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The artist's perspective

You can read our review of BPM 2013 in the March issue of DJ Mag (out 28th February). Here's a preview though; we love it. A lot.

Don't just take our word for it though. Underneath the BPM round-up video from Be AT TV (who were pretty much everywhere) are the views of the DJs who were there too. From Eats Everything to Master at Work, Guy Gerber to Dixon, it not only gives you an idea of the breadth of talent on offer but also the importance of BPM in every DJ's January calender. Party all night or chill on the beach, Playa Del Carmen offers it all... So are you going to make it there in 2014?

MATT TOLFREY

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“I always love it down there, it is a permanent fixture now in my calendar!”

Best BPM memory?
“Highlight for me would of been either the Leftroom and Culprit party that smashed it, seeing the sunrise for Laura Jones's 30th birthday, or finally working out that the creatures in our back garden were called agutis!”

Describe the BPM Festival in three words?
“Sun, sand, fun.”

Tunes of BPM 2013?
“Lil Mark '1994'.”

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Jozif.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“Getting married!”

GUY GERBER

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“BPM is still one of my favourite festivals out there - this year it was bigger than ever and I was very glad to be part of it.”

Best BPM memory?
“Seth and I wearing our ridiculously big sombreros in front of the entire closing party.”

Describe the BPM Festival in 3 words?
“Viva la Mexico!”

Tune of BPM 2013?
“Gabriel Rhome '1990 As In Gold Was Born'.”

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Mano Le Tough.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“To the beginning of my own night in Ibiza this season called 'Wisdom of the Glove'!”

MASTERS AT WORK

How was the BPM festival for you?
“The BPM festival was spectacular! Playing on the beach with the Crosstown Rebels family and friends really set a great tone for us. It really took us back to basics, a party right on the beach with the sun comin' up dead centre and a superb crowd ready to party and feel some beats!”

Best BPM memory?
“Best BPM memory had to be watching the sun come up with blue waters right up front with my friends! The wonderful resorts made for relaxation were perfect, I'm comin' back!”

Describe the BPM festival in three words?
“Refreshing, spicy, welcoming.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“Masters at Work doin' the dooooo worldwide!”

DIXON

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“It is the better WMC.”

Best BPM memory?
“Jumping into the ocean straight after my gig.”

Describe the BPM Festival in three words?
“Bring the heat!

Tune of BPM 2013?
“I did not go to enough parties to give an answer.”  

 

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Baikal.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“Seeing my son start to walk.”

LAUREN LANE

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“BPM festival keeps getting bigger and better every year. Each year I get a new opportunity to play with amazing artists I look up to and respect. It's not normal how much fun is had by all!”

Best BPM memory?
“Opening up the night at Blue Parrot to a packed house for Nic Fanciulli and Carl Cox was pretty special.”

Describe the BPM Festival in three words?
“Music, sun, fun.”

Tune of BPM 2013?
“For me, it is a special one that got a crazy reaction each time I played it and I haven't heard anyone else play it yet so I'm going to keep that quiet that for now.”

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Not that these guys are new, but the Wolf + Lamb camp all around! Pillowtalk, Soul Clap and Wolf & Lamb are really putting out fresh vibes.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“Having some original new music ready to rock on Visionquest & Saved Records.”

EATS EVERYTHING

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“It was short but sweet, much like my penis! I was on my second honeymoon in Mexico, so it was unfortunately a bit of a quick in and out type affair. But the gig was great and the weather was great!”

Best BPM memory?
“Watching Danny Daze DJ in a pair of hotel slippers was pretty special!”

Describe the BPM Festival in three words?
“Hot, spicy and ravey!”

Tune of BPM 2013?
"Heller & Farley 'Ultra Flava (Pete's Dub)'."

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Catz 'N Dogz!”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“Lots more fun and frolics travelling the globe doing the thing I love most in the world, eating.”

ART DEPARTMENT

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“This BPM was amazing. It was almost surreal having been there since day one to see it evolve in to what it is now.”

Best BPM memory?
“With two No.19 showcases on the beach and the honour of the closing slot of the closing party, plus countless ridiculous after parties, it's hard to pick... For me personally it was the extended closing set at Coco Maya on the beach tagging with Nitin and Three through sunrise.”

Describe the BPM Festival in thee words?
“What's with the three word thing? People keep asking me to do this. Best festival... period."

Tune of BPM 2013?
“It's a long ways off till release, but it's the Eric Volta record we've just signed to No.19. This record was getting the biggest reaction of any song I heard at BPM this year.”

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Mano Le Tough, that guy blew my mind at the Life And Death Showcase. He's a really sweet, funny guy too, when I can understand what he's saying!”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“The six weeks at home we're about to take to get started on writing the next Art Department album, working more with our girl Martina Topley Bird, the release of our first mix CD, 'Social Experiment' for No.19, and of course returning to all of our favourite places again to do what we do.”

NICOLE MOUDABER

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“Off the hook and can't wait to be back again next year. The promoters were on point and the crowd ready and up for it, simply 'muy caliente.'”

Best BPM memory?
“Just being able to hang out with everyone in the industry in a chilled atmosphere is very special.”

Describe the BPM Festival in three words?
“Pimiento, bass & drums.”

Tune of BPM 2013?
"Nicole Moudaber 'Roar'."

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“Nathan Barato.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“My Label MOOD is set to launch at the end of Feb and my album set to drop end of April on Drumcode. Exciting times. I'm also working on a collab with Adam Beyer.”

JOHN DIGWEED

How was The BPM Festival for you?
“I did the closing party at Kool Beach and I thought that after such a hectic BPM schedule, with so many great DJs and parties day and night, the crowd might be low on energy, but I was so blown away by the reaction I got. I was really pleased with such a massive turn out to the beach and beyond, with nobody wanting to leave at the end of my set.”

Best BPM memory?
“Getting to host a Bedrock label showcase and play to such an amazing crowd.”

Describe the BPM Festival in three words?
“Fun, sun, rave.”

Tune of BPM 2013?
"Josh Wink 'Balls'."

Breakthrough DJ/Producer of BPM 2013?
“I was only there for my gig so did not have a chance to catch any other parties.”

What are you looking forward to most in 2013?
“This year is looking busier than ever with some amazing Bedrock events around the world and some massive festival gigs and a summer residency that I am very excited about.”