jakub | June 16, 2023

Everything Is Better At CRSSD

It’s about that time for the biannual gathering of techno and house lovers everywhere! After sixteen successful editions, CRSSD is returning to Downtown San Diego’s Waterfront Park September 23 + 24 with its most wide-reaching lineups to date.

Offering a true city takeover in one of North America’s most convenient urban centers, CRSSD occupies the lush bayside Waterfront Park by day followed by a range of after parties across clubs, venues, and converted spaces by night. It is the ultimate electronic music experience crafted with forward-thinking curation at each turn. Never a dull moment during this weekend.

The festival’s Ocean View stage welcomes British live electronic pioneers Underworld, whose seminal productions have soundtracked the world over since the early 90s, going on to inspire many generations of artists in their wake. They are joined by Grammy-awarded Australian export Flume, who drove the future-bass sound to global popularity and continues to be one of modern dance music’s most celebrated performers. Ocean View curation continues with fellow pioneer Fatboy Slim, Anjunadeep’s Ben Böhmer (live), piano-house icon LP Giobbi (who is my personal must-see artist), R&B crossover producer SG Lewis, and chart-toppers Elderbrook and Eliza Rose. The avant-garde remains in full view with Norway’s Röyksopp and Dutch torchbearers Weval.

The Palms continues to carry it’s legacy this Fall for upbeat sonics and an open-to-close party atmosphere. The stage is led by Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), another British production powerhouse whose seminal tracks like ‘Where’s Your Head At’ (throwback, but still a banger) and ‘Romeo’ remain some of the most anthemic productions of all time. Overmono will bring their trend-defining broken beat sound to the fold, while the pinnacle of modern tech house flavors are showcased by fan favorites FISHER and Chris Lake b2b Cloonee. Attention shifts back to the international underground circuit with standouts like the emotive Grammy-nominee Jayda G, ‘Baddest of Them All’ dominator Interplanetary Criminal, TSHA, and an outrageous B3B from Etienne de Crecy, DJ Falcon, and Boombass.

Techno fans of all walks of life will agree that City Steps remains one of North America’s most consistent showcases of storied 4/4 producers and leftfield wildcards. The genre’s biggest stars have gathered for CRSSD 2023 with a roster complete with Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, and FJAAK (DJ Set). The dark corners of European club culture are brought to the light with sounds from the quick on her feet experimental producer HAAi, a special back to back from the always innovative Objekt and Call Super, and American high-voltage export Nikki Nair. Will Clarke and DJ Minx join forces with a multi-generational techno affair.

Stay tuned for those afters, and make sure you have a reminder set for their general on-sale on Wednesday, June 21 at 2PM PT via CRSSD’s official website.

See you at the afters!

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