Each summer, Dreambeach Villaricos brings an array of dance music stars to the Andalusian coast for an enormous party on the sands of the seaside town. Enormous not just by virtue of the EDM, trance, house, techno, hardstyle, and bass music giants that populate the lineup, but also in a more literal sense given the spectacular staging and production on display each year.
With distinct stages covering these styles, there's plenty on offer for all manner of dance music fans. So ahead of the forthcoming edition, we've picked out five mixes to give you a flavour of what's on offer and get you in the mood for a no-nonsense party.
Tchami x Malaa (No Redemption)
Where better to start than on the main stage, and with the combined force of two of France's leading lights in the dance music mainstream – Tchami and Malaa. The Parisians' brand of bass-heavy future house manages to incorporate elements of trap and all-out EDM, but without straying too far into the excesses of either.
For more traditional house (and tech-house) offerings, we turn to the Dreams Tent lineup with its greater focus on the electronic music underground. Here, alongside the likes of Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, and Charlotte de Witte you can also find Spanish native Anna Tur and her groovy, Ibiza-friendly brand of house and techno.
At the more unapologetically high-octane end of the dance music spectrum, and performing on the dedicated Bass Music stage, is drum and bass mainstay DIMENSION. Adept as a producer and remixer, his sets (including this one) are frequently peppered with his own work.
The Martinez Brothers
New York City natives Steven and Chris Martinez pay obvious tribute to their hometown in all of their mixes, bringing the spirit of the Bronx to their house selections – something that even earned them the privilege of working with NYC legend Nile Rodgers.
While there's obviously no shortage of international superstars on the Dreambeach poster, the festival organisers also look to give a platform for smaller local talent. Among those playing this year is Loop Stepwalker, another proponent of the kind of high energy DnB that characterises a healthy chunk of the festival's lineup this year.
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