Movement Torino: 10 Mixes to Get You in the Mood for 'Halloweek'

Movement Torino: 10 Mixes to Get You in the Mood for 'Halloweek'

Movement Torino 2019

Iconic electronic music festival Movement Torino returns at the end of the month for another spectacular celebration of house and techno's biggest and best.

Promising a whole 'Halloweek' program, the festival will not only consist of the two main shows in the famous Lingotto Fiere venue that it has made its home (on 28 & 31 October), but also parties with Rødhåd and San Proper in the city's Big Club and Milk Club respectively on the days in between (as well as morning shows in the Audiodrome).

As ever, the lineup is absolutely packed with talent, so we've picked out some mixes from just ten of the acts making an appearance to get you in the mood for another unforgettable festival experience. 

Denis Sulta - Fabric Promo

The Glaswegian DJ made waves a couple of years back when his track It's Only Real was seemingly inescapable in clubs. Two years on and Sulta has built upon his reputation as the next big thing to come from the vibrant scene in Glasgow, earning himself places on festival bills to go with the growing fanbase across the globe.

In this promo mix for an appearance at iconic London club Fabric back in 2016, he demonstrates the kind of energy that has got him to where he is. 

Derrick May – NTS

It wouldn't be Movement without a touch of Detroit, and who better to be that representative than one of the pioneers of the scene, Derrick May. A regular at both the original Movement Festival in Detroit and its European cousin in Turin, the techno legend is on top form in this deep and hypnotising mix for online radio station NTS.

Luciano - Boiler Room Switzerland

Recorded atop a mountain in his native country – at Polaris Festival to be more specific – Swiss superstar Luciano packs this mix with classic disco sounds, soul samples and even some jazz flute.

Nastia - Mixmag Cover Mix

Not being a DJ it's hard to be certain, but I'd imagine that getting on the front of Mixmag – one of the scene's most iconic publications – is probably quite an exciting moment. For her cover mix, Nastia travels from experimental and jazz sounds through to acid house, techno, breaks and beyond, encapsulating the breadth of her musical knowledge and influences. 

San Proper - XLR8R Podcast

Another hugely respected publication, XLR8R know what they're talking about when it comes to electronic music. And for the 454th instalment of their podcast series (there's now over 500), beloved Amsterdam party-starter San Proper stepped up to the plate with an almost 3-hour selection of feel-good tunes.

Lil Louis - Hacienda ‘92

Few clubs have as mythical a status in dance music history as The Haçienda in Manchester, a hotbed for the UK's acid house and rave scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Recorded at the height of the club's popularity, this mix from Chicago legend Lil Louis is a wonderful throwback to a pivotal point in the history of electronic music.

Marcel Fengler – Dekmantel Podcast

Despite not achieving the same level of 'crossover' exposure as the likes of Ben Klock or Marcel Dettmann, one-time Berghain resident and Berlin native Marcel Fengler is one of the city's most valued names, and his experience in the techno world has earned him the respect of fellow DJs and fans alike.

In this mix for now iconic festival Dekmantel's podcast series, the DJ and producer builds a fairly foreboding atmosphere of cavernous techno, making it perhaps the most suitable of all these mixes for the scariest day of the year.

Modeselektor – Boiler Room Berlin

You never really know what you're going to get from a Modeselektor set. Amongst the experimental and boundary-pushing electronica, the duo are not averse to chucking in something completely unexpected. In the case of this mix, that takes the form of kuduru, Jersey club, 2-step, industrial techno and old-school electro to name just a few.

Kerri Chandler - RA Live @ Sónar

One of the most recognisable figures in electronic music, Kerri Chandler has been a proponent of the New York house scene for nearly three decades. So it should come as no surprise that this mix, recorded live at Sónar Festival 2016 – is filled with generation-spanning, feel-good house music.

Apollonia – Trax

The French label and DJ outfit – made up of Dan Ghenacia, Shonky and Dyed Soundorom – are arguably the biggest export of the Parisian underground, and this groove-filled mix for Trax Magazine is a perfect example of why they've earned themselves the reputation that they have.

Movement Torino 2017 takes place from 28-31 October. Book here, or see our guide for more info.

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