Tag: Tulum

DHA Mix #337 By Concret

Very much an evolving project as much a musical act, Concret emanates visceral soundscapes, raw disco, dirty house, techno, world influences, and hip hop into an eclectic combination of underground electronic music. Composed of Italo-Mexican musician Diego Angelico Escobar and Italian Producer Q-Pha, Concert’s research based approach to sound’s relationship within the urban environment has made them a much demanded act the world over. In two days, Concret will appear on Tulum’s Mayan Coast, where they will join the likes of DJ Three, Marvin & Guy, Telefon Tel Aviv, and more for the communal ‘Closer’ event at the Papaya Playa ... 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

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

Boiler Room Breakdowns: Kaytranada’s Divine Comedy

After the success of Solomun’s Shakespearean tragedy (and the amount of fun we had writing it), we started wondering what we could tackle next, and Kaytranada’s Montreal session came up almost immediately. Sure it doesn’t have anywhere near the views that Solomun’s video does and it’s less than half the length but it is packed with content. It also doesn’t have the tragic story line.. See also: Boiler Room Breakdowns – Solomun Tulum Kaytranada’s Boiler Room, in many ways, is a comedy, a Divine Comedy, full of eccentric characters and unlikely events. If we ever doubted it was the one to ... Read more

The Modern Shakespearean Tragedy That Is Solomun’s Boiler Room

By: Jack Dolan With well over 8 million views, Solomun’s Boiler Room session in Tulum, Mexico is one of the most popular to date. Only Carl Cox’s Ibiza takeover and Richie Hawtin (in Amsterdam) have more views. Thanks to the success of this video, the Bosnian DJ and relative newcomer now shares a podium with two dance music legends. Its fair to say that Solomun’s set is pretty flawless but as the endless stream of YouTube comments below suggest; there is something else going on here. Pause the video at almost any point and you see a scene that resembles ... 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