• Mexico’s BPM Festival is a very good way to start 2014
• Breach Shares Exclusive Track for ‘DJ-Kicks’
• UK house producer Midland announces new three-track single: stream samples inside
• Stream Pional‘s New EP for Young Turks
Mexico’s BPM Festival is a very good way to start 2014
Over the years, inthemix has devoted no shortage of space to singing the praises of Mexico’s BPM festival. After all, it’s a pretty easy sell: over ten days around the beachside town of Playa Del Carmen on the Mayan Rivera, BPM brings the best names in dance music out for parties set on white sand beaches, in mysterious jungles and around ancient ruins. In fact, it’s so tantalising a prospect that we awarded in the #5 spot in our list of 25 Festivals to Discover Before You Die.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to make the pilgrimage, let BPM’s 2014 line-up persuade you. The festival has just delivered its Phase 1 bill, and it’s predictably huge. Already, everyone fromBrodinski to Carl Craig, John Digweed, Sasha, Skream, Seth Troxler and more have all been locked in, with labels like Culprit, Innervisions, Drumcode and more all doing showcases. So it’s no wonder, then, BPM was crowned International Festival of the Year by Ibiza’s DJ Awards. Take in the full thing below…and did we mention this is only the first phase of the line-up?
This year, BPM is set for January 3-12. If you’re ready to take the plunge, grab a 3-day, 7-day or 10-day ticket from the BPM website now. Then brace yourself for a truly epic festival experience.
Breach Shares Exclusive Track for ‘DJ-Kicks’
Still riding on his increasing wave of popularity, UK DJ/producer Breach (a.k.a. Ben Westbeech) has just dropped a stream of the exclusive track lifted from his forthcoming edition of !K7‘s DJ-Kicks mix album series. Called “Beroving,” the tune exists in a strain of buoyantly straightforward house music similar to Westbeech’s recent break-out singles for Dirtybird and Atlantic—albeit with a decidedly sensual edge. Breach’s latest production can be streamed in full below, before his DJ-Kicks drops on November 26, two week’s after John Talabot release his own highly anticipated installment.
UK house producer Midland announces new three-track single: stream samples inside
The label launched in July with a pair of Midland’s own productions, ‘Archive 01′ and ‘Realtime’. He’ll follow that with another self-released single, this time a three-track affair comprising ‘Drumtrak’, ‘Diving Bell’ and ‘Diving Bell (Drum Dub)’. The EP’s not as minimal as those titles make it sound, however: ‘Diving Bell’ in particular is gorgeous submerged techno in the Newworldaquarium / Hazyville vein. You can stream samples below; release date is November 25.
Talking to FACT about the label this Summer, Midland explained that “For now, [Graded] is only really going to be an outlet for my music and collaborations. It’s not to say that the right music might not come along from someone else, and I am definitely open to releasing music by other people, it’s just I have quite a lot of ideas and music that I have been sitting on that for some time that suddenly seem possible now there isn’t another label’s framework to fit in to.”
“Graded conjours – for me at least – a certain fuzz and warmth”, Midland continues. “On a more subconscious level it’s also a backhanded comment on how we digest music these days, and how everything is scrutinised and analysed from the minute it enters the public realm.”
(via FACT Mag)
Stream Pional’s New EP for Young Turks
Spanish singer/producer and frequent John Talabot collaborator Pional is set to drop his latest EP via Young Turks next week, and has preempted that auspicious occasion with a full stream of its four moody tracks. Courtesy of Dazed Digital, the silky house grooves and soft vocal melodies of Pional’s Invisible/Amenaza can be heard in their entirety in the player below.