Tag: Mexico

DHA Mix #411 By Bufi

Bufi is the solo project of Mateo Gonzalez Bufi, a producer hailing from Mexico, French descendant and born in the mid 80’s. Having surfed between many musical genres, his music is the result of a wide spectrum of influences, ranging from early chicago acid house or detroit techno, to scandinavian nu-disco, to 80’s post-punk/dark wave and 70’s krautrock. His music has been supported by nu-disco / techno personalities such as Munk, Moullinex, Justin Ro-bertson, Alexander Robotnick, Emperor Machine, Aeroplane and Tensnake. He’s been released on Kitsuné, Record Makers, Discotexas, Electrique Music, La Belle and ISM. On the back of the premiere ... Read more

RHA Festival Podcast By Hólmar

Formerly of Thugfucker, Hólmar’s newfound solo career has opened up a new world of collaborations, releases, and appearances around the world. This weekend, Hólmar goes back to back with Nico Stojan as Lovestrukk at Mexico’s RHA Festival. On site also will be the likes of Luciano, Miguel Migs, Rodriguez Jr, Charlotte De Witte, Noir, and more. 25 – 26 May | RHA Festival 2018 | Tickets | Cruz De Juanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico

Amsterdam’s The Gardens of Babylon Debuts In Mexico City With Behrouz & Monolink

Our friends at The Gardens of Babylon are an Amsterdam-based, yet a global family, who co create mystical nights throughout Europe and now have announced their first foray off continent. Touching down in Mexico City on 3 March, The Gardens of Babylon have put together a line up that is on par with any of their sold out European events. Hosting both Mexican talent and internationally renowned names, The Gardens of Babylon bring the main man of Do Not Sit on the Furniture, Behrouz, as well as the talented live act Monolink. Also on hand will be the sublime Concret ... Read more

Tulum’s Communal ‘Closer’ Concept Debuts On The Sands Of The Papaya Playa Project

Ever since The BPM Festival departed for the shores of Portugal, Tulum’s white sand beaches and its robust community of artists and musicians who call the area home during the rest of the hemisphere’s winter months, screamed for a new event; one with the musical focus its lush surroundings beg for. Enter Closer, a communal project for the creative community, connecting nature with the urban spirit at its 10 January Beach Club premier. Run by the New York tribe Caravane Gitane, in association locally by Zapotec Death Poets, Closer brings an out of the ordinary lineup of artists taking sound ... Read more

DHA Hosts The BPM Festival: Portugal Centerpiece Event, YA’AH MUUL

The BPM Festival’s signature party, YA’AH MUUL is heading to Portugal at the end of the week and we couldn’t be more excited to be there! After two editions at each The BPM Festival 2016 and 2017, the festival’s star-studded party takes it to the next level for a three stage takeover for its fifth run. See also: Interview: Josh Wink Hosted by DHA, YA’AH MUUL, which translates to “Pyramid of Love” in Mayan, will see, (in alphabetical order) many of our favorite artists and, not to mention, undeniably the world’s best: Boris, Carlo Lio, Dubfire, DJ Dep, Hot Since ... Read more

Genius Loci: Exploring Authenticity Beyond the Festival

I have attended a lot of music festivals in the past six years, especially since I have begun covering them professionally. Every festival is different and has a lot to offer the attendee; however, a few festivals always will stand alone. One of these is Burning Man: not so much a music festival as a life festival, this bright collective celebration of consciousness. Another, which I discovered this past weekend in Punta Cabras, Baja Mexico, two hours down a windy dirt road on a campground by the ocean was Genius Loci festival. Unlike the larger festivals I have attended this ... Read more

Festival Bucket List: Genius Loci

As music festivals continue to grow in popularity the new trend has become destination festivals. It perfectly combines a love of travel with a love of music and festival culture. Although it may seem another new festival pops up every week, one festival on a tiny peninsula on the west coast of Mexico caught our eye: Genius Loci. This intimate surf, yoga, and music festival sits right alongside the beach allowing festival goers to wake up to the sound of waves. It serves as an off the grid camping festival and serves those who long to explore and travel; but, ... Read more

The BPM Festival Shooting: What We Know

After a lone gunman opened fire at The BPM Festival’s Elrow event at Blue Parrot in the early hours of Monday morning, the festival itself has released a heartbreaking statement trying to clarify the ongoing, fluid situation: “It is with great sadness to share that police have confirmed reports of a lone shooter outside the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen earlier today, which resulted in four fatalities and 12 injured. The violence began on 12th street in front of the club and three members of the BPM security team were among those whose lives were lost while trying ... Read more

Complete Lineup & Showcase Schedule Announced For 10th Edition Of The BPM Festival

Over 80 showcases and 460 artists will make up The BPM Festival’s massive 10th anniversary edition. Taking place in Playa del Carmen over 6-15 January, The BPM Festival continues to situate itself as the ultimate underground dance music festival experience for fans, industry professionals, and artists alike. See also: Lee Burridge Preps All Day I Dream Of The BPM Festival With New Podcast You can take a look at the complete day by day breakdown of its showcases and go to the festival website to check its massive lineup, but amongst the events is included a new signature showcase, The ... Read more

[EXCLUSIVE] Lee Burridge Preps All Day I Dream Of The BPM Festival With New Podcast

What began on a Brooklyn rooftop back in 2011 is also a signature party for The BPM Festival with its dreamy vibes and playa tunes. Now an international sensation, All Day I Dream brings crowds together as part of a community spurred on by Lee Burridge and his unique roster of artists; with each bringing their respective signature technicolor emotionalism. On 7 January, Lee and All Day I Dream return to the shores of Playa del Carmen for the 2017 edition of All Day I Dream Of The BPM Festival. Along for the ride will be Hoj and Lost Desert. ... Read more

Day Zero Brings Dixon, Âme, Bedouin & More To The Tulum Jungle

Fostering a a reimagination of the modern-rave, the introspective and spiritual Day Zero Festival has announced its lineup for 13 January, 2017. Spawned on the mystical final day of the Ancient mayan Calendar, Day Zero has since come to reflect the ebb and flow of its jungle habitat, a sacred space where the sonic tools of the ancient world meet that of the new. Located on the Mayan jungles surrounding Tulum and founded by Crosstown Rebels‘ bossman Damian Lazarus, the 2017 edition will bring Lazarus’ Crosstown familia like Dinky, DJ Three, Serge Devant, Mathew Johnson, and Metrika, as well as ... Read more

Interview: Hector

writeup by Jack Roland interview by Ian MacKenzie Here with us today on DHA is Hector; Mexico’s champion whose name is highly respected and well-centered within the underground house and techno scene. Effortlessly balancing a will to experiment with an unwavering commitment to the founding spirit of house, his ease and relaxed approach is hard to come by in such a saturated industry. In contrast to the Trojan Prince, Hector’s career was initiated by patience and dedication. The sirens of overseas music lured him from Guadalajara to London; where he would later find himself visiting many locations in Europe and ... Read more

The BPM Festival Announces Dates for 2016

Marking its ninth anniversary already, The BPM Festival returns to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on January 8-17, 2016, kicking off the global festival calendar as one of the most prominent hotspots for underground dance music enthusiasts. Stretched across ten days of continuous musical programming with a growing calendar of events and roster of global talent, The BPM Festival continues to solidify its stature on the international festival circuit. Last year’s programming showcased over 375 artists during 10 days and nights, with more than 60,000 attendees from over 60 countries descending upon the festival. To call The BPM Festival anything less ... Read more

BPM Festival Report 2015 – Part 2

Written by: Peter Dingemanse & Lex Van Aken Part 2 of our epic BPM festival report continues right from where we left off in the first part.  Peter: Monday at Fusion was Maeve Rave time. Mark Flynn aka The Drifter opened what would become one of the best events of the festival. All DJ’s matched harmoniously with each other and were aware of time, place and corresponding atmosphere when playing. It all started, like a beach party should, with relaxed beats, then Baikal took it up a notch and by the time Tennis handed over to Mano Le Tough the ... Read more

BPM Festival Announces Insane Line Up

Our first BPM Festival experience was last year on the beautiful Playa Del Carmen and and it has never really let us go. Partying at great venues while listening to your favourite DJ’s, with the glistening ocean right at your feet. That we would return to this place was a given. Well, BPM has just announced the line up for its 2015 edition. There’s not much to be said here except WOW. January 9th – 18th | BPM Festival | Tickets | Playa Del Carmen, Mexico |