Techno's finest gather for Time Warp

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If you’re willing to drop a few grand in the name of techno, mark a trip to Time Warp in your diary for 2012. The mega-rave celebrated its 17th edition at Mannheim in Southern Germany last Saturday 2 April, staging five floors of the latest and greatest in house and techno. The 2011 edition was one of the most comprehensive yet.

The big four at the top of the bill were Sven Vath, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Cox and Richie Hawtin (who was tasked with taking Time Warp into Sunday afternoon with an epic six-hour set). Elsewhere across the night you could catch Laurent Garnier greeting the morning on Floor 5, Luciano dropping loopy, Latin-infused house while Carl Craig added ‘sprinkles’, woozy Minus techno from Magda and Gaiser, the mind-melt that is Luke Slater’s Planetary Assault Systems and just about any other four-four variant you could desire.

If you need a sense of the event’s scale, just take a look at the mind-bending set times below. Then take a quick Time Warp tour with a selection of the official photos. Huge!

FLOOR 1
19:30 – 21:30 Steffen Baumann
21:30 – 22:30 Laserkraft 3D LIVE
22:30 – 23:30 Lexy &­ K-Paul LIVE
23:30 – 01:00 Moonbootica
01:00 – 02:00 Slam live
02:00 – 04:00 Carl Cox
04:00 – 05:15 Planetary Assault Systems LIVE
05:15 – 07:00 Len Faki
07:00 – 10:00 Chris Liebing

FLOOR 2
21:00 – 22:00 Nekes
22:00 – 00:00 Monika Kruse
00:00 – 02:00 Dubfire
02:00 – 03:00 Jacek Sienkiewicz LIVE
03:00 – 07:00 Sven Vath
07:00 – 08:00 Henrik Schwarz
08:00 – 14:00 Richie Hawtin

FLOOR 3
21:00 – 22:00 Felix Neumann
22:00 – 23:00 Butch
23:00 – 01:00 Masomenos
01:00 – 03:00 Ricardo Villalobos
03:00 – 07:00 Luciano B2b Carl Craig
07:00 – 09:00 Loco Dice
09:00 – 11:00 Marco Carola
11:00 – 13:00 Josh Wink

FLOOR 4
21:00 – 22:00 Stefano Libelle
22:00 – 23:00 Sasch BBC
23:00 – 00:30 Oliver Koletzki
00:30 – 01:30 Barem LIVE
01:30 – 03:30 Seth Troxler
03:30 – 05:30 Magda
05:30 – 06:30 Gaiser LIVE
06:30 – 08:30 Mathias Kaden
08:30 – 10:30 Nick Curly

FLOOR 5
22:00 – 23:00 Blast SL
23:00 – 00:00 Seebase
00:00 – 01:30 Stefan Goldmann
01:30 – 03:30 Karotte
03:30 – 09:00 Laurent Garnier pres.­ LBS

FLOOR 6 (CHILL OUT)
20:00 – 01:00 Fimos LIVE
01:00 – 03:00 Pulse LIVE
03:00 – 10:00 Subsonic Park