Saturday, November 19, 2022
Early Bird Tickets available until Friday, Oct 7 @ Noon.
Join us for a special night featuring Detroit legends at an offsite warehouse event.
Inspirational Grammy Nominee and electronic music icon Carl Craig makes his anticipated return to DC. He is one of the initiators and founders of the world renowned Movement Music Festival in Detroit, and has even launched his own non-profit organization encouraging music education for children called the “Carl Craig Foundation.” In August of this year, his label, Planet E, was chosen as the label of the month on Beatport. The Detroit native can easily be pinned as one of the most influential artists in both the US and electronic music as a whole. After rocking major dancefloors at Circoloco, Loveland, Sonar, BPM, Junction 2, CRSSD, and Movement, Carl Craig brings Detroit Love to DC.
The story of Inner City is intractably linked with its founder Kevin Saunderson, widely created as one of the progenitors of techno and a landmark figure in dance music. But while it intertwines with his own career, the group’s longevity – spanning wildfire success, indelible club classics, a handful of full-length albums, and sales of over six million worldwide – is a result of multiple independent chapters over a remarkable 30 year runtime. Now, with Kevin’s son and creative protégé Dantiez as a new addition to the group, a new one is unfolding.
Juan Atkins is widely credited as the originator of techno music. Juan appeared behind aliases such as Cybotron, Model 500 and Infiniti, and has released many classics of sublime Detroit techno, including the 1982 electro track “Clear”. Recorded by Atkins and Rick Davis as Cybotron, this track is often considered the first proto-techno track. Experimenting with fusing the extra-terrestrial funk of Parliament Funkadelic with the futuristic rhythms and hard math of Kraftwerk and the progressive dance theorems proposed by Giorgio Moroder, the Model 500 12″s laid the blueprint for Detroit Techno. Along with the tracks made by two schoolmates from the grade below, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, Detroit Techno quickly made its way across the Atlantic and immediately sparked the emerging rave culture and soon after the entire global dance community. Juan joins us along with his daughter, Milan Ariel, for a special LiVE set, in what will surely be a legendary and once in a lifetime experience.
For as long as there is music and those who faithfully dance, there will always be a need for the Godmother of House Music, DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale. She was the first female DJ who played house music on the radio in Detroit in the late 80s and continues to curate the soundtrack of Detroit over the last several decades. Thriving in the city that started techno, she maintains a perfect flow by tastefully blending house and techno with funk, hip hop, and Motown soul. Hotwaxx Hale has made a massive impact in American music culture, whether it’s playing in famous theaters such as the Apollo New York and the Fox Detroit, or legendary underground dance music clubs including “Studio 54'' and “The Warehouse.” Currently she holds residencies at Spotlite and Marble Bar in Detroit.
All artists bring the full Detroit Love experience, directly from the D.
// Lineup //
Carl Craig (Planet E, Detroit Love | Detroit)
Juan Atkins ft. Milan Ariel
Stacey Hotwaxx Hale (Detroit)
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