Time Warp returns to Mannheim for first time in over two years

After more than two years away, Time Warp Mannheim 2021 is set to be a long-overdue dance floor reunion on October 29th and 30th. The one stage, two-day celebration will be delivered in Time Warp’s usual authentic style and it takes place in the spiritual home of Maimarkt Mannheim, with Friday headliners Seth Troxler, Solomun, Adriatique, Gerd Janson and Dixon, and Saturday headliners Sven Väth, Tale Of Us, Pan-Pot, Maceo Plex, Adiel and Joseph Capriati all lining up.

Time Warp Mannheim 2021 will take place on just one floor, but with the full production experience. Most important of all is the crisp and punchy sound system, but you can also be sure of all the usual sensory thrills from a brand new and unique light and floor design that has been developed for this special occasion and first dance together in 30 months.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/tw21_tickets

Lineup

Friday 
Seth Troxler
Adriatique
Solomun
Gerd Janson
Dixon 

Saturday 
Sven Väth
Tale Of Us 
Maceo Plex
Joseph Capriati
Adiel

Best Techno Festivals Happening This Winter Season

With restrictions getting finally eased and the festival season starting, we have prepared for you a list of the best techno festivals you can attend this winter.

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Luna Obscura

Location: Rancho El Tinieblo, Mexico

Tickets: http://www.lunaobscura.com.mx/

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Date: October 7-10, 2021

Brand New Festival Luna Obscura Announces Debut at the world-renowned mezcal farm, Rancho El Tinieblo in Mexico. The 1st edition will feature Nick Warren, Oliver Koletzki, Township Rebellion, Armen Miran, Dastan, Sam Shure and many special guests

​Offering a truly authentic Mexican experience, Luna Obscura takes place on the famous working Rancho El Tinieblo. This breathtaking setting is home to the world-renowned mezcal brand and will feature an outstanding lineup across two stages hosted by revered labels in The Soundgarden and Stil Vor Talent including Nick Warren, Oliver Koletzki, Township Rebellion, Armen Miran, Dastan, Sam Shure and many special guests. They all line up from 7-11 October 2021 and tickets start at 750USD and are inclusive of event access, all activities, food, nonalcoholic beverages, accommodations, and transportation to and from Monterrey. 

Lineup: Nick Warren, Oliver Koletzki, Township Rebellion, Armen Miran, Dastan, Sam Shure

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MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tickets: mdlbeast.com

Dates: December 16-19th

MDLBEAST SOUNDSTORM announce initial line up for their festival – Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth to headline.

Hosted in Riyadh between December 16-19, SOUNDSTORM will feature a world-leading international music line-up with more than 150 global superstar headliners and international dance acts performing alongside local and regional talent. Electrifying over 500,000 revellers at what is one of the region’s most unique entertainment experiences will be international artists Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Deadmau5, DJ Snake, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Paul Kalkbrenner,  Tiësto, and Steve Aoki, in addition to Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth as well as homegrown regional artists including Anmarz, Cosmicat, Spaceboi, and Zone+ with many more announced in the countdown to the festival.

Lineup: Includes: Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Deadmau5, Nina Kraviz, Sven Vath, Amelie Lens, Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Charlotte de Witte, Jeff Mills

Timewarp NYC

Location: Brand New Brooklyn Venue, NYC

Tickets: https://link.dice.fm/8KpHbxxM0ib 

Dates: November 19-20

Time Warp announces 2021 USA Lineup, Returning to New York City November 19-20 at Brand New Brooklyn Venue.

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 play host to two days of audiovisual technical immersion soundtracked by some of house and techno’s top talent. 

Lineup: Âme, Nina Kraviz, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Craig Richards, Richie Hawtin, Seth Troxler b2b Special Guest, KiNK (live), Stephan Bodzin (live), Adriatique, Ben Klock b2b Marcel Dettmann, Paula Temple, Pan-Pot, Kobosil, Reinier Zonneveld (live), DESNA, Avision, mink b2b O.BEE, and Shahar

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Rakastella Festival

Location: Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami

Tickets: https://www.ticketfairy.c

Dates: 4th December

Life and Death and Innervisions’s collaborative party Rakastella is all about love – love for music, love for one another and love for exotic locations.

Expect diverse and eclectic musical thrills, special sunset moments and breathtaking vistas at the historic and picturesque Virginia Key Beach Park, Miami. Rakastella’s unforgettable 2019 edition left people wanting more. It set a new benchmark for eco-friendly musical experiences, and now it returns with another thoughtful lineup that covers both established international greats with vital emerging newcomers from all manners of diverse backgrounds. 

Lineup: Âme, Anfisa Letyago, Ash Lauryn, Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO, Dixon, Eris Drew & Octo Octa, Jayda G, DJ Harvey, DJ Holographic, Jimi Jules, DJ Minx, DJ Tennis and more

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Ocasa Festival

Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/ocasofestival

Dates: 6th-11th January

The authentic mix of adventure and rich cultural escape will be offered at the cultural hotbed of Tamarindo Playa while listening to some of your favorite House and Techno artists during the day and night.

Iconic sets that soundtrack a flame-red sun as it rises from the horizon. Intimate parties in a steamy jungle amphitheatre surrounded by deep greens and hanging vines. Afternoon dances around a glistening pool in the hot sun… Welcome to Ocaso, one of the most revered and soul-enriching festivals in the world. Having worked closely with the Ministerio De Salud in Costa Rica to meet all possible health and safety regulations, this stunning festival will mark its fifth anniversary with a series of extra special surprises from January 6th to 11th 2022, across indoor and outdoor venues like nothing you have ever experienced before. 

Lineup: Amelie Lens, Seth Troxler, Doc Martin, Seth Troxler, Hot Since 82, Lauren Lane, Adriatique, Colyn and more

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SXM Festival

Location: Happy Bay, St Martin

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/652881332666330

Dates: March 9th – 13th

A 5-day and 5-night tropical techno escape. Experience the island paradise of St Martin in the Caribbean as you party in secluded beaches, lush jungle, stunning villas, boats and beach clubs – from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again.

Previous guests have included Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos, Blondish and many more.

It is with firm dedication that we curate the scene’s most epic house and techno experience. From superstars to emerging talent, the lineup of over 80 international DJs will mesmerize and surprise you. This is the true culmination of forward-thinking electronic music innovators from around the world.

Lineup: TBC

5 techno tracks released this week you should hear

For true techno heads, there is never enough great techno music, so besides timeless classics of the genre, great tracks are being released every day.

Here are Top 5 techno tracks freshly released. Play them loud and let us know your favorites in the comments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXMItqXOd-g&feature=emb_title

Nastia plays her set at the haunting area of Chernobyl in Ukraine

For the second episode of Scary Beautiful – the audiovisual project created by DJ Nastia in collaboration with Ballantine’s, the DJ along her team visited the haunting area of Chernobyl in Ukraine – specifically the Chernobyl-2 facility, where the over-the-horizon radar station ‘Duga’ is located and where she played a DJ set.

The Soviet over-the-horizon radar station “Duga” located at the Chernobyl-2 which is not far from Pryp’yat facility is one of three comparable stations that survived to this day. The obvious reason for the aforementioned was the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant – the destruction of the reactor of the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, located near the city of Pripyat, Ukraine. Until the mid-1980s, any information regarding the topic was classified which led to many speculations about the mysterious object. In terms of its impressive magnitude, the antennas of ‘Duga’ are 140m high and 300m wide. A rocket launched from the US reached the territory of Ukraine in just 20 minutes, so radars stationed at the border could detect the missile just five minutes before impact. Accordingly, an early warning system was required that was capable of detecting a rocket three to four minutes after launch. Undoubtedly, Chernobyl is a place that to this day stirs the hearts and minds of mankind.

As part of the Scary Beautiful project and following Ballantine’s with its notion of ‘True Music’ , Nastia has been pre-selecting unreleased tracks by producers from all over the globe, some of which you can hear in the episode’s DJ mix – later, some of these tracks will become a part of an LP that is going to be released via Nastia’s label NECHTO.

As the world has to adapt to a new pandemic reality, Nastia DJ is looking for new ways of supporting the global music community and club music through exposing fresh and upcoming talents. Scary Beautiful is aimed to not only support new artists, but also holds an objective of discovering our world anew and seeing it from a perspective that is so frightfully enchanting.

TRACKLIST:
Metarøs – Static Influence (NECHTO)
ORBE – Minds Over (NECHTO)
David Löhlein – Insights
Boan Leitt – Pandemic Call (NECHTO)
LLL – 00 Phaze (NECHTO)
Phil Molchanov – Kuzyuka (NECHTO)
Ben Kinsky – Crystals Falling From The Sky (NECHTO)
Elijah Tarkhanov – Perfomance (NECHTO)
Iván Cubillos – Onofre (NECHTO)
Samuel Andrášik – Remain (NECHTO)
Soned – Thought it Was A Dream (NECHTO)
A.V.D. – Silence (NECHTO)
Metarøs – Сlosed Area (NECHTO)
Inigo Kennedy – Trees Fell In Brody (NECHTO)

Christian Smith drops ‘Your Lovin’

Christian Smith returns for his first solo release on Drumcode since 2016, re-contextualizing a classic vocal work.

The Sweden-born journeyman has been friends with Adam Beyer since dot one. In the rare instances he has released outside his own label Tronic, Drumcode has received the fruits of his studio labour. Besides the recent contribution to this year’s A-Sides Vol.9 compilation, we haven’t seen a stand-alone Drumcode release from Smith in four years, when his excellent ‘Force Majeure’ stood as one of the year’s label highlights.

‘Your Lovin” is his fifth release on DC, taking inspiration from a ’90s D&B classic. Driven by a Minimoog bassline and hypnotic arpeggios, Smith, a renowned perfectionist, made six versions before settling on the final cuts. The original is stripped back and searing, perfect for late night moments as restrained vocal grabs add colour to the techno palette. The ‘Ombi Dub’ is a straight-up propulsive tool that hits you straight between the eyes.

https://www.beatport.com/track/your-lovin-original-mix/14312296

Nusha drops Chaos/Mood EP

Nusha is the next techno’s rising star according to numerous portals about electronic music that follow her work. She started back in 2007, but she has been into the music since she was very young. In a very short time, she shared the DJ booth with Dubfire, Solomun, Green Velvet, Monika Kruse, James Zabiela and many more, playing on the best techno scenes around the world, from Buenos Aires to Singapore

Now, Nusha is back on Autektone! Be ready to get a taste of Nusha’s chaos with her brand new banging two-tracker.

Hear the preview below and grab your copy here.