It’s time for a mid-week GDD™ Morning Update featuring Skrillex, the BPM Festival 2012, Future Music Festival, and Skream. Read more after the jump.
Skrillex Interviewed By Jason Bentley for RE:GENERATION Live Stream
Skrillex tells the amusing story about how he first found out about his five historic Grammy nominations. He then describes what it was like working with the members of the Doors. Hosted by Jason Bentley, the host of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Presented by Hyundai Veloster, RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. Learn more at youtube.com/veloster and regenerationmusicproject.com.
The BPM Festival 2012
Now in its fifth year as the premier winter getaway for electronic music lovers, The BPM Festival is proud to announce the second phase of its 2012 artist lineup, plus the day and night events schedule. From December 30, 2011 – January 8, 2012, the BPM Festival will host 200+ of the world’s top DJ talent among the beautiful beach backdrop of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, along with label showcases representing many of the defining labels of the moment, including: Akbal Music, Air London, Cecille Records, Cityfox, Crosstown Rebels, Culprit, Desolat, Digital Delight, Hed Kandi, Hot Creations, Life and Death, Minus, My Favorite Robot, No. 19 Music, Saved Records, Sci+Tec, Scissor & Thread, Toolroom Records, VIVa MUSiC, and Younan Music.
The BPM Festival Phase Two Artist Line-Up (NEW ADDITIONS): Adam K, Addy, Afrilounge, Ambivalent, Andrew Grant, Antonio Piacquadio, Bioniq, Black Light Smoke, Craig Pettigrew, Crazy Larry, D-Paack, D. Ramirez, Damian Uzabiaga, Danny Daze, Danny Torrence, Damian Romero, Dave Powers, Dead Seal,Digitalique, DJ Draggon, DJ Lukas, Donovan, Endo, Fary, Frank & Tony, Fredo Cortez, Funkagenda, German Wagener, Gregorythme (live), Halo, Hoj, Jeff Gold, Joee Cons, Jojo Flores, John Digweed, Jonny Cruz, The Junkies, Julien Loreto, Kate Simko, Kenyon Clidero, Lauren Lane, Lee Jones, Louie Fresco, Manzone & Strong, Mar-c, Mark Henning, Mark Knight, Matthew Dekay, Max Jacobson, Metrika, Michelangelo, The Midnight Perverts, MightyKat, Mobius Strum, Mr. C, Miguel Puente, Miketrix, Mike Khoury, Mike Montano, Muan, My Favorite Robot, Naveen G, Neno, Nik Nik, Niko Glenn, Nina Kraviz, Nitin, Nymra + Sofisticated, Omar Labastida, Paskal & Vesselinov, Peter Bailey, Pillow Talk, Puente + Rosch, Richie Santana, Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Rodrigo Madrid, Robbie Akbal, Ross Evana, Russ Yallop, Sebo K, Serge Devant, Shdwplay (live), Shaun Reeves, Steve Aries, Tara Brooks, Tato, Three, Tini Tun, Uppercut, XO-Chic and more to be announced!
The BPM Festival 2012 Day Events
December 30 Niko Glenn / Antonio Piacquadio / Julien Loreto / Miketrix @ Kool Beach Club
December 31 Mike Montano / Neno / German Wagener @ Kool Beach Club
January 1 Michelangelo / The Midnight Perverts / Digitalique @ Kool Beach Club
January 1 Digital Delight label showcase: Puente + Rosch / Wildkats / Damian Uzabiaga @ Canibal Royal
January 2 Lauren Lane / Tini Tun / Mar-C / Nik Nik @ Kool Beach Club
January 2 Akbal Music label showcase: special guest Sebo K + Afrilounge / Robbie Akbal / Muan / Fredo Cortez / Mobius Strum / Max Jacobson / Dave Powers @ Canibal Royal
January 3 John Digweed / Craig Pettigrew / Paskal & Vesselinov / Jeff Gold @ Kool Beach Club
January 3 Life and Death vs Scissor & Thread label showcase: Thugfucker / Pillowtalk (live) / Frank & Tony / Black Light Smoke @ Mamita’s Beach Club
January 4 Daniel Dubb / Endo + special guests TBA via BPM Twitter @thebpmfestival and Facebook @ Kool Beach Club hosted by Bal en Blanc
January 4 Cityfox showcase: Gregorythme (live) / Lee Jones / Mark Henning + Listed artists @ Mamita’s Beach Club hosted by Listed Productions
January 5 Julien Loreto / Rodrigo Madrid + special guests TBA via BPM Twitter @thebpmfestival and Facebook @ Kool Beach Club
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Therapy line-up TBA @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** My Favorite Robot label showcase: special guest Shaun Reeves + James Teej / My Favorite Robot / Metrika / Donovan / Jonny Cruz @ Canibal Royal
January 6 Saved label showcase: Nic Fanciulli / Matthias Tanzmann / Stacey Pullen / Ross Evana @ Kool Beach Club
January 6 No.19 Music label showcase: Art Department / Nitin / Deniz Kurtel / Tanner Ross / Dead Seal / Louie Fresco / Miguel Puente @ Canibal Royal
January 6 Give It to Me Old School: Addy @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 7 Toolroom Knights: Mark Knight / Adam K / D. Ramirez / Nik Nik @ Kool Beach
January 7 All Day I Dream: Lee Burridge + special guest Matthew Dekay @ Mamita’s Beach Club
January 7 Therapy line-up TBA @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 8 Hed Kandi: Steve Aries / Nik Nik / Kenyon Clidero @ Kool Beach
January 8 Hot Creations vs Crosstown Rebels: Richy Ahmed / Robert James / Russ Yallop / Danny Daze + more! @ Mamita’s Beach Club
The BPM Festival 2012 Night Events
December 30 Danny Howells / Sean Miller / Omar Labastida @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
December 30 Air London presents A Night in the Air: Simon Baker / Kate Simko / Nitin / Bioniq @ TBA
December 31 ***NYE 2012*** Circo Loco & The BPM Festival present Danny Tenaglia / Luca Bacchetti / Andrew Grant @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 1 Cecille Label showcase: Nick Curly / DJ Sneak / Neno @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 1 Superfreq: Mr. C / Three / XO-Chic / Damian Romero @ La Santanera
January 2 Viva Music showcase: Steve Lawler / Lee Burridge / Leon @ Blue Parrot Beach Club hosted by Vessel/Base San Francisco
January 2 Heidi presents the Jackathon vs Varsity All Stars: Heidi / Crazy Larry / Mike Khoury / Naveen G / Mar-c / Dory @ La Santanera
January 3 Sci-Tec label showcase: Dubfire / Davide Squillace / Carlo Lio / Shadwplay (live) / The Junkies @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 3 Clandestine Agency showcase: Guy Gerber / Nina Kraviz / Tato / Fary @ La Santanera
January 4 Movement + BPM present Minus showcase: Richie Hawtin / Gaiser (live) / Ambivalent @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 4 Dirty South / Serge Devant / Joee Cons @ Pink Elephant
January 4 Culprit label showcase: Lee Foss / Droog / Dan Ghenacia / Nymra & Sofisticated / Mightykat @ La Santanera
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Desolat label showcase: Loco Dice / Martin Buttrich (live) / tINI / Guti (live) @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Cedric Gervais / Funkagenda / Manzone and Strong @ Pink Elephant
January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Soul Clap / Wolf + Lamb @ La Santanera
January 6 Stereo MTL presents Marco Carola all night @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
January 6 Boris / Richie Santana / Peter Bailey / Danny Torrence @ Pink Elephant
January 6 Jojo Flores / Halo @ La Santanera
January 7 Steve Angello / Uppercut @ Blue Parrot Beach Club hosted by Glow DC
January 7 Rebel Cave: Damian Lazarus / Jamie Jones / Art Department @ Alux Cave
January 7 Younan Music showcase: Saeed Younan / Pleasurekraft / Addy / Tara Brooks @ La Santanera
January 8 BPM closing party: Behrouz / Marko Nastic @ Blue Parrot Beach Club
NYE 2012 | 3-Day NYE Weekend VIP | 7-Day VIP | 10-Day VIP wristbands are now available at bpm.wantickets.com. Individual event tickets will be on sale by November 15.
For more info, please go to: www.thebpmfestival.com.
Future Music Festival is going to Asia
By now, we doubt you need to be told just how colossal the bill has got for Future Music Festival. With headliners the Swedish House Mafia fresh from an epic takeover of New York’s Madison Square Garden, acts like Skrillex, Sven Vath, Chase & Status andJamie Jones coming off stellar 2011s and a heavy-hitting second line-up headed byNew Order and Knife Party, March 2012 is going to be big.
With Australia all tied up, Future Music Festival is now turning its sights to Asia. “With Asia on our doorstep and the wealth of talent we now tour from one side of the globe to the other it makes perfect sense for the artist to do as much as possible whilst in this region,” says Future’s Brett Robinson in a statement. “We have had interest for several years now in launching Future Music Festival in Asia but wanted to wait for the right opportunity to present itself, which we have now found.”
Stay tuned for the line-up, date and venue in coming weeks – this could be a good excuse for a holiday!
Skream: Haters Are Just “Keyboard Warriors”
He says, “It’s so easy to fall into that forum shit. I’ve been bad for it sometimes, you know there is stuff being said, you can’t help but look.
“These cunts are sitting there, behind their laptop – keyboard warriors!”
Naturally, conversation turns to America and Skrillex. But Skream remains positive, “We get a lot of love from people like Skrillex. He’s doing amazing at the minute, he’s a phenomenon, really, when you look at it – he’s only been about for a year and he’s like the fourth most popular dance act in the world. He’s up for five Grammys. He must be doing something right, you know what I mean?”
He continues, “What are we gonna do, form a united front against Skrillex? Honestly, it’s pathetic. I think it’s ridiculous. Either listen to it or don’t listen to it. There’s still nights playing the stuff those people want to hear. It’s just bitchiness, it really is.
“I think it hurts a lot of people over here because it’s a UK sound.”
Read the full interview here