Archives for November 2016

November 30, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival Podcast 049 with Sharam (Live From Montreal)

With a legacy stretching nearly a quarter century with accolades including Grammy Award winner for his work in Deep Dish with Dubfire, plus multiple Grammy nominations and dozens of other individual accomplishments in international charts and the underground scene, The BPM Festival Podcast series is extremely proud to welcome back Sharam. Apart from his work on the decks and in the studio, Sharam’s Yoshitoshi Recordings has helped create and establish a platform for artists in the underground scene with releases from the likes of Nicole Moudaber, UMEK, Rony Seikaly, andhim and countless others. Never one to rest on his laurels, Sharam released his second artist album, ‘Retroactive’, this past summer, where he took a retrospective look at his early influences as a DJ and music lover.

A legend in his own right, get lost in Sharam’s newest mix for The BPM Festival Podcast live from Muzique in Montreal, Canada as he continues his trajectory as a masterfully bold and barrier-breaking DJ/producer. We can’t wait to dance with him in January -- stay tuned to see which party he’s playing!

November 30, 2016 - No Comments!

Full YA’AH MUUL Lineups Announced! Carl Cox, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice & Many More!

Presenting two of our biggest event lineups to date in our decade long history, we are proud to announce the full lineups for YA’AH MUUL I & II, our signature festival within a festival event in The Jungle!

Presented by our amigos Mixmag, venture to The Jungle opening weekend during #BPM2017 for Mixmag Presents YA’AH MUUL I on Saturday, January 7 with the one and only Carl Cox headlining the Main Stage with additional sets from Art Department, Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Shaun Reeves, and Acid Mondays. Plus, catch sets from D'Julz, Chaim, Francesca Lombardo, Renato Ratier, Albuquerque, Conti & Leo Janeiro as the iconic Brazilian beach club Warung hosts their own stage.

During closing weekend, join us on Saturday, January 14 for The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL II for a triple threat b2b2b session from Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Loco Dice, along with sets from Guy Gerber, Kenny Glasgow, Lauren Lane, Nitin, Bas Ibellini, Rony Seikaly, Caleb Calloway, The Mekanism, George Stavro, and Who.

Individual event tickets for both YA’AH MUUL parties are available now! Stay tuned for set times, more incoming showcase announcements, and details on shuttles to The Jungle!


Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I
Saturday, January 7, 2017
The Jungle
Tickets available here


The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL II
Saturday, January 14, 2017
The Jungle
Tickets available here

November 28, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing in Paradise Trailer

Here's a sneak peek of The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing in Paradise presented by Mixmag, Handlebar Films, and Bud Light México.

Filmed on location in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the documentary will commemorate The BPM Festival's decade long rise to prominence and influential stature within the global festival circuit and examine the cultural connection and parallel growth between the festival and the city it calls home.

Featuring interviews and behind-the-scenes views with festival directors, staff, local officials and a worldwide palette of BPM artists including Apollonia, Cassy, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Dusky, Gorgon City, Hector, John Digweed, Lauren Lane, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, Solomun, Stacey Pullen, and more to watch as they describe the impact the festival has had on the music scene in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and beyond.

Keep watching our social media channels for news on the world premiere screenings during The BPM Festival 2017!

November 18, 2016 - No Comments!

Show us your Mexican pride for a chance to win 3-day opening weekend passes!

Show us your Mexican pride for #RevolucionMexicana for a chance to win (2) 3-day opening weekend passes!
1. Post a photo of you and the Mexican flag on Instagram or Twitter
2. Follow & tag @TheBPMFestival + use hashtags #BPMMexicoPride #VivaMexico #BPM2017
3. Last day to enter - Monday, November 21. Winner announced Wednesday, November 23.

Demuestra tu orgullo de #RevolucionMexicana para tener la oportunidad de ganar (2) brazaletes de 3-días para el fin de semana de apertura!
1. Publica una foto tuya con la bandera mexicana en Instagram o Twitter.
2. Sigue y etiqueta @TheBPMFestival y usa los hashtags #BPMMexicoPride #VivaMexico #BPM2017
3. El ultimo día para participar es el lunes 21 de noviembre. El ganado se anunciará el miércoles 23 de noviembre.


-Must be 18 or older.

-Must follow and tag @TheBPMFestival on Instagram.

-Contest begins on November 18, 2016 and will end on November 21, 2016.

-Winners will be selected by The BPM Festival and notified via Instagram on November 23, 2016 and must respond by November 25, 2016 11pm EST to claim their prize.

-Travel and accommodation are not included.

-Prizes are non-transferable and can only be redeemed at The BPM Festival box office in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with government issued photo ID.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

November 17, 2016 - No Comments!

30 Showcases Announced So Far for BPM 2017!

With less than 50 days until our tenth anniversary fiesta, we are excited to welcome the next 10 showcases that will be joining us in our home of Playa del Carmen. Having individually played BPM in past years, Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich and Matthias Tanzmann make their BPM debut together as supergroup Better Lost Than Stupid, UK duo Dusky brings their signature event Dusky Presents, the legendary Carl Cox with his authoritative underground imprint Intec, the return of party brand and record label Kaluki, Marco Bailey’s techno-focused party MATERIA, catz ‘n dogz Polish imprint Pets Recordings, Lee Foss’ out-of-this-world party series and record label Repopulate Mars, Riva Starr’s house heavy label SNATCH!, Diynamic Music chief Solomon with his famed Solomon +1 party concept, and Coyu's cat-loving, reputable Spanish label Suara.

Expect many more showcases to come, and in case you missed it, we’ve announced over 100 names in our Phase 1 artist lineup - check it out here! Get your festival passes now and join us for our celebration!


November 10, 2016 - No Comments!

YA’AH MUUL Dates and Lineups for Medellín, Bogotá, Santiago, and Lima

The first dates and lineups for our YA’AH MUUL South and Central America Tour have been announced! Join us together with our BPM familia as we give you a tease of what is to come at our massive tenth anniversary celebration this coming January 6-15 at The BPM Festival 2017.

Friday, December 9
Medellín, Colombia
Roger Sanchez
at Secret Location - more info soon!

Saturday, December 10
Bogotá, Colombia
Paul Ritch
at Buam

Friday, December 16
Santiago, Chile
Marco Carola & Nic Fanciulli
at Espacio Broadway

Saturday, December 17
Lima, Peru
Marco Carola & Nic Fanciulli
at Superclub Open Air

Stay tuned for more dates and lineups and the latest #BPM2017 news by signing up for our newsletter!


November 8, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival Nominated for “Best Mexican Festival” in the Nightlife Mexico Awards!

We are extremely excited to be nominated for “Best Mexican Festival” in the 2016 Nightlife Mexico Awards! With our tenth anniversary celebration quickly approaching, we are very proud to be recognized by our native Mexican dance music community and hope to see many of you in Playa this January. Vote here now!

Don’t forget to vote for our BPM familia too! Check out some of our nominated amigos in the below categories.

Best Producer / Mejor Productor:
Robbie Akbal

Best Underground DJ / Mejor DJ Underground:
Omar Labastida
Louie Fresco
Flavio Navarro
The Climbers
Risky Business

Best Live Act / Mejor Live Act:
Zombies in Miami

Best Mexican Festival / Mejor Festival Mexicano:
The BPM Festival

Best Beach Club / Mejor Beach Club:
Blue Parrot
Canibal Royal
Martina Beach

Best Party Hotel Concept / Mejor Party Concept Hotel:
Thompson PDC

Best Label / Mejor Label:
Akbal Music

Best International Artist / Mejor Artista Internacional Top Anual

November 4, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival 2017 Phase 1 Artists Announced

Our Phase 1 artist lineup for The BPM Festival 2017 has been announced! With familiar faces that have been there since our first gathering in 2008 to new names that have been welcomed into our familia, we are excited to have them all joining us for our tenth anniversary festivities. Featuring living legends and underground icons like Art Department, Carl Cox, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, John Digweed, Lee Burridge, Marco Carola, Nicole Moudaber, Seth Troxler, Solomun, and The Martinez Brothers to hotly tipped artists like Hector, Lauren Lane, Richy Ahmed, wAFF and hundreds more, our feet are already itching to hit the dance floor!

With just over two months to go until the fiesta kicks off, don’t sleep on grabbing your festival passes to the biggest celebration in BPM history! 3, 7, and 10-day festival passes are on sale now exclusively on while supplies last.

Be sure to arrive to Playa in style by checking out our recently launched BPM online merch store! Plus for a limited time, enjoy FREE worldwide shipping with promo code: SHIPFREE. Check out our latest designs and styles now at

Stay tuned for more artist and showcase announcements by following us on social media at @TheBPMFestival and signing up for our newsletter!



November 3, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival Podcast 048 with Sian – #Octopus100 Mix

With prominent underground label Octopus Recordings quickly approaching its 100th release, label boss and bass driven techno DJ/producer Sian presents a very special edition of The BPM Festival Podcast with an exclusive #Octopus100 mix. Celebrating the label’s momentous occasion around the world, Sian and Octopus Recordings label artists will be showcasing their take on classic modern techno with a series of #Octopus100 events including The BPM Festival 2017 on Friday, January 13. Featuring a slew of recent and upcoming Octopus Recordings releases, including tracks from Sian’s recent ‘Spectrum’ EP, dive in as Sian captivates you with some deep and dark techno selections.

3, 7, and 10-day festival passes are on sale now while supplies last!

November 2, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL South & Central America Tour

In the weeks leading up to our grand celebration in Playa del Carmen, we invite you to join us and experience BPM vibes as we take our signature YA’AH MUUL party throughout South and Central America from November 12 to January 5. Come and dance the night away with members of our BPM familia for a teaser of what is to come this January at our tenth anniversary fiesta. Check out the cities below and let us know which show you’re coming to!

The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL South & Central America Tour (in alphabetical order)
Asunción, Paraguay
Bogotá, Colombia
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cartagena, Colombia
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
Córdoba, Argentina
Lima, Peru
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Medellín, Colombia
Montevideo, Uruguay
Paraná Entre Ríos, Argentina
Punta del Este, Uruguay
Santiago, Chile
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Stay tuned for more information on artist lineups, venue details, tickets, and more by following us on social media (@TheBPMFestival) and signing up for our newsletter.


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