Some call it Techno Christmas, others call it The Super Bowl of Techno but to all, it is Movement Detroit. Independently owned and operated Detroit staple Paxahau is bringing the illustrious festival is back to Hart Plaza for it’s 12th year on May 26-28 2018 and this year is sure to be one you can’t miss. After last year’s nonstop 3-day blowout over Memorial Day Weekend, this year is surely going to continue taking the festival experience up a notch.
Last year you could find dance music superstars like Carl Cox, Ritchie Hawtin, deadmau5’s appearance as techno alias Test Pilot, and Seth Troxler at the Main Stage with Grandma Techno, and then walk over to the Red Bull Music Academy stage including Danny Brown, Thundercat, Earl Sweatchirt, and Juicy J. The lineup always includes the worlds best DJs sure to open your ears to the sounds of Detroit and beyond with afterparties to keep the party going until the festival opens the next day.
Keep an eye out for early bird tickets to lock in the lowest pricing to dance your Memorial Day Weekend away in 2018!
The talented Chi-Town producer Smoko Ono just blessed us with an excellent mix to jam out to. He was recently given a huge nod of approval by Kanye West himself when the Yeezy featuring Vic Mensa single, “U Mad,” dropped last month. It was produced in part by Smoko.
“Smoko Ono Complexion Future Beats Radio Mix” is an immaculate display of his broad abilities.
There’s hip-hop, there’s disco, there’s house, there’s soul, all in a quick 27-minute mix. Despite the wide spectrum of genres, it doesn’t skip a beat. The transitions are smooth, each song stays on just the right amount of time, and the constant spacey sounds layered throughout are great. The mixing is truly on-point.
I lose my shit right around 24:00, when Mensa’s “Feel That” drops (which was also produced by Smoko). Why? Because, well… I feeeeeeeeeel that…
His skills are hard on display. His versatility is impressive, and it’s clear he has an excellent ear for music. Enjoy!
His SoundCloud has a couple more mixes like these, peep the Too Future features if you liked this one. More to come from this versatile producer for sure!