“I’ll never do New York. America is not ready.”
That’s what Steffen Charles, the owner of German techno festival Time Warp, told New York City dance event producer Rob Toma more than a decade ago, with Charles thinking the U.S. market wouldn’t quite understand the brand of dark, pummeling techno that’s been Time Warp’s signature since the festival launched in 1994.
But eventually, Charles had a change of heart, and Time Warp launched in NYC in 2014, bringing the pummeling, relentlessly heavy genre to a country then riding the wave of kandi-colored EDM boom.
Nine years later, techno is one of the dominant sounds in the U.S. and Time Warp and Teksupport are celebrating a now-long partnership, with the sixth U.S. edition of the festival taking place Nov. 17-18 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and drawing thousands of fans.
This show marked the third international edition of Time Warp in 2023, with the Brooklyn Yard event following Time Warp Brazil and Time Warp Chile. The original German edition of the festival happened last month as well, and next year, Time Warp will celebrate 30 years of existence at its home in Mannheim, Germany.
Known for showcasing legends and rising stars, the Brooklyn Yard edition featured a lineup including Dennis Cruz, Pawsa, Reiner Zonneveld and many more. Whether you were there and want to relive it, or didn’t make it and want a piece of the action, here we have nearly 10 hours of exclusive music from the event, with sets from rising star Sara Landy, longstanding legends Pan-Pot, Nina Kraviz and Adiel and a special b2b set from Vintage Culture and Joseph Capriati.
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