The BPM Festival descended across the paradisal landscape of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, January 9-18, 2015. The multi-venue event united underground electronic music enthusiasts for an unforgettable dusk-to-dawn dance celebration. Creating a montage of groundbreaking reverberations, the ten-day experience presented a massive talented roster of artists at special record label showcases and parties in-seclusion. A beautiful beachfront backdrop fused with numerous tantalizing extended sets marks this festival as nearly every electronic music lover’s utopia. Without further ado, immerse yourself in seven of EDM.com’s favorite recorded sets taken from this year’s festival.

Jay Lumen

Recorded live at Tabú Nightclub for the Suara Records showcase, Jay Lumen outlines the imprint’s core tech-house principals in this two hour journey. The virtuoso delivers pulsating techno beats synthesized with deep style elements. Undeniably, this danceable set is a result of Jay Lumen’s cutting-edge approach.  

Marco Bailey

Marco Bailey masterminded this pure, driving techno expedition at the Intec Digital Showcase. The dance music icon explores tech-house pulsations, accented with funky downbeats. Strong basslines and versatile build-ups provide this mix with a dynamic energy that results in an irresistible floor-thriller.

Chus & Ceballos

Stereo Productions pioneers Chus & Ceballos perfectly capture a blend of samba grooves and Latin flavours. Devoted to drums, the duo epitomizes their signature Iberican house sound with tribal percussion and upbeat rhythms. Enhancing the vibe, Chus & Ceballos sample alluring vocals throughout. The pair create a flawless ambience ideal for BPM’s seaside setting.

Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli

After building a massive reputation in Ibiza the past few seasons, Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli bring their La Familia concept to the legendary beach-centered Blue Parrot, Playa del Carmen. The back-to-back set undertakes a sophisticated vibe with elegant synths and piano aesthetics. Voorn’s blissful technique alongside Fanciulli’s ecstatic style produces a cultural musical manifesto.


Bringing his prestigious Bohemian talent to the dancefloor, Sian showcases a dark, industrial sensation at the Octopus Recordings showcase. Developing his timeless artistry, the techno champion dives into a hypnotic and experimental production.


Switzerland-based duo Adriatique intermingle their European techno and deep house expertise. The intimate sets begins with an industrial vibe and unfolds with psychedelic grooves, before ascending into introspective low-end melodies in the last half. Delivering a unique mix at the Diynamic Showcase, the couple’s musical interpretation is diversified and cogent.

Carl Cox

Capturing the essence of The BPM Festival, Carl Cox performs a three hour marathon set. The mastermind abords an infectious energy with increasing tension and organic breakdowns. Setting a summertime mood, Cox’s soundtrack offers vibrant drums and funky tempos.

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