BPM 2014 arena toddla t arkaei jon 1st

Just two days left until BPM 2014 kicks off, so the clock is ticking louder than ever to get weekend cleared and tickets bought. As well as being able to play with the latest gear and take part in learning sessions, the middle of the BPM floor is taken up with the BPM Arena, sponsored by Chauvet. And we have some of our own talent performing live and direct.

Across the three days, the BPM Arena will host DJ battles, awards ceremonies, and DJ performances. Headlining at 5.05 on Saturday is DJ, producer, and remixer Toddla T. When not making his own albums, he’s helping some of the Uk’s finest make great music too, and somehow manages to fit in a late night slot on BBC 1Xtra too.

On Sunday, the clock is turned back and given over to the early 90’s. The BPM Dance Classics Party brings together some household names to deliver a retro-tinged session featuring Urban Cookie Collective, DJ DELimentary, Bizarre Inc’s Angie Brown, DJ Ian Redman from Ultrabeat, and DJ Kuta. Bring your glowsticks and whistles for this one.

But we’re honoured to have one of our own performing in the arena too. Arkaei will be taking to the stage alongside visual artist Depth Jockey, and between them they’ll deliver an immersive video experience using Z-Vector VJ software.

And let’s not forget Jon 1st. We’ve alongside Jon at BPM before at previous BPM Shows, and have watched him develop from being a skilled DJ into a DMC world champion and DJ in demand.

There’s a lot to see in the arena over the three days of BPM. Check the schedule here, and remember that it’s all free. You can still book tickets right here – £15 entry for the full three days, or indeed pay more on the door. See you there!