13-15 SEPTEMBER 2014 THE NEC BIRMINGHAM UK

CHAUVET ARENA

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 13th September 2014



Him_Self_Her [DJ Set]
After honing individual skills on the Leicester music scene, Claire and Leon came together to form house duo Him_Self_Her. Combining all aspects of underground house, the duo quickly found success through both samples and self-penned hits - like the Pete Tong-endorsed 'Gone Too Long'. Since 2012 their 'house music with feeling’ sound has picked up fans across the globe.




DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]
Ahead of their World DJ Championships in London on the 5th of October, DMC will present an Arena Showcase featuring routines from special guests (TBA). Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




The Anxious [Live Performance]
The music of The Anxious redefined the sound of techno at the turn of the millennium, resulting in the duo's endorsement by techno luminaries such as Dave Clarke, Carl Cox and Joey Beltram. Even in 2014, after nearly two decades of making music, The Anxious still do not follow the trends of the day. Their sound is taking dark, electronic mind-music to a whole new generation.




Toddla T [DJ Set]
Starting out at a young age - gaining the name Toddla T in the process - Tom Bell cut his teeth on the Sheffield scene before emerging as one of the UK's hottest DJ talents. Aside from making two albums, he has since produced tracks for Tinchey Strider, Bashy and Roots Manuva, and remixed tracks for everyone from Armand Van Helden to Hot Chip...


Sunday 14th September 2014



Third Son [DJ Set]
Having already signed to Noir, Underground Audio, and Materialism within a week of launching his third project - Third Son, it seems Joseph Thomas Price is letting the music speak for itself. Following a varied musical upbringing, his latest journey into electronic music sees him honing his original take on house and techno, with Noir having released his Transition EP in August 2014.




DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]
Ahead of their World DJ Championships in London on the 5th of October, DMC will present an Arena Showcase featuring routines from special guests (TBA). Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




Rob Tissera [DJ Set]
After putting his neck on the line and being jailed for organising acid house parties in the north of England, Rob went on to become known industry-wide for his contribution to the dance music scene, both on global and national levels. Having played and produced music in every corner of the dance world, Rob Tissera remains fresh and current, still loving every minute...




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.




Jon 1st [Showcase + Deconstruction]
2013 World Online DMC Champion Jon 1st will first showcase his skills as a turntablist and then deconstruct his set, explaining the tricks and techniques involved. Prepare to be wowed, inspired and to pick up a tip or two.




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 crazy on-stage antics, Mark is sure to liven up the Arena at BPM 2014...




BPM Dance Classics Party
We'll turn the clocks back again to re-live memories of dance music history as the hugely popular Dance Classics Party returns to BPM in 2014 for its fifth year. This showcase of the best retro Dance anthems from the 90s and early 00s is not to be missed!




Angie Brown [Live PA]
Angie Brown is best known for her work with DJ/producer collective Bizarre Inc. Together they enjoyed global success with dance classic 'I'm Gonna Get You', which stayed in the charts for over ten weeks. While this track alone took her around the world, she has also worked with a range of artists, including Fat Boy Slim, Chaka Khan, and The Happy Mondays to name just a few...




Urban Cookie Collective [Live PA]
Known for their runaway hit single 'The Key: The Secret', the Urban Cookie Collective are a British techno and house act started in the early-nineties after Rohan Heath left A Guy Called Gerald. BPM 2014 will see this legendary group of producers and musicians deliver its euphoric club sound to the masses once again...




DELimentary [History of House Mix]
Famed for his incredible fast-paced live mixes on four decks, DELimentary has become a BPM regular. For the 2014 BPM Dance Classics Party Del has put together a showcase mix that will be an unmissable four deck history lesson covering the evolution of dance music over the years taking in a bucket load of big anthems.




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.




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 15th September 2014



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.




Kutski
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!




DMC Showcase [Hosted by Cutmaster Swift]
Ahead of their World DJ Championships in London on the 5th of October, DMC will present an Arena Showcase featuring routines from special guests (TBA). Expect to see entertaining, innovative and original turntablism from the world’s best deck technicians.




Maddox & Townend [DJ Set]
Hailing from the north of England, Maddox & Townend is a collaborative project inspired by a love of dirty grooves and fat bass lines. Both artists in their own right, the duo are no strangers to the underground dance scene and having forged an unstoppable sound described simply as 'house music that's hard', they have big plans for the future!




Dirty Secretz [DJ Set]
One of house music's worst kept secrets, Leicester-based Dirty Sanchez started in 2008 as a production duo, before Richie went on alone,carving signature house grooves into every production he touched. Now a staple on Radio 1, Kiss and Capital FM, he is known throughout the industry and championed by everyone from Fedde Le Grande to Roger Sanchez!




DJ Barney [DJ Set]
Just as likely to be found partying in some of the most exclusive West End clubs as he is to be rocking the dance-floors of the underground, Barney is a well-known crowd pleaser whose seamless sets span the many manifestations of house music. Currently a resident at DSTRKT (London’s Best Club 2014), Barney has played top clubs throughout his career, including Ministry of Sound, Funky Buddha, Pacha & Fabric.