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Ain't No Party Like a Detroit Party – a Movement Afterparty Guide

It's officially Detroit Techno Week, and the Motor City is revving up for it's own very own celebration. Although many of us will be tiring out legs out from dancing in the concrete jungle of Hart Plaza for Movement Electronic Music Festival, when the clock strikes midnight much of the crowd will be asking, "Where's the after party?"

Although some of the big gun parties have long since sold out (our hearts ache that we didn't scoop Dixon b2b Seth Troxler tickets sooner!) there's plenty of underground delights to satisfy the senses until you knees buckle and your eyes get weary.

Don't miss out on these Movement pre-parties and after parties taking place this weekend!

Friday, May 26th

Physical Therapy 3

ADULT., Matthew Dear, Mike Servito, Shigeto, & more
Where: The Marble Bar
6:00pm - 4:00am

You can't talk about Michigan music without talking about these Ghostly heavyweights. Physical Therapy 3, hosted by Freakish Pleasures is packing in hometown heroes ADULT. Matthew Dear, Mike Servito, and Shigeto all under one roof. Get ready for a family affair that will go from dusk til dawn.

Black Flag x Vatos Locos

Stacey Pullen, Hector, Cocodrills, Harvard Bass & more
Where: The Magic Stick

Things are going to be heating up as Stacey Pullen's Black Flag label goes head to head with Hector's Vatos Locos. Whose going to bring the firepower, Detroit or Berlin?

Saturday, May 27th

Detroit Love

Carl Craig, Moodymann, Andres, & more
Where: The Magic Stick
11pm - 4am

Featuring the sounds of second-wave Detroit techno, Detroit Love brings in icons Carl Craig and Moodymann, with support from Andres, Wajeed, and Al Ester. Moodymann has recently gained some mainstream coverage as a feature on Drake's track "Passionfruit" off of his new mixtape More Life, so you definitely don't want to miss him in the booth this weekend.

Octopus Recordings

Sian, Carlo Lio, Oliver Koletzki, Jeheun & more
Where: Bleu
10pm - 4am

Get your prescription for deep & dark techno as Octopus Recordings heads to Bleu for a showcase featuring the skills of label head Sian and Toronto's finest, Carlo Lio. With live support from Juheun and the bangin' beats of Shelley Johnson and Brennen Grey, this is gonna be a party that you're going to need to save your energy for.

Soul Clap's House of eFunk

Soul Clap, Josh Wink, Kyle Hall, Louie Vega, Eli Escobar, Mathew Johnson & more
Where: TV Lounge
11pm - 12pm

For the veterans who truly know how to party, Soul Clap's Crew Love is teaming up with Paxahau for a marathon mixer that features the best of the best. With heavy emphasis on New York and Detroit, House of eFunk is packed with talent until mid-day Sunday. If you think you have the stamina to survive the fest and the afterparty, this one is definitely for you.

Sunday, May 28th

No Way Back

BMG, Mike Servito, Derek Plasaiko, & More
Where: Tangent Art Gallery
? - 12pm

Interdimensional Transmissions is is celebrating it's 10th anniversary of No Way Back at Tangent Art Gallery. Don't expect to see any soulless scenesters, No Way Back is for fans looking to lose themselves in the depths of their own mind. Expect some seriously experiemental and ambient techno.

Dirtybird Players Detroit

Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J.Phlip, Will Clarke & More
Where: The Fillmore

The Dirtybird Players are back for another Detroit performance, and so you know there's gonna be some madness. As one of the hottest collectives of the moment, with an incredibly tight knit fan base, you already know that the energy will be palpable at the Fillmore. With Dirtybird's lead acts (and only performances in Detroit) this is a party that DB fans will not want to miss!

KMS Records 30th Anniversary Party

Kevin Saunderson, Robert Hood/Floorplan, Francesca Lombardo, Adam Port, & more
Where: The Magic Stick

Kevin Saunderson of The Belleville Three is celebrating 30 years of KMS Records with a banging Detroit exclusive. Featuring the gospel sounds of Floorplan, and terrace support from Francesca Lombardo and Adam Port, KMS Records is sure to be an old school celebration.

Monday, May 29th

Where are My Keys?

Red Axes, Honey Soundsystem, Young Marco, Eli SoulClap aka Bamboozle & more
Where: Marble Bar

Miami's Electric Pickle is teaming up with Marble Bar for a special tribute to wax. With an eclectic lineup featuring Red Axes, Honey Soundsystem, and Eli from Soul Clap as Bamboozle, Where are My Keys is going to wrap up the Movement weekend with a Memorial Day banger.

Repopulate Mars

Lee Foss, Shiba San, Mind Against, Kenny Glasgow & More
Where: The Magic Stick

Lee Foss' new imprint Repopulate Mars is taking over Detroit with a list of A-list DJs. Featuring veteran Kenny Glasgow formerly of Art Department, as well as Shiba San, Mind Agains, and Golf Clap, Repopulate Mars will take you on one final trip in Detroit.