Time Warp reveals 2021 USA lineup for New York City party
Artists on the lineup inludes Âme, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler b2b Special Guest, Stephan Bodzin (live), Adriatique and more
Time Warp NYC Credit Matthias Moll
Continuing its legacy as what the New York Times referred to as a “pilgrimage event on the global techno calendar,” Time Warp today, in partnership with long-term NYC collaborators Teksupport, announced the bill for its return to New York this Fall, following a two-year hiatus. Its new Brooklyn location will host two days of audiovisual technical immersion, with music from some of the best house and techno DJs.
The 2021 lineup
Time Warp will feature a diverse group of underground heroes from around the world, including several who have become key figures in the event’s and community’s 27-year history. Richie Hawtin, a global scene shaper and recent Prada collaborator, reprises his headlining role, which he’s done with zeal since Time Warp’s Mannheim debut in 1995. Chilean iconoclast veteran Ricardo Villalobos makes a return as well, this time alongside longtime b2b partner and Tyrant co-founder Craig Richards. Villalobos is still a rare delicacy in the United States, but thanks to his deep ties to the Time Warp and Teksupport families, fans have had the opportunity to see him perform twice in New York over the last seven years.
Âme, whose Time Warp legacy kicked off in 2007 brings a slice of Berlin house to the party. For a rare b2b, Second State owners Pan-Pot will be joined by Ostgut Ton/Berghain figureheads Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann, all of whom were inducted into the family in 2012. Seth Troxler completes the list of legendary artists who have graced the roster. Since 2011, the political activist, multi-label head, and member of Lost Souls of Saturn has been a regular at Time Warp’s flagship Mannheim event.
Time Warp New York is known for its all-star lineup, which covers all sides of the techno spectrum. Adriatique, a staple of the Afterlife, will bring their melodic expertise to the decks, while virtuoso Stephan Bodzin will bring a full hardware kit to the show. Paula Temple, Kobosil will all perform, and there will be a live show by Reinier Zonneveld. Nina Kraviz will deliver her signature high-tempo techno and electro tracks, while KiNK will demonstrate his impressive penchant for improvisation on his array of keyboards and synthesizers.
Time Warp’s communal ethos extends to the cities it visits, and as a result, local favorites DESNA, Avision, Shahar, mink, and O.BEE will be on display.
The festival and New York City
Time Warp has made New York its second home since its debut in 2014, with local impresario Teksupport as its chosen partner. Fans came from all over the country to celebrate Time Warp’s 25th anniversary, which also happened to be the first large-scale underground dance music event to take place in the Bronx. The results were massive, ushering in a new era for the global brand as well as a bright chapter for house and techno fans in the United States. Fans can expect peak energy for its grand return in 2021, following a forced two-year hiatus.
Teksupport has thrown some of the most unique and exciting parties in New York in recent years. They’ve scoured the city for new venues, throwing parties in submarine factories, navy yards, underground ballrooms, and warehouses, earning a reputation for combining raw spaces with world-class event production. DJ Tennis, The Martinez Brothers, Sven Väth, Guy Gerber, Dixon, Perel, and others performed during their 2021 summer season, reaffirming the city’s status as an underground dance music mecca.