GDD™ Morning Update: BPM Festival, Les Sins, NASA


• The BPM Festival Announces Phase 1 Artist Lineup
Les Sins Shares “Talk About” from Upcoming Debut LP
• Get Some New Samples from the NASA SoundCloud Page


The BPM Festival Announces Phase 1 Artist Lineup


Celebrating its 8th anniversary, The BPM Festival will make its return to Playa del Carmen, Mexico on January 9-18, 2015. Since its inception, BPM has grown organically each year with an astounding roster of global talent, quickly establishing itself as an essential stop on the festival circuit for all underground dance music aficionados and as an essential winter holiday destination. The 10-day festival provides a distinctive opportunity for attendees to enjoy the beauty of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula in an idyllic beach setting – and dance around-the-clock.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the Phase 1 artist lineup for the eighth edition which brings a mix of BPM veterans and exciting new talent that does not disappoint.  BPM artists will be performing at both day and night events with over 75 events to choose from over the 10-day festival and many of the world’s leading record labels will be hosting showcases for their esteemed artists.

The BPM Festival’s newly re-launched website (, designed by LessThan3 makes it easier than ever for fans to have a central point for all things BPM. The redesigned website allows fans to browse photo galleries from past installments, connect with The BPM Festival’s podcast series and gain access to the official BPM travel portal. The BPM Festival official travel portal is powered by to offer the absolute best prices for flights and hotels for traveling to Playa del Carmen, and will refund the difference for users who find a lower price. By booking through the festival, users can find the best, most direct flights available, see how far each hotel is from all the main festival venues, and utilize a travel portal help section that includes all the need-to-knows about traveling to Mexico. Book your hotels, condos, and flights here.

New for 2015, The BPM Festival will be introducing payment plans for festival passes so fans need not worry about budgeting restraints as the holiday season approaches. Attendees will now be able to pay for their festival pass in several easy installments.   

Festival passes go on sale Thursday, October 30 at 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT on


Les Sins Shares “Talk About” from Upcoming Debut LP


With Bay Area-based producer/songwriter Chaz Bundick’s (a.k.a. Toro y Moi) forthcoming debut LP as Les Sins just over a week away from seeing its release, a full stream of shuffling album cut “Talk About” has surfaced. Following behind LP singles“Bother” and “Why”, “Talk About” finds Bundick further exploring the club sensibilities of his Les Sins project, crafting a shaker-heavy tune flushed with thick, buzzing chords and further enhanced by a slippery bassline and tasteful chops of a memorable line from Nas’ 1994 hip-hop classic “One Love.”

Les Sins’ latest production can be streamed in full below before the project’s debut LP,Michael, lands via Bundick’s own Company imprint November 2.

(via XLR8R)


Get Some New Samples from the NASA SoundCloud Page


Reached a dead end of sourcing new samples? NASA could be the answer to your production woes.

The United States space agency has launched a SoundCloud page, uploading a fair amount of sounds from various past missions.

From John F. Kennedy’s “we choose to go to the moon” speech in 1962 to the infamous “Houston, we’ve had a problem” and the launch of Apollo 11, there’s plenty of audio to use your sampler on.

The official website states “NASA still images; audio files; video; and computer files generally are not copyrighted”, but if you’re unsure about using them head here to read the full disclaimer.

Check out the full list of Apollo sounds below or head to their page to listen to the full collection.

(via Mixmag)