Thu, 05 Dec 2013  /  3 Comments
Art Department are at the helm of BPM001, the first mix in a new series from BPM festival and No.19 Music.3 Comments
BPM mixes will come out twice a year and put festival favorites in the driver's seat. The Canadian duo are regulars at the festival (and also have a hand in No. 19 Music), so they're the logical pick for this first edition. They've brought together quite a range of music for the mix, from the stripped-down house of Oskar Offerman to the floor-filling sounds of Deetron. No. 19 artists Eric Volta and Louie Fresco also appear prominently, and one of Art Department's own tracks also features. The mix drops on January 27th, just a few weeks after the 2014 edition of BPM wraps up in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
01. Oskar Offerman - You Said Party, I Said Maybe (Dub)
02. Oskar Offerman & Edward - What Have We Become
03. Maher Daniel & Jon Charnis - Lonely Stars In Open Skies (Luca Bacchetti Remix)
04. Ten Walls - Requiem
05. Deetron - Character
06. Deniz Kurtel - Deepression
07. Boris Horel - Wild Combinations
08. Baikal - Why Don't Ya (Ripperton Remix)
09. Louie Fresco - Arabian Sexcapade
10. Art Department - Sun Comes Up (Mind Against 909 Remix)
11. Eric Volta - Love Your Illusion
12. VCMG - Single Blip (Mathew Jonson Remix)
13. Marcus Worgull & Peter Pardeike - Lenoix
14. Eric Volta featuring Gretz - Blood Burgundy (My Eyes Are Open)
No. 19 Music will release BPM001 on January 27th, 2014.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013  /  1 Comment
Bar Americas has revealed details of its booking programme up until the end of January 2014.
The 250-capacity venue has enjoyed an action-packed 2013, inviting the likes of Seth Troxler, Monty Luke and James Holden to Mexico City. Catz 'N Dogz will headline on Thursday, November 28th, before December sees Alan Fitzpatrick, Audiofly and Blond:ish play on the 5th, 13th and 26th respectively. Minus staple Matador is locked in for the first date of 2014—Friday, January 3rd—with Damian Lazarus set to make his return to the venue on January 30th following his gig at the start of November. All events will run from 10 PM through 5 AM.
Nov 28 Catz n' Dogz1 Comment
Dec 05 Alan Fitzpatrick
Dec 07 BN Loko
Dec 12 Argenis Brito
Dec 13 Audiofly
Dec 26 Blond:ish
Jan 03 Matador
Jan 30 Damian Lazarus
Mon, 25 Nov 2013  /  69 Comments
The second wave of acts has been confirmed for BPM 2014.69 Comments
After its first announcement last month, organisers have added a number of house and techno names to the bill, including Agoria, Âme, Recondite, Psychemagik, Anja Schneider, PillowTalk, Benoit & Sergio, Derrick Carter, Sebo K, Ellen Allien, Jay Shepheard, Jimmy Edgar, Marcus Worgull, No Regular Play and Pete Tong. In total more than 250 acts will appear at the festival, which kicks off on January 3rd and runs through to the 12th in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
The 2014 edition will also see a number of parties—including Circo Loco, Music-On, ENTER. and Lee Burridge's All Day I Dream—held twice over the festival's ten-day duration. We spoke with BPM programmer Craig Pettigrew to find out more about what festival-goers can expect:
In 2014 you will host two editions of select parties. Why did you decide to do this?
Mon, 11 Nov 2013  /  Post a comment
New Bass Order will open its doors on Sunday, November 17th, inviting Kaytranada to perform his debut Mexican show.Post a comment
The new collaborative venture, which is the brainchild of several local promoters, will offer a home to leftfield, bass-orientated acts. First up is Kevin Celestin, AKA Montreal-based beatsmith Kaytranada, who rose to prominence via a series of high-profile edits and remixes on YouTube. Celestin's appearance at the all-day party will be his first in the country. He will perform alongside local talents Jocan Deka, Ezequiel and Paul Marmota. The event will take place at rooftop venue Sundance in the capital's Colonia Roma neighbourhood, running from 3 PM through 11 PM.
Tickets for New Bass Order pres. Kaytranada are available here on RA.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013  /  15 Comments
A hefty batch of names have been announced for January's Day Zero event in Playa Del Carmen.15 Comments
After debuting in late 2012, news of the Day Zero's return surfaced in September. Like inaugural edition, the party will be a long one. All up, 18 hours of music has been programmed, with Tiga, Magda and Mathew Jonson among the acts confirmed for slots. Naturally, several acts representing Crosstown Rebels are billed, with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Francesca Lombardo, Fur Coat and Infinity Ink, along with the event's founder Damian Lazarus, locked in.
This time around, it's all set to take place on January 11th at a to-be-announced location in Playa Del Carmen. You can get tickets here.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013  /  Post a comment
Reforma 35 will host Jamie Jones and Art Department on November 8th.Post a comment
The Mexico City promoter has been responsible for bringing the likes of Rodriguez Jr., Adana Twins and Pleasurekraft to the capital so far this year. Next, they team up with fellow local outfit Difficult People to welcome the high-profile pairing to Foro Reforma on Friday, November 8th. The party will run from 10 PM through 5 AM, with local talent Bastard Love on warm-up duty. The following day, both Jones and Art Department will head across the border to perform at the Orlando edition of Electric Daisy Carnival.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013  /  69 Comments
The first wave of acts for next year's BPM Festival in Mexico have been revealed.69 Comments
Taking place from January 3rd through to the 12th in Playa Del Carmen, the ten day long, seventh edition of BPM features a huge cross-section of house and techno artists. Among those in the massive first announcement are heavy-hitters like Richie Hawtin, Sasha, John Digweed, Seth Troxler and Carl Craig. The Hot Creations crew is well-represented, including Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Infinity Ink, along with names like Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Art Department and Apollonia. Chris Liebing heads up the techno contingent along with Daniel Bell, Kenny Larkin and Nicole Moudaber. Ibiza flavours abound, with last season's staples Solomun, Guy Gerber, recent Between The Beats stars The Martinez Brothers, Loco Dice, Skream and Scuba all booked as well.
Dirtybird, Apollonia, Planet E, Richie Hawtin Presents ENTER, Diynamic, Circo Loco and plenty more are among the individual showcases confirmed so far.
For a complete list of names and showcases, check out the festival's event page.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013  /  Post a comment
Soul Tech Festival's 2013 edition will take place on November 2nd, coinciding with Mexico's Day Of The Dead celebrations.Post a comment
Also known as All Soul's Day, the Day Of The Dead is honoured across the country. This year's Soul Tech event will mark the fourth edition of the festival, once again taking place in the shadows of Mexico City's Ajuca volcano. Minus staples Gaiser and Matador will headline, with the likes of Uto Karem, Tone Of Arc, Daniel Dubb, Paul Ritch and Items & Things boss Marc Houle also booked. In addition to the international names, a host of local acts will perform. The festivities will run for a full 24 hours, with doors opening at 6 PM on Saturday.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013  /  Post a comment
Heidi will embark on a tour of the US and Mexico later this week, kicking off in San Francisco on Halloween.
The Canada-born DJ will take in six shows in nine days, starting with a headline slot at Green Gorilla Lounge's 18th anniversary at Monarch club on Thursday, October 31st. From there she heads east to Treehouse Miami for a gig alongside Tiefschwarz the following night, before journeying to Moon Bar in Puerto Rico capital San Juan on November 2nd. Three shows in Mexico follow: Bar Americas and Rioma Club in Mexico City on November 7th and 8th respectively, followed by a performance at Hardpop in Juarez on Saturday, November 9th, as part of the club's seventh anniversary celebrations.
Tickets to both Heidi's US dates are available here on RA.
Oct 31 Green Gorilla 18 Year Anniv.., Monarch, California (North)Post a comment
Nov 01 Link & Miami Rebels present Ti.., Treehouse Miami, Florida
Nov 02 Heidi, Teatro Ambassador, Puerto Rico
Nov 07 Heidi, Bar Americas, Mexico
Nov 08 Heidi, Rioma Club, Mexico
Nov 09 7th Anniversary of Hardpop / Heidi, Hardpop, Mexico
Mon, 21 Oct 2013  /  Post a comment
Trópico Acapulco will launch in December, bringing a host of indie and electronic acts to Mexico's Pacific coast.Post a comment
The festival, which is put on by the same people as /review-view.aspx?id=13716>Ceremonia, will run from December 6th through 8th. Located beachside on Playa Revolcadero, the main event will take place on Saturday, December 7th, from 2 PM through 3 AM. Little Dragon have been booked as headliners, with Crazy P, Darkside, Pachanga Boys, Nicolas Jaar (DJ set) and Crazy P member Hot Toddy also playing. The local contingent will be made up of indie-pop five-piece Centavrvs and Tijuana's Nortec Borstich + Fussible, with Poolside, Plastic Plates and wacky Peruvians Dengue Dengue Dengue among the remaining names. Several pool and after parties are scheduled to take place before and after the festival.
For an idea of what to expect from Trópico Acapulco, check out the teaser video below:
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