Archives for December 2016

December 21, 2016 - No Comments!

Dance to The BPM Festival Podcast 054 with Bambook

Rising through the ranks and finding a home with Los Angeles-based record label Culprit, Swedish DJ duo Bambook give us the latest mix for The BPM Festival Podcast! Setting themselves apart from the rest by integrating distinguished singers, classic house percussion elements, and emphatic basslines that capture the perfect groove, Bambook have helped bring back original house sounds to the forefront of dance music. Apart from their releases on Culprit, their productions have landed on Get Physical, Kindisch, and Noir Music. As a pair of already familiar faces to the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Bambook return to The BPM Festival once again for the Culprit showcase with Edu Imbernon, Francesca Lombardo, and Droog during opening weekend on Sunday, January 8 for a nighttime showdown at Salsanera, buy your tickets now!

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Tickets available here

December 19, 2016 - No Comments!

Download The BPM Festival 2017 Official Mobile App!

Our official mobile app for The BPM Festival 2017 is now available for iOS and Android! With over 80 showcases taking place during #BPM2017, download the app now and start planning the best ten days of 2017 with your amigos!

Sort through our lineup of over 460 artists, find your favorites, and use our handy event scheduler to put together your personal day-by-day party guide for #BPM2017. Busy packing? Listen to our podcast series directly from the app with new mixes from Cristoph, Lee Burridge, Wolf + Lamb, Andrea Oliva, Sharam, Sian, Chaim, and many more. For our festival pass holders, check out our list of local restaurants and retail stores that will be offering exclusive BPM discounts. And to refresh any BPM vetetrans’ memory or for our first timers, explore and get to know our home of Playa del Carmen in the festival map.

Individual event tickets are also available on the app for quick access to tickets to your favorite #BPM2017 showcases. Make sure to enable push notifications to stay in the know for the latest breaking news, updates and announcements!

December 19, 2016 - No Comments!

The BPM Festival 2017 Phase 2 Artist Lineup

Adding over 350 names, we are very excited to present our Phase 2 artist lineup for the tenth anniversary edition of The BPM Festival! Welcoming DJs from every corner of the globe, we can’t wait see you dance away the first days of 2017 as part of our BPM familia.

What started as a small gathering for friends ten years ago has slowly but surely evolved into one of the biggest and most important fiestas of the year and wouldn’t have been possible without the support of you all throughout the years! As everyday passes, the countdown to our most epic edition of The BPM Festival dwindles down and our excitement continues to build. See you in Playa amigos!

Limited 3, 7 and 10-day festival passes and select single event tickets are currently on sale at (while supplies last).

BPM Line up full

December 13, 2016 - No Comments!

Listen to The BPM Festival Podcast 053 with Cristoph

UK-based DJ/producer Cristoph give us sixty minutes of bumping house and techno before he makes his debut at The BPM Festival. As part of the inaugural 8-track conceptual album series released this past October on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Cristoph reaffirmed his strength and diverse skill set as a producer with each track presenting a new and unique sound. Making them extra personal, each track represents his own personal experience within the music industry - check out the meaning behind each track here.

Joining the legendary Pete Tong at The BPM Festival 2017, see Cristoph at the All Gone Pete Tong party on Thursday, January 12 at the Blue Parrot for a day party with Joris Voorn, Jonas Rathsman, Butch, and YOTTO, get your tickets now!


All Gone Pete Tong
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Blue Parrot
Tickets available here

December 12, 2016 - No Comments!

Check out The BPM Festival Podcast 052 with Lee Burridge

A longtime favorite and well-seasoned veteran of The BPM Festival, Lee Burridge brings us sunny beach vibes with The BPM Festival Podcast 052 premiered exclusively on Deep House Amsterdam! Having played The BPM Festival every year since 2009, Lee Burridge and his All Day I Dream party have become a beachside staple of BPM with its elegant and dream-like decor that makes any fan’s ultimate paradise a reality. Tune in and get ready for All Day I Dream during opening weekend at #BPM2017 at Martina Beach along with Hoj and Lost Desert on Saturday, January 7, get your tickets now!


All Day I Dream
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Martina Beach
Tickets available here

December 9, 2016 - No Comments!

Listen to The BPM Festival Podcast 051 with Wolf + Lamb

With a career spanning more than a decade together as a producer/DJ duo, Brooklyn’s Wolf + Lamb serve up the next mix in The BPM Festival Podcast series. Leading a record label and artist collective of the same name and longtime members of the Crew Love familia, Wolf + Lamb have created unique energies through their music that have made them regulars at Brooklyn hotspot Output and taken them to international destinations and nightclubs like Sao Paulo's D-Edge, Berlin's Watergate, and London's fabric. Listen to their mix now before they hit the beach at the Crew Love party at #BPM2017 on Sunday, January 8 at Canibal Royal with Soul Clap (live), No Regular Play (live) and Nick Monaco.

December 8, 2016 - No Comments!

Listen to The BPM Festival Podcast 050 with Andrea Oliva

Returning to The BPM Festival for his third consecutive year, Andrea Oliva brings us our 50th episode of The BPM Festival Podcast! As the global ambassador for the Ibiza megaparty ANTS, Andrea has helped the party brand maintain an ongoing four-year long residency at Ibiza hotspot Ushuaïa, making him one of the most notable faces on the White Isle every summer. Apart from taking ANTS brand to new heights, Andrea has delivered on his own with festival appearances at Creamfields, Amsterdam Dance Event, We Are FSTVL and releases on Cuttin’ Headz, Knee Deep In Sound, and Desolat.

Bringing the colony back to Playa del Carmen, see Andrea Oliva at ANTS on opening night of #BPM2017 at the Blue Parrot as he plays back-to-back with Davide Squillace along with Francisco Allendes, Joris Voorn, Matthias Tanzmann, and Secondcity on Friday, January 6, get your tickets here.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Blue Parrot
Tickets available here

December 7, 2016 - No Comments!

‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ Compilation Album mixed by Hector + Vatos Locos at #BPM2017!

Founding his Vatos Locos party brand at The BPM Festival 2015, followed by hosting his VL Recordings label launch at his 2016 Vatos Locos BPM party, we are very proud to have our second compilation album, ‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’, mixed by Mexico’s own son Hector. Commemorating our tenth anniversary milestone, the compilation will highlight key players from our decade long history including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Jonny White, Josh Wink, Nicole Moudaber, and The Martinez Brothers, plus tracks that stood the test of the time and soundtracked the days and nights festival-goers danced upon our white sandy beaches of Playa del Carmen and exclusive VL Recordings and 8bit Records tracks from Andrea Oliva, Hector, Marco Carola, and Timo Maas.

With a portion proceeds being donated and distributed to local Mexican charities including El Cineclub, Interplaya, Onca Maya, Sistema DIF Municipal De Solidaridad, Tortugaton, and Sos El Arca, this memorable keepsake is a must-have for any BPM fan.

Available digitally on Beatport on January 14, 2017, and on CD January 6, 2017, stop by The BPM Store (La Playa and 28th Street in Aldea Thai Plaza) and at BPM pop-up shops at daytime venues during The BPM Festival 2017 to pick up your copy! Plus on January 13, make sure to visit Spinny Records (20th Avenue between 10th Street and 10th Street Bis Norte), where Hector will be signing copies for a special release party on January 13 between 6-9pm!

Then on Saturday, January 14, join Hector and the Vatos Locos crew at the Blue Parrot for a full-blown daytime showdown with Chad Andrew, David Gtronic, Hanfry Martinez, Javier Carballo, Mahony, Pinto, Randall M, Seb Zito, Sece and very special surprise guests that will be announced on Hector's social media channels throughout the lead up the festival!

Listen to one of the compilation exclusive tracks, ”El Patronicus” by Hector here!

‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ mixed by Hector Tracklisting
1.  tINI - That's Right (Original Mix) - Desolat (2009)
2. Jonny White - Gush (Nitin Remix) - No.19 Music (2009)
3. Carl Craig - Sandstorms (Original Mix) - Planet E Communications (2004)
4. Destination Void - 1111 (The Martinez Brothers Remix) - Cuttin’ Headz (2014)
5. Jamie Jones - Road To The Studio (Fly Mix) - Hottrax (2012)
6. Josh Wink - Superfreak (Original Mix) - Ovum Recordings (2002)
7. Timo Maas - Fight Me - VL Recordings*
8. Carl Cox - Family Guy (Loco Dice Remix) - Intec (2013)
9. Hector - El Patronicus - VL Recordings*
10. Seth Troxler - CZ (Original Mix) - Tuskegee (2015)
11. Pablo Cahn & Hector - Yesaidu (Marco Carola Edit) - 8bit Records* (Exclusive)
12. Hector - L.A Kr3w (Stacey Pullen Remix) - Saved Records (2012)
13. Andrea Oliva - Road To - VL Recordings*
14. Nicole Moudaber & Skin - You Like This (Paco Osuna Remix) - MOOD Records (2016)
15. Dubfire - Slowburn (DJ Tool) - SCI+TEC (2012)
16. Nathan Barato feat. Sasha Brown - Talk On - Hot Creations (2012)
17. Martin Buttrich - Full Clip - Planet E Communications (2006)
*Denotes exclusive ‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ compilation track






Vatos Locos
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Blue Parrot
Tickets available here

December 2, 2016 - No Comments!

Vamos A La Playa BPM Pre-Parties with Adam Beyer, Hector, Marco Carola & Stacey Pullen

With less than six weeks to go until #BPM2017, we know many of you are itching to hit the dance floor at our ten year anniversary! But until then we invite you to join us for our new BPM pre-party series, Vamos A La Playa. During the month of December and early days of January, join us in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and the United States as we take our BPM party vibes around the globe with Adam Beyer, Hector, Marco Carola and Stacey Pullen. Check out the dates and cities below, we hope to see you on the dance floor!

Marco Carola with Robbie Akbal, Muan, Omar Labastida
Sunday, December 4
@ Blue Parrot
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Tickets available here - FREE before 8pm

Adam Beyer with Herr
Sunday, December 4
@ Pacha
Barcelona, Spain
Tickets available here

Stacey Pullen with Julien Loreto, Sam Zenn
Monday, December 26
Toronto, Canada
Tickets available here

Vamos A La Playa with Hector
December 4 Miami, FL @ Cipriani
December 28 San Luis, Colombia @ Open Air
December 29 Bogota, Colombia @ Baum Club
December 30 TBA @ TBA
December 31 Las Vegas, NV @ MNTRA Presents
January 1 Toronto, Canada @ NEST
January 5 Itajai, Brazil @ Warung
January 7 Jaguaruna, Brazil @ Warung Presents at Place Beach Club
January 14 Playa del Carmen, Mexico @ Vatos Locos at The BPM Festival 2017

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