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  • A Look Ahead: December + January Music Festivals

    By Dan Murphy December 02, 2014

    Click here to see what we have in store for the next couple months as far as festivals, guides, and features are concerned. 

  • A Look Ahead: December 2013

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 02, 2013

    How will you say farewell to 2013?

  • A Year in the Life of Cultivora

    By Marjana Jaidi February 14, 2013

    In honor of our first birthday, we laid out a summary of our year in a visual timeline... click through to check it out.

  • Artist Spotlight: Nicole Moudaber

    By Angela Del Sol February 28, 2014

    We spoke with The Queen of Techno Nicole Moudaber at The BPM Festival to find out about her new EP, travel rituals, relationship with fans, and feelings on the festival.

  • Best Winter Music Festivals for the 2014-2015 Season

    By Dan Murphy November 18, 2014

    We've gone continent by continent to bring you our favorite winter music festivals for the 2014-2015 season. 

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Apollonia @ Fusion

    By Angela Del Sol January 22, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Mixmag might have thrown one of the best showcases of the 10-day music marathon that was The BPM Festival, taking Fusion Beach Club by storm with the French groove masters known as Apollonia.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Circo Loco's Day and Night Parties

    By Dianna Loevner January 20, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Circo Loco brought double the fun to The BPM Festival with both a day and night event.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Dirtybird @ Mamita's

    By Dianna Loevner January 16, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Since 2005, Dirtybird has taken pride in bringing their unique brand of bass-infected ghetto house aloud to let all birds fly high. And during BPM, the birds were flying funky.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Edible Skreamizm @ Lost

    By Dianna Loevner January 10, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Liaison Artists brought Skream and Eats Everything to BPM's newest venue, Lost.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Hotflush Recordings @ Lost

    By Angela del Sol January 10, 2014

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- What better way to follow dancing all day at the beach than with an intimate techno reunion at one of the newest clubs in Playa?

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Jamie Jones Presents Paradise @ Coco Maya

    By Dianna Loevner January 16, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Jamie Jones' Paradise managed to bring sunshine back to a (thus-far) rainy BPM for its second round at Coco Maya.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Kraftek Showcase @ Kool Beach

    By Dianna Loevner January 06, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Highlights from the Kraftek Showcase at Kool Beach, featuring Jaceo & Vedic, Oliver $ and Pleasurekraft.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Life and Death @ Mamita's

    By Dianna Loevner January 16, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- With a European duo called Thugfucker opening up the morning, you know it's going to be a day filled with debauchery and suspense.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Planet E Meets This and That @ Coco Maya

    By Dianna Loevner January 17, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- At-a-glance: Carl Craig's Planet E tag-teamed with Davide Squillace's This and That mixed with Detroit champions, Stacey Pullen and Kenny Larkin, topped with hypeman Guit.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Rhadoo & Raresh From [ar:pia:r] @ Tabu

    By Angela del Sol January 20, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The intimate environment of yet another new venue, Tabu, was the perfect setting to go deep at the [ar:pia:r] label showcase with Romanian techno masters Rhadoo and Raresh.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Richie Hawtin's ENTER @ Fusion Beach Club and Blue Parrot

    By Dianna Loevner January 13, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Richie Hawtin and Matador impress at both ENTER events.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Social Experiment Aftermath @ Coco Maya Beach Club

    By Angela del Sol January 13, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- No. 19's day party was such a hit, we returned for the after party.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: This Is The End @ Mamita's

    By Dianna Loevner January 21, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The daylight finale to The BPM Festival featured Dennis Ferrer, Lauren Lane, Benoit & Sergio, and Guy Gerber.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: tINI and the Gang @ Fusion

    By Angela Del Sol January 20, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- tINI brought the vibrant flavor of her acclaimed daytime sessions in Ibiza to Fusion Beach Club, creating an ambience all about inclusiveness, all about The Gang.

  • BPM 2014 Highlights: Where We Belong @ Blue Parrot

    By Dianna Loevner January 10, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Glow brought Fedde Le Grand to Blue Parrot, Playa's main mega club.

  • BPM 2014 Photos: Catching some Zzzs

    By Marjana Jaidi January 15, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- At The BPM Festival, we learned that good sleep can be hard to come by. But with venues like Mamita's, why go home when you can catch some shuteye without leaving the party?

  • BPM 2014 Video: Where Are You From?

    By Marjana Jaidi January 20, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- We met so many great people at The BPM Festival, from all over the world. Click through to watch the video and get a sampling of BPM's international population, both fans and DJs.

  • BPM 2014: Artists' Favorite Food Spots

    By Marjana Jaidi December 31, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Click through the gallery to find out where Guy Gerber, Anja Schneider, Stacey Pullen, Apollonia, Lauren Lane, and My Favorite Robot like to get their eat on in Playa del Carmen during The BPM Festival.

  • BPM 2014: Preflight Checklist

    By Cultivora December 31, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Headed to BPM this year? Use our Preflight Checklist to help make your trip efficient and stress-free.

  • BPM 2014: Tulum Mini Guide

    By Angela Del Sol December 29, 2013

    Tulum, Mexico -- While in Playa del Carmen for The BPM Festival, head to Tulum to decompress seaside while enjoying breathtaking natural vistas.

  • BPM 2015 Live Stream: Diynamic With Solomun, Adriatique, H.O.S.H., and Thyladomid b2b Magdalena

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 13, 2015

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Stream the entire Diynamic showcase at The BPM Festival thanks to BE-AT.TV.

  • BPM 2015 Live Stream: In The Mood With Nicole Moudaber and Marino Canal

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 15, 2015

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- If you're stuck in the winter cold instead of enjoying The BPM Festival, we feel for you. We hope this live stream will ease your pain.

  • BPM 2015 Live Stream: Rumors with Guy Gerber, Bill Patrick, Lauren Lane, and Chaim

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 09, 2015

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- If you're stuck in your office today, perhaps even with snow lining the sidewalks outside, instead of enjoying the first day of The BPM Festival, we feel for you. Hopefully this live stream can help. 

  • BPM 2015 Live Stream: This Is The End With Art Department, Lauren Lane, John Acquaviva, and Richy Ahmed

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 17, 2015

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- It has sadly, but finally, come - the end of The BPM Festival. Here's to one last party, and one last live stream. 

  • BPM 2015 Photo Diary Part 1

    By Marjana Jaidi January 15, 2015

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Check out our favorite moments in photo-form of The BPM Festival so far. 

  • BPM 2015 Photo Diary Part 2

    By Laura Baker-Finch January 20, 2015

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- After five days, most music festivals have already come and gone, but that's far from the case with The BPM Festival. 

  • BPM Announces Day & Night Schedules, Phase 3 Lineup

    By Marjana Jaidi December 19, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The BPM Festival has released the final phase of the lineup along with the day & night event schedule, which means we can all start obsessively planning our time in paradise.

  • BPM Artist Bucket Lists

    By Marjana Jaidi December 19, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- For our Official BPM Guide, we asked BPM artists a series of questions, including what city or country is on their bucket list. Click through the photo gallery to view responses from Josh Wink, Stacey Pullen, The Martinez Brothers, Anja Schneider, Nicole Moudaber, Leon, and My Favorite Robot.

  • Enter to Win the Ultimate BPM Experience!

    By Marjana Jaidi December 16, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- We're headed to Playa del Carmen and are giving you the chance to come along!

  • Infographic: BPM 2014 Contest Results

    By Marjana Jaidi December 30, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Now that our two contests leading up to The BPM Festival have closed, we've compiled some of the information you shared into an infographic.

  • Introducing our Official Guide to The BPM Festival

    By Marjana Jaidi December 17, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Cultivora is pleased to introduce the Official Travel Guide to The BPM Festival 2014!

  • Music Monday: The BPM Festival Double-Header

    By Cultivora December 30, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- With the seventh annual BPM Festival right around the corner, we have not one, but TWO playlists featuring artists from the BPM lineup.

  • On the Scene: Justin Martin at Webster Hall, NYC

    By Marjana Jaidi January 27, 2014

    New York City -- On Friday night, we caught Justin Martin at Webster Hall and discovered there are two types of people in this world: the ones who go to BPM, and the ones that go to Holy Ship.

  • Partying in a New Comfort Zone at The BPM Festival 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi January 21, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Last year when my friend Adam asked me why I wasn't going to The BPM Festival, I told him it wasn't my thing. Find out why one year and one BPM later, I'm now eating my words.

  • Phase 1 of The BPM Festival Lineup

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 02, 2012

    The BPM Festival has announced the first phase of artists joining them in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico January 4-13, 2013. If you weren't already sold on top-quality EDM in a picture-perfect beach town, you will be after checking out this lineup.

  • Photo Highlights: BPM Day 3

    By Oliver Correa January 08, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Click through for a slideshow of pictures from Oliver's first day on the scene at BPM Festival.

  • Photo Highlights: BPM Day 4

    By Oliver Correa January 08, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Oliver share images from his second day at BPM.

  • Photo Highlights: BPM Day 5

    By Oliver Correa January 10, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Oliver's adventures at BPM continue, with Life & Death, Mano Le Tough, Tale of Us, Heidi, and more.

  • Photo Highlights: BPM Day 6

    By Oliver Correa January 12, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- Our adventures at BPM continue with photos of the Dirtybird Showcase, Robot Heart, and more.

  • Photo Highlights: BPM Days 7 & 8

    By Oliver Correa January 16, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- After nonstop parties all week down in Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, we bring the last few days of BPM to a close. Highlights from our seventh & eighth days include seeing Sasha and Heidi spin stellar sets at Kool Beach, Matt Tolfrey bring his Leftroom crew to Mamita's and a massive All Day I Dream of Mexico party. Stay tuned as we wrap up our coverage from the last parties of BPM.

  • Share Your Top BPM Moments to Win!

    By Marjana Jaidi January 03, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The BPM Festival officially kicks off today in Playa del Carmen, so to commemorate the great times ahead, we're giving away some official BPM merchandise! Click through to find out how you can win via Instagram.

  • Stream the BPM Festival Live

    By Marjana Jaidi January 07, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- The world's top electronic artists and DJs have assembled at BPM for 10 days of surf, sun, and of course, dancing. If you couldn't make it to Mexico this year, you can still be part of the BPM action through live streams on the BPM Facebook Page and on B@ TV. Click through to see the full streaming schedule.

  • Super Early Bird Passes On Sale Friday for the 2014 Edition of Mexico's BPM

    By Maressa Levy September 05, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- EDM's yearly kickoff event has announced the dates for its 2014 edition, as well as disclosing the dates for the first round of ticket sales.

  • The Bests of BPM

    By Oliver Correa January 28, 2013

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- After many years of BPM FOMO, I was finally able to experience what the south of the border has to offer. Click through for my picks of the best of BPM.

  • The BPM Festival 2015: The Year of Change

    By Marjana Jaidi February 03, 2015

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- With insights from BPM co-founder Craig Pettigrew, we discuss the upsides and pitfalls of the festival's growth.  

  • The BPM Festival Announces First Phase Lineup for 2014

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 29, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico --The initial lineup has finally arrived for the 7th edition of The BPM Festival.

  • The BPM Festival Drops Phase 2 Artist Lineup!

    By Laura Baker-Finch November 20, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The BPM Festival has added even more top-notch artists to their 2014 lineup.

  • The BPM Festival Releases First Round of Artists for 2015

    By Laura Baker-Finch October 23, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The 10-day festival releases quite the impressive Phase 1 lineup.

  • The BPM Festival Reveals Dates for 2015 Edition

    By Laura Baker-Finch June 24, 2014

    Playa Del Carmen, Mexico -- It's time to start planning your trip to Playa!

  • The Phase 2 Lineup for The BPM Festival 2015 Has Arrived!

    By Laura Baker-Finch December 11, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- The BPM Festival has just announced a slew of new artists joining the 10-day fiesta January 9-18, 2015. 

  • Video: DJs Sound Off at The BPM Festival

    By Alyssa Buffenstein July 15, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Benoit & Sergio, Guy Gerber, Nicole Moudaber, and more talk about spending 10 days surrounded by sand, surf, and electronic music.

  • Video: Lee Burridge on the Birth of the Hong Kong Rave Scene

    By Marjana Jaidi March 20, 2014

    Before you catch Lee Burridge at Ultra Music Festival next weekend, find out how he unwittingly birthed the rave scene in Hong Kong.

  • Video: Nicole Moudaber, Adriatique, and Guy Gerber on Life on the Road

    By Marjana Jaidi March 28, 2014

    Watch as Nicole Moudaber, Guy Gerber, and Adriatique talk about what it's like being a musician on the road. 

  • Video: On the Ground at BPM 2014

    By Marjana Jaidi January 28, 2014

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Find out what artists and fans love about BPM, where they traveled from, how they handled the weather, and their advice for future BPMers. Featuring special appearances by BPM directors Craig Pettigrew, Alessandra Axelsson, and Vito Tomasicchio, as well as DJs Nicole Moudaber, Lee Burridge, Adriatique, and Guy Gerber.

  • Win 7-Day Passes to The BPM Festival!

    By Marjana Jaidi November 18, 2013

    Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Share your BPM wisdom to win 7-day passes to the festival!

  • Win The BPM Festival Merch and Compilation Mixed by Art Department

    By Laura Baker-Finch February 18, 2014

    Tell us who you want to play at The BPM Festival 2015 to win official mercy and a compilation mixed by Art Department!