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Techno’s finest gather for Time Warp

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