The BPM Festival is in full-swing. The 10-day electronic music festival, which takes place in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, has already hosted over 200 DJs since beginning on Friday, including show-stopping appearances from Carl Cox, Solomun, Green Velvet and more.
In order to take you into the action, Dancing Astronaut has collected some of our favorite highlights from The BPM Festival thus far. Check out 5 early highlights from The BPM Festival below.
All photos via aLIVE Coverage for TheBPMFestival.com
Do Not Sit By The Ocean
From Burning Man to Playa del Carmen, burners and hippies alike gathered oceanside for an ethereal voyage of daydream beats at Behrouz’s world-renowned Do Not Sit On The Furniture all-day party series, appropriately renamed to Do Not Sit By The Ocean for The BPM Festival. The desert house don headlined a stacked roster of whimsical acts such as Viken Arman, Valentino Huedo, Chaim and Sis who played to an intimate crowd adorned in psychedelic tapestries and dystopian accessories.
Descend Records Showcase (Patio 8)
If you’re going to make your BPM Festival label showcase debut, and you don’t have over 5,000 people show up spilling out into the streets prompting city officials to barricade a good chunk of Playa del Carmen’s main strip, then you’re doing something wrong. Miami-bred DJ and producer and Descend Records label owner, ALX, did just that Wednesday night with an all-star lineup including Venezuelan techno sorceress and Descend’s newest signee Hanie Arraiz, Hugo Bianco, Oscar L, Carabetta & Doons, Thomas Benedix of Pan-Pot and special guest Carlo Lio. We’re not sure if we were at The BPM Festival or back on the famed terrace at Space Miami, where ALX once held his successful residency. All we know is ALX and the Descend family are going to need a bigger venue next year.
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