12-14 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE NEC BIRMINGHAM UK


DJ sets, performances, Q&As + more

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 running throughout the three days of BPM.

Saturday 12 September 2015



12:00: Craig 'Cut Up' Jones [DJ Set]
Known for his unique style of open-genre DJing, Craig 'Cut Up' Jones - the BPM Freestyle DJ Champion 2014 - has toured in Bahrain, held down residencies across the UK and shared the stage with names as big as Calvin Harris, DEADMAU5 and David Guetta. After a successful 2015, Craig returns to BPM to play in the ARENA and judge the Freestyle DJ Competition he won a year back...




12:30: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Gemini [Heat 1]
Up-and-coming DJs battle it out to become the Freestyle Champion. In each heat, four contestants will have just five minutes to show what they can do behind the decks, before the judges choose a winner - based technical ability, music selection and crowd interaction - to go through to the final at the end of the day.




13:25: CHAUVET Light Show
The CHAUVET ARENA will feature units from both CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. This full product demonstration will give you the chance to see some of the latest technologies from the CHAUVET range being put through its paces. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see CHAUVET lighting fixtures operate in a real club environment!




13:30: Davey Asprey & Jordan Sweeney [DJ Set]
Both important artists in the world of trance music, Midlands-born DJs Davey Asprey and Jordan Sweeney have an impressive resume between then. Known for his mixing techniques, Davey is endorsed by a huge list of top names including Armin Van Buuren and Judge Jools, while Jordan helped launch the legendary Trancecoda night. A back-to-back set from these two is not to be missed...




14:00: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Gemini [Heat 2]
Up-and-coming DJs battle it out to become the Freestyle Champion. In each heat, four contestants will have just five minutes to show what they can do behind the decks, before the judges choose a winner - based technical ability, music selection and crowd interaction - to go through to the final at the end of the day.




14:30: DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]
Ahead of the DMC UK Championships taking place in the ARENA on the following day, DMC will present a Showcase featuring routines from expert turntablists. Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




15:00: Lempo [DJ Set]
Lempo AKA Mike McGuinness is a Manchester-based house music producer and DJ. Best known for his infamous 8-year residency for heavyweights ‘Bitch Events’ as well as previously presenting radio shows on Unity Radio FM and Cheshire FM. His signature flat cap, unique track selections and wildly inspired performances have made him stand-out as a natural-born entertainer.




15:30: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Gemini [Heat 3]
Up-and-coming DJs battle it out to become the Freestyle Champion. In each heat, four contestants will have just five minutes to show what they can do behind the decks, before the judges choose a winner - based technical ability, music selection and crowd interaction - to go through to the final at the end of the day.




16:00: Kutski [DJ Set]
It’s very rare in this day and age to find new pioneers who work day in day out to constantly push the boundaries of harder dance music. The new savior of rave and master of hardstyle, Kutski aptly fits these titles and is without a doubt the most exciting crossover talent to emerge from the UK in the past decade!




16:30: Freestyle DJ Competition Presented By Gemini [Final]
The winners from the three heats earlier in the day – as well as the judges’ ‘wild card’ favourite who didn’t quite win their heat - will each perform another five minute showcase mix. The judges will then select a runner up and the BPM Freestyle DJ 2015 who wins MDJ-1000 media players along with Skeletoncases to store them in and a pair of Gemini DJX-07 headphones as well as a set at BPM 2016.




17:10: CHAUVET Light Show
The CHAUVET ARENA will feature units from both CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. This full product demonstration will give you the chance to see some of the latest technologies from the CHAUVET range being put through its paces. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see CHAUVET lighting fixtures operate in a real club environment!




17:15: Magical Mistakes [Live Set]
A Californian musician who currently resides in Osaka, Japan, Magical Mistakes (Erik Luebs) crafted his immersive sound by drawing inspiration from the community of Osaka artists, including Shlomo and Mount Kimbie. Combining Eastern and Western influences, anchored by beats, his tracks are textural electronic pieces blended with Japanese motifs and ambient sounds.




18:00: 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).




18:30: Marshall Jefferson [DJ Set]
Along with Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson is one of the founding fathers of house music, having been a central figure in the Chicago scene and produced a host of genre-defining anthems. As relevant today as he ever was, Jefferson continues to tour extensively - this year, he brings his love for music to BPM...


Sunday 13 September 2015



12:00: BPM DJ of the Year Supported By Reloop [DJ Set]
Kicking off Sunday’s arena line-up will be the winner of our 2015 DJ of the Year Facebook competition supported by Reloop. Our winner fought off stiff competition to first become one of our DJs of the Week, then DJs of the Month and now, finally, DJ of the Year!




12:30: 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. Spanning their sets across multiple genres of music, The Video Geeks fuse Electro, Dubstep, Drum & Bass and Urban into a ‘Blink and you miss it’ mash-up of sight & sound which caters for all tastes.




13:00: Adam Ellis [DJ Set]
Relentless energy and a penchant for powerful melodies are just two of the qualities found in Sheffield native Adam Ellis's special blend of euphoric trance. With support from Paul Oakenfold and having played some of the world's biggest clubs, including Ibiza's Amnesia, Adam shows no signs of stopping his quest for a revitalised golden age of trance...




13:30: Mistabishi [DJ Set]
Electronic music producer and composer Mistabishi (AKA James Pullen) will perform a 30-minute DJ set using just a single KORG Electribe sampler at BPM 2015! Having gained recognition on the international dance music scene for his debut album, Drop, Mistabishi is known for using unconventional sounds to give an experimental edge to his music.




14:00: LilRockit [DJ Set]
Having been DJing for just over a year, DJ/producer LilRockit is already a well-known figure on the UK dance scene, garnering support from the likes of Kryder, Third Party, Toby Green and Gareth Emery. Known for her confidence and energy behind the decks, LilRockit has brought her unique sound to Creamfields, Victoria Warehouse and Ibiza's Amnesia!




14:55: CHAUVET Light Show
The CHAUVET ARENA will feature units from both CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. This full product demonstration will give you the chance to see some of the latest technologies from the CHAUVET range being put through its paces. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see CHAUVET lighting fixtures operate in a real club environment!




15:00: DELimentary [80s Bangers 4 Deck Mix]
After last year’s epic Dance Classics ARENA set from four deck maestro DELimentary, this time round he will take you on a mad journey through some of the biggest tunes, TV shows, films and TV ads of this iconic decade. Expect twists and turns the likes of which you’d never imagine!




15:30: Fully Charged [DJ Set]
Starting out as a DJ duo, Lee Watson and Scott Ashworth later turned to producing, naming themselves Fully Charged and gaining the respect of huge industry figures like Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold with their Beatport-chart-topping tracks ‘Hey’ and ‘Prayer’. With a reputation for high-octane DJ sets, their set is one you don’t want to miss…




16:00: DMC UK DJ Championships
For the first time ever, the DMC UK DJ Championships will be hosted live at BPM. Not since 1997 has the event taken place outside of London! Expect displays of turntable dexterity of epic proportions as a host of contenders battle it out for the title of DMC UK Champion and a place at October's DMC World DJ Final.




17:55: CHAUVET Light Show
The CHAUVET ARENA will feature units from both CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. This full product demonstration will give you the chance to see some of the latest technologies from the CHAUVET range being put through its paces. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see CHAUVET lighting fixtures operate in a real club environment!




18:00: 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).




18:05: BPM Dance Classics Party
We turn the clocks back again to re-live memories of dance music history as the hugely popular Dance Classics Party returns to BPM in 2015 for its sixth year. Join our resident DJs Mike Lewis and Ian Redman for this showcase of the best retro Dance anthems from the 90s and early 00s. Don't miss it!




18:05: Bassheads [Live PA]
Bassheads came to prominence in 1991 with the release of top-ten hit ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’ A producer, writer and engineer, founder Nick Murphy has since created notable remixes for the likes of Bjork, while his current live setup features DMC mix champion DJ Trix and Radio 1xtra MC L Double. You’re in for a real treat!




19:00: Kelly Llorenna [Live PA]
Euro-dance legend Kelly Llorenna began her music career back in 1992, providing vocals for ‘Set You Free’, the N-Trance classic that went to number two in the UK singles chart in 1995. Though the singer continued to work with N-Trance, she also launched a successful solo career and recently worked with collaborators including New Order’s Peter Hook.


Monday 14 September 2015



12:00: Oli Carloni
From the depths of the UK’s northern music scene, Oli Carloni emerged to win the BPM DJ of the Year competition in 2014. Known for his deeper sounds, Oli has the ability to be versatile among genres, which has allowed him to hold down significant residencies (including Digital in Newcastle) as well as secure festival slots at the likes of Northern Lights and North Bridge.




12:30: Matt Howes [DJ Set]
A highly experienced professional club and radio DJ, Matt Howes has recently received extensive international media coverage as one of the world’s only one-armed DJs. He has been touring worldwide (having just returned from a residency in Mauritius) and is the official tour DJ for mainstream UK Urban artist Devlin.




13:25: CHAUVET Light Show
The CHAUVET ARENA will feature units from both CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. This full product demonstration will give you the chance to see some of the latest technologies from the CHAUVET range being put through its paces. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see CHAUVET lighting fixtures operate in a real club environment!




13:30: Ben Nicky [DJ Set]
Esteemed by the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk and Gareth Emery, Ben Nicky has earned himself a reputation as one of the most in-demand uplifting/psy-trance DJs in the world. Renowned for his mashed-up and unexpected DJing style, Ben has performed at iconic venues - such as Godskitchen and Ministry of Sound - and created productions for the likes of Spinnin’ Records.




14:00: DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]
Following the DMC UK Championships taking place in the ARENA on the previous day, DMC will present a Showcase featuring routines from expert turntablists. Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




14:30: Mark EG [DJ Set]
One of the UK clubbing industry's most revered names, Mark EG has been there through it all: from the early days of electro to the acid house/rave scene of the late-eighties to the hardstyle dance of the millennial generation, winning numerous awards along the way. Known for his insane on-stage antics, don't miss Mark at BPM 2015...




15:00: ACS Custom present: THE STUDENTS TAKE OVER! [Showcase]
This very popular feature of BPM returns to showcase the talents of the UK music student network. Two very lucky student DJs from Access To Music colleges will have the opportunity to play the ARENA. This year the Take Over will again be hosted by hearing protection and in-ear monitor specialists ACS Custom, who believe in bringing education and the industry together to highlight new musical talent.




15:45: DJ Narrative [DJ Set]
Marc Reck AKA DJ Narrative is a DJ and producer based in Birmingham, UK, known for his explosive DJ performances and unique genre hopping ability. With a deep passion for evolving the artform, and instinctive ability for rocking the floor, Marc has totally embraced the digital DJing movement, developing his scratching and controllerism techniques to transcend limitations and enable creative expression.




16:15: CHAUVET Light Show
The CHAUVET ARENA will feature units from both CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ. This full product demonstration will give you the chance to see some of the latest technologies from the CHAUVET range being put through its paces. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see CHAUVET lighting fixtures operate in a real club environment!