the DNB side, Tech Itch and Dieselboy's presence on the Movement 08 card continues a collaboration between the Bristol, England, and Philadelphian producer/DJs. Dieselboy is one of several artists who signed on to Tech Itch Recordings back in 2006, after the production team iced their former stage name Decoder and launched their own label.


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