- Tragedy hit Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and the BPM Festival hard earlier this week when gunfire erupted at the fest’s Blue Parrot closing party, killing five and injuring 15. The town’s mayor later banned all electronic music festivals, including the upcoming Arena Festival, and the Zeta cartel later claimed responsibility for the shooting. The victims, their families, the attendees of BPM, and the people of Playa all remain in our thoughts and prayers. (Although seemingly unrelated, additional violence broke out in nearby Cancun the following day.)
- As you may heard from us before, our resident Facets recently launched a label called Samo Records. Samo’s got a pretty excellent podcast series going: Have a listen to Podcast #3 from two of our favorite NYC DJs, Fixed’s JDH and Dave P.
- More recommended listening: RA selected (one of our awesome NYE DJs) Amourette’s DETOUR podcast as its mix of the day today.
- Resident Advisor profiled NYC’s great record-digging paradise, The Thing.
- A new LCD Soundsystem album will be done “soon.”
Check out our top weekend dancefloor recommendations below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also visit our calendar for the full list of what’s happening. Hasta el dancefloor…