Movement Music Festival - Detroit

Reference


Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, the techno duo Reference, comprised of Luke Hess and Brian Kage is a testament to the city's rich electronic music heritage. Their ethos, deeply rooted in the authentic spirit of Detroit Techno, is a deliberate divergence from mainstream trends, focusing instead on the essence and soul of electronic music. Reference embodies the true spirit of underground dance culture.

Luke Hess, renowned for his musical craftsmanship and skillfulness as a DJ, has made his mark by releasing tracks on some of the most influential labels in the scene and performing at some of the world’s most prestigious clubs. Brian Kage, with his extensive experience, has not only released music on respected labels worldwide but has also been instrumental in elevating the careers of many prominent artists within the dance music realm.

Unbound by the transient nature of trends, Reference is synonymous with artistic integrity and avant-garde experimentation. Their music is a fusion of organic sounds, soulful vibes, and innovative experimentation, creating a deep and timeless auditory experience. At the core of their philosophy is a steadfast commitment to preserving the integrity of underground culture and opposing the commercial forces that threaten the quality and authenticity of the music. This dedication ensures that Reference remains a pivotal force in shaping the landscape of electronic music, both in Detroit and beyond.

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