5 Can’t Miss Acts at Time Warp USA

5 Can’t Miss Acts at Time Warp USA!

The internationally acclaimed techno festival Time Warp touches down in Brooklyn tomorrow, marking it’s first excursion onto North American soil. Time Warp has been going on for 20 years, and is widely considered the best techno gathering in the world. Taking place Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th, Time Warp USA is shaping up to be an insane two days of music. Scroll down to find our top 5 picks of not to miss acts!


1. Dubfire: Live Hybrid (Friday, November 28th)

I have incredibly high expectations for this set. Iranian born Ali Shirazinia, also known as Dubfire, is one of the best techno DJs in the world, and he has just recently started performing live. Time Warp USA marks the first time he has brought his live show to North America, and in my opinion, you would be a fool to miss it. Expect seamlessly crafted, unique, dark and heavy techno beats.


2. The Martinez Brothers (Friday, November 28th)


Another excellent act, The Martinez Brothers return to their home city, Brooklyn, to tear the roof off of Time Warp USA. These young brothers are amazing live, and I have the upmost faith that their set tomorrow is not going to disappoint. They may be young but they are veterans of this game, and will be bringing their heavy, bumping brand of tech-house to the 39th Street Pier. Expect heavy, grooving tech-house with a hip-hop flavor. You won’t be disappointed

3. Josh Wink (Saturday, November 29th)


Day 2 of Time Warp USA takes place Saturday, and just like Friday, the line up is stacked. To me, Josh Wink is one the clear standouts. Hailing from Philadelphia, Josh has been playing and producing acid house/techno since the mid 1990s. That’s almost 20 years behind the decks. There is absolutely no substitute for experience like that, and anyone who has seen a Josh Wink show knows what I’m talking about. A legend who is not to be missed!

4. Sven Vath (Saturday, November 29th)


Everyone knows Papa Sven. He’s been DJing around the world for over 30 years, and he’s one of, if not the, biggest pioneers of the techno genre to exist. He does play in the United States, but it really is quite rare, and to see him at an event like Time Warp is almost surreal. I can guarantee this set is going to be something special, as Papa Sven is an absolute master on the decks. And, on top of that, one of his closest friends is going to be not only in attendance, but slated to perform. I’m referring to Richie Hawtin, of course!


5. Richie Hawtin (Saturday, November 29th)


If you are attending Time Warp USA, there is absolutely no chance you do not know who Richie Hawtin is. Born in England but raised in Canada, only an hour from Detroit, Richie has been producing and playing techno and minimal since 1992. Richie alone is reason enough to attend an event, let alone all of the other amazing acts on this lineup. But most importantly of all, Sven Vath and Richie Hawtin are on this lineup. They have no performed together in NYC in over 12 years, and it’s about time they have a reunion. Do not, I repeat do not, miss these absolute masters taking over Time Warp on Saturday night. They are the best in the world for a reason, and you will be blown away.

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