A fantasy of every house and techno aficionado is to undertake the pilgrimage to the mecca, Mannheim, Germany to experience the craze that is Time Warp. However, in celebration of its 25th year of party magic, the two-day party is coming to us North Americans for a weekend of high caliber sound and visual production on Nov. 22 and 23. Taking place at the New York Expo in the Bronx, the event will host some of the world’s finest selectors.
The legendary minimal star Ricardo Villalobos will be making his first US showing since Time Warp’s stateside debut five years ago. The Chilean born minimal star has avoided the North American scene throughout the entirety of his career, only touching down to deliver his infamously esoteric sets to eagerly awaiting fans on a handful of occasions. Ricardo is joined by his Time Warp brothers Sven Väth and Richie Hawtin who have been apart of the festival since its 1995 Mannheim debut and have helped to shape the history of the global techno sound.
The lineup continues with cross-over electronic stars Peggy Gou, Nina Kraviz and Amelie Lens, a new generation of techno stars, breaking through cultural and geographical barriers and widening the genre’s cross-over impact. Techno giants Joseph Capriati, Pan-Pot and Maceo Plex continue the weekend’s worldwide reach, further enhanced by house leaning triumphs by Loco Dice, FUSE co-founder Enzo Siragusa, Denis Sulta, and Dekmantel’s most celebrated upstart Palms Trax. The billing is completed with a live performance by recent Carl Cox collaborator Reinier Zonneveld, Afterlife icons Mind Against, the eclectic curation of Sonja Moonear as well as local legends Avision and Mīnk.
Known for its combination of contemporary production technology and first class bookings, Time Warp has grown from its humble beginnings in Ludwigshafen into a veritable mecca for house and techno aficionados. The festival, which will also be returning to Brazil this year, maintains an unrelenting commitment toward producing engaging musical environments for its guests, across its ‘Floors’. Senses are stimulated with top tier sound systems, bold lighting design, and forward-thinking video projection. This year’s USA edition will see two of the party’s original stage designs imported from Mannheim to the halls of the Bronx Expo Center.
Celebrating its fifth year anniversary in 2019, Teksupport has produced some of New York’s most unique and exciting parties of recent years. They have scouted the city to unearth new locations, throwing parties in submarine factories, navy yards, subterranean ballrooms and industrial warehouses, building a reputation for pairing raw spaces with world class event production. Teksupport also hosted Time Warp’s 20th anniversary event in New York.