Ten Years of The BPM Festival

The BPM Festival is dynamic. One night you experience Paul Kalkbrenner in the jungle. The next you see Richie Hawtin on the beach. Then Scuba in a neon cantina. BPM defies the static of the traditional festival; in essence you have a gathering as diverse in genres and venues as Miami Music Week, but with a greater unison. Everyone feels like a part of the same party.

At The BPM Festival, there’s a unison between both sides of the stage. It’s as geared towards those working in the music industry as it is with those who support it. What sets The BPM Festival apart is that it’s one of the few gatherings that has an entire city as a platform for bringing music lovers together. Good music encompasses nearly every square inch of sand in Playa Del Carmen. When you combine that with jungles and the Caribbean as your backdrop, it attracts the best artists and fans in the world.

The BPM Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary for ten days in January, from the 6th to the 15th, spanning two weekends and thirty showcases announced so far:


The DanceDeep team will be in attendance for all ten days of The BPM Festival, with our eyes set on Pets Recordings, Knee Deep In Sound, Ants, All Day I Dream, YA’AH MUUL, Suara, Music On, Repopulate Mars, Dusky Presents, Paradise, Solomun +1, and Octopus Recordings.

The legendary YA’AH MUUL returns for both weekends of BPM, the first of which features Carl Cox, Art Department, Steve Lawler, Victor Calderone, Shaun Reeves, and Acid Mondays on Saturday, January 7th. Closing weekend features YA’AH MUUL II on Saturday, January 14 with Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers, and Loco Dice in a three-way back to back, alongside Guy Gerber, Kenny GlasgowLauren Lane, and Bas Ibellini.


The BPM Festival announced its ten latest additions to the showcase roster last week, including the BPM debut of Better Lost Than Stupid—a trio of Davide Squillace, Martin Buttrich and Matthias Tanzmann—quintessential UK duo Dusky with the much anticipated Dusky Presents, Carl Cox’s Intec, Marco Bailey’s techno-focused MATERIA, Catz ‘N Dogz’ Pets Recordings, Lee Foss’ ascending Repopulate Mars, Riva Starr’s house label SNATCH!Diynamic Music head Solomun with Solomun +1, and Coyu’s feline-centric Spanish label, Suara.

To top it all off, Handlebar Films will present a full length documentary highlighting BPM’s ten year influence, featuring interviews and industry insight with the festival directors and staff, local Playa Del Carmen leaders, and a spectrum of BPM musicians including Apollonia, Boris, Cassy, Chus & Ceballos, Coyu, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, Dusky, Ellen Allien, Gorgon City, Hector, John Digweed, Nicole Moudaber, Richie Hawtin, Solomun, Stacey Pullen, and Steve Lawler. Here’s a sneak peak with the newly released trailer:

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