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MOVEMENT 08: Detroit's Electronic Music Festival From May 24-26, 2008

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MOVEMENT 08 CELEBRATES THE ENERGY, INNOVATION AND CULTURE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MAY 24-26, 2008

AT HART PLAZA

Detroit's Electronic Music Festival has become one of the most highly anticipated annual events for electronic music fans in Detroit and across the globe. And Movement 08 - coming May 24-26 at Detroit's Hart Plaza - is no exception. With an unprecedented lineup of artists and numerous new elements, Movement 08 promises to be the most exciting, entertaining and innovative festival yet.

"Our philosophy for producing Detroit's Electronic Music Festival is grounded in our company's mission, to accelerate and accentuate all the best of what Detroit has to offer the world, and that includes: artists, events, destinations, and all forms of cultural enrichment," said Jason Huvaere, Paxahau Promotions Group, which has produced this festival since 2006. "That also includes making improvements to the festival year after year, to help it grow and spread the excitement of the electronic music culture to people across the area and around the world."

Much of the anticipation surrounding Movement 08 is being generated by one of the strongest lineups the festival has had in its history. This year's roster of performers includes Moby, Benny Benassi, Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Deadmau5, James Zabiela, Dubfire, and critically acclaimed artists such as Marco Carola, Peanut Butter Wolf and Cobblestone Jazz. Although Paxahau actively heralds Detroit's heritage as the birthplace of techno, the company also experiences the talent from other cities, such as Miami and Berlin, to bring artists from every corner of the world to Movement.

"We're attentive to the pulse of the music community, so we can present artists that expand Movement's dream - and expose audiences to the spectrum of diverse genres within the electronic music scene," stated Huvaere. "We're all about showcasing renowned, established artists while also giving up-and-coming talent an opportunity to reach a broader audience."

New Stages Elevate Movement 08 To Higher Standards Of Excellence

The festival will feature four distinct stages - each with its own unique personality. The vitaminwater Stage, the Beatport Stage, the Real Detroit Stage and the Red Bull Stage. This is the first year the Red Bull Music Academy is presenting a stage at any US festival.

Huvaere added, "Like Paxahau, the Red Bull Music Academy is dedicated to helping artists gain exposure and experience while meeting and collaborating with other artists from around the world - creating a real cultural phenomenon, just like Detroit's Electronic Music Festival."

The Red Bull Stage and the Beatport Stage represent two of the most significant improvements to this year's festival. Both stages feature new structure designs to provide the audience with an optimal listening and dancing experience. The stages include new vinyl roofs and metal structures, ensuring a foundation strong enough to hold the sound and lighting systems. Plus, the stages provide more space, better sightlines and protection against inclement weather conditions. In addition to these new stages, the festival will feature drastically enhanced sound systems to provide attendees with outstanding sound quality.

Sponsors Help Maintain Forward Momentum

Subsidizing stages is only one way sponsors are supporting Movement 08, one of only four electronic music events held in North America. In fact, as economic conditions have resulted in declining funding from other sources, sponsorships are more important than ever before to the ongoing success of the festival - and Paxahau's ability to keep ticket prices affordable.

In addition to Red Bull, vitaminwater, Real Detroit Weekly and Beatport - the leading music download site of the electronic music industry, which only sponsors three other events in the U.S. each year - other key sponsors of Movement 08 include Scion, MySpace, Sony Playstation, Garden Fresh, Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, Moo Moo's Cuisine and Resident Advisor, an online magazine devoted to dance music and club culture.

"Without this support, this event does not happen. These presenters understand the value and unique opportunity to reach the hearts and minds of electronic music fans, a cultural demographic that doesn't respond to traditional marketing and advertising - but is loyal to companies and brands that get behind the things they are passionate about."

Join The Movement

Held over Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-26) at Downtown Detroit's Hart Plaza, Movement 08 is expected to attract up to 20,000 attendees per day. Discounted pre-sale admission tickets to the festival are $40 for a weekend pass (available for a limited time only) or $175 for VIP tickets (with limited capacity available). The festival's hours are 12 Noon to Midnight.

Music fans from all over the region, the country and the world will visit Detroit to attend Detroit's Electronic Music Festival, bringing much-needed revenue to the City of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. Most important, however, the festival will further expand Detroit's reputation for inspiring the electronic music scene - and the foundation for the creative renaissance being led by electronic music artists everywhere.

"As electronic music has evolved and expanded its reach, the festival has grown and improved right along with it," said Jason Huvaere. "The best way to appreciate and understand what makes this event special is to come and experience it."

For more information on Movement 08 - Detroit's Electronic Music Festival or to order tickets, visit www.myspace.com/detroitmusicfest or www.paxahau.com.

MOVEMENT 08 ARTIST LINE-UP

ALEX SMOKE –LIVE

ALEX UNDER –LIVE

ALLAND BYALLO

ALTON MILLER

BENNY BENASSI

BIG JOE HIX

BRIAN KAGE & LUKE HESS "REFERENCE"

CARL CRAIG –LIVE

CASSY

COBBLESTONE JAZZ –LIVE

DARKCUBE –LIVE

DAVIDE SQUILLACE

DBX –LIVE

DEADMAU5 –LIVE

DEEPCHORD PRESENTS ECHOSPACE –LIVE

DEREK PLASLAIKO

DERRICK THOMPSON AKA DRIVETRAIN

DIESELBOY & MC MESSINIAN

DREW POMPA

DUBFIRE

EGYPTIAN LOVER –LIVE

ELECTROBOUNCE.COM PRESENTS DATABASS GHETTO TECH

ERIC JOHNSTON –LIVE

GABE REAL

GIRL TALK –LIVE

GUILLAUME & THE COUTU DUMONTS –LIVE

HALF HAWAII –LIVE

HEARTTHROB –LIVE

JAMES ZABIELA

JERRY ABSTRACT

JORIS VOORN –LIVE

JOSH DAHLBERG –LIVE

JOSH WINK

JUSTIN KRUSE AKA KRUSE KONTROL

JUSTIN LONG

KEITH WORTHY

KENNETH THOMAS

KEVIN SAUNDERSON

KONRAD BLACK

LAWNCHAIR GENERALS

LEE BURRIDGE

MAGDA

MARCO CAROLA

MARK FARINA

MATHIAS KADEN –LIVE

MATTHEW HAWTIN

MICHAEL GEIGER

MIKE GRANT

MILES MAEDA

MINX

MOBY

MR. DE' -LIVE/DJ

NEWCLEUS –LIVE

NOSPECTACLE –LIVE

OSCAR MULERO

PAR GRINDVIK –LIVE

PAUL RITCH –LIVE

PEANUT BUTTER WOLF

PETE ROCK

PUNISHER - DJ SET

REGGIE "HOTMIX" HARRELL

REX SEPULVEDA –LIVE

RICHIE HAWTIN

RICH KORACH

SHAWN MICHAELS

SOUNDMURDERER

SPEEDY J -LIVE W/ SCOTT PAGANO VJ

STACEY PULLEN

T LINDER

TECH ITCH

TERRENCE PARKER

THE COOL KIDS –LIVE

THE NICK SPEED COLLECTION

TWONZ

TYCHO –LIVE

YOS

ZIP

Check the MOVEMENT 08 BLOG for news & updates!

www.myspace.com/detroitmusicfest

www.paxahau.com

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MOVEMENT 08 – DETROIT’S ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF FIFTH STAGE – PIONEER PRO DJ STAGE AND PACHA NEW YORK VIP LOUNGE

Paxahau, producers of Movement 08 – Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival, announces the addition of a fifth stage. The stage will be presented by Pioneer Pro DJ, and will host an expanded artist list for North America’s most prominent electronic music venue.

Pioneer Pro DJ Stage and Pacha New York VIP Lounge Line-Up

Saturday, May 24th

2:00 – 4:00 pm Number 9

4:00 – 6:00 pm John Johr

6:00 – 7:00 pm Andy Toth – live

7:00 – 8:00 pm G.O.D. – live

8:00 – 10:00 pm Tim Baker

Sunday, May 25th

2:00 – 3:30 pm Yos

3:30 – 5:00 pm Shawn Michaels

5:00 – 6:30 pm Kenneth Thomas

6:30 – 8:00 pm James Zabiela

8:00 – 10:00 pm Benny Benassi

Monday, May 26th

2:00 – 3:30 pm Ronin Selecta

3:30 – 5:30 pm Justin Kruse aka Kruse Kontrol

5:30 – 7:00 pm MD! Feat: Bombscare

7:00 – 9:00 pm Dieselboy & MC Messinian

9:00 – 11:00 pm Tech Itch

The Pioneer Pro DJ Stage will also feature the Pacha New York VIP Lounge, introducing the European-based club consortium to festival fans. ISP Technologies, Burst Sound and Lighting LLC, and JRW Generations have donated their service and expertise to bring this new venue to this year’s festival.

“ISP Technologies is excited to help make the festival’s fifth stage a possibility by providing our new High Definition Line Array System HDL4210 for the stage,†said Buck Waller, CEO, ISP Technologies, LLC. “We are thrilled to be involved in the local Detroit music scene, and feel this is an awesome opportunity to showcase our made in Michigan gear.â€

“Pioneer Pro DJ understands that one of the most effective ways to reach their users is by participating in events like the Detroit Electronic Music Festival,†said Jason Huvaere, festival director. “By presenting a stage with a diverse line-up of electronic artists, Pioneer Pro DJ is really demonstrating the advanced capabilities their technology offers.â€

“We're always in search of venues like the Detroit Electronic Music Festival that makes a great impact on our core audience,†said Matt Dever, Vice President of Pioneer Pro DJ. “It's in these types of events when we can show our entertainment leadership with our pro DJ gear.â€

“Pacha New York is a huge supporter of a wide range of electronic music and has had many of the Movement 08 Artists play at the club, including Richie Hawtin, Speedy J, Deadmau5, Dubfire, Josh Wink, and Lee Burridge,†says Rob Fernandez, Pacha New York Director Of Promotions. “We’re also very excited to see one of our resident DJs, James Zabiela, playing on the Pioneer Pro DJ stage this year. We look forward to helping DEMF push the momentum of electronic music two steps forth in the U.S.â€

Since 1998 Paxahau has promoted electronic music and has grown to include a web archive, booking agency, record label and an event production company which produces an average of 12 events a year. With a network of alliances and resources that span the globe, Paxahau has emerged as a premier promotions group within the electronic music industry. Paxahau is committed to further establishing the Detroit Electronic Music Festival as North America’s most prominent electronic music venue, which will continue to be a foundation for the creative renaissance being led by electronic music artists everywhere. Please visit myspace.com/detroitmusicfest to find the latest news as it develops.

About Pioneer Pro DJ

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ equipment through its Professional Sound and Visual Division. Its DJM, CDJ and DVJ Professional DJ equipment is known for its high quality sound and reliability and is considered the industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world. For more information, visit www.PioneerProDj.com.

About Pacha New York

Pacha New York is the newest member of the international nightlife consortium and the first North American branch of the club. Pacha, the international brand was founded by Ricardo Urgell in 1967 with a single club in Sitges, Spain. The family-run business has since evolved into a global lifestyle brand that encompasses more than 24 nightclubs, a hotel, restaurants, a record label, radio station, lifestyle magazine and a full-scale merchandising division.

About ISP Technologies, LLC

ISP Technologies, LLC is a Michigan based manufacturing company specializing in innovative high-end professional audio sound-reinforcement gear utilizing proprietary patented power amp technology. Fidelity, clarity and mid-range are the hallmarks of the powered cabinets that ISP Technologies both designs and custom builds for live and installation use. Rapidly becoming one of the industry standards, ISP Technologies builds every cabinet, including electronics, in the USA. For more information, visit www.isptechnologies.com.

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