This week I woke up from a dream that I was on a sandy beach, drinking a piece of paradise out of a coconut shell with a straw umbrella sticking out. After stretching and drinking a cup of coffee I remembered… only 34 days until The 10th Anniversary BPM Festival starts in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
In October we announced the 10 year anniversary and first ten showcases, now I’m very excited to announce another 20 legendary techno showcases and the details of their signature, event the famed festival within a festival and rumble in the jungle YA’AH MUUL!
This year BPM doubles the fun, two nights in the jungle! Opening weekend, Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I with Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Shaun Reeves, and Acid Mondays on the Main Stage while the Warung Stage features D’Julz, Chaim, Francesca Lombardo, Renato Ratier, Albuquerque, Conti & Leo Janeiro. Closing weekend, The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL II featuring 3-way Seth Troxler b2b The Martinez Brothers b2b Loco Dice, along with Guy Gerber, Kenny Glasgow, Lauren Lane, Nitin, Bas Ibellini, Rony Seikaly, Caleb Calloway, The Mekanism, George Stavro, and Who.
The latest addition to the BPM Festival includes shopping list of acts I can’t get enough of and some that I’ve always dreamed of seeing! I cannot wait to groove to the BPM debut of supergroup Better Lost Than Stupid composed of Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich and Matthias Tanzmann, UK duo Dusky with their signature event Dusky Presents, Carl Cox’s authoritative underground imprint Intec, Marco Bailey’s techno-focused party MATERIA, Riva Starr’s house heavy label SNATCH!, Diynamic Music chief Solomun with his famed Solomun +1 party concept, and I’ve only heard good things of the party brand and record label Kaluki as well as Lee Foss’ out-of-this-world party series and record label Repopulate Mars! catz ‘n dogz Polish imprint Pets Recordings always puts on a great show and Coyu’s cat-loving, Spanish label Suara is one of my favorite labels to play!
Commemorating the festival’s decade long rise to prominence and influential stature within the global festival circuit – Mixmag, Handlebar Films, and Bud Light Mexico present the trailer for The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing in Paradise. The full length documentary film will highlight the festival’s history and meteoric rise to being one the world’s most important dance music events in the world that establishes the tone for the remainder of the year over the last decade. A Handlebar Films production directed by Kevin MacKenzie, the film features interviews and behind-the-scenes views with festival directors and staff, Rafael Castro Castro, former Playa del Carmen Mayor and the Secretario General of the Municipio of Solidaridad at the time of filming, Director of Bud Light Mexico Nicolas Mamboury, and a worldwide palette of BPM artists including Apollonia, Boris, Cassy, Chus & Ceballos, Coyu, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Dusky, Ellen Allien, Gorgon City, Hector, John Digweed, Lauren Lane, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, Robbie Akbal, Solomun, Stacey Pullen, Steve Lawler, and more as they examine the cultural connection and parallel development within this historic region and the impact the festival has had on the music scene in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and beyond. The film will premiere during The BPM Festival 2017 with a free screening for fans and exclusive screening for industry & media presented by Mixmag. Check out the trailer here!
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