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Moodymann soundtracks Bottega Veneta fashion show in Detroit

Carl Craig also designed an installation for the show's afterparty

Moodymann soundtracks Bottega Veneta fashion show in Detroit
Moodymann soundtracks Bottega Veneta fashion show in Detroit

Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta staged a fashion show at the Michigan Building Theater in Detroit last week, featuring a soundtrack specially provided by Moodymann.

The designer's creative director Daniel Lee has long held a fascination with cars and techno and later fell in love with Detroit after a layover in the city. It was that experience that resulted in Bottega Veneta's Salon O3 show taking place at the Michigan Building Theater, which was designed to look like a carpark for the event.

Moodymann's score for the show, which lasted 15 minutes, appeared to include entirely new material from the Detroit legend, with the full runway experience having been livestreamed online.

The fashion house also got a number of other local dance music heroes involved, with Carl Craig designing a light and sound installation for the afterparty, and vinyl records from Waajeed's Underground Music Academy being made available from a pop-up Bottega shop in a former firehouse. 

Earlier this year, Moodymann appeared as an in-game character in GTA Online.

Read DJ Mag's recent feature on Moodymann's classic 1997 LP, 'Silentintroduction', here.

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