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Inside the BPM Shooting: Drug Cartels and Corruption Threaten Mexico's Festival Scene

As authorities search for the motive behind a shootout that left 5 people dead, locals call for a ban on festivals in the hopes it will stem more gun violence.


Seth Troxler, Dubfire, Carl Cox, and More Head to The BPM Festival 2017

The ten-day beachside bacchanal returns for its tenth anniversary in January.


I Partied With An International Drug Lord in Mexico And Somehow Lived to Tell the Tale

Every night involved copious amounts of drug use, astronomically expensive meals out, and plenty of Colombian-Canadian sex.


Protests, Monsoons, and Partying at SXMusic, Dance Music's Newest Destination Festival

This first-time festival on the Caribbean island of St. Martin is the latest event to attempt to bottle the magic of beachside party culture.


The Best and Worst Things About Electronic Music Today, According to Gorgon City, Todd Edwards, and More

In our latest THUMP Short, a vast selection of producers contemplate the best and worst parts of the dance music scene.


We Asked Pete Tong Every Question We Could Think of Right Before He Went On Stage

The clip was filmed at this year's BPM festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.


We Asked DJs at The BPM Festival About Their Pre-Show Rituals—And They All Said The Same Thing

Here's what TiNI, Kidnap Kid, Lee Curtiss and more need to do before playing a set.


The Best Fashion Choices at The BPM Festival

black clad techno druids, board shorted party animals, brightly patterned house heads, we got 'em all.


The THUMP Guide to Surviving in Playa del Carmen

Lessons to help you party in the party capital of the Caribbean.


These Are the Unmissable Showcases at The BPM Festival 2016

We've done the hard work for you. All you have to do now is party your face off for ten days straight.


The BPM Festival Prepares for 2016's Underground Dance Marathon

We spoke with BPM directors about how to get the most out of Mexico's classiest rager, and check out our newest showcase announcement.


​THUMP Will Present Three Showcases at The BPM Festival 2016

We've got Black Butter, HotFlush and Apollonia for three different parties on the playa in Mexico next month. You're welcome.