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The BPM Diary: Day 8

Rocky Ramniceanu comes around the corner and heads into the last weekend of BPM festival

  • 17 January 2015
The BPM Diary: Day 8

We made it to the second weekend! The lines between reality and reality are now a hazy blur. How will we cope when we need to return to civilian life? We have an exit strategy at least – rinse the shit out of the remaining few days.

We get things going with the first Solomun +1 party outside of his residency in Ibiza and features Âme and Magdalena, so anticipation is high. It's the first time we've seen the venue completely sold-out and it's packed wall-to-wall with smiling faces as the big man delivers one of his patented upbeat sets.

Next we make our way down to Mamitas for the Circo Loco daytime bash featuring residents Seth Troxler, David Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Ellen Allien, Nastia, Andrew Grant and Subb-An. Mamitas is slammed to the brink of capacity with a fun-loving crowd and solid dose of the manic energy found back in the Ibizan mothership.

Over at Blue Parrot, Sasha brings his Last Night On Earth label showcase to BPM for the first time with Scuba, Simon Baker, and Alex Graham alongside the legend himself. There is a reason why this guy has been at the top of the game for over 20 years and his classy tech-infused set proves why.

The final stop for the evening is the Touch of Class Records showcase where the deep and sultry sounds of Tone Of Arc, Signal Flow, Navid Izadi, Pattern Drama, Silky and Low Tide provide the soundtrack at Fusion. The music is authentic and the vibes chilled. There's a nice surprise when Signal Flow frontman Michael Tello proposes to his girlfriend at the end of their live set in front of a cheering crowd of smiling friends, family and fans. She obviously says yes and if our cockles weren't warmed enough in the balmy Mexican air, they are now positively steamed. Beautiful.

Images: Chris Lazzaro, Nathan Navarro, Jeff "Turbo" Corrigan

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