Movement Torino: 11 Years in Aftermovies

Movement Torino 2019

Movement Torino 2019

Torino, Italia

There's no doubting that Movement Torino has become a fixture of Europe's techno landscape in the last decade (and a bit).

Returning this October with a lineup as strong as ever – Len Faki, Jeff Mills, Sven Väth, Nastia, Luciano and more – the festival has consistently showcased the scene's biggest names and brightest lights in the Italian city since the first edition back in 2006.

So come with us now on a journey through time and space, as the production values increase, the haircuts improve and the music stays as good as ever... 

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The very first edition of Movement Torino was held as part of the city's Winter Olympics celebrations (albeit in December, ten months after the games had come to a close).


We're pretty sure the festival did happen in 2007 – Derrick May was there (as always) with fellow Detroit legends Stacey Pullen and Underground Resistance – but sadly no video seems to exist. So did it really happen at all? Yes, yes it did.


The longest aftermovie of the lot by some distance. Maybe everyone had longer attention spans before Facebook and Twitter were so widespread?


The first year that Movement Torino was held over two days, with debut appearances from Richie Hawtin and Ricardo Villalobos (among others). 


Now in its fifth year, the festival had begun to establish itself as one of the region's best. Resident Advisor hosted their own stage for the first time, showcasing names like Dixon and Motor City Drum Ensemble on their ascent to greatness. 


The year 2011 basically seems like yesterday, so it's surprising that the aftermovie comes across as dated as it does. Maybe things change more in six years than we thought...


Things get slightly slicker in 2012, but the six and a half minute video puts paid to our idea about aftermovies getting shorter with people's attention spans.


The beginning of the festival's recognisably colourful aesthetic, as it made its move to current home Lingotto Fiere. Nicely rounded off by a snippet of Seth Troxler being Seth Troxler. 


Props to the video editor for the trippy visuals, and to the festival's big names – Kerri Chandler, Juan Atkins, Ellen Allien et al. – for the evocative words.


Another colourful affair for the 10th anniversary, this one gets extra credit for using Ambience by Melé as the soundtrack, a tune that still sounds as huge today as it did two years ago.


And here we are, at the last edition. Darker, moodier and more minimal than those before it, perhaps 2016's aftermovie is reflective of the wider shift in techno music as a whole. We'll see if we're proved right after the sun sets on this year's festival. 

Movement Torino takes place 28-31 October 2017. Book tickets & packages here, and see our guide for more information.

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