It just didn't really come together as a live act. It may have been that it was at the very end of the last day and I was just straight up exhausted. It wasn't particularly bad really, and of course it was pretty cool to hear those songs performed, I mean Juan Atkins was my entryway into Detroit techno and I still hold those early Cybotron/Model 500 tracks in the highest regard, but it kind of lacked energy and Juan's vocals were kind of a mess.
I was also disappointed with Model 500, when they were in SF a couple of months ago. Ended up leaving the set early because it was just kind of... boring? and ended up going to see a different show.
Edit: I left with friends and went to catch the end of James Murphy's DJ set that night. I was a little surprised when we got there to see a bunch of people (who are pretty old school when it comes to techno) had also migrated from the Model 500 show to James Murphy.
^ I think I remember you telling me that. Hmm.
I still wonder if they'll go for an all detroit techno sweep for the headliners.
Pumped for the Robocop 2014 release
I'd hope Dettmann & Klock are not the 'headliner' at the main stage. TECHNO BUNKER.
I wouldn't be surprised to see them on the mainstage this year. I'm not necessarily opposed, so long as it's at night.
Yeah, Andrew, none of those 3 will headline the mainstage. I'll eat my words and stay out all night at an after party if they do. The 3rd headliner will be announced in this second phase.
Dettman closed out the bunker after Klock last time they were both there. HmMmMm
Who do you guys think is headliner worthy on the lineup?
Hawtin will headline the main stage May 25, with May and Saunderson teaming up to close out the fest May 27. The Sunday night headliner has not been set.
Well, that settles it. I hope the 3rd headliner is going to be someone special.
There aren't many fests where the headliners matters less than this one though.
I'm surprised they didnt have digweed headline to be honest. He headlines much bigger techno based festivals around the world. Also, his closing sets are usually much better.
The headliners for DEMF are always a bit skewed though, because I think they always try to make it a figure significant to Detroit. I honestly can't think of who the 3rd one might be.
wonder if they'll hop on this bandwagon (generally speaking, not in search of a headliner) ...
Edit: to be fair, a few of the techno guys already announced may play a fair bit of this stuff
I sort of do think Digweed will close out the Beatport Stage...like when Adam Beyer did in 11. I'd prefer that to an earlier mainstage set, at least.
No sir. I refuse to call anything but this the rave cave
Off topic, I'm going to Sonar after DEMF, and while the majority of the lineup so far is utter crap, I am beyond gleeful at getting to see some darker weirder stuff. ;)