So I know its been a while since I've written anything. My writing has been sporadic best, sorry guys I needed a break after going "on tour" from 06 - 09. My life has gotten hectic with that thing I do in between fun, you know it's called work. But lets move on before I get sidetracked.
BPM!!!!!! It's the first ravecation I'm excited about in a long time. Fun, Sun, Beaches, Taco, and Electronic Music in a tropical setting. Ahhhh.... I can not wait. I hope it reminds me of a chiller WMC. Yup, like back in the day and with less a hectic pace, mexican food, and minus the masses. Well at least that's what im hoping for, but I could be totally wrong.
I need to get out of this NYC cold so bad, 2013 please hurry up.
Here are my deets and expenditures:
Dates im going: 1/8 - 1/15
Yeah sorry I couldn't get the entire week off that thing called work again. Planing on compressing in Tulum a couple of days after BPM ends. Traveling on American Airlines, round trip $411 US.
Logging: Casa Del Mar Condos, Sleeps 6, $250 US per person
We booked an ocean from view penthouse with get a PRIVATE HOT TUB!!!!!! SCOOOOREEE! or maybe I should say GOOAAL! It's in the Downtownish area.
Booking via http://www.nasplaya.com/
Transportation CUN to Playa: Aldo Buses
I heard this was the best way to go or at least the cheapest, you can catch them at the airport for about 10$ US.
Touristy Stuff if I have time:
Going to see ruins
Shopping on La Quinta Avenida - Mexican 5 Ave
Stalagmites and Stelagtites of Mexican Caves - Cenote Chaak Tun
Any and All specially the day parties.
The Jungle party :)
Listed? Robot Heart? Crosstown? Cityfox?
So that's all for now folks, email me if you have any question!
The BPM Festival 2013
Phase 2 Artist Lineup & Event Schedule
The BPM Festival Podcast #10 - Hector (Desolat): download
The BPM Festival 2012 Video: watch
January 4 - 13, 2013
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The BPM Festival is excited to announce the Phase 2 artist lineup and Day & Night events schedule for its sixth annual edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico from January 4 to 13, 2013. With over 250 artists confirmed to perform, this year's BPM is heating up to be the ultimate dance music lover's winter holiday destination.
The Phase 2 artist lineup includes a number of veteran BPM artists returning for another knockout round including: Danny Tenaglia, Heidi, Luca Bacchetti, Mr. C, Pillowtalk, Sander Kleinenberg, Sharam, Simon Baker, Tone of Arc, and more. There are also many titillating new additions making their BPM debut that are sure to amp up the party including: Cajmere, DJ Harvey, Josh Wink, Livio & Roby, Masters At Work, Robert Dietz, Sander van Doorn, Slam, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Radhoo, and many more!
Not to be missed parties include the legendary Masters At Work team of "Little" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, two house maestros guest starring at the Rebel Rave. One of BPM's daytime beach staples is Lee Burridge's All Day I Dream. A much-anticipated party with a dreamy soundtrack tailor-made for blue skies, sunny smiles, and dancing with sand between your toes. Perennial faves Art Department return stronger than ever for their No. 19 Music showcase as one of the pillars of BPM. Jamie Jones' Hot Creations presents Paradise is destined to become a nu-disco favorite. Debut parties with techno legends Carl Cox and Sven Väth brings along his Cocoon Heroes. Richie Hawtin returns with the Minus crew and unleashes the power of today's technology. Dubfire returns once again with his surefire hit SCI+TEC party, along with Carlo Lio. Cadenza head honcho Luciano brings along his merry band. Guy Gerber brings back his live show for a genuinely unique performance. Marco Carola will bring Music On all night long for a special extended set. Innervisions' veterans Dixon & Henrik Schwartz bring their intimable blend of deep house. Disco don DJ Harvey is sure to mesmerize the uninitiated with his penchant for disco classics, obscure beauties and impeccable mixing style. After all that, be sure to maintain your party pacing and save your energy for the The BPM closing party with Danny Tenaglia and special guests for a grand finale finish.
Additional Day & Night showcases have been added: Akbal Music, Cielo 10 Year Anniversary, Cityfox Records, Dialtone Records, Haunt Records, Intimate & Underground, Mexa Records, Modern Love Affair, Mutek Mexico, Outcross Records, Stereo Productions, Superfreq, This is the End, Varsity All Stars, Voodoo Records and Younan Music. Along with an international melange of host partnerships with BRINGTHEBEATS, Dog & Pony Show, FACT, Footloose, Footwork, Gem Events, Glow DC, Ibiza Sonica Radio, Jazz J Spinder, Listed, Maison, Movement, Picnik Electronik, Playhouse, Provoke, Sankeys Ibiza, Sound, Stereo Montreal, Uniq Lifestyle and Vessel.
The BPM Festival will be hosting multiple day parties at Kool Beach Club, Mamita's Beach Club and Canibal Royal Beach Club all located along the Caribbean sea with its turquoise waters and miles of vanilla sand. At night, the quiet town of Playa Del Carmen turns it up at Blue Parrot Night Club, Coco Maya Night Club, La Santanera, Alux Cave, Blue Venado, and Marlins After Hours with dancing past sunrise.
Please see BPM Day & Night events schedule for details here. More parties to be announced!
"One New Year's resolution you should make, however, is to attend BPM Festival, returning on 4th January to the gloriously tropical climes of Mexico's stunning coastline region, Playa Del Carmen, for its sixth edition... Originally conceived as the industry's chance to escape the grind of constant travelling and endless late nights, by offering a series of beachside parties in paradise with plenty of downtime, its evolved into a fully-fledged festival bearing possibly the longest line-up of underground dance talent we've ever laid eyes on each year. It's only getting bigger, too." -- DJ Mag
Be sure to book travel through the official travel partners for BPM 2013: Expedia.com (USA/Canada), Technotravel (Europe) and PDC Travel (Mexico/South America). Please check sites for vacation packages and flight information. For a list of official BPM hotel partners & condos, please go to the Travel section at www.thebpmfestival.com.
3-Day VIP | 7-Day VIP | 10-Day VIP wristbands are now available at bpm.wantickets.com. VIP wristbands includes expedited, guaranteed entrance and re-entry to all day & night parties. Individual event tickets will go on sale 12am on December 1st (Friday midnight).
For more info, go to www.thebpmfestival.com.