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Lil Louis Brings First Ever House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum to Movement Electronic Music Festival
DETROIT, May 17, 2012—Founding Father of House Lil Louis will debut the World’s First House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit, May 26-28.

The House Music Art Gallery and Mobile Museum is derived from a film project directed by Louis entitled “The House that Chicago Built” that’s slated to be released later this year.  The film features 100 of the world’s top and most influential DJ’s and House music pioneers sharing the real story of House music from its birth in Chicago through its rise to becoming the World’s No. 1 genre of music.

It features photography by Louis exclusive memorabilia and artifacts from various House DJ’s and notables from his film.  In total 60 exclusive pieces will be on display for attendees of the Movement Festival to experience.

Learn more about the museum or film visit: www.TheHouseThatChicagoBuilt.com

To celebrate his arrival to Detroit, immediately following Lil Louis’ headlining performance on the main stage at Movement Festival on Saturday, May 26, Louis will play an official Movement after party.

Organic and Movement are presenting Lil’ Louis at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 East Congress in Detroit, for an extended set.  Others scheduled to perform are Detroit’s own Rick Wilhite, Greg Wilson from the UK who performs using a reel-to-reel, and Michael Geiger.  Admission is 18+ and presale tickets at $10.  Doors open at 10 p.m.

On Friday May 24, 2012, Louis and Movement will host a meet and greet for at Detroit Threads located 10238 Joseph Campu Street, Hamtramck 6-8pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring posters and memorabilia for Louis to sign.

EDITOR NOTE: To schedule an interview for Lil Louis, or for more information on his coming projects, email Rachel Green at rachel@abcupr.com. Please place “Movement 2012: Lil Louis” in subject line.



About Movement Electronic Music Festival

Movement Electronic Music Festival takes place May 26-28 in Detroit and features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 100 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official afterparties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Nearly 100,000 people from across the globe attended the 2011 festival.  For more details and to purchase festival tickets visit www.movement.us.  For more details about after parties and to purchase tickets visit, www.movementafterparties.com



About Lil Louis

Pioneer, Icon, and Renaissance man are all words that describe Louis Burns a/k/a Lil Louis. An international Artist, Producer, Songwriter, DJ, Author and Director, Lil Louis is credited as being the Founding Father of House Music.

Louis was the first in Chicago to play Disco. A feat that earned him awe and anger. Subsequently, he was fired from every club he worked at during the first years of his career. At 16, Louis decided to venture into entrepreneurship and opened the first of many of his successful Chicago nightclubs. Over time his uniquely mastered art of DJing in which he told a musical story, grew ‘record’ historic crowds. In 1977, Louis organized the world’s first “Rave.”  Being the “guinea pig” of the world’s first record pool, Louis is also credited for “breaking” more records than any other Chicago DJ. In the mid 70s, he took mixing another step, by pioneering “Edits,” a tool that planted the seed of House Music.

His first official release was “How I Feel b/w Frequency,” on Dance Mania, followed by several others. In 1987, he released one of the most important House records of all time, “French Kiss” which topped charts around the world and became, selling 6 million copies, making Louis the Top Selling Dance Artist in history. Later releasing two albums with Sony and Polygram “From The Mind of Lil Louis” (Platinum) which featured “French Kiss,” “I Called You” and “Blackout”, and “Journey with the Lonely” (Gold), which contained the hits “Club Lonely” and “Saved My Life.”

Throughout his career, Louis has produced and written/co-written for many prominent artists including Jay-Z, Lil Kim, Babyface, Meshell N’degeocello, GrooveTheory/Amel Larieux, Donna Summers, Bassment Jaxx, Louie Vega, as well as produced for soundtracks including “Jason’s Lyrics” and “Woo.”

For more information on Lil Louis, please contact Rachel Green at rachel@abcupr.com.
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