The BPM Festival 2013 Review

Posted 9 years ago by myetvmedia

MyETVMedia guest contributor Emma Robertson of the Montreal-based blog,  little city tells us all about her adventures in Playa Del Carmen for the 6th annual BPM Festival last month.

\It’s been a hot minute since the bpm festival and i think i’m finally recovering from my playa withdrawls – my return to montreal was a rocky one (one in which i hung out on the floor of my bathroom, writing news stories for work in between bouts of stomach flu) (pity me!), and the freezing temperatures didn’t help: dancing at igloofest my first weekend back felt surreal in comparison. it was more than a 60 degree difference in dancefloor temperature. 60 degrees. i’m still reeling from the fact that that’s even possible.

what an incredible week. i’ve been whining for a while now that i desperately needed a vacation from the constant deadlines that fill my every day. my trip to mexico was one of the best weeks i can remember, with some of the best people in the world. it was entirely the definition of freedom, and i can genuinely say i was smiling ear to ear the whole time. the BPM festival restored my faith in electronic music – it is living proof that true electronic music lovers still exist in the world beyond the over-hyped “EDM” scene made trendy by mainstream media.

i danced, i drank, i met some amazing new friends, i shared some perfect moments with old friends…it was the cure for the all the pain i’d been in the last couple months. it’s true what they say, that the cure for everything really is salt water: sweat, tears and the ocean.

too mushy? do you guys feel all warm and fuzzy inside? yeah, me neither. on to the good stuff! if i had to countdown every amazing party at bpm, we’d be here all day, so here are my top moments. read on, and try to contain your jealousy.

MARK HENNING at MAMITAS BEACH CLUB

this was the first event we attended. we had crazy high hopes. we got there early to scope out the scene, and met some very interesting characters (trust me) – and to be honest, the day seemed like it was off to a slow start. even though the music was good, the dancefloor was pretty tame. all of that changed when mark henning took the stage. henning is one of my favourites, and he delivered a bass-driven, thundering mix of techno goodness that was beyond a testament to his skills as a producer and a DJ. he had the crowd boogying so hard that even he was breaking a sweat. despite being tired (and sober), we had a killer time. the perfect start to our week.


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