DGN 017 – Hour 2: Kenneth Thomas Guest Mix + Exclusive Interview (December 2013)

DGN 017 – Hour 2: Kenneth Thomas Guest Mix (December 2013)

We have a very special treat for you this month, with a guest mix and exclusive interview coming to you from Detroit-based DJ/producer, Kenneth Thomas. Kenneth has enjoyed lots of success with releases on labels such as Perfecto, Coldharbour, Armada, and his own IAMPHOENIX imprint. Receiving long-time support from legend Paul Oakenfold, and delectable musical tastes to suit, this is one episode you will not want to miss!


01. LTN – City of Lights (Kenneth Thomas Edit) [Ride Recordings] 02. Adam Szabo & Johan Vilborg – Two To One (Vocal Mix) [Enhanced] 03. Juventa ft. Erica Curran – Move Into Light [Enhanced] 04. Seven Lions with Myon & Shane 54 – Strangers (Kenneth Thomas Reedit) [Strangers] 05. Kenneth Thomas – These Chords [IAMPHOENIX] 06. Kenneth Thomas – Heart on Fire [IAMPHOENIX] 07. Arty – Flashback [Anjunabeats] 08. Landence – Rapid Fire [IAMPHOENIX] 09. Guiseppe Ottaviani ft. Seri – Gave Me (Chris Schweizer Remix / Kenneth Thomas Short Edit) [Black Hole] 10. Paul Ercossa – Vendetta (Skytech Remix / Kenneth Thomas Edit) [Arisa Audio] 11. Sunny Lax – Marvel [Sounds of Elysium] 12. Bobina & Ana Criado – For Who I Am (Beat Service Remix) [Black Hole] 13. Eximinds – Russia (Kenneth Thomas Edit) [Enhanced] 14. Audien ft Rudy Prophet – These Are The Days [Zouk]

About Kenneth Thomas:

Hailing out of Detroit, this DJ/Producer/Label Owner understands and appreciates emotional, melodic music and how to translate our deepest feelings into tracks and sets that stay imprinted on our hearts. With Top 10 Beatport hits that cemented his name in the industry such as “Ghost In The Machine” and “The Orange Room,” Kenneth continues to bring us a variety of musical goose bumps with forthcoming releases like “Be With You” and “Heart On Fire.” When not working on originals, KT is putting together hit mashups like “Waterfall Language” and “Set Fire to 1983”, being played by Armin and Tiesto- while also keeping an ear out for musical masterpieces to put out on his own imprint IAMPHOENIX.

Tour Dates:

  • December 13 – Last Supper Club, Seattle, WA – Typhoon Yolanda Relief Fundraiser
  • December 21 – Grasshopper Underground IAMPHOENIX Monthly party – Detroit, MI
  • January 25 – Electronic Fantasy Festival – Hollywood, CA

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Movement Electronic Music Festival 2011

Movement Electronic Music Festival, Detroit - Hart Plaza - 2011

MAY 28, 29, 30, 2011

Artist Preview May 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Inside Russell Industrial Center

Attend Movement Electronic Music Festival, May 28-30 and you will see six major art installations made by Detroit creative set-up across Hart Plaza. Paxahau has teamed up with Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) and Community Arts Moving Projects (CAMP Detroit) for this visually stimulating project.

“Over the last four years we have subtly incorporated a community art component into the design of the festival grounds and each year the reaction from the attendees and performers has been very positive,” said Sam Fotias, the operations director for Movement.  “This year we decided to partner with CAMP Detroit and Detroit Creative Corridor Center to take the visual art displays we have onsite to the next level.”

“Being that Movement is an international festival that brings people from all across the world to Detroit, the inclusion of this type of art will give them an even greater appreciation for the talented creative community that exists here in our city.”

DC3 and CAMP Detroit reached out to their artist networks to seek applicants from Detroit’s creative community to submit a proposal for their installation idea.  More than fifty artists showed interest in the project, and in the end six installations were selected.

“We told the applicants to develop an original design using repurposed materials that they could find in their community,” said Vanessa Miller of CAMP Detroit. “We had so many dynamic submissions sent to us that we wished we could’ve chosen them all.”

The installations represent a wide range of mediums. Most will be interactive. Some will be technically complex and involve electronics. Each is sure to inspire. The artists who developed the installations include recent art school graduates, community arts leaders, architects, graphic designers, and electronic and mechanical engineers.

The six installations will be:
  1. We Lift Detroit in Dance Sculpture submitted by Erin Ellis and Jessica Decker
  2. Intelligent Node Park submitted by Jake Chidester, Richard Chase, Alisyn Malek
  3. Camp Chillout submitted by Christian Jay Sienkiewicz
  4. Wild Aesthetic submitted by Sean Hages
  5. Rube Goldberg Machine submitted by AJ Manoulian
  6. Janus Tunnel submitted by Dan Roberts and Erin Sweeny

Artist sketches can be found here (PDF).  The progress is also being updated on campdetroit.tumblr.com.

Each of the six teams has been given $1,000 to help with the development of their installation. Funding to support the artists was provided in part by Detroit Creative Corridor Center and the Detroit Techno Foundation.  The majority of the assembly of the installations will take place in a 50,000 square-foot area at Russell Industrial Center in Detroit.  They will be moved onto the festival ground the week of May 22.

Artist Preview May 19
On May 19 the artists developing the six installations will host a preview event for the public at the Russell Industrial Center, located at 1635 Clay Ave. in Detroit.  From 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. people can get a sneak peak at the progress being made with the development of the installations.  It will be a festive preview with music from DJs: Jen Rhode (DorkWave), DJ Amy Dreamcatcher, and Sara Aldridge.

For more info about Movement, please go to: www.movement.us.

About Movement Electronic Music Festival
Movement Electronic Music Festival is an internationally recognized music marathon that delivers three days and three nights of non-stop performances from more than 100 artists across five stages set in an outdoor plaza located along the Detroit River.  Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the festival in 2010. It takes place May 28-30, 2011. To learn more or purchase tickets visit www.movement.us.

About Detroit Creative Corridor Center
The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (“DC3”) is an entity supported by Business Leaders for Michigan and the College for Creative Studies whose vision is to establish Detroit as a global center of creative business, creative innovation and creative talent. Visit www.DetroitCreativeCorridorCenter.com.

About CAMP Detroit
Community Arts Moving Projects (CAMP Detroit) is a program developed for Detroit artists, makers, and thinkers to create beautiful and inspired projects that reflect the heart and future of Detroit by using available resources that are unique to our city. It is our goal to have the art displayed in city neighborhoods when possible.  To learn more visit http://campdetroit.tumblr.com.

About Paxahau Promotions Group
Paxahau, now in its sixth year as producers of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, first established itself 13 years ago as an online resource to promote both Detroit and electronic music.  Paxahau has since earned the respect of their peers and formed a very strong network of alliances throughout the music industry.  Today, Paxahau Promotions Group is recognized across the world by artists and industry executives as a premier production and promotions organization.  To learn more, visit www.paxahau.com.

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