Keep The Party Going: Your Guide to The Movement Afterparties 2023

Author : 6AM
May 08, 2023

Keep The Party Going: Your Guide to The Movement Afterparties 2023

Detroit’s Movement Festival has become a legendary event in the electronic music scene, drawing thousands of attendees each year from around the world.

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While the festival itself is undoubtedly the main attraction, the house and techno afterparties that take place throughout the city are equally as important to the overall experience.

This May, Detroit’s afterparties promise to deliver an unforgettable weekend of non-stop music, with a lineup of world-renowned DJs and producers set to take over some of the city’s most iconic venues.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the afterparties offer a chance to explore the city’s vibrant nightlife and immerse yourself in the electric energy of the Detroit techno scene. Now of course there’s loads of official after parties, but here’s a comprehensive list of all the parties we could find in the motor city.

Friday, May 26th

100% Live Techno / Opening Party

Venue: TBA

Line up: .VRIL, Lady Starlight, Axkan And More…

Meta Ta Physika

Venue: Leland City Club

Line Up: Acidpimp, Centrific, Craig Gonzalez And More…

Moods at Movement

Venue: TBA

Line Up: Whodat & Tammy, Lakkis, D. Strange  And More…

[something clever] & Infiltr8:Celebr8 present: Prelude

Venue: Northern Lights Lounge

Line Up: Airport Society, Atnarko, bilaliwood And More…

DJ Harvey – Movement 2023 Opening Party

Venue: Spot Lite

Lineup: DJ Harvey, Peter Croce

Freakish Pleasures

Venue: Tangent Gallery

Line Up: Ron Morelli, Tone B. Nimble, Sybil Jason And More…


Venue: Menjo’s

Line Up: Adam X, MAEDON, Frankie Bones And More…

Razor-N-Tape 10 Year Takeover

Venue: MotorCity Wine

Line Up: Glenn Underground (Disco Set), Ge-ology, Nosha Luv And More…

smartbar + Haute to Death pres. Cruise Control

Venue: Marble Bar

Line Up: Eris Drew, Poolside, Ron Trent, Tim Sweeney And More…

Game On

Venue: TV Lounge

Line Up: Batu, Jacques Greene – acid set, Analog Soul And More…

Rules Don’t Play Showcase w/ Walker & Royce

Venue: Magic Stick

Line Up: Walker & Royce, DJ Hologrpahic, Foolie And More…


Venue: Takoi

Line Up: Clayton Jackson, Drew Pompa, Ross Owen

friDAY backyard party

Venue: The Gold Bar Detroit

Line Up: John Collins (US), Eddie Fowlkes, Al Ester And More…

Bang Tech 12’s “Bang The Book”

Venue: Bookies Bar N’ Grille

Line Up: Shawn Rudiman,  Antwon Faulkner aka Twonz , Vincent Benincasa And More…

Seattle Invades Detroit – Tony H, Wolfstax, Werkout Plan, Mel Beatz

Venue: Old Miami

Line Up: Tony H, Wolfstax, Werkout Plan And More…


Venue: Big Pink

Line Up: Big Gigantic, Botez, Dino Munaco A More…

Cryovac Recordings PRESENTS: 3 DAY TAKEOVER

Venue:  Baker Street Carbar, Post 10 Bar

Line Up: DAY 1 Friday at Baker Street Carbar (9817 Joseph Campau Ave)  Kimyon, Kosmik, B.Rod And more…

DAY 1 Friday At P.L.A.V. POST 10 BAR (11824 Joseph Campau St) Roman, A. Garcia, Dutch Mike And more…


Unknown & Rare

Venue: The High Dive

Line Up: Craig Sherrad, Christian Morgan,  DJ Nobody Famous And More…

Grace: Movement Edition

Venue: The Temple Bar

Line Up: LADYMONIX, Father Dukes, VITIGRRL


Venue: Location TBA

Line Up: Binh, Raphael Carrau,Bernat

Saturday, May 27th

RE/FORM Detroit 2023: Speedy J, Anetha, Perc, Colin Benders, Etapp Kyle, ØTTA & More

Venue: Bert’s Warehouse Theater

Line Up: Anetha, Colin Benders, David Castellani (Live) And More…


Neptunian Influence: Detroit Brunch 2023

Venue: McShanes Irish Pub

Line Up: Francois Dillinger, Shawn Rudiman (live), Terrestrial Access Network And More…

Deep Detroit #13

Venue: Red Door Digital

Line Up: Delano Smith, Ash Lauryn, Kai Alce

Tresor 313 (2023)

Venue: Tangent Gallery

Line Up: DJ Stingray 313, Function, Erika x Marco Shuttle

Slur presents The Barge V

Venue: on a boat!!! (Diamond Belle Boat)

Line Up: Captains TBA

Texture Memorial Weekend All Nighter

Venue: Marble Bar

Line Up: Ben UFO, Octo Octa sunrise set, Batu b2b Lena Willikens And More…

Club Toilet 2023

Venue: Menjo’s

Line Up: Bézier, CHRISTEENE (Live), Clark Price And More…

Soul Clap’s House of EFUNK Detroit

Venue: TV Lounge

Line Up: Audion (Live), Crystal Waters (Live), Dee Diggs And More…


Venue: Takoi

Line Up: Whodat, The Valley and the Mountain, Drew Pompa

Detroit Love – Official Movement After Party

Venue: Magic Stick

Line Up: Andres, Carl Craig And Moodymann, Dames Brown And More…

Louie Vega Expansions in the D

Venue: Spot Lite Detroit

Line Up: Louie Vega, Derrick Carter, Daphni And More…

Underground & Black Detroit 2023- Motortown Revue Day Party

Venue: Spot Lite Detroit

Line Up: Marcellus Pittman, Ash Lauryn, Stefan Ringer And More…

Maceo Plex and Ida Engberg – Official Movement Afterparty

Venue: Leland City Club

Line Up: Maceo Plex, Ida Engberg, Ataxia


Mau5trap presents Testpilot – Official Movement Afterparty

Venue: Masonic Temple

Line Up: Testpilot, Onyvaa, Henry Brooks

Revolve Afterparty 2023 Night 1 – Impulse Detroit Drum and Bass Takeover

Venue: Movement Afters Spot2228 Bellevue Street

Line Up: Mark 8EN, Moss, Sinister Dosage And More…

Industrial Detroit

Venue: TBA

Line Up: Lower Tar, JT Whitfield, Pod Blotz

Return to the Source (2023)

Venue: Tangent Gallery

Line Up:DJ Stingray 313, Function, Erika x Marco Shuttle And More…

Detroit Techno Tour #10

Venue: Hart Plaza

Line Up: Mike Agent X Clark, Drivetrain, Dan Bain

Cryovac Recordings PRESENTS: 3 DAY TAKEOVER

Venue: P.L.A.V. POST 10 BAR (11824 Joseph Campau St)

Lineup: Roman, Body Mechanic, DJ Roach and more…

The Underground Bazaar

Venue: 660 W. Baltimore Street; Detroit, MI 48202; United States

Lineup: Antikkka, Deeper Waters and more…

Good Ground presents: All Aboard the S.S. Good Ground: A Cruise Ship Party

Venue: Ghost Light

Lineup: DJ PP Girlfriend, Enthusiast, Devin Jetski and more…

Summer Sessions On The Patio// Detroit

Venue: TBA

Lineup: Dj Disc, AZA

Brooklyn Sway(s) into Detroit

Venue: TBA

Line Up: N/UM (live), Elon, Ohm Hourani, David Paglia, and more

SUNDAY, May 28th

Katalyst 313

Venue: Bert’s Warehouse

Lineup: Deepak Sharma, Arvin T, DJ IBON, more…


Venue: Leland City Club

Lineup: Rødhåd, Truncate, Drumcell, more…Detroit Afterparties

ReSolute Goes Detroit – Rooftop Day Party

Venue: Exodus Lounge

Lineup: tINI, Gene On Earth, Sugar Free

Bassment BBQ 23

Venue: The Bassment

Lineup: Clandestine, Body Mechanic, more…

No Way Back

Venue: Tangent Gallery

Lineup: ADAB, BMG Carlos, Souffront

OK Cool – 10 Year Anniversary

Venue: TV Lounge

Lineup: Mister Joshooa, something blue, Victor Vega, more…

Suara Night Detroit 2023

Venue: Bleu

Lineup: Coyu, The Advent, NEKTER, more…


Venue: Spkrbox

Lineup: DJ Roach, Claus Bachor, Drivetrain, more…

Elixir 2023

Venue: Nancy’s Whiskey Detroit

Lineup: Laurel Halo, Martyn, Max Ellington, more…

Sampled Memorial Day Weekend

Venue: Marble Bar

Lineup: Doc Martin, Gene Farris, Mark Farina


Venue: Spot Lite Detroit

Lineup: Shigeto, Savile, Turtle Bugg, more…


Venue: Diamond Belle Boat


KMS x Defected Records – Official Movement After Party

Venue: Magic Stick

Lineup: Kevin Saunderson, The Saunderson Brothers, HoneyLuv, more…

Into The Woods LA x Interference Detroit

Venue: El Club

Lineup: 2Lanes, Mesmé, Jimmy Maheras, more…

Punky Jown 2 – Ricardo Villalobos b2b Zip

Venue: Spot Lite

Lineup: Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Cassy, more…

D-Life 2023

Venue: MotorCity Wine

Lineup: Hazmat Live, Iz & Diz, Kyle Hall, more…


Venue: Core City Park

Lineup: Mija, Topgun, Bree, more…

Stomp the house! est 2008

Venue: Bookies

Lineup: Dee Jay Alicia, Korie Enyard, DJ Thornstryker, more…


Venue: Mix Bricktown


Liquid Dancehall presents N-Type

Venue: 215 West

Lineup: OCA2, Heniac, Intent, more…

Green Velvet La La Land – Official Movement Afterparty

Venue: Masonic Temple

Lineup: Green Velvet, Seth Troxler, DJ Minx

Revolve Afterparty 2023 Night 2 – Ready Drop House Party

Venue: Movement Afters Spot 2228 Bellevue Street

Lineup: Raedy Lex, Drop Catch, Neural Patterns, more…

Bassment BBQ 23

Venue: The Bassment

Lineup: Clandestine, Body Mechanic

Warehouse Systems presents Ascend all night

Venue: Menjo’s

Lineup: Machinedrum, CEM, JASSS, more…

MONDAY May 29th

Anthology 2023: 999999999 Invites Dax J, B2, Lokier, Juana & More

Venue: Leland City Club

Lineup: 999999999, Dax J, Lokier, more…Detroit Afterparties

Lot Mass

Venue: Tangent Gallery

Lineup: Succubass, The Carry Nation, AK (US), Jarrett Tebbets

The Bunker: 20 year anniversary

Venue: Tangent Gallery

Lineup: DJ Nobu x Wata Igarashi, Darwin x Hodge, more…

Dead Proof

Venue: TV Lounge

Lineup: Chachi Guerrero, Hiroko Yamamura, Lauren Flax, more…


Venue: El Club

Lineup: TBA


Venue: Marble Bar

Lineup: Danny Daze (sunrise set), Horse Meat Disco, John Acquaviva, Move Dmore…

Detroit Vinyl Room presents

Venue: MotorCity Wine

Lineup: Donna Gardner, SABETYE, Gari Romalis, more…

Repopulate Mars – Official Movement After Party

Venue: Magic Stick

Lineup: Lee Foss, VNSSA, Max Styler, more…

DJ Minx – House Your Life Movement Official Closing Party

Venue: Spot Lite

Lineup: DJ Minx, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, more…

Off The Grid presents – John Summit b2b Dom Dolla

Venue: Masonic Temple

Lineup: John Summit b2b Dom Dolla, Rebuke, Dantiez

House Your Body

Venue: The Annex

Lineup: DJ Sneak, Devon James, Max Hebert, more…

Yoruba presents

Venue: Spot Lite

Lineup: Santos, Djinji Brown, OVEOUS, more…


Venue: Big Pink

Lineup: HABSTRAKT, Metawav, QURL, more…

House Your Life – Official Movement Closing Party

Venue: Spot Lite Detroit

Lineup: Carl Craig, DJ Minx, Kevin Saunderson, more…

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