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Mexico’s RHA Fest Drops Lineup Featuring Green Velvet, Claptone, Catz ‘n Dogz and more

A new Mexican festival is set to debut this year, as RHA Festival drops its inaugural lineup for the event taking place in Punta Mita in the Riviera Nayarit.

This new festival experience in the sands of the famed Punta Mita Resort is just two hours from Southern California, making it an accessible festival for people across the border too. RHA means water flowing in wixárika, the language of the indigenous people of Mexico’s Nayarit region. Flow, is a reference that tells us about their journey of life. The water that flows, the water that evaporates, the water that rains and returns.

The lineup, which came out today includes Green Velvet, Claptone, Dimitri From Paris Purple Disco Machine, Doc Martin, Catz ‘N Dogz, Walker & Royce, Marques Wyatt, Jay Tripwire and more. See full flyer below:

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The BPM Festival Cancels Brazil Edition

 

The BPM Festival has posted a new statement following the deaths at Blue Parrot in Playa del Carmen on the last night of the festival earlier in January of this year.

“Our hearts are broken by the loss of six wonderful lives that were cruelly cut short,” begins the statement, naming all six victims killed during the shooting at the club that was hosting The BPM’s closing Elrow party. “The dance floor is where people come together to share joy, be with friends, create memories, and celebrate life. While our festival and dance community have experienced a tragedy, we’d also like to remember the magical moments, new friendships, and beautiful landscape of Mexico that we’ve all shared over the last 10 years.”

As part of the statement, The BPM Festival has announced that it will be canceling its plans for the inaugural Brazil edition of the event, plans that were announced during last month’s BPM Festival in Mexico and originally scheduled for April of 2017. The Portugal expansion plans, announced at the same time as those for Brazil but taking place in September of 2017, will continue.

The BPM Festival is not likely to return to Playa, as local Mexican officials there have banned the festival from taking place after 10 years of operation.

The victims of the tragedy were Rafael Penaloza Vega, Giovanni Arturo Amparan Saragossa (both of Mexico), Daniel Pessina (Italy), Alejandra Villanueva (USA) and two security staff, Kirk Wilson from Canada and Geovanni Francisco Ruiz Murillo (Mexico). Kirk Wilson was a well-known member of the Canadian nightlife scene as a respected doorman that had worked in the industry for years. A GoFundMe has been organized to support his family.

Read the full statement below:
 

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XLR8R Brings Blond:ish, Deadbeat, Rob Garza, and More to Tulum, Mexico

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Aside from being a breath-taking part of the world, Tulum, Mexico is becoming a premiere location for quality electronic events. Often utilized by various labels and promoters during BPM week, Tulum is now seeing some pre-BPM events come to the foreground for the early part of 2016. Read more

Celebrate New Year’s on the Beach at Coincidance Festival

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“Beach and beats, fiesta and siesta.” Sounds like a perfectly doable motto regarding Coincidance Festival, a relatively new Caribbean music festival due to take place over New Year’s weekend from December 30 to January 2. Coincidance had a successful first edition with a turnout of four thousand strong during the 2014-2015 transition, and this year’s festival is bringing the heat with an additional day of fun and parties.  Read more

BPM Festival 2016 Phase 1 Lineup Is As Massive As It Gets

BPM-Jan10-Night-LifeDeath-BlueVenado-CP-2295-819x545In a show of enormous talent, BPM Festival has outdone itself with a Phase 1 lineup announcement today. Techno lovers galore, all the names going down the lineup prove to be absolute madness. Looks like it’s going to be a week of beach and beats with talent stretching the universes and back from Detroit techno to Ibiza dance to UK garage to West Coast Dirtybird to Chicago house. Everyone who’s going is definitely going to be a happy camper. Read more

BPM Festival Announces 2016 Dates and Early Bird Tickets

“It’s important to be here because the rest of the world is here — well, at least the connoisseurs of good music are here. It’s insane, everyone is basically here playing, it’s very important to be represented and to show the world what the good music is about.” — Joris Voorn

For the past nine years the dance industry welcomes the new year with the iconic BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The BPM Festival 2016 will take place at various venues in the pristine beach location from January 8-17th, and organizers are releasing a limited batch of early bird tickets for those willing to commit this far in advance.

Super Early Bird Tickets for BPM Festival 2016 will be on sale Friday July 17th at 5:00 PM EST, and will be available on the BPM Festival Official Website on that date.

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As always, it is a highly anticipated festival for fans and industry folk alike. Many trade in their rain coats and umbrellas for bathing suits and margaritas, all while enjoying 10 days of some of the best that underground dance music has to offer. The Phase 1 Lineup is yet to be announced, but we can be certain that BPM will bring forth another fulfilling year with a variety of acts and labels in the underground spectrum. Last year BPM Festival hosted over 375 artists throughout the 10 day event, and had an astonishing 60,000 attendees making the journey from all over the world. Let’s see how things align for the 2016 edition.

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Be-at TV Live Stream of the 2015 BPM Festival

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The great migration to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for the annual BPM Festival has already begun. Many music and nightlife enthusiasts already have their feet in the sand, and are gearing up for the ten day vacation in the festivals beautiful Mexican location. Unfortunately, we all can’t be there, but that’s where the folks at Be-at TV come in. The premiere streaming website will be featuring live and recorded video streams of a grip of parties throughout the ten day marathon. They’ve kicked off their 2015 streaming with the Stereo Productions and RUMORS events. Not a bad start, but the best is yet to come.

For a more detailed streaming schedule you can head over to Be-at TV’s schedule of events.

BPM Festival is the perfect get away for fans and artists alike, while still providing world class talent from many noteworthy labels. Be-at TV will be able to satisfy all of our BPM desires by streaming parties such as All Day I Dream, In The MOOD, the Diynamic Showcase, and the Cadenza party amongst many more.

BPM has risen to become one of the leading festivals in the underground community. It is a time of year for artists to decompress in the beautiful setting of Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, while still showcasing new music for the upcoming year. And for the attendees it is a perfect way to start the new year on the right foot. Day 1 is already in the books this year, but this is just the beginning of what should be another fantastic year for everyone.

So although we won’t be grooving on the dance floors at BPM, we can still groove at home and catch all of the fantastic events that are going down over the next week. For those that missed it, here’s Guy Gerber’s RUMOR party that kicked off BPM this year.