The who's who of electronic music, the state-of-the-art in video, lighting and laser technology, a magnet for techno fans from all over the world - all of this is Time Warp in Mannheim. But Time Warp is much more than just the pure combination of music and technology. It is also a joyous come-together of the international techno scene and represents a fixed meeting place for the Time Warp community that has been formed across national borders with one thing in common: an immeasurable great love for electronic music.
If techno in Germany had a face, it would always wear a big grin. This is the trademark of Chris Liebing – apart from unbelievably good techno, of course. One can only admire what the DJ from Frankfurt has achieved with his label CLR in the last few years: a homebase for individualistic, modern techno, one of the highest-quality podcasts of the scene and a series of club nights that would even get people in Detroit licking their lips. Furthermore, it should not go unnoticed that Chris’s DJ-sets have been regular highlights at the Time Warp for years, whether at TW Holland 2010 or his legendary closing in Mannheim 2011.
If one had to pick a shooting star of the techno scene in 2011, it would have to be Tommy Four Seven. First to be mentioned is his debut album “Primate”, released on Chris Liebing’s CLR. There’s hardly a techno-DJ who would not have played Tommy’s organic machine sound in the past months, especially “Ratu” became one of the most played tracks of the year. His debut was followed by an excellent series of remixes by the likes of Robert Hood, Speedy J. and Regis. T47’s already outstanding year is now crowned by his Time Warp premiere in Holland.