This week´s AMFM is the first hour of my 2h set at the Movement Festival in Detroit. The memorial day weekend in the States has been since many years now the weekend when the techno world travels to Detroit. It has always been a very special date in my calendar for many reasons and it also is the time of year when the summer season is upon us. This year I had the pleasure to close the Pyramid stage on the last day of the festival. The weather was warm, but a bit cloudy with chances of wind and rain. Which id did. Not too long into my set. Not only rain, also stormy winds that almost blew my equipment away. The amazing stage crew managed to keep stuff dry, holding plastic covers over me. Somehow everything that was happening did not disturb me at all, it became actually more fun. As it started raining I played my little edit of Josh Wink’s track “Resist” and told the one stage manager who was trying to keep everything dry, that the rain will stop as soon as the track is over. Funny that it then happened that way. You might hear it on the recording. I wanna thank the audience for not running from the weather, but rather kept partying even harder, the wetter it got. You sometimes throw around the phrase “this was magic”... but those were magic moments indeed, having the Detroit sykline behind you, looking over the Detroit River, this amazing crowd and fun with the weather. I really enjoyed that set and I am happy to present it here, so you can relive it, in case you were there, or check it out in case you weren’t. In any case, I hope you enjoy it.
And thanks again to the whole Paxahau crew, who produces this amazing festival. Been sleeping in their basement back in 2000 and so happy to see what they are achieving. Love you all!
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Mantis Radio 241 + RENDERED
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Show playlist available at Darkfloor.