Dangerouz and Alex Peace team up for ‘Feel Me Now’

Armed with a highly energetic, festival-shaking release catalogue that includes crowd-pleasing Beatport Top 100 hits such as ‘Kingpin’, ‘Police Raid’, ‘Brenessy’ and ‘Dynasty’, it’s clear to see why McAllen based DJ and producer Dangerouz has been causing huge waves in the Texas clubbing circuit – becoming one of North America’s most sough-after showmen in the process.

Next to be added to his ever-expanding arsenal of records is ‘Feel Me Now’, a track that is set to become a dancefloor winner around the globe. Full of filthy basslines, goovy percussion, driving beats and infectious vocals, ‘Feel Me Now’, is one that any DJ must have in their record collection. It’s out now as part of the ‘Playa Del Carmen’ compilation album on Alex Peace’s Tru Musica imprint so make sure you grab your copy now!

‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ Compilation Album mixed by Hector, Vamos A La Playa Tour + Vatos Locos @ The BPM Festival on January 14

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in Playa del Carmen, Mexico this January 6-15, 2017, The BPM Festival is very excited to announce ‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ compilation album mixed by Vatos Locos head honcho and Mexico’s own son Hector. As the second compilation album released by The BPM Festival, this very special release will highlight key players from the festival’s 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 the beaches of Playa del Carmen and exclusive VL Recordings and 8bit Records tracks from Andrea Oliva, Hector, Marco Carola, and Timo Maas.

“’I feel extremely honored to have compiled and mixed ‘X’ to celebrate 10 years of The BPM Festival. Featuring exclusives and classics from artists close to the festival’s heart, this compilation will raise money for local charities to thank the community for playing host to one of the world’s best festivals for a decade.” — Hector

Presenting a new series of signature pre-parties around the globe, The BPM Festival presents the Vamos A La Playa tour headlined by Hector. With stops in Brazil, Canada, Colombia, and the United States, BPM and Vatos Locos fans can experience BPM party vibes before the grand 10th anniversary celebration in Playa del Carmen this January.

With Hector, founding his Vatos Locos party brand at The BPM Festival 2015, hosting his VL Recordings label launch at his 2016 Vatos Locos BPM party, and playing the festival for the fifth consecutive time this coming January, The BPM Festival is proud to have an artist it has seen grow and develop into one of the underground’s most sought-after DJs and one of its most devoted BPM familia members help commemorate the anniversary milestone occasion with ‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’. All profits from the release will be donated to local charities in thanks for the support of the local community in hosting The BPM Festival for the past decade including El Cineclub, Interplaya, Onca Maya, Sistema DIF Municipal De Solidaridad, Tortugaton, and Sos El Arca. A true opportunity to give back to the local community, limited edition copies will be available in Playa del Carmen at Spinny Grooves, where Hector will be signing copies for a special release party on January 13 between 6-9pm (20th Avenue between 10th Street and 10th Street Bis Norte), The BPM Store (La Playa and 28th Street in Aldea Thai Plaza) and at BPM pop-up shops at daytime venues.

Vatos Locos will celebrate its third annual showcase at The BPM Festival 2017 for a full-blown daytime showdown at the Blue Parrot with Chad Andrew, David Gtronic, Hanfry Martinez, Hector, Javier Carballo, Mahony, Pinto, Randall M, Seb Zito, Sece and very special surprise guests on Saturday, January 14. Hector will be announcing the special guests via his socials throughout the lead up to the festival.

‘X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival’ is out on CD on January 6, 2017 and digitally on Beatport January 14, 2017.

The BPM Festival presents Vamos A La Playa Tour with Hector
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

Patrick Topping – Wouldn’t Dare (Original Mix)

The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary: YA’AH MUUL Full Lineups & The BPM Festival Official Documentary: Dancing In Paradise (trailer)

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After making waves amongst the dance music community with the announcement of its Phase 1 artist lineup that featured over 100 of the world’s finest DJs accompanied by its first twenty showcases made up of some of the most respected labels and party brands, The BPM Festival welcomes ten additional showcases for its 2017 tenth anniversary edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, taking place January 6-15, 2017.

With the highly anticipated return of its signature event YA’AH MUUL, The BPM Festival doubles down with two spectacular parties for their celebrated festival within a festival. For opening weekend, Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I on Saturday, January 7 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. For closing weekend, The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL II on Saturday, January 14 with a turbocharged 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.

With 30 showcases announced so far with many more to come, the 10 newly announced showcases include: 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, 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 Solomun with his famed Solomun +1 party concept, and Coyu’s cat-loving, reputable Spanish label Suara.

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.

The BPM Festival passes (3, 7, and 10-day) are on sale now while supplies last via www.thebpmfestival.com/tickets.

Mixmag presents YA’AH MUUL I – Saturday, January 7, 2017
CARL COX
ART DEPARTMENT
STEVE LAWLER
VICTOR CALDERONE
SHAUN REEVES
ACID MONDAYS

Warung Stage
D’JULZ
CHAIM
FRANCESCA LOMBARDO
RENATO RATIER
ALBUQUERQUE
CONTI & LEO JANEIRO

The Jungle
Juarez Avenue, past Ave 115
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
10pm-6am

The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary: Phase 1 Lineup – Over 100 Artists Announced!

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The BPM Festival is proud to announce its Phase 1 lineup with over 100 artists for its 2017 tenth anniversary celebration in Playa del Carmen, Mexico from January 6-15, 2017. Featuring familiar faces from its first gathering in 2008 to new and recent names welcomed into the BPM familia, The BPM Festival 2017 will see 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 and hotly tipped artists like Hector, Lauren Lane, Richy Ahmed, wAFF and hundreds more, come together on the beaches and clubs of Playa del Carmen as they showcase the very best in underground electronic music.

With the Phase 1 lineup joining ten recently announced showcases for a total of twenty so far with many more to come, the excitement continues to build for The BPM Festival 2017. Joining the grand celebration this January, Romanian label [a:rpia:r] makes its long anticipated BPM debut, longtime BPM favorite Lee Burridge with All Day I Dream, Ibiza underground mainstay ANTS, French supergroup Apollonia with a very special extended set at Apollonia All Day Long, Solomun’s return with Diynamic in the Jungle, Spanish party starters elrow, Gorgon City and their new project Kingdom, Sian’s take on classic modern techno with Octopus Recordings, Chus & Ceballos’ Iberican Stereo Productions, Mixmag cover star Christian Smith together with Boris for Tronic vs. Transmit, and Mexico’s favorite son Hector with his Vatos Locos party.

Transport to Playa and enjoy BPM’s ethereal beach vibes by listening to the newest episode of The BPM Festival podcast series served up from Tel Aviv-born producer and RUMORS mainstay, Chaim. Listen here. With over 400 artists and over 70 showcases to choose from, fans can expect many more surprises for the most monumental edition of The BPM Festival yet.

The BPM Festival 3-day opening weekend (January 6-8, 2017), 3-day closing weekend (January 13-15, 2017), 7-day (January 9-15, 2017) and 10-day festival passes are on sale now exclusively on TheBPMFestival.com/tickets. Payment plans are available to US residents for 7-day and 10-day passes. Festival pass perks include entry to all BPM events during the respective date range, line bypass, guaranteed entry (subject to venue’s legal capacity) in addition to discounts at over 125 local stores and restaurants.

3, 7 and 10-day festival passes are on sale now while supplies last via www.thebpmfestival.com/tickets.

The BPM Festival 2017 Announced Showcases (20 to date)
January 6 ANTS
January 6 Knee Deep In Sound
January 7 All Day I Dream
January 7 The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL
January 7 Kingdom
January 8 Apollonia All Day Long
January 8 Music On
January 9 Music On
January 9 Keinemusik
January 10 Diynamic in The Jungle
January 10 Tronic vs. Transmit
January 12 Paradise
January 12 Stereo Productions
January 12 [a:rpia:r]
January 13 SCI+TEC
January 13 Warriors
January 13 Octopus Recordings
January 14 Nicole Moudaber presents MOOD
January 14 RUMORS
January 14 Vatos Locos
January 14 The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL
January 15 elrow
+ Many more to be announced!

The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary: First 10 Showcases Announced + Festival Passes On Sale Information

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Winter is coming but anticipation is heating up as The BPM Festival gears up to celebrate their tenth anniversary celebration taking place January 6-15, 2017 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The festival is proud to announce the first ten showcases with globally respected music labels and iconic brands that have supported The BPM Festival throughout their journey and grown together over the years. Fans can look forward to celebrating in style with German collective Keinemusik, Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, Marco Carola’s Music On, Nicole Moudaber presents MOOD, Jamie Jones’ Paradise, Guy Gerber’s RUMORS, Dubfire’s SCI+TEC, No.19 Music’s Social Experiment, Steve Lawler’s Warriors and over 70 more parties to be announced with over 400 artists.

Back for 2017, The BPM Festival’s signature event, YA’AH MUUL takes place both opening and closing weekends during the festival. YA’AH MUUL was introduced at BPM 2016 as the inaugural “festival within a festival” event in The Jungle and was one of the biggest parties to date in BPM history. Featuring stacked lineups across multiple stages and exceptional new experiences for the passionate music fans, festival-goers can expect a fresh new twist for 2017.

The tenth anniversary celebration promises to be the most sensational installment of the festival yet that has grown exponentially over the past decade from 5,000 attendees and 30 artists in 2008 to over 70,000 attendees and 430 artists in 2016. Hosting an ever-growing global gathering of like-minded music fans, DJs, producers, and industry professionals, the annual ten day music festival features day and night parties at various beachfront venues and nightclubs around Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The festival brings music aficionados together to escape winter and set the tone for the upcoming year with the biggest global DJ names and rising underground talent from the house and techno spheres while dancing in the sand by day and in the clubs by night, enjoying every aspect the Mayan Riviera has to offer.

The BPM Festival 3-day opening weekend (January 6-8, 2017), 3-day closing weekend (January 13-15, 2017), 7-day (January 9-15, 2017) and 10-day festival passes go on sale Thursday, October 20 at 11am PDT / 1pm EST / 2pm EDT / 7pm BST exclusively on TheBPMFestival.com/tickets. Payment plans will be available for 7-day and 10-day passes. Festival pass perks include entry to all BPM events during the respective date range, line bypass, guaranteed entry (subject to venue’s legal capacity) in addition to discounts at over 125 local stores and restaurants.

The BPM Festival is excited to announce their new partnership with Eventbrite as the exclusive ticketing partner. Eventbrite is the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform which uses the technology to allow people to create, share, find and attend new things to do that fuel their passions and enrich their lives. Processing over 4 million tickets a month, gives them the leading edge in technology and service while allowing them to fulfill their mission of bringing the world together through live experiences.

The BPM Festival’s travel portal is offering ten hot hotel deals for the tenth anniversary; book now as hotels are filling up fast! Attendees can also view their accommodation options from BPM’s Hand Picked Hotel series featuring a carefully selected list of Playa Del Carmen hotels in close proximity to the festival venues each with a unique discount codes for BPM guests. Click here for a complete list.

BPM’s long awaited online merch store is now open! To celebrate the first showcase announcement, all limited edition BPM merch is available now at a special discounted price in addition to FREE SHIPPING worldwide using promo code: SHIPFREE. Fans can get their gear before #BPM2017 at TheBPMFestivalStore.com.

The BPM Festival 2017 Showcases
January 6 Knee Deep In Sound
January 7 The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL
January 8 Social Experiment
January 8 Music On
January 9 Keinemusik
January 12 Paradise
January 13 SCI+TEC
January 13 Warriors
January 14 Nicole Moudaber presents MOOD
January 14 RUMORS
January 14 The BPM Festival presents YA’AH MUUL
+ Many more to be announced!

The BPM Festival Announces Dates for 2017 Edition, January 6-15, 2017

With 70,000 attendees from 72 countries uniting in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, in January, The BPM Festival 2016 continued to position itself as an essential stop on the festival circuit and perfect winter getaway for underground dance music aficionados from all over the world. The festival is proud to announce dates for its 10th anniversary edition, January 6th to 15th, 2017.

This past January, The BPM Festival 2016 hosted 10 spectacular days and nights featuring over 430 artists at more than 80 showcases from the world’s best established and emerging techno and house music labels and iconic party brands, earning nominations for an IDMA (International Dance Music Award) for “Best Music Event” for a third year in a row and “Festival of the Year” at the first ever Electronic Music Awards & Foundation, as well winning “Best Festival” in the EMPO Awards in 2015 with a nomination in 2016. For 2016, The BPM Festival continued to reach new heights, embracing the profound mystical nature of the ancient Mayan civilization and introducing its signature Ya’ah Muul “festival within a festival” parties, featuring a series of exquisite all-night adventures in its new Jungle venue, complete with multiple stages and an all-star lineups. Stay tuned for the return of Ya’ah Muul in 2017 with a fresh twist.

The BPM Festival was originally conceived for “Bartenders, Promoters, Musicians” with a small gathering of 5,000 attendees mostly working in the nightlife industry. Over the past decade The BPM Festival has grown to become a benchmark festival and global techno tourist destination for 70,000 artists, industry, and music fans from Australia to Aruba to annually reconnect, recharge post-New Year’s Eve, and kick off the new year on the beautiful the Caribbean coastline. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, The BPM Festival promises its biggest and best year yet, bringing together the best in global underground dance music talent, nonstop dancing, and endless adventure — all while connecting with the boundless nature, rich culture and spirit of the Mayan Riviera. With a banner year for parties being planned, including live debuts, new headliners, surprise pop-up parties, unexpected back to back sets, and long awaited reunions, The BPM Festival 2017 is not to be missed. Don’t miss out on the 10 year gala celebration!

This June, Handlebar Films will release the trailer for the first ever full-length documentary on The BPM Festival, Dancing In Paradise. The documentary will delve deep into the history of The BPM Festival: how it all began, key players involved, how it’s spurred growth in the city of Playa del Carmen and ties in with the backdrop of the Mayan Riviera, and much more.

Stay connected on social media for more photos, and info about The BPM Festival’s massive 10th anniversary celebrations in 2017!

The BPM Festival 2016 Announces Phase 1 Artist Lineup + Showcases

Announcing phase one of its artist and showcase lineup, The BPM Festival is excited to reveal the first names for its 2016 edition. Taking place January 8-17, 2016 along Mexico’s colorful Yucatán Peninsula, The BPM Festival creates an unmatched festival experience for underground dance music enthusiasts in the tropical paradise of Playa Del Carmen.

Presenting an all-encompassing roster of today’s leading artists together with the brightest emerging stars of tomorrow, The BPM Festival plays host to showcases from top record labels and underground party brands. With more than 375 artists performing at last year’s edition, The BPM Festival continues to demonstrate its prominence amidst the global festival circuit with its endless musical programming across ten days of day and night events across multiple venues.

Serving as the official ticketing platform for The BPM Festival 2016, Tixr is the only place to get your 2016 festival passes. Tixr is a revolutionary new ticketing platform that redefines the industry from interface to business model while making it easier, faster, and more fun for audiences to buy tickets. Established in 2013, Tixr’s founders have expertise in building secure, scalable technologies, and have designed Tixr to yield a superior product experience through a core team and a group of strategic investors dedicated to achieving one goal: to make Tixr the top choice for progressive event creators around the world.

The BPM Festival official travel portal is powered by Orbitz.com to offer the absolute best prices for flights and hotels for traveling to Playa del Carmen, and will refund the difference for users who find a lower price. By booking through the festival, users can find the best, most direct flights available, see how far each hotel is from all the main festival venues, and utilize a travel portal help section that includes all the need-to-knows about traveling to Mexico. Book your hotels, condos, and flights here.

Update: The BPM Festival Announces Dates for 2016 + Super Early Bird On Sale Date

Marking its ninth anniversary, The BPM Festival returns to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on January 8-17, 2016. Kicking off the global festival calendar as the preeminent destination for dance music enthusiasts, The BPM Festival delivers an incomparable festival experience while providing the essential winter getaway along the picturesque Caribbean coastline. Stretched across ten days of continuous musical programming with an ever-growing calendar of events and roster of global talent, The BPM Festival continues to solidify its stature on the international festival circuit.

New for 2016, The BPM Festival unveils the official BPM crest spotlighting the Black Jaguar in traditional mask form, as one of Mexico’s national animals. The Black Jaguar (also known as “panther”) is an endangered species and a magical beast with mythology dating back to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. BPM is spotlighting the plight of this iconic cat and supports big cat rescue from the tourism trade in Mexico.

Last year’s programming showcased over 375 artists during 10 days and nights, with more than 60,000 attendees from over 60 countries descending upon the festival. A dance music affair like no other, The BPM Festival is the perfect kickoff to the year for industry professionals, artists, and fans of all forms of underground dance music.

The BPM Festival offers festivalgoers an unmatched setting in Playa Del Carmen, amidst the scenic landscape of the Mayan Riviera. The cosmopolitan beach town is home to stunning beaches, breathtaking ecotourism sites and attractions, ancient archaeological wonders, and world-class nightlife.

The BPM Festival official travel portal is powered by Orbitz.com to offer the absolute best prices for flights and hotels for traveling to Playa del Carmen, and will refund the difference for users who find a lower price. By booking through the festival, users can find the best, most direct flights available, see how far each hotel is from all the main festival venues, and utilize a travel portal help section that includes all the need-to-knows about traveling to Mexico. Book your hotels, condos, and flights here.

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