COX OUT FOR DETROIT

Carl Cox, De La Soul and LTJ Bukem are among those scheduled to perform in May...

World-renowned techno DJ and producer CARL CRAIG has announced the line-up for the second annual DETROIT ELECTRONIC FESTIVAL.

During a press conference in Detroit on March 29, Craig announced that the three-day free event, which drew more than 1.5 million people to the banks of the Detroit River last year, will return for a second year over the weekend of May 26-28. The event will feature more than 70 performances across four stages.

The headliners for this year’s festival are expected to include Detroit techno gurus Derrick May – slated to close the event on the main stage May 28 – and Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City. Other scheduled performers include De La Soul, Laurent Garnier, Mix Master Mike, LTJ Bukem, Autechre and Carl Cox.

“It has always been my dream to serenade the Renaissance Center and Hart Plaza,” revealed Craig, the festival’s artistic director. “I’ve worked to make sure we have great representation, great variety from Detroit and the world.”

“No other city in America is doing something as progressive, as meaningful, and as far-reaching for it’s young people,” added Carol Marvin, CEO of Pop Culture Media, the festival’s producer.

The complete list of artists performing at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2001 is:

Alton Miller

Autechre

Ayro

Binary Star

Carl Cox

Christian Vogel

Common Factor

Dark River

Collective

De La Soul

Deity

Delano Smith

Derrick May

DJ B”Len”D

DJ Digital

DJ Genesis

DJXDJ

Doc Martin

Don Q, Dwele,

Francisco Mora’s Outerzone Band

Funk D’Void

Gilb-R,

Glenn Underground

Halon

I:Cube

IBEX

Inner City

Jay Denham

Jazzanova

Jim Masters

John Acquaviva

John Briggs

Keith Worthy

Kelli Hand

Kevin Reynold

Kikoman

Kirk Degiorgio

Kid Koala

Kit Clayton

Kooky Scientist

Laughing Gas

Laurent Garnier (Live)

Legal Alien

LTJ Bukem

Maersk

Mark De Clive-Lowe

Mark Farina

Michael Geiger

Mitch Walcot

Mix Master Mike

Norm Talley

Norma Jean Bell

Oliver Barkovic

Optic Nerve

P’Taah

Patrick Russell,

Perspects

Quaker Cage

Random Noise Generation

Rick Wilhite

Saul Williams

Slam

Strand

Sudden

Suburban Knight

Tadd Mullinix

Terrence Parker

Titonton

Todd Sines

Tortoise

Twonz

For more information, including a schedule of events, visit the festival’s website here…

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