Friday, December 17, 2010

SSFD Early Bird Special

Flyer for Sunday School: The Lost Weekend in Miami, March 25-27, 2011 at Ice Palace

Event Details
Made Event presents

Sunday School: The Lost Weekend

THE 36 Hour Party
March 25 - 27, 2011
Ice Palace

Winter Holiday Early Bird Special!
Advance tickets $60 while supplies last
Click here to purchase tickets now

10pm Friday, March 25 'til 10pm Sunday, March 27
(Event closes for intermission from 10am to 10pm on Saturday)

Click to sign up for updates about this event
Ice Palace, 59 NW 14th St, Miami
21 and over with valid state issued photo ID

Electric Zoo Early Bird Special

FRI Sept 2 / SAT Sept 3 / SUN Sept 4
Randall's Island Park, NYC

Winter Holiday Early Bird Special

With the new year coming up, it’s not too early to start thinking about plans for 2011. And it’s official: Electric Zoo is a must-do on the calendar of any electronic music lover. Electric Zoo 2010 was a smashing success and Electric Zoo 2011 promises to be even bigger and better, expanding to three days over Labor Day Weekend: Friday, September 2nd to Sunday, September 4th, 2011 on Randall’s Island Park in New York City. So mark your calendars, because Made Event is offering a winter holiday early bird ticket special starting now!
In only its second year, Electric Zoo 2010 saw a sold-out, 50,000-person crowd, with over 70 of the world’s best DJs dropping beats for two days of sunshine and dancing. From techno, trance and dubstep to house and electro and more, there was something for every electronic music aficionado. Last year's lineup included 2010 DJ Mag Top 10 DJs Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Gareth Emery, Markus Schulz and Axwell, as well as the Grammy-nominated Chemical Brothers, Wolfgang Gartner, and Dirty South, along with Moby, Richie Hawtin and Major Lazer. In Armin van Buuren’s words: “New York finally has the [Electronic Dance Music] festival it deserves.
Buy your tickets early and plan ahead because Electric Zoo 2011 will be epic. Also makes the perfect holiday gift for the music lover in your life!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Where you SHOULD spend your New Year's Eve


The 4th Annual BPM Festival 2011 Lineup
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
December 31st, 2010 – January 9th, 2011

The BPM Festival
returns to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, from December 31st, 2010 to January 9th, 2011 and is excited to announce its stellar 2011 lineup of globally renowned DJs and nightly events schedule. Now in its fourth edition, the BPM Festival is back and better than ever, including a special New Year’s Eve party at Blue Parrot Beach Club with Hernan Cattaneo. Day and night and all week long, the festival promises something for every electronic music aficionado -- including the chance to win an opening DJ set!

The BPM Festival 2011 Nightly Events Schedule
December 31st Hernan Cattaneo
January 1st Behrouz | Saeed Younan
January 1st Kompakt Records Label Party with Superpitcher & Michael Mayer
January 2nd Laidback Luke | Adam K
January 2nd Lee Burridge | Sean Miller
January 3rd Dubfire | Davide Squillace
January 3rd Blond:ish | Uppercut
January 4th Richie Hawtin
January 4th David Morales
January 5th Air London Showcase with Nick Curly | Simon Baker
January 5th Chus & Ceballos | Boris
January 6th Paco Osuna + special guest
January 6th Jo Jo Flores
January 7th Marco Carola | Loco Dice
January 7th Cube Guys
January 8th Steve Angello
January 8th Rebel Rave with Damian Lazarus | Jamie Jones | Seth Troxler | Art Department
January 9th Hed Kandi

*Full event schedule and day time beach parties to be announced on the The BPM Festival website next week!

Playa del Carmen is an idyllic, beautiful Mexican resort town, tucked into the coastline of the Mayan peninsula, 45 minutes south of the Cancun international airport (CUN). White sand beaches, turquoise waters, wonderful food, and lots of sunshine await those who make the trip. Mayan adventures also abound with plenty of activities and cultural experiences to choose from. Official travel partners for BPM Festival and are offering special flights and vacation packages. Everything from boutique to budget accommodations are available through our select hotel partners with special BPM rates: Aventura Mexicana, Blue Parrot, Be Playa, Tropical Casablanca, Playa Palms, Bambu Suites, Kinbe, Hotel La Tortuga, Mosquito Blue, Mosquito Beach Hotel, Aldea Thai Mistik, Pueblito Escondido Resort, Hotel Basico, Hotel Deseo, OM Playa, and OM Tulum. For booking codes and condo rentals, please go to:

The BPM Festival is also excited to bring back a chance to win an opening DJ set at its Closing Party, as well as round-trip airfare, ground transportation and $250 spending cash! To enter, create a mix and earn “vote points” by sharing your mix online. Enter the contest at The contest ends December 18th at 12 noon.

VIP passes are also available for BPM Festival, which includes entrance to more than 30 events, including New Year’s Eve, VIP priority line, guaranteed entrance, discounts at more than 40 local businesses, and the first opportunity to reserve tables at venues. VIP passes by dates, multiple-day passes, and single-event tickets are available at

For more details and updates on The BPM Festival, please visit

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mix Mag Searches for The Greatest Dj of All Time








Check out the complete list at and vote.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010



WMC 2011 - Winter Music Conference 2011 Dates
March 8th - March 12th
3/08/11 - 3/12/11

Mark Your Calendar!

Book your hotel or rental now before everything is super expensive. I'm guessing the dates got moved up this year to avoid spring breakers? Who knows.

Monday, November 15, 2010

WMC 211 Airfare Discount Code

Airline Travel

We have partnered with American Airlines® to bring you flight discounts for travel between March 10th and April 4th.

The official WMC dates 3/08 - 3/12

Reference promotion code 2831BR to receive our special group discount.

Airport Information
Flights to and from the Winter Music Conference are available through the following airports.
Our discount code is valid for travel to all three airports from any departure city, including international departures.

•Miami International Airport (MIA): Approximately 11 miles from Miami Beach
•Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL): Approximately 30 miles from Miami Beach
•Palm Beach International Airport (PBI): Approximately 75 miles from Miami Beach

Friday, November 12, 2010


Mas Miami - Timo Maas Ticket Giveaway

Yup! More freebies for you locals on this upcoming turkey weekend, is your chance to win a pair of tickets (2), to go see Timo Mass and Lee Burridge, At Soho Studios on November 24th, This Thanksgiving Eve.

SOHO Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM EST
Presented by speaker box productions
Ages: 21+

Venue for this event was changed from Nocturnal to Soho Studios. Good thing! nothing comes closer to an old school rave, than partying at this enormous warehouse.

The rules are simple, just send an email letting me know why you should be the lucky winner. Sorry guys, this giveaway is not for the kiddies! Must 21 and up, with valid ID to claim your ticket at will call. Click on the link or email . Winners will be notified by November 23rd 2010 by email. Remember to inclued your full name and telephone number.

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Timo Maass Tour Info + Album Review + Miami Date Ticket Giveaway


North American Tour Dates

November 19 San Francisco, CA @ Ruby Skye
November 22 Chicago, IL @ Green Dolphin
November 24 Miami, FL @ Soho Studios
November 25 Montreal, Canada @ TBA
November 26 New York, NY @ District 36
November 27 Toronto, Canada @ Footwork

German club veteran Timo Maas is a master of reinvention. Emerging during the excess of trance’s heyday in the late ‘90s with his self-labelled “Wet & Hard” style that fused techno, progressive house and funk in a rivetingly futuristic manner, he quickly became the remixer du jour for both the club underground and the commercial big leagues. Paul Oakenfold signed up his debut album Loud for his Perfecto imprint – a modern classic that effortlessly bridged accessibility and raw dancefloor sleaze from electro to breaks to tech and hip-hop – with his second album Pictures sharing a label with the likes of Muse and Garbage. And let’s not forget that "Dooms Night" remix of Azzido Da Bass which went on to inspire a generation of LFO-loving dubstep and bass producers. After a hiatus of a couple of years, he cast aside his chart-breaking fame and re-embraced his old love of techno, teaming up with Italy’s Santos in the studio and becoming a stalwart of Sven Väth’s scene-leading Cocoon Recordings, smashing everyone’s preconceptions of his work wide open. This period of resurrection saw the duo team under the banner of Mutant Clan, again breaking down musical barriers and giving the world their warped version of techno.

He’s a musician who will succeed at whatever he puts his hand to, and his next move is always highly anticipated. Behind the decks, he packs one of the hardest punches around, pulling you inside his hypnotic world and creating sets that live, breath and thump as one cohesive, gargantuan entity. So dedicated is he to his craft that he’s built a club on his own land – a Funktion One-packed barn next to his farmhouse in Germany where he rigorously tests out his newest productions and finds. Only a DJ and producer as innovative, technically brilliant and downright loveable could be worthy of an undertaking as prestigious and lauded as the mixing of a Balance compilation. This is Maas’ first official compilation in 9 years.

"The format of the Balance mix series was always quite appealing to me; to spread myself out over 2 CDs without essentially having to "rock" a crowd from the beginning is a very good thing. I was able to also include deeper, downbeat, "earlier set" material, that I personally like to listen to, but am not essentially playing out on a normal club night.
For me "the trip" is quite important to create, with a mix of brand new, even exclusive material, but also tracks that rock my world at the moment and most essentially have rocked my world for many years, the so -called "classics".”
– Timo Maas

WTIYF Balance 17 Album Review
By Matt Pentycofe

EQ Recordings well known Balance mix series has delighted and moved electronic fans for over 16 volumes. For their 17th disc they brought on veteran Timo Maas. Anyone who has been around the block a few times has most likely heard of him. If you haven't, it's time to climb out from under the rock you've been living and educate yourself. Timo's 2 disc set presents 2 very different mixes. The first disc is more of an artistic journey through a varied of electronic styles. This is the kind of mix that you want to turn up after a long night of clubbing and need something to bring you down after the energy of a good night. It starts with two great atmospheric track composed by Timo himself. Slowly it builds through to Wolf + Lamb golden boy Nicolas Jaar's "Time For Us". The atmosphere continues to build till we come to the very classy electro number by Solvent. From then on the mix continues to ride steadily and brings us all the way back down at the end when Carl Craig's "At Les" reminds us of the deep and dark journey that Maas has been taking us on this whole time.

On disc two we get a more peak hour tech house and techno mix. This is the mix you want to listen to on the way to the club to get you pumped. Containing quite a few of his own productions and remixes including his side project Mutant Clan (With Sante Pucello.) This mix brings the heavy energy and really never lets go until the epic out-ro of Maas's remix of UK rockers Placebo's "Ashtray Heart". However the greatest highlight on this mix is not something from the present but something from the past. With the current trends in modern house and techno becoming monotonous this was extremely refreshing. The old school acid numbers by Emmanuel Top and Hardfloor sound timeless on this mix and re-introduce these artists for dancing generations to come.
“It was quite an intense process spread out over 4 month to listen, re-listen, collect and choose the music for my Balance CDs. I don`t know how many tracks I was listening to with my "compilation ears" - maybe a few thousand - and thanks to my amazing production partner Santos, I was even able to fill spaces on the mix with the right tracks that we wrote in the production process just for Balance. Nearly everything exclusive was road-tested over the month before I mixed it too. I`m very happy with the result.” - TM

Balance 017: Timo Maas Tracklisting

01. Timo Maas - Morning Beauty *
02. Timo Maas - A Day After George **
03. Nicolas Jaar - Time For Us (Original Mix)
04. Dana Bergquist & Peder G - Acapulco (Sasse Remix)
05. Solvent - Loss For Words (Vector Lovers Remix)
06. Random House Project - The One For Ever (Toby Tobias Dub Mix)
07. Phattivan - Man From Ternopil *
08. Deetron - Sing
09. Mathias Kaden – Kawaba (DJ Koze's Kosi-San Remix) w/ DJ Koze - Blume Der Nacht
10. Henrik Schwarz & Kuniyuki - Once Again (Kuniyuki Version)
11. Giorgio Roma - Across The East Side * w/ Timo Maas - Spacemooger Experience *
12. Alex Flitsch meets Mutant Clan - Imanah (Patrick Chardronnet Deep Mix)
13. Mathias Schaffhäuser - The 1st Thing *
14. Danny Tenaglia - Elements (The Dtour)
15. Santè & Adam Port - Solano *
16. The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps (Instrumental)
17. Florian Hollerith - Fluxus
18. Carl Craig - At Les
19. William Orbit, Elgar - Nimrod (Timo Maas & Santos Remix)

CD 2
01. Timo Maas - Latenza *
02. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin – Luna (Mutant Clan Laser Gun Remix)
03. Kenny Larkin - Glob (Kenny Larkin Mix)
04. Alex Niggemann - Take Control (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)
05. Alex Dolby & Santos - To Be Large *
06. The Mole - Nervous Disid
07. Mutant Clan - Totally Wet (Santè & Adam Port Remix) *
08. We Fell To Earth - Lights Out (Timo Maas Remix)
09. Timo Maas - Kick 1 Kick 3 *
10. Mutant Clan - Arcadia **
11. Santè & Adam Port - Faire Des Siennes (Mutant Clan Caraibic Remix) *
12. Santos - Matinèe
13. Rockets & Ponies - Chinese Massage (Alex Dolby: Porno Dolby Remix) *
14. Timo Maas - Clouds **
15. Lost Veteranos - It's Wronger
16. Emmanuel Top - Somewhere
17. Hardfloor - Acperience 1
18. Placebo - Ashtray Heart (Timo Maas Remix) * unreleased remix
* denotes exclusive to this compilation
** denotes exclusive to this compilation and to be released on a special Balance EP

WTIYF Miami Date Ticket Giveaway

WTIYF is giving away two tickets, for you and your guest to go see Timo Maas, along side another giant Lee Burridge At Soho Studios on November 24th. The perfect way to kick of your turkey and techno weekend!

SOHO Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 | 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM EST
Presented by speaker box productions
Ages: 21+

Venue for this event was changed from Nocturnal to Soho Studios. Good thing! nothing comes closer to an old school rave, than partying at this enormous warehouse.

The rules are simple, just send an email letting me know why you should be the lucky winner. Sorry guys, this giveaway is not for the kiddies! Must 21 and up, with valid ID to claim your ticket at will call.


“The basic rules off DJing haven`t really changed for me. Of course the technical possibilities have, but in the end, it`s all about the selection of music you play - not about the technical skills you`re having when you`re on stage.” - TM.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MDP - One Year of Local Love Celebrates 1st Anniversary with Free Party Featuring Kate Simko and Event Calendar Launch

It’s been 1 year since Justin Ryan started the project. The website, a weekly house/techno podcast focused on developing Miami’s growing underground club scene, was quickly accepted by dj’s and scenesters alike. The first 50 episodes featured 35 Miami-based artists, transmitting over a terabyte of music to a listener base that spans the globe.

Never one to sit still, Justin Ryan has launched the first Miami-based events calendar focused solely on the underground dance music scene. The user-friendly calendar is already flourishing and is cementing itself as the go-to site for local techno and house lovers to piece together their late night adventures.

Now… it’s time to celebrate.

Ghostly International & Spectral Sound darling Kate Simko will headline the website’s 1-year anniversary party on November 13th. She’ll be joined by venerable local dj’s Alejandro Sab (Pl0t) and Sebastian Cariaga (Escada), along with MDP residents Justin Ryan & Kirk Jon at the Ecco Lounge in Downtown Miami. Partygoers must RSVP through to be listed for the event.

iTunes Feed: itpc://

Monday, November 1, 2010

Need a hotel for BPM?

AGURA Travel


Facebook group:


"Agura travel would like to thank all of you who stayed within our condos for last year’s festival and vacations in between.

With the festival so close to New Years the condos will go quickly!!!!

Many will be planning to come to Playa Del Carmen for New Years and plenty of other holiday goers.

We would like to make sure that we are able to facilitate all the attendee’s needs and wants.

Over the next coming months we will bring you news as it comes in about the BPM Festival. You can also check out all new news and info at the BPM website.

If you’re planning ahead of time and want to stay in one of our elite condos please contact us early. You can email me at my public address

Please put Playa Del Carmen in the subject matter.

Thanks for being a member of this group and look forward to seeing you all again on the Beach !!!!

Don't wait another year to see where it's at!!!!!

Check out our sites to see more.

A group of people coming? People coming and going on different days?,

Most people eat in town due to the great restaurants and nightlife Playa has to offer, Privacy, Your own private party....

You do the math it makes sense…..

Please spread this around as so many people had wished they got a condo and cooked there food and kept the party going into the morning and aft

Promo code to save you money off the booking price for the BPM is: AGURA

24hr bookings, Online bookings, All major credit cards excepted, immediate bookings and reservations.

For other Special activities such as

Discover the dolphin's best-kept secrets in a safe and fun-filled environment. You will be surprised by the great intelligence and friendliness of these wonderful marine mammals.
The premium program, the most complete one, includes Foot push, kiss, dorsal tow and free time. Orientation: 30 minutes | Time in water: 30 minutes Should be older than 12 years old.

Kisses, belly ride, hand shake, free time. Orientation 15 minutes | Time in water 30 minutes Should be older than 12 years old.

The first encounter: learn and have fun! You will also have the opportunity to hug and kiss a dolphin, let it kiss you on the cheek, and enjoy watching your new friend while it performs a series of amazing behaviors. This program is ideal for children of all ages. 45 minutes including orientation time.

or If you are going to scuba dive or snorkel in the Riviera Maya in the beautiful Caribbean reefs you must come diving in Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya. Its only a 35 minute ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen and we are within 40 minutes from Cancun, Tulum, Puero Aventuras and Akumal. You will not forget this experience in your lifetime !

Diving and Snorkeling in Playa Del Carmen to see all the beautiful ocean reefs and caverns / cenotes Playa del Carmen has to offer. "

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Luciano Kicking off his Tour with Pacha

The event will feature scenery, costumes, and sexy techno

New York, NY – PACHA New York is proud to present the Pacha New York debut of explosive overseas star LUCIANO, Friday, December 10, 2010 on the main floor. The announcement comes on the heels of a wild summer that found the exciting young DJ turning Ibiza on its head, with his inventive beats as well as his venue choices.

Back in May, LUCIANO made an unexpected move that rocked the White Isle: The master of techno turned house (with a Chilean flare), and poster boy for DC10’s Monday morning Bacchanal Circoloco, announced that he was packing up his tricks and taking them across the island to PACHA for the 2010 party season.

The glamorous home of international superstars seemed an appropriate fit for the leftfield DJ, producer, and Cadenza label head and his crew, including rising stars like Reboot, Mirko Loko, and Robert Dietz. But LUCIANO’s purpose and vision were clear: “I aim to spread quality music and vibe to as many people as possible, without compromising myself and the quality of the music we put out with the label,” he told PACHA magazine. “PACHA’s global brand ethos can help achieve this.”

Staying true to his word, after a magical summer at PACHA Ibiza that brought the distinctive Cadenza sound to a whole new audience, LUCIANO and his Vagabundos crew are extending his association with the brand with a one-night-only, unmissable appearance at PACHA New York. And New York can’t wait.

“After seeing LUCIANO and his Vagbundos show in Ibiza this summer, I couldn’t help but dream of bringing him to PACHA New York. I knew our crowd would go wild for his sound,” says Eddie Dean, PACHA New York co-owner. “Now that it’s happening, you can bet we’re pulling out all of the stops to make this a night to remember, for him and our patrons.”

The night will offer more than just great music: It will be a full-fledged experience the likes of which have never been seen inside PACHA’s four walls. A full stage set, chandeliers, trunks, vintage posters, and umbrellas will transport guests back to the ‘30s, when the vagabundos, or vagabonds – think wanderers, tramps, or as LUCIANO has conceived them, slightly ghoulish carnies – first roamed. PACHA’s legendary dancers will join the costumed fun, while a makeup artist transforms any willing patron into a vagabundo. Plus, they’ll be Vagabundos-branded top hats for everyone, and that infamous red velvet curtain, which drops to conclude LUCIANO’s performance – just like in Ibiza.

LUCIANO will be joined by Robert Dietz, whose first Cadenza release “Home Run” came out in July; and Reboot, one of the hottest producers of the year, whose techy tracks “Shunyata” and “Hermano” rocked the summer, and massive house anthem “Enjoy Music” and "Caminando" are still landing on compilations worldwide. The two are known for playing crowd-favorite back-to-back sets.

This event is part of Pacha’s 5-Year Anniversary celebration: Five epic parties over the course of two weeks. Tickets go on sale Friday October 8th at

Pacha NYC 618 West 46th Street, NYC
19+ with valid state issued photo ID
Doors 10pm Get Tickets @
VIP Tables & More Info 212.209.7600

Monday, October 18, 2010

Techno at ADE 2010

Detroit Techno pioneer Jeff Mills is gearing up for a busy ADE this week where he'll be performing as Dekmantel’s special guest on Thursday 21st October, at Paradisco alongside Grote Zaal, Casper Tielrooij & Thomas Martojo. Jeff will also be taking part at ADE NEXT’s Q&A session on Saturday October 23rd, where fans will get the chance to ask the electronic music intellectual some of their most valued questions which could include anything ranging from Underground Resistance to classical music.

MINUS at ADE 2010

Behind the Scenes: Plastikman Live
Friday 22 October, 18.30-19.30h
F5 Panel room, Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324

Following a string of spectacular live performances around the world in 2010 that have helped redefine the possibilities for live electronic music performance, Richie Hawtin and Derivative's Jarrett Smith pull back the curtain to reveal some of the secrets behind the Plastikman Live show's visual design & technology. Hawtin and Smith will expose how Derivative worked with the Plastikman Live technical team to create a custom version of their ground-breaking software TouchDesigner, with demonstrations of how even the most minor musical elements manifest themselves in the show visuals. In response to Richie’s actions through Ableton Live, TouchDesigner generates visuals and forms the backbone of the Plastikman musical performance.

Drumcode meets 15 years of OVUM!
Oct 20, 2010
Air- Amsterdam

At this amazing party two of technos most leading labels will meet for a legendary collaboration:

Drumcode meets 15 years of OVUM!

The Drumcode label of techno legend Adam Beyer was founded in 1996 and has defined its sound with a high quality output of solid techno.

This Philadelphia based imprint has countless classics in its catalogue from the biggest names of the industry.

Josh Wink remains one of the leading figures of the scene and has been an international powerhouse since the early nineties, after releasing classics such as Dont Laugh, Higher State of Consciousness and contemporary work such as his last album When A Banana Was Just A Banana.

So let this be your kick off of ADE 2010, opening the doors from 23.00 07.00 for an once-in-a-lifetime happening! with:

Josh Wink
Adam Beyer
Shlomi Aber
KiNK (live)
Cari Lekebusch
Ida Engberg
Alan Fitzpatrick
Terry Toner

Friday, October 15, 2010

Hip Hop Girl in a Techno Club

TEN Days of BPM Heaven

The 4th Annual BPM Festival
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
December 31st, 2010 – January 9th, 2011
After a record-breaking turnout in 2010, with over 18,000 people in attendance, The BPM Festival is returning to Playa del Carmen, Mexico for its 4th year of world-class DJs and parties on the sunny shores of the Mayan Riviera. For the first time ever, this year’s edition will include the biggest night of the year, New Year’s Eve, to kick off the 10-day festival. The BPM Festival is now pleased to announce the official 2011 dates: December 31st, 2010 – January 9th, 2011.

The BPM Festival is also excited to announce the initial artist lineup (in alphabetical order): Adam K, Air London Showcase with Nick Curly & Simon Baker, Behrouz, Boris, Carlo Lio, Chus & Ceballos, Crosstown Rebels with Damian Lazarus / Seth Troxler / Jamie Jones / Art Department, Davide Squillace, Dubfire, Hernan Cattaneo, Laidback Luke, Lee Burridge, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, Richie Hawtin, Saeed Younan, Sean Miller, Steve Angello, Steve Lawler and many more artists to be announced. For the biggest night of the year, Argentinian powerhouse Hernan Cattaneo will be ringing in the New Year!

In its few short years of existence, The BPM Festival has continued to expand and grow year after year, pushing its own boundaries, and constantly challenging itself to provide a world-class electronic music experience in one of the most spectacular beach locations on the planet. Originally designed as an elite industry-networking event, the festival has morphed into an international mélange of electronic music lovers, DJs, producers, revelers and partygoers, all united to escape the winter doldrums and holiday in the sun. Beautiful outdoor and indoor venues are spread around the resort town of Playa del Carmen, hosting parties day and night, along with a wide selection of the world's finest DJs. 2010’s edition saw over 70 artists from around the globe take to the decks and this year promises to be even bigger, with more day parties and night parties to choose from on any given night, and with the addition of New Year's Eve.

Playa del Carmen is an idyllic, beautiful Mexican resort town, tucked into the coastline of the Mayan peninsula, 45 minutes south of the tourist haven Cancun. White sand beaches, turquoise waters, wonderful food, and lots—and lots—of sunshine await those who make the trip.
Partnerships for this year’s BPM Festival include Beatport Beach Party, Space Beach Party (Miami), Playhouse LA Beach Party (LA), and Bal en Blanc White Party (Montreal). The many venues participating in BPM Festival—including Blue Parrot, Brahma, La Santanera, Kool Beach, Alux Cave and Blue Cacao Beach Club and more—will provide a different setting each night in this Mexican Caribbean paradise.

A limited amount of PRE-SALE specially priced VIP 10-DAY PASSES will be on sale beginning October 20th, 2010.

More announcements are coming soon. The 2011 festival lineup is growing daily, with many exciting additions, along with a brand new website to host all the information. For festival details and travel packages, please go to:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Looking back at Electric Zoo 2010 - Photos

Some amazing hand selected photos from Electric Zoo 2010, thanks to some fine photographers: Bennett Sell-Kline, Scott Kowalchyk and Gabriel Moreno.

Lets regress for a min... with a looking back at photos from the live graffitti art & installations, the "Big Bird" himself CVS, Flylo in the mix, Green Velvet performing and Dj Bennihanna Dim Sum Mak label daddy AKA Steve Aoki pounding one down on stage, are just some of the memories captured here.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Super8 & Tab Debut Artist Album Empire (Anjunabeats)

Super8 & Tab Debut Artist Album Empire

Every great artist has their first crowning moment; their coming of age. After years of DJ support by everyone from Above & Beyond to Armin van Buuren, that moment is now for Finnish duo Super8 & Tab. Leading the charge of the Scandinavian trance revolution, Finland’s Miika Eloranta & Janne Mansnerus are completing their transition from architects of the most innovative modern trance to true album artists, with the arrival of their debut album Empire – an 11 track journey that will sit as easily on a lazy Sunday afternoon home stereo as it will a laser-shot 3am stadium on a Saturday night.

Firmly established as Anjunabeats’ best selling artists behind Above & Beyond, the humble pair have been building up to this moment ever since joining forces in 2005. As each year has passed, accolades like their IDMA Best Compilation (‘Anjunabeats Worldwide 01’), Beatport #1 chart positions and five star reviews in global dance bibles like Mixmag and DJ Mag have become increasingly regular propositions.

Always placing quality above quantity, their creations have stood out from the crowd time and again. Side-stepping the obvious and the overblown, releases like their definitive "Helsinki Scorchin", the ethereal epic "Suru" and the hypnotic, electro-twisted "Elektra" have all taken their individual paths, but each one bears the classic Super8 & Tab hallmarks; heart-lifting melody, a wide-screen warmth of sound, solid groove and intricate, innovative and unrushed production values.

On Empire their expansive visions are at last given full room to breath. Far from just a collection of dancefloor tracks, Super8 & Tab have crafted an LP of genuine depth and diversity as they head into the realm of powerful song for the first time.

A diversion from the standard cheesy trance vocals so many favor, Jan Burton’s searching, distinctive tones feature on tracks like the bubbling groover "Slow To Learn", the emotional rollercoaster of "Mercy" and the edgy, subtle title track "Empire". A former James Holden collaborator, Julie Thompson graces the blissful, gentle prog-trance of "My Enemy", Alyna is on the swooning St. Etienne-styled electronic-pop of "Perfect Day" and Betsie Larkin contributes a sassy vocal on the upbeat "Good Times".

For fans of Super8 & Tab’s instrumental melodic trance there is still plenty to savour. The strafing Jean Michelle-Jarre-esque melodies of recent single "Black Is The New Yellow" (with fellow Finn Anton Sonin) is Super8 & Tab at their sweeping, soaring best. On "Irufushi" they blend the pacey groove of the Swedish house sound with the stadium sweeping euphoria of climatic trance, while "Bliss" is an unashamed, energised homage to the rushing waves of the ’99 trance era.

The album closes, however, on the appropriately reflective "Free Love" – a beautiful, bittersweet downbeat number with Jan Burton. The perfect finish, it rounds off arguably the most complete trance-influenced artist album since Above & Beyond’s own Tri-State in 2006.
Super8 & Tab Empire is available now on Anjunabeats.

The new music video for title track Super8 & Tab "Empire" featuring Jan Burton:

Super8 & Tab Upcoming Tour Dates
October 8 Nizhny, Russia @ Aura Club
October 23 Helsinki, Finland @ Virgin Oil (Empire Album Launch Party)
October 29 Calgary, Canada @ Scream, Wild West Event Center
October 30 Vancouver, Canada @ PNE Coliseum
November 27 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Godskitchen, Air
Additional Super8 & Tab North American tour dates TBA for December 2010.

Super8 & Tab 'Empire' Tracklisting
01. Slow To Learn feat. Jan Burton
02. Empire feat. Jan Burton
03. Black Is The New Yellow feat. Anton Sonin
04. My Enemy feat. Julie Thompson
05. Perfect Day feat. Alyna
06. Eternal Sequence
07. Good Times feat. Betsie Larkin
08. Mercy feat. Jan Burton
09. Irufushi
10. Bliss
11. Free Love feat. Jan Burton



After much consultation and deliberation, we are pleased to announce the dates for MUTEK's 12th edition. With the Formula 1 Grand Prix's dates now officially falling a week later than originally announced, we are able to maintain our current slot on the international festival circuit for our next edition. Mark your calendars - MUTEK returns to Montreal June 1 to 5, 2011!

We truly appreciate the volume of responses and the time taken to share your point of view with us in this matter. All of your comments were carefully weighed and considered in our deliberations, and despite the fact that we will be holding onto our customary dates next year we feel that your input has given us an update of the issues and realities that concern our public.

We are already at work crafting the 12th edition, and are truly excited about the upcoming year and the changes it brings. Housing nearly all of MUTEK's venues, the Quartier des Spectacles district will have advanced in its construction and renovations by the next edition - blocks and buildings that are currently torn and boarded-up will give way to more welcoming and dynamic spaces in which to integrate our presentations and activities during the festival. The Society for Arts and Technology (SAT), one of MUTEK's longest-standing partners, will also have opened its doors to its newly-renovated facilities, including a whole extra floor hosting a restaurant, and a rooftop dome for 360 degree immersive video installations (click here for photos of SAT's renovation projects).

These new spaces open a wealth of possibilities to enrich Montreal's digital culture experience, and we are excited to take part in exploring and embellishing this renewed urban canvas through our 12th edition and beyond. We'll be releasing more information about the festival in the months to come, so be sure to stay tuned!



Want to take part in MUTEK 2011?

MUTEK is constantly on the lookout for new projects and proposals from artists that explore new directions and strive to push the boundaries of digital and electronic creativity. Over the years the festival has always offered a variety of cultural experiences, combining:
  • live acts
  • multimedia projects
  • audiovisual performances
  • Canadian talent
Additionally, this year we are undertaking the theme of Festival as Lab, to reflect the current positioning of the ICAS network's European members within a multi-year cooperative project codenamed 'Unknown Future' (ICAS is a global network of likeminded festivals dedicated to the advancement of digital arts and sound cultures).

The Festival as Lab theme explores festivals as experimental spaces or laboratories where we can explore and play with future art, music and ideas. We encourage submissions for projects that take the form of an experiment, a prototype or a trial of a new type of art object, technology or form of participation, and that make use of the setting of the festival in an inventive way.

While traditionally MUTEK does not appropriate themes for its activities, the Lab theme will serve as an undercurrent and inspiration for the 2011 year in order to explore the perception and place of the festival on local and international scales, and to further cooperation and exchange within the ICAS network. Please note however that submissions to MUTEK 2011 are not restricted to this theme.

We strongly encourage applicants to accompany their submissions with live recordings of their performances. Please note that as MUTEK is dedicated to presenting live performances, DJ mixes are not considered.

The submission deadline for all MUTEK 2011 proposals is November 19, 2010, though we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible, as by November we are already piecing together our program.

Send your proposals, demos, links and other relevant information by email to, or by regular mail to:

Submissions 2011
473 boul Saint-Joseph Est
Montréal (Québec) H2J 1J8

Please note that we cannot confirm the receipt of packages. Artists will be contacted if they have been selected to perform at the festival. We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest.



MUTEK is proud to collaborate with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) to inaugurate a new series conceived by KENT NAGANO, "LES CONCERTS OSM ÉCLATÉS," devoted to exploring new, ear-opening concepts in nontraditional ways and nonconventional venues. The first concert will be presented by Molson M in artistic partnership with MUTEK in a location that holds a prominent place in the history of Montreal, the Molson Coors brewery.

KENT NAGANO, who since his arrival in Montreal has been interested in the city's historical structures, had the idea of matching up the universes of orchestral music and the industrial world. In this spirit, not only will the OSM leave the concert-hall circuit but it will be joining its forces to the talents of practitioners of electronic music. A first-time-ever encounter, this evening of contrasts promises to be memorable.

Presented one night only, the event sees the OSM and KENT NAGANO perform two works whose pairing is original and surprising: "Messagesquisse", a contemporary work for seven cellos by PIERRE BOULEZ, and GUSTAV MAHLER's Symphony No. 1 ("Titan"). THOMAS FEHLMANN will then be accompanied by several OSM musicians, to perform an original variation on Mahler's same Symphony. Closing his performance with a solo set, FEHLMANN will be followed by Berlin's SUBSTANCE & VAINQUEUR, who will present their "Scion Versions live". Locals BAILLAT CARDELL & FILS, long-time MUTEK collaborators, will accompany the electronic portion of the evening.

This event is expected to sell out (really!!), so be sure to get your tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointment!

Saturday October 16, 2010
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Molson M and MUTEK present:
KENT NAGANO, conductor
BAILLAT CARDELL & FILS, videographers
Time: Doors open at 9:30pm, show starts at 10pm sharp. Latecomers will only be admitted at certain intervals (eg. between certain movements and at the end of the orchestral portion of the evening) so be sure to arrive on time.
Venue: Molson Coors Brewery, 1555 Notre-Dame E.
Tickets: $25 + tx & s.c., available through the OSM box office or online. Includes two Molson M beers.
Transportation: Free shuttle service from Papineau metro station between 21h - 22h15 and return between 23h15 - 24h30 (return coincides with closing time for the metro, but the concert continues until 3am). This service is graciously offered by the STM.
Acknowledgements: This event is made possible by the gracious support of Solotech, Sennheiser and the Goethe-Institut.
More information: Event facebook page, Calendar, OSM website



In the latest MUTEKMAG video interview, prolific producer Uwe Schmidt discusses one of his most recognizable projects, SEÑOR COCONUT. Shot on site at MUTEK 2010, the video includes great footage of his performance at this past edition in Montreal. Señor Coconut & His Orchestra will be performing as part of MUTEK's programming for the Festival Internacional Cervantino on October 29, 2010.



Two new podcasts have gone up since our last newsletter, both highlighting artists that will be performing at MUTEK's upcoming program for the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico. Get a taste of ANDRÉS BUCCI's Chilean minimalism before his performance at the FIC's Programa Chile, and DEADBEAT's distinct dub-techno sound before his appearance at MUTEK.MX and the FIC with MODERAT.

Rock The Disco with Robbie - Tour Info


NEW YORK, NY (September 9th, 2010) – Certain stars in the firmament shine brighter than the rest. Such is the sentiment towards globe-trotting EDM (electronic dance music) DJ/producer, ROBBIE RIVERA, as he announces his “ROCK THE DISCO” North American Tour. Kicking-off October 1st and running into January 2011, RIVERA’s ROCK THE DISCO TOUR will hit all major U.S. markets, plus Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. Fresh off a hectic summer season touring the largest European festivals and playing a summer residency alongside TIËSTO at Ibiza’s Privilege – “the world’s biggest club” with a capacity of 10,000 people – RIVERA returns Stateside to entertain his clamoring fans.

Fans can hear RIVERA's weekly two-hour “Juicy Radio Show” on Sirius|XM Radio (channel: Area) in the U.S., as well as on radio stations in 22 other countries around the world, each week. For this tour, RIVERA partners with DJ Times Magazine to celebrate life and work as one of the most prolific EDM producers today. Following the release of his “We Live For The Music” hit single this month – with remixes by TIËSTO, FUNKERMAN and FONZERELLI – RIVERA will take the Juicy party on-the-road while filming video footage for the CD+DVD release of his forthcoming studio album. ROCK THE DISCO TOUR dates are as follows (with more dates/cities being added):


Portland, OR

Aura Lounge


San Francisco, CA

1015 Folsom


Las Vegas, NV

Wet Republic / MGM Grand


Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Nikki Beach


Orlando, FL



Washington, DC

Lima Lounge


Boston, MA



Chicago, IL

Congress Theater


Los Angeles, CA

Monster Massive Fest @ L.A. Coliseum


Vancouver, BC (Canada)

PNE Coliseum


Astoria, NY



Baltimore, MD



Tampa, FL

Hawaiian Village


Clifton, NJ



Denver, CO



Toronto, ON (Canada)

This Is London


Austin, TX



Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Revolution Live


Phoenix, AZ



San Diego, CA



Houston, TX



Dallas, TX

Lizard Lounge


Newport Beach, CA



Seattle, WA

Last Supper Club


El Paso, TX

Club 101

More info on the tour visit Tickets at