Know Before You Go | 10 Showcases at The BPM Festival: Portugal

In the weeks preceding the debut of The BPM Festival: Portugal, the event’s organizers have more than doubled its entertainment roster. In addition, they’ve announced eight of the showcase events at which the artists gracing the lineup will perform.

Artist, record label and promoter showcases arguably make BPM what it is. Too many promoters default to the festival formula - but instead of simply dividing X number of DJs by X stages by X days, BPM’s organizers enlist tastemakers to carefully curate meaningful audience experiences.

If you want to get the most out of the festival, it helps to have an idea of what each event will bring to the table beforehand. After reading through the rundown of The BPM Festival’s eight confirmed showcases below, make sure to check the event website for more to be announced.

1. Akbal

Where: Cloque

When: Thursday, September 14th

Akbal Music has been a staple of Playa Del Carmen’s dance music scene since before The BPM Festival’s flagship event graced its shores. Founded by Robbie Akbal in 2006, the label specializes in more tribal flavors of house and techno.

2. All Day I Dream

Where: Blanco Beach

When: September 15th

Lee Burridge’s All Day I Dream imprint has emerged as a lasting presence in contemporary deep house. Those who delight in soothing, world music-infused rhythms will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy them at Portimão’s newest beach club.


Where: Centro De Congressos do Arade

When: September 15th

In addition to becoming a staple of the White Isles, underground house and techno promoter ANTS has hosted showcases at The BPM Festival’s flagship event. September will see them make their Portugal debut at the European expansion of the festival.

4. Don’t Be Leftout with Visionquest

Where: Oceans Club

When: September 16th

Even though Seth Troxler parted ways with Visionquest back in 2013, the label’s spacey, true-to-form brand of techno makes as intelligent a statement as ever. Label heads Ryan Crosston, Lee Curtiss and Shaun Reeves will surely curate a haven for any techno purist in attendance.

5. Elrow

Where: NoSoloAgua

When: September 16th

Although Elrow started out as a Barcelona nightclub, numerous other venues have become vessels for the even brand into which it grew. For its stunning views, NoSoloAgua will make a spirited addition to the list.

6. Detroit Love

Where: Centro De Congressos do Arade

When: September 17th

The name Carl Craig is practically synonymous with second-wave Detroit techno. The DJ and producer has taken it upon himself to expose the sounds of techno’s city of origin to music fans around the world, and the Centro De Congressos do Arade center will provide him a perfect platform to do so.

7. Deeperfect

Where: Katedral

When: September 17th

Stefano Noferini is among the most respected tastemakers in house music worldwide. The showcase for his record label, Deeperfect, will see him apply his sensibility to a roster of artists performing at one of Portimão’s hottest nightclubs.

8. Paradise

Where: NoSolo Água Beach Club

When: September 15th

Soak up the sun until dawn with Hot Creation mega DJ's, Jamie Jones and company. Catch us get down and funky at beach side venue, NoSolo Água Beach Club in Praia Da Rocha to Patrick Topping and more. Itching for a dose of Paradise? Check out their set from The BPM Festival 2014.

9. Do Not Sit On The Furniture

Where: TBA

When: TBA

Do Not Sit On The Furniture has become a staple of Miami’s vibrant house music scene. Its founder, DJ and producer Behrouz, will manifest the spirit of the nightclub into an elegantly simple experience at The BPM Festival: Portugal.

10. Form Music

Where: TBA

When: September 14th

Come party with us and label master, Popof, Julian Jeweil, OXIA, Animal & Me and more at this much anticipated showcase.

Stay locked into for the latest on venue dates, ticket announcements and line ups!

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