Last month, we marveled at just how extensive the 2014 BPM Festival line-up was. Now it’s gone truly epic with the ‘Phase 2â€² announcement, which adds a long list of new players headed to Playa Del Carmen in the early days of January. The ten day marathon of parties curated by some of the dance music world’s leading labels and artists is exhilarating and exhausting just to look at on a poster. Joining BPM on its Phase 2 line-up are underground heroes like Adam Beyer, Derrick Carter, Jesse Rose and Pete Tong, who’s presenting his own All Gone Pete Tong bill.
This time ‘round, a selection of parties will have two editions: Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream (January 4 & 11), Circo Loco (January 6 night and January 10 day) and Marco Carola’s Music On (January 6 day and January 11 night), plus special editions of Richie Hawtin presents ENTER. (January 5 day and night). Other labels involved in the madness include Innervisions, Drumcode, Bedrock Records, Cadenza, Wolf + Lamb and Josh Wink’s Ovum Recordings.
Each January, BPM Festival stakes its claim as one the most enviable dance music destinations in the Northern Hemisphere. The appeal’s not hard to understand: think gorgeous beaches, big name DJs and parties set amongst mysterious jungles and ancient ruins. Scroll down for the full list of artists now locked in for the 2014 edition.