ARC Is Just Around The Corner!

September 2nd through the 4th, 2022, Chicago opens her arms to some of the top billed artists in house, techno, minimal and tech-house. For those who love the “untz” music, it’s imperative that we go to Detroit for Movement on Memorial Day weekend and now Arc on Labor Day weekend. Thanks to AURIS PRESENTS, the latter can be the gathering of souls, building on the already poignant reputation of quality dance music throughout the region.

Detroit – Techno, Chicago – House. That’s a good place to start. I am not going to go too deep into those origins, but I will try highlighting some of the differences between Movement Detroit, and Arc Chicago.

Why am I talking about Movement in this article about ARC?


We should not separate the energy developed from our origins. If you try to do so, you grossly overlook the importance of knowing Who, What, When, and Whys of dance music. Our connection as audiences is obvious and why I would compare these bigger festivals that focus on these origins, is to pay homage by including artists from the respected cities.

At the genesis of Movement, it was free. Any “old”-head around then will be sure to remind you of how the energy was fantastic. This article is a brilliant recollection of first-hand experiences from the event as it has grown throughout the years.

To highlight some hometown heroes, the following are acts I am excited about representing their respectable cities.

Claude VonStroke (1/2 of Get Real), Richie Hawtin (Detroit honorary member), and Seth Troxler are the big names from Detroit you can expect to bring the big stage heat. Loren is a personal favorite of mine, so don’t miss her as well.

Mark Farina, Hiroko Yamamura, and DJ Hyperactive are my favorites for Chicago but there are a slew of others you can look into yourself.

The scope of Arc has everyone impressed. Given that the venue space is close to a 20,000-person capacity, there is a huge amount of room to make memories compared with festival productions 2x or 3x as big. Movement touting around 100,000+ throughout the weekend, clearly being the bigger of the two, has had 20+ years to develop into the pilgrimage it is today. I believe with the same level of care and quality, ARC can do the same. The intimate setting is going to make the weekend one to remember.

So let’s party responsibly, take care of each, and keep the energy going from festival to festival this summer. I will see you at Arc.