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Positioned on the water in Downtown San Diego, CRSSD has emerged as a crown jewel in Southern California’s festival circuit, selling out both of its 2016 editions. In March CRSSD will again present the most cutting edge and exciting live and DJ talent from across the electronic music spectrum in the iconic Waterfront Park.

 

Since its inception in 2015, CRSSD has earned a reputation for showcasing the diverse, deeper and more intriguing artists in house, techno and leftfield strands of electronic music. Some of the act’s we’re most excited for are 2manyDJs , Bob Moses, Blood Orange, Jackmaster, Midland, Recondite, and Skream just to name a few.

 

Located in the idyllic urban core of San Diego’s downtown district, CRSSD blends Southern California culture with dance music’s underground roots producing an exceptionally unique vibe. Just minutes away from the Amtrak station, CRSSD’s grassy sanctuary is complete with technicolor sunsets, splash friendly fountains, and three stages. In addition to its ground-breaking musical programming, CRSSD also offers craft beer, gourmet food vendors from San Diego’s best restaurants, and a full mixology program. CRSSD is a 21+ festival.

 

Take a look at the line-up below and we’ll see you in the Whale’s Vagina:

 

PHASE 1:

2manyDJs
AlunaGeorge
Ame (DJ)
Amtrac
Billie Eilish
Blood Orange
Bob Moses
Boys Don’t Disco
Cut Snake
Damian Lazarus
Darius
Duke Dumont
Dusky (live)
Elderbrook
Flume
Fritz Carlton
Giraffage
Horse Meat Disco
H.V.O.B.
Jackmaster
Jason Bentley
Jerry Folk
Josh Wink
Justin Martin
Kasbo
Lane 8
Lauren Lane
Lee K
Lost Frequencies
Louis Futon
Martin Jensen
Midland
Paul Najera
Peggy Gou
Rad Cat
Recondite (live)
Rodhad
Seth Troxler b2b Eats Everything
Skream
Sonny Fodera
Snakehips
Tensnake
Wax Motif
Wingtip
Yotto

 

Phase 2:
Cassy
Claude Von Stroke
Detlef
Heidi
Latmun
Mija
Moon Boots
Point Point

 

 

Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Point Point remix)

 

Tensnake – Coma Cat

 

Josh Wink – Talkin’ to You

 

Duke Dumont – The Giver

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This Summmer our boy Gramatik will be throwing down at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside Denver Colorado with massive support from Mr. Carmack, Ekali, and Flamingosis! We’ve been waiting to make our way over to the legendary amphitheater and can’t imagine a better, more fun lineup to experience it with. This eclectic group is going to set fire to the rocks in June. Do not sleep on this.

 

Get your tickets here!

 

Real ft. James Taugher – Niko Brahman (Prod. by Flamingosis)

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Tis the season for giving!

 

IHEARTCOMIX are putting together a huge benefit for the Los Angeles homeless, tomorrow Dec 21 at Union, all 6 rooms. LA GIVES BACK is IHEARTCOMIX plus a several other promoters in LA to come together for the homelessness cause. This includes Brownies & Lemonade, Ham on Everything, Emo Nite, Space Yacht, Free Grilled Cheese, Late Night Laggers and Restless Nites.

 

100% of proceeds are going towards local charities to benefit the LA homeless (these organizations here, here and here)

 

LA GIVES BACK
WED DEC 21st
8pm-2am est
18+
$20-$25
Union – 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
TICKETS HERE

 

IHEARTCOMIX Presents:
LA GIVES BACK
A Special Holiday Benefit for LA’s Homeless

 

6 Rooms of Dancing Curated by:

 

Brownies & Lemonade
Ham on Everything
Emo Nite
Space Yacht
Restless Nites
Late Night Laggers
Free Grilled Cheese
+ More!

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Over the last few years, I’ve come to consider CRSSD Festival one of my most looked forward to events all year. The bi-annual San Diego shindig boasts one of the most unique festival atmospheres and music curations on the planet. The Waterfront Park is the perfect setting for the 2-day, 3-staged, 21+ weekend long event. Views of the water, gorgeous sunsets, pirate ships, and a smorgasbord of gourmet food and microbrews all combine to make one of the best music festivals in the country. Here’s my recounting of one of the best weekend I’ve had in a long while.

 

 

After entering the festival I bee-lined it straight to the City Steps stage to check out my man Brodinski; the hip-hop and techno don threw down a heavy set, weaving in and out of every transition from banging techno to dirty south hip-hop with ease and flair. Up next was San Francisco’s own Matrixxman who played a booming hard techno set that set my eardrums a blaze and had me headbanging harder than metalheads at a Pantera concert. After scarfing down some delicious tri-tip, I caught Louis the Child’s set at sunset. The young tikes did not disappoint as they perfectly captures the sunset’s balearic mood and then got much darker and heavy once night fell. It’s refreshing to know these two boys from Chicago are killing the game right now in an otherwise saturated future bass scene.

 

The illustrious DJ Harvey was up next. I did not know much about Harvey coming into Saturday but I left amazed at the man’s knack for finding obscure old school disco tracks that mix perfectly with his more modern house-y selections. The whole set was a unique experience of hearing records that haven’t been played anywhere else in decades. After Harvey’s very culturing set, it was time for the Dirtybird all-stars to get behind the decks. First up was Shiba-San who mixed in tech house, classic house, techno, and the dirtiest of Dirtybird tracks throughout his set. Justin Martin may have been the most disappointing set all weekend. His set lacked any dance-able cohesion and he kept getting on the mic a bit too much. All in all, Saturday was a great day for music.

 

 

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! I arrived a bit later in the day as I usually do on day 2 situations. I went to one of the after parties the night before and it’s safe to say I wanted to sleep in. The first artist I checked out was Lee Burridge. Lee put on a very groovy and smooth techno affair. Although I only caught the end of his set I really enjoyed it and definitely want to check him out at future events. Next up was Maya Jane Coles. Maya threw down a hard and banging techno set. She had the crowd hanging on every track and just embodied pure badassery. The rest of the evening I spent going back and forth between Kaytranada and Dubfire while making stops at the bar in between both stages. This is one of CRSSD Festival’s huge advantages; there are only 3 stages and they are all so close together that it makes it easy to take in as much music as possible. Kaytranada was certainly a treat. In the past, I wasn’t really a fan of his live sets, however, he changed my mind this time around with an amazing set that was very upbeat and fast paced. Dubfire’s set, though not the live Hybrid setup, was superb in progressive techno flare. His set was extremely packed and had great sound from front to back.

 

Time and time again, I’ve returned to the San Diego Waterfront for the biannual event. Good food, good drinks, great music, and amazing weather all combine to make one of the most well-organized and fun festivals in the United States. See you in March!

 

Kaytranada – Whateva U Want

 

21 Savage – No Target (Produced by Brodinski)

 

Louis the Child – Fire

 

Procedure – Matrixxman

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Tickets

 

Over the past few years Orange County’s favorite surf rock studs The Growlers host one of the biggest 3-day parties on the West Coast. Beach Goth has been one of the most eclectic and fresh festivals to date. In a market saturated by a seemingly unending menagerie of new festivals popping up Beach Goth is able to set itself apart by getting together some of the most in demand and up and coming artists from across the globe all in once place. This year is no exception as the bill from top to bottom is simply superb.

 

For starters we have Justice and Gucci Mane both making huge comebacks this year. Old hip-hop favorites like 2 live crew, TLC, and The Pharcyde will be taking the stage before or after rock legends like Joy Division and The Faint. Just take a look at this line-up and tell us you’re not impressed. I hope you are excited as we are for all this talent to be in once place as Beach Goth is simply about the music and keeps it that way.

 

 

 

Sebastian – H.A.L.

 

King Krule – Octopus

 

RL Grime – Aurora

 

Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun

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If you have been following us for a while you know that we here at Control + Alt + Delight have been HUGE fans of CRSSD Festival from the get go. Twice a year the Downtown San Diego Waterfront plays host to some of the best talent in electronic music. CRSSD Festival also features a craft beer and mixology program along with locally curated food vendors from some of San Diego’s finest restaurants. CRSSD is a 21+ festival.

 

To top it off, CRSSD offers sunset views over the waterfront and docked sailboats, fountains for staying cool while sunbathing, and the dramatic downtown backdrop of planes taking off and landing at the San Diego Airport. It’s a setting unlike any other in America. Once night falls, CRSSD programs a full After Dark program, which sees world-class DJs perform at multiple venues across the city.

 

One of our favourite additions to the lead up is their BitTorrent Content Bundle. The newest installment features exclusive music From ZHU, Eagles & Butterflies, and Landis LaPacePlus Free Downloads From Flight Facilities, MK, Big Wild, Ta-Ku, REZZ, AC Slater, Sam Feldt, Dr. Fresch, + Boys Don’t Disco’s Late Night Jackin’ Guacamole Recipe, a KUNGS, and a Matrixxman Desktop Wallpaper.

 

Download the CRSSD Bundle Here and use it to prep for CRSSD Festival which takes place on October 1 & 2 in San Diego’s Waterfront Park.

 

For more information and tickets to CRSSD Fest, visit: http://crssdfest.com/

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Despite a brutal commute, scorching temperatures, and an adolescent population the size of Disneyland, I had an amazing time at this year’s Day N Night festival in Silverado, CA. Thrown by Santa Ana’s Observatory in the spacious Oak Canyon Park, Day N Night festival’s inaugural line-up was one for the ages; focusing mainly on up and coming hip-hop artists. Even before being dropped in that crowd, you can definitely see the appeal for students. From top to bottom, the inaugural line-up was a who’s who of 2016’s hottest acts from Flume down to 21 Savage. Concert bills like this prove that the need for a major label to shape and distribute your sound is nothing but a mere notion of yesteryear.

 

 

The two headliners A$AP Rocky and Flume played Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and each brought their own brand of flash and debonair to the main stage. A$AP Rocky closed out the Saturday mainstage which also featured high-energy performances from up and comers Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, and Post Malone. Each of these young guns played to massive crowds and brought their own brand of hip-hop for the kids. Though each artist is quite new school, there were a few cues from each set that hearkened back to the golden era with each performer having a real DJ behind them complete with a full entourage on stage with them at all times.

 

 

Seasoned veteran and Compton’s own, YG stole the show Saturday performing hits like “Twist My Fingaz,” “Why You Always Hatin’?”, and “Who Do You Love”. He had the crowd hanging onto every lyric, every quip, as the stage lit up bright for his hour long set. After YG, I went to go check out Metro Boomin’s DJ Set. Being the self-proclaimed Future Stan that I am, I’ve been following Metro for a minute. I was not disappointed as Metro spun his self-produced Future tracks back to back to back and even brought out T-Pain as a special guest to perform “Buy U a Drank”. Saturday closed out in the utmost style as A$AP Rocky took to the main stage and kicked his set off with “L$D”. Moments later he brought out A$AP Nast, Ant, and Twelvy to run through all the hits and even do some tracks off their previous mix tapes.

 

 

Getting into the festival on Sunday was a grueling journey; but once I got inside, Flume’s DJ Set did not disappoint. Slightly more on the hard side than his live shows Flume dropped banger after hit after banger to the massive crowd who never seemed to mind that the temperatures were over 95 degrees. Curiously, the Australian super-producer’s set started at 5:00pm, a bit early than most expected however he more than made up with it by bringing out Vince Staples for “Smoke & Retribution” and Vic Mensa for “Lose It”. After Flume the Soulection crew ripped the Weedmaps stage. The trio of Andre Power, SoSuperSam, and Esta each played their own brand of electronic blended hip-hop and old school r&b favorites. 21 Savage was easily the biggest surprise of the weekend. His cool and calm demeanor on stage in addition to his neo-gangster rap persona made for a heavy set as he performed tracks like “Savage Mode” and “No Heart”. At one point there was even a girl holding a french bull dog puppy on stage just chilling with the rest of his crew.

 

 

At the end of the day, Day N Night’s talent made up for the the difficulties with the logistics. If the Observatory continue to consolidate Hip-Hop’s rising stars, hit-makers, and mix in some electronic acts for good measure, there’s no question we will be returning year upon year. After all we do this for the music right?

 

Sebastian – H.A.L.

 

King Krule – Octopus

 

RL Grime – Aurora

 

Violent Femmes – Blister in the Sun