13-15 SEPTEMBER 2014 THE NEC BIRMINGHAM UK

The Chauvet Arena is BPM's central performance space, a state-of-the-art nightclub built just for the show. The Main Stage in the Arena features a varied programme of DJ sets, performances and live Q&As with high profile DJs:

Saturday 14th September 2013



12:00: Ruddaz [DJ Set]

The Freestyle DJ Of The Year 2012 returns to open the arena at BPM 2013. Expect a House & Trance set showcasing impressive technical ability - head to the Arena early for a taste of what won over last year’s judges!




12:30: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Denon DJ [Heats 1 & 2]

Up-and-coming DJs battle it out to become the Freestyle Champion. In each heat, four contestants will have five minutes to show what they can do behind the decks, before the judges choose a winner to go through to the final at the end of the day.




13:30: DJ Spoony (Johnathan Joseph) [Q&A]

Having enjoyed a long and diverse career as both a club and radio DJ, Johnathan Joseph (DJ Spoony) will share his experiences and advice for aspiring DJs in this live Q&A session.




14:00: DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]

Ahead of their World Championships in London at the beginning of October, DMC will present a Main Stage showcase featuring routines from past and present winners and finalists. Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




14:30: DELimentary [DJ Set]

DJ Del, aka 'DELimentary', is fast becoming famed for his incredible live mixes on four decks. Once described by a fan as like "watching a spider monkey going up and down the decks creating an amazing symphony", DELimentary is starting to make big waves in the Funky Breaks scene, not only as a performer but also as a producer.




15:00: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Denon DJ [Heats 3 & 4]

More up-and-coming DJs battle it out to impressive the judges and win a place in the final at the end of the day. In each heat, four contestants will have five minutes to show what they can do behind the decks.




16:00: DJ Mag Tech Awards Presentation [Hosted By Mick Wilson]

This year DJ Mag once again took their annual Tech Awards online - using an interactive Facebook video app. And you lot voted in your thousands! Be sure to come down to the arena to hear the results announcement and see the awards presented live!




16:30: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Denon DJ [Final]

The winners from the four heats earlier in the day will each perform another five minute showcase mix. The judges will then select a runner up and the Denon DJ Freestyle DJ of the Year 2013.




17:00: Ultimate Prize Draw

Entry is included for free with every ticket bought in advance or on the door for this massive prize draw of equipment from BPM exhibitors. All you have to do is fill in your details on a draw ticket and put it in the entry box. Then, at the end of the day, watch the draw take place to find out if you are the lucky winner (you must be present at the draw to win).




17:05: Video Party

BPM has previously showcased leading audio-visual artists including DJ Yoda, Addictive TV and DJ Cheeba. This year we are pleased to welcome rising stars The Video Geeks and headliner Beat a Maxx for BPM’s first ever Video Party!




17:05: The Video Geeks [AV DJ Set ]

Masters at creating compelling, artistic and even hilarious custom-made videos for their uplifting and energetic shows, The Video Geeks seamlessly mix the biggest floor fillers with clips from TV, movies and YouTube.




17:35: Beat A Maxx [AV DJ Set]

Beat a Maxx, aka ‘The World’s Greatest Video DJ’, has been catapulted into star status over the last couple of years. Maxx has been blending his extensive DJing experience with video and award winning turntablism, creating shows unlike anything you’ve seen before.


Sunday 15th September 2013



12:00: [PROJ3CT] [DJ Set]

[PROJ3CT] is a house music deejay/production trio comprised of three very successful and talented artists in their own right, all part of the Secret Party Project family. They have come together to not only DJ, but also to produce as a collective.




12:30: Shotta TV Take Over [Showcase]

Get ready for the Shotta.tv Take Over as DJs and MCs from all over the UK join together to showcase the live streaming phenomenon.




13:00: Shiftee [DJ Set]

Not only was Shiftee voted the 2009 DMC World Champion, he has also established himself as a top-class producer with recognition from Rustie (BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix), Starkey, Royal-T and Udachi. He also finds time to be an adjunct professor at New York University and the Director of DJ Curriculum at the prestigious Dubspot school in NYC!




13:30: James D'ley

Award winning Electronic artist James D’ley is the one of the fastest rising future talents in the UK and global Bass scene. Having performed across the world with his Bass-driven, heavy-hitting high-octane sound, James is respected and recognised by many of his peers as a future star within Electronic music.




14:00: DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]

Ahead of their World Championships in London at the beginning of October, DMC will present a Main Stage showcase featuring routines from past and present winners and finalists. Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




14:30: Davey Asprey [DJ Set]

As one of the fastest rising stars in UK Dance music, Davey Asprey is taking giant steps up through club land with his eyes tightly fixed on the top spot. His technical talents are a quality exhibition to witness and no show passes without Davey impressing with his dexterous deck talents.




15:00: Sister Bliss [Q&A]

As the musical force behind Faithless, world-renowned DJ and record producer Sister Bliss needs no introduction. Don’t miss this unique chance to hear her advice for aspiring artistes.




15:30: Andy Whitby [DJ Set]

For those who know him, Andy Whitby represents everything Hard-Dance should be: fast, fun, friendly and euphoric. For those yet to have the opportunity of being Whitby’d – get ready!




16:00: Slipmatt [Q&A]

The 'Godfather of Rave', is one of the UK's busiest and most well-respected DJs. This will be a unique chance to hear from a true DJ legend in a live Q&A session. Slipmatt will share lessons learnt for almost 25 years behind the decks ahead of his Arena DJ set as part of the Vestax Dance Classics Party!




16:30: Tim Cullen [DJ Set]

After nailing a residency at the world famous Ministry of Sound in London, DJ Tim Cullen went on to take club land by storm with numerous high energy smashes and remixes. His forthcoming releases are set to cause maximum dance floor damage this year!




17:00: Ultimate Prize Draw

Entry is included for free with every ticket bought in advance or on the door for this massive prize draw of equipment from BPM exhibitors. All you have to do is fill in your details on a draw ticket and put it in the entry box. Then, at the end of the day, watch the draw take place to find out if you are the lucky winner (you must be present at the draw to win).




17:05: Davos [Live Piano House Set]

Since his YouTube video of early 90s House classics went viral a year ago, Davos' feet haven't touched the ground. As well as being in demand for studio sessions, he plays his own brand of piano House live to packed audiences throughout the UK.




17:05: Vestax Dance Classics Party

The hugely popular Dance Classics Party returns to BPM in 2013 for its fourth year, once again hosted by DJ equipment brand Vestax. This showcase of the best retro Dance anthems from the 90s and early 00s is not to be missed!




17:45: Alison Limerick [Live PA]

Best known for her 1990s club anthems, the inimitable Alison Limerick will be doing a live PA, performing her club hit ‘Where Love Lives’. Alison can be heard singing Soul/Jazz in various venues across Europe, performing in House music venues around the world and now at BPM 2013!




18:00: Slipmatt [DJ Set]

The 'Godfather of Rave', is one of the UK's busiest and most well-respected DJs. Over the past 24 years he has mixed his way through many of the underground dance scene's different music styles with his unique style of energising beats and quick-fire mixing. He continues to regularly play to capacity crowds at events and in clubs throughout the world.




19:00: Ian Redman [DJ Set]

Originally hailing from the Hardcore and Bouncy Techno scene back in the mid-90s, Ian Redman has since been on the DJ circuit for over a decade. He is more commonly known as one of the true pioneers of Scouse House but he was also one of the original members of chart topping dance act Ultrabeat.




19:30: Mike Lewis AKA DJ Kuta [DJ Set]

Mike Lewis has been in the industry for almost 20 years and has played both her in the UK as well as internationally in places such as Ibiza, Magaluf and Kavos. He was also involved in the smash hit ‘Set You Free’ from N-Trance and is currently recording a new album.


Monday 16th September 2013



12:00: Special FX – Live Demo Display!

Kick starting the Arena with a bang, this new feature for BPM 2013 will showcase a range of Special FX options that can be used by DJs to enhance their performances. Presented by Adam Hetherington.




12:30: [PROJ3CT] [DJ Set]

[PROJ3CT] is a house music deejay/production trio comprised of three very successful and talented artists in their own right, all part of the Secret Party Project family. They have come together to not only DJ, but also to produce as a collective.




13:00: AFISHAL ft. Dwayne wint [Live ‘DJ Drums’ Performance]

Nightclub musician AFISHAL, originally 'FiSH on Percussion', has spent the past seven years performing in clubs around the world, entertaining celebs at London's most exclusive parties, and winning over millions on Britain's Got Talent last year. Now he has brought something new to the industry – AFISHAL DJ Drums!




13:30: DELimentary [DJ Set]

DJ Del, aka 'DELimentary', is fast becoming famed for his incredible live mixes on four decks. Once described by a fan as like "watching a spider monkey going up and down the decks creating an amazing symphony", DELimentary is starting to make big waves in the Funky Breaks scene, not only as a performer but also as a producer.




14:00: DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]

Ahead of their World Championships in London at the beginning of October, DMC will present a Main Stage showcase featuring routines from past and present winners and finalists. Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




14:30: Dirty Secretz [DJ Set]

One of house music's worst-kept secrets and with support from the likes of Roger Sanchez and Fatboy Slim, it's easy to see why Leicester-based DJ Dirty Secretz is causing a fuss on both sides of the Atlantic. Don't miss his signature House grooves at BPM!




15:00: The Students Take Over! [DJ Showcase]

Access to Music present Club ATOM Interactive, where students jump up and play in a one off back-to-back set. For 45 minutes the CHAUVET BPM ARENA will be handed over to our student visitors to showcase what they can do and play some awesome tunes.




15:45: The Futuristic Polar Bears [DJ Set]

The trio with the quirky name are no strangers to the music business. The Euphoric Dance DJs have 20 years collective DJing experience behind them, not to mention their own record label and a collaboration with Fatboy Slim, so it’s no surprise then that even Erick Morillo is a fan!




16:15: Brian Mole [DJ Set]

Brian, one of the busiest DJs in the UK, has been playing to crowds throughout the UK since the early 80s. He has a passion for House music in all its forms and loves seeing a packed dance-floor enjoying his dynamic sets.