The history of the electronic music scene in Detroit is filled with iconic spaces that profoundly affected where the movement went. The Music Institute, Heaven, The Bankle Building, and The Packard Plant to name a few. As we gather for this year’s Movement Festival we feature one such space on our cover, 1217 Griswold Street.


Filled over the decades with many innovators that would evolve into today’s scene leaders, 1217 was an incubator of talent. We have articles by Gustav Brovold and John Williams about the history of the building across generations.


We also interviewed Jason Huvaere, who along with Jason Clark, Sam Fotias, and Chuck Flask founded Paxahau. Paxahau’s relentless pursuit of perfection, combined with the world-class sound production of Audio Rescue Team, has propelled this annual festival to the top of the list. It is because of their efforts that Movement is the bedrock of this weekends plethora of events.


For those who have traveled to Detroit to celebrate this holiday of beats, and those that live it every day in our city, let’s get lost in the rhythm together and celebrate what we all have been a part of creating. Musicians, promoters, venues, and you are responsible for this movement that we call techno.


Edited by Vince Patricola and Steven Reaume. Thanks to Lance Bashi for helping out with the neighborhood guide.


Make it a great visit and dance your ass off.


Printed pocket guide available at locations throughout the city.

The online and printed guide are free. Please help support this project.