Time Warp Brought The Heat To Brooklyn
Time Warp, the legendary techno show, takes over New York City's Brooklyn Navy Yard on November 18 and 19. This mini festival, which started in Mannheim, Germany, brought a stir with renowned artists such as Adam Baer, Nicole Mudaber, Mindlist, ArtBat and Enrico Sangiuliano.
Time Warp brings an underground techno-party vibe to the Brooklyn show. "Like all EDM shows, we try to bring a clean party, clean graphics, clean sound to the dance floor without going overboard with special effects," said Robin Ebinger, co-founder of Time Warp.
The German phenomenon first came to America In 2014, on the 20th anniversary of Time Warp, Tech Support founder Rob Thoma met with a colleague of Ebinger at a music festival in Mexico. This interaction, according to Toma, created the connection that first brought Time Warp to Brooklyn. The show, held on November 18 and 19, features lighting that illuminates the entire dance floor and close-ups of the warehouse.
"No matter how big the stage is, the production is done very sweetly, even with thousands of people, you still have this intimate feeling," said Toma. "If you close your eyes, you won't feel like you're in a room with thousands of people."
The US version of Time Warp, which is celebrating its fifth birthday this year, includes an episode, and the original Mannheim event spans six different floors. "You feel like you're in a big club and you can jump from room to room," says Ebinger. “It's 19 hours of music, even 50 different artists, [and] most of the artists stay. There are artists, there are many art [people], there are many accompanists. It felt like a big family reunion at a big nice club, not a big festival. Thoma added that Mini Fest is not a competition but a marathon.
The event in Germany, according to Ebinger, is always held in late March or early April to start the music festival season. With artists and art professionals representing more than 50% of the world's 80 countries, Time Warp has proven to be a pilgrimage for technology lovers. The Brooklyn mini festival has become a multi-cultural event as people from all over the world come too.
“The idea of looking back 30 years and staying true to the point, not changing and improving the overall vision from day one, is incredibly inspiring,” said Thoma. "Being involved with Time Warp has made me who I am today in this space and technical support."