International party-goers flock south of the border to ring in the new year with 10 days of dancing in the sun, to the freshest producers of electronic music.
In it’s seventh edition, the BPM festival continues to uncover the best of the electronic music scene, with a party of epic proportions in the Mayan Riviera. Idyllic beaches and sick beats will have throngs of people alternately sweating it out on the dance floor and swigging ice-cold Coronas.
With over 250 artists on the bill and non-stop fiestas to choose from, festival goers can venue hop from dusk ’til dawn amidst palm trees and disco balls. And with a lineup that deep, it’s a who’s who of the electronic music scene, guaranteeing adventurous party animals are rewarded by being the first to discover the hottest track of 2014 – and snag a few favorite remixes for the flight home.
Beyond the music; it’s the party, the people, and of course the tequila, that will make what’s sure to be a unparalleled festival experience.
Press play: get a feel for BPM by enjoying a selection of mixes from participating artists (below).
Last year we interviewed Little People, AKA Laurent Clerc, hot on the heals of a fantastic Los Angeles performance with an audience eagerly awaiting his every tune. With his last album ‘Mickey Mouse Operation‘ having been released back in 2006 there a great air of anticipation into what the musician/producer would do next.
It’s taken a little longer than expected but last month’s follow up ‘We Are But Hunks Of Wood‘ doesn’t betray expectations. Clerc‘s downtempo mastery is very much still on display but this time round he seemingly has more artillery at his disposal. While not forgoing the unmissable piano melodies that so much of ‘Mickey Mouse Operation’ was built on this new album seems to be leap forward in instrumentation and timing.
‘We Are But Hunks Of Food‘ works as a complete album because each track offers plenty of highlights without ever outlasting it’s welcome. the introduction of strings and chimes on several tracks is a real statement of intent allowing for dramatic mood changes and elegant shifts in dynamics. Clerc‘s love for hip-hop can not be ignored either as his beats are meticulously crafted to perfectly complement the rest of his output.
Little People has succeeded in producing an electro album that is not restricted to this genre tag and does not necessarily coform to what is going on with the musical landscape in 2012. ‘We Are But Hunks Of Wood‘ is an album you can listen to in a crowd or alone. Satisfaction guaranteed.
The other day we featured our LA interview with Little People and he referenced a Joey Fehrenbach remix he has been working. We are happy to announce we have an exclusive for the download version of the track ‘Underwander‘ available now on Cougar Microbes.
Click HEREfor the download and don’t forget to check out the interview.