Movement Torino is an essential Italian annual techno gathering.
This year it takes place on a new weekend, October 12th and 13th, once again playing out in Lingotto—a vast building that’s like a conference centre-come-aircraft hangar. It hosts 15, 000 people, and is converted into different arenas, which are transformed with LED screens, impressive light and huge speaker stacks.
This year once again the likes of Ellen Allien, Jon Hopkins, Nina Kraviz, The Martinez Brothers, Joseph Capriati, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, Derrick May, Levon Vincent, Solomun, Underground Resistance and plenty more all play.
Before the event kicks off we get you in the mood with five essential acts to catch.
Waajeed is a long time Detroit player who started the legendary Slum Village hip hop group with J DIlla in the nineties. Now known for his soul infused house tracks, he has collaborated with Amp Fiddler and released on Planet E and Sound Signature, and also has a new album coming in November. If you're a house head, do not miss him.
Another Detroit legend, DJ Bone is an unrelenting DJ who has a fast-paced, logic-defying style that always bangs. He can get up to 100 miles an hour in no time at all and stay there without ever losing your attention. Few people play techno with his energy or attention to groove, so don’t miss him.
This UK artist is known for infusing his tracks with plenty of lo-fi melody, a sense of rave nostalgia and roughhewn beats. He runs his own Magic Wire label but has also released on R&S. He recently put out an excellent DJ-Kicks mix that was a personal window into his world, with both hip hop cuts and Radiohead featuring on the mix—his broad spectrum always excites.
Charlotte De Witte
One of the biggest breakthrough stars of recent times, Belgian techno talent Charlotte de Witte takes no prisoners. Her hard, dark sound is all about getting you into a state of hypnosis and keeping you there, often with her own brooding cuts. For a proper no-frills but thrilling techno experience, look no further.
One of Berlin’s longest standing artists, Ellen Allien has gone from the hard tech days of Resort in the '90s to her own artfully crafted house and techno and back to a more visceral, direct sound. She can play across the board and always pull out some surprises. If you've never seen this veteran, don't miss your chance at this incredible festival.