In 21 days, we’ll find ourselves stepping onto the beautiful sands of Playa Del Carmen after a four-hour flight from JFK. First festival of 2016. Our first BPM. We’re flying to Mexico with little idea of what to expect, like blank slates traveling to a new world. But there’s one thing we know for sure about this new world of house and techno: we’re going to experience incredible music from incredible artists. The recently announced phase two of BPM’s lineup is mindblowing to say the least:
With so many DJs playing at BPM, half the battle is choosing who to see. So take a look at DanceDeep’s picks for the first weekend:
ANTS is starting off BPM right with some of the best house music in the world. We’ve seen Gorgon City tear it up in New York this season, and words can’t even describe our anticipation to see Sasha at Blue Parrot. We booked our flights early just to be able to experience this night in full.
ENTER. Richie Hawtin. This is a night of techno we cannot miss, and one of our most looked forward to events of BPM. It’ll be a tough decision spending our entire night here without sneaking out to see one or two of the four other incredible shows this powerful first Saturday night of BPM. The other contenders: All Day I Dream, Black Butter Records, and Dusky with The Black Madonna.
We’re noticing a trend here. While, in the spirit of keeping it diverse, we don’t expect to stick to the same venue too many nights in a row, Blue Parrot just keeps on delivering. This time, with another legend: John Digweed.
Stay tuned for the rest of our BPM preview coverage coming next week. In the meantime, check out BPM’s podcast series leading up to the festival: