U.K. electronic music producer Feed Me paid his first visit to Grand Rapids on Wednesday, April 12th. He is currently supporting Deadmau5 on his Lots of Shows in A Row tour, which sold out all three nights in Detroit over the weekend. Despite the busy week ahead, Jon couldn’t resist an opportunity to headline a pre-party for a festival as famous as Movement.
In 2006, Movement was established as the new name of Detroit’s annual electronic music festival. It’s been held over Memorial Day weekend since 2000 and has been recognized as a top music festival to attend for 2017. Wednesday’s pre-party featured performances from Michigan natives Crowd Cntrl, Acemyth and Attak, who all contributed to making Feed Me’s first visit to The Intersection a memorable one.
Those of us about to experience our first Feed Me show couldn’t have chosen a better night. Even those who hadn’t seen him in awhile knew that tonight’s performance would be extraordinary. Back in 2013, Feed Me put a halt on DJing, explaining he wanted to devote attention to utilizing his creativity to make art and tell stories. It would only be a little over a year until he would emerged from hiatus. Only this time, his performances were much bigger and better than ever before.
Those who attended Wednesday night’s show in Grand Rapids got more than they bargained for. The London producer’s performance showcased his diverse catalog and ability to transition seamlessly, demonstrating why he consistently tours alongside the biggest names in electronic music.
Feed Me’s genre can be best described as electrohouse infused with elements from drum and bass, dubstep and basshouse. The complexity behind his sound was displayed through a carefully curated set, seeking to control attention and build anticipation.
It was nearly impossible to look away from the stage during Feed Me’s set. His performance featured some of the most vivid visuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing, providing the perfect outlet for when the crowd’s attention would weaken.
After the 90 minute set concluded, the crowd of weekday party pupils beckoned for an encore. Feed Me returned to give Grand Rapids one last surprise, take a look below.
Feed Me finishes touring with Deadmau5 in Chicago May 4th-5th at the Aragon Ballroom. If you didn’t get the chance to catch him during his Grand Rapids detour, try checking out Songkick to get notified the next time he makes an appearance near you!
Headlining in Hart Plaza this year for Movement Music Festival is Richie Hawtin, Testpilot and Carl Cox. Attendees will also have the chance to see a variety of acts ranging from Detroit’s own Danny Brown to Dirtybird founder Barclay Crenshaw. The full lineup and schedule can be viewed on their website, where you can snag last minute tickets to the festival as well as the after parties taking over Detroit all weekend.
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