With less than two months to go until the very best in techno and house gather on the beaches of Playa del Carmen, Mexico for the 10th annual The BPM Festival, the event has announced a special compilation album entitled X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival. Mixed by Guadalajara native and festival regular Hector, this marks the festival’s second compilation album and features some of the most influential artists in its decade-long history, including Carl Cox, Dubfire, Jamie Jones, Jonny White, Josh Wink, Nicole Moudaber, and The Martinez Brothers. The mix also includes tracks from Hector’s very own Vatos Locos Recordings and 8bit Records tracks from Andrea Oliva, Hector, Marco Carola, and Timo Maas.
Further validating the choice of Hector for the compilation album, The BPM Festival has been an integral part of growing the producer’s presence in the electronic music industry. In 2015, Hector launched his Vatos Locos party brand at the event. The very next year, the underground artist hosted his Vatos Locos label’s launch party during the festival. In addition to creating this milestone compilation and playing during The BPM Festival for his 5th consecutive year, Hector will be headlining a series of pre-parties for the event, titled Vamos A La Playa. Tour dates are available below.
Hector said of the 10 year anniversary album: “I feel extremely honored to have compiled and mixed ‘X’ to celebrate 10 years of The BPM Festival. Featuring exclusives and classics from artists close to the festival’s heart, this compilation will raise money for local charities to thank the community for playing host to one of the world’s best festivals for a decade.”
On January 14, Hector will be hosting his third annual Vatos Locos party at the Blue Parrot. Other artists set to perform include Chad Andrew, David Gtronic, Hanfry Martinez, Javier Carballo, Mahony, Pinto, Randall M, Seb Zito, and Sece. Leading up to the event, Hector will be announcing special surprise guests through his social media channels.
All profits from X : 10 Years of The BPM Festival will be donated to local charities. The album will be available on CD on January 6, 2017 and via Beatport on January 14, 2017, with limited edition copies available during the festival at The BPM Store, BPM pop-up shops, and Spinny Grooves, where Hector will be hosting a signing event on January 13 between 6-9pm.
You can preview the 10th anniversary compilation album here and check out the full tracklist below.