- November 28 & 29, 2014, Doors open 10PM, No entry past 4AM, music past 5AM both nights
- 39th Street Pier - Brooklyn, NYC
- 2 spacious warehouse stages on either side of a centralized coat check and bar area.
- Tickets: 21+ event Single Day: $115 + Fees Two Day: $160-200 + Fees
Doing it Right
Doing it Wrong
Joseph Capriati: Playing a relatively early time slot compared to what we're used to seeing, Italian Drumcode darling Joseph Capriati got Room 1 going hard and heavy on Friday night. Since his production debut in 2007, he's been on the fast-track to stardom under Adam Beyer's tutelage. Now you can find him headlining clubs and festivals alike the world over. After he released his huge second album 'Self Portrait' last year, we made sure to catch him at Mysteryland, Output and Drumcode Island. Favoring a hard-hitting, industrial feel with rolling basslines, he's been a perfect addition to the Drumcode sound. Breaks for tension builders like Recondite's 'Caldera' kept us from overheating too early on this time around, while bangers like Alan Fitzpatrick's remix of Trus'Me's 'I Want You' fulfilled our desire for heavy bass and drums. If you missed his set at Time Warp, kick off the new year right with a special 3AM-10AM afterparty at Space, NYC.
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Dubfire: Live (Hybrid) - Marking the North American debut of his new "Hybrid" setup, we gathered with the majority of Friday evening's attendees to see what Dubfire had in store for us. Performing in silhouette cast upon four white fabric-covered panels, Dubfire delivered a liturgy of live sound and effects that lit up the evening. Beginning minimally, the composition escalated with pressure-heavy build ups that boiled over into furious dancing. Our final release came in the form of Dubfire's Terror Planet remix of Radio Slave's 'Grindhouse'. Skip to minute 6 in the user-submitted video on the left to enjoy those booming horns signaling the perfect crowning moment of a set that left us wondering where the last 75 minutes had gone. Long after he took his bow, those who patiently waited for the white noise to wash out the crowd were rewarded with an energetic encore and the proper amount of floor space to fully appreciate it.
Josh Wink: Backed by an arsenal of hypnotic visuals pulsing to the beat behind him, Philadelphia native Josh Wink spun a sundry set that saw equal parts grooving acid and tech house. A fixture in the club scene for over 20 years, Josh posses an uncanny ability to read a room and play his crowd up to those peak moments everyone craves. His 'mistake theory' approach has gained him an incredible collection of unique samples and sounds; we don't think we'll ever tire of hearing the unmistakeable and echoing 'Are You There?' or 'Higher State of Consciousness'. His 2014 hit 'Talking to You' has been smashing dance floors the world over, receiving a huge crowd reaction both when he played it out in his set, and again when Sven Vath used the vocal to open up in the Cave next door as Josh was finishing. Check out these user- submitted YouTube videos for a glimpse of what Floor 2 had to offer.
Sven Vath: A Time Warp frequent flier, Sven Vath was fresh from a fall in Ibiza and his 50th Birthday party in Mannheim, Germany when he arrived in NY ready to test the limits of the cave's sound system. Grinning out at us from behind the decks, and waving his vinyl selections overhead, he played a relentless 3 hour set featuring some of the biggest new tracks out of this season along with some of his favorites on Cocoon. Sven deftly kept the crowd in climax, weaving a carefully balanced mix of minimal, melodic teasers and raw powerful, bass-heavy steamrollers. About halfway through he dropped the chunky crowd favorite 'Get Together' by Gary Beck feat Debra Debs, which immediately garnered a huge crowd reaction. We've been getting down to this track all year courtesy of Drumcode Radio, but the feverish dancing and a solid 60-80% hand in the air ratio at any given time says we're definitely not done with it yet.