BPM Festival is Mexico’s Playa del Carmen based spectacle that takes place every year during early January, and its recently been confirmed that will fall between January 3rd and 12th for the 2014 edition. The festival has grown larger each year, hosting beach front parties during the day and nightclub parties during the evening. The ten-day event is not your run-of-the-mill festival; you might find yourself at a secret jungle rave or dancing in a cave located inside the Mayan Ruins. The experience is boundless and hosts a slew of underground superstar talents. Last year hosted acts like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Sasha, among many others.
Editors’ Note: Check out our favorite sets from last year’s BPM Festival here.
If you’re anything like us, you probably spent much of the last ten days avoiding social media for fear of mention of BPM, an event quickly becoming dance music’s greatest amalgamation of (largely deep house and techno) talent at once. The sixth annual festival took place this year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico — far away from the cold winds and boring cubicles many festivalgoers left behind for a glorious combination of beaches and beats. None of us over at Dancing Astronaut were of the lucky to attend, but we did catch some of the many killer sets that went down on the playas and in the clubs. Not all of these sets are complete and they’re definitely not a replacement for actually attending, but we hope this roundup will offer even the tiniest bit of solace. Click below for our choices from Andre Crom, Nicole Moudaber, Tale of Us, Ellen Allien, Sven Väth, Dubfire, Eats Everything, Cassy, Sasha, and Seth Troxler b2b Guy Gerber.
The BPM Festival 2013 phase 1 lineup is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Just as in years past, BPM has acted as the perfect mid-winter getaway festival. It is where artists come to perform and take time off from the year’s hectic touring schedule, and where people from all over the world come together to witness some of the best electronic music the world has to offer. (more…)