The 2018 Movement Electronic Music Festival kicks off Saturday and runs through Memorial Day at Hart Plaza, and we spoke to Red Bull Radio DJ Vivian Host for a preview on the Daily Detroit News Byte podcast.
A veteran music journalist and DJ, Host, uh, hosts a daily show called Peak Time from noon-2 p.m. on Monday through Friday on Red Bull Radio. It’s “all over the map” musically, Host says, and is rounded out with news and interview segments with artists releasing new music.
Red Bull Music also hosts a stage at Movement from which it will be live-streaming all weekend as it hosts acts like Shigeto, DJ Godfather and Berlin’s Modeselektor.
“For me the most special thing has always been to see Detroit DJs and producers play for the city of Detroit,” Host says. “Like you might hear some of these DJs in Berlin or Amsterdam or New York and they might be tailoring their sets a bit for the crowds over there.
“But when you see someone like Carl Craig, or Kevin Sanderson, or Kenny Larkin, or any of these kind of legendary Detroit names play at Movement, in my experience, they’re playing the music of Detroit for the people of Detroit. That’s definitely a different style, it’s something specials and it’s something fun for me to witness as someone who’s not from here originally.”