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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

The BPM Festival Interview: Coyu

As we meet “The Big Cat” at BPM for the Suara showcase in Mexico, he gives the last instructions to the stage manager, “keep the dancers for later when there is more people” he says. The music just started and people are already showing up. It is no surprise, he gets always a strong following. When you look at what Coyu has accomplished since he started Suara nine years ago. He’s become the most famous DJ in Barcelona, one of the most notorious DJs in Spain, launched the Suara Foundation along with an online and physical store (located in Borne, ... Read more

The BPM Festival Interview: Francesca Lombardo

From her memorable sets at Burning Man to her live recordings with Mixmag Lab or recently at The BPM Festival, Francesca Lombardo keep surprising everyone by her versatile selections and her skills behind the decks. 2016 has been a great year for her and when someone like Uner says: “I wanna see Francesca tonight because I never saw her play” you gotta think, that lady must be special. She has a new remix that just came out on her label Echolette Records, with an original song by ultra spiritual Birds of Mind, called “Ankara” and at DHA we love it ... Read more

Party Report: Ya’ah Muul I @ The BPM Festival 2017

YA’AH MUUL is one of those BPM Festival events you don’t want to miss. The massive show takes place literally in the forest in a new venue named “The Jungle” and yes Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Francesca Lombardo and D’Julz in the Jungle in Mexico are all delicious ingredients, which turned out to be some kind of magical experience. Add to the equation Mixmag and a Warung stage and you simply end up having an experience of a lifetime. As it was well instructed by the The BPM Festival crew we start by taking the shuttle from downtown ... Read more

5 Must See Events At The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary

Only a few days away from The BPM festival’s monumental 10th anniversary edition, bringing in 2017 with over 460 artists and 80 showcases between 6-15 January. Of course we’ll be there, but with so many events we’ve already put together the 5 we are most looking forward to. Which events will you be at at The BPM festival 2017? Deeperfect | Tickets | Wah Wah Beach Bar The Italian imprint ran by el maestro Stefano Noferini will be a highlight of BPM with the likes of Spanish talented Uner along side Pirupa, Miguel Batista and more…Be there or be square! ... 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

BPM Festival Announces Initial Info For Monumental 10th Anniversary

With the dreaded winter months just a stones throw away, BPM have released the first ten showcases ahead of their 10 day and night underground, dance marathon music festival, which will run from January 6th – 15th 2017, and take place in the picturesque Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. With the festival celebrating its 10th year anniversary it has managed to pack in an eye watering list of globally respected music labels and iconic brands, as fans can look forward to Jamie Jones bringing his infamous Paradise party, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Marco Carola’s Music On and Steve ... Read more

Festival Report: BPM Festival

The BPM Festival 2016 wrapped the 9th edition of it´s ten-day music festival. Located in the beautiful Caribbean town of Playa del Carmen it featured over 375 artists playing in 11 official venues. It´s a lot to choose from in 10 days, but there were some that really made an impression on me so I´ll tell you about my favorite parties over the course of 10 days of sun, sand and electronic beats. Ants @ Blue Parrot The opening night saw the Blue Parrot club absolutely rammed. You could tell from the moment you arrived that the sound system had ... Read more

BPM 2016 Reveals First Names Of Mouth-Watering Line-Up

Picture by: Doug Van Sant for TheBPMFestival.com With the twentieth edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event behind us, the dance community is already fixing its sights on the next best thing to come, and that’s that the festival happening on the other side of the Atlantic: The BPM Festival. Each year the unmatched, ten day event on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, set in the tropical paradise of Playa Del Carmen, is the designated spot where every artist, mover and shaker will head to right after the new year has set in. And for its 2016 edition, BPM has just released the first phase ... 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 |  

BPM Festival Announce First Phase Of Line-UP

The highly regarded BPM Festival is returning for its eight edition this year. From January 9/18 2015, the majestic Playa Del Carmen will once again be the setting where all underground dance music aficionados and their heroes come together, and turning a winter holiday into a sun-drenched paradise of music and dancing around-the-clock. Set along the scenic landscape of the Mayan Riviera, The BPM Festival offers attendees a chance to experience a taste of one of the greatest sides of Mexican culture and venture off the beaten path, in addition to indulging in Playa del Carmen’s bustling nightlife scene. From ... Read more

BPM Festival 2014 Starts With A BANG

For the past 7 year on the beaches of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico, a festival gives the starting signal for electronic music in the upcoming year. While clubbers from Europe and North America are seeking sanctuary in the underground clubs for the duration of winter, in the Mexican paradise filled with beaches, sand and too much tequila, BPM Festival breaks loose, giving music enthusiasts a refuge from the cold weather. BPM hosts its seventh edition and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In 2013, over 30.000 music lovers from all over the globe showed up and this year ... Read more