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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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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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Music as smooth and awakening as his name. Hailing from South Africa, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (that’s right his middle name is “Innocent”), better known as Black Coffee has been putting out his brand of eclectic beats and productions since 1995. With 5 albums under his belt, Black Coffee is arguably the biggest electronic producer to ever come out of the cradle of civilization.

 

His African heritage can be heard throughout most of his productions as he uses many loops and drum patterns rooted in the rhythms of his roots. Black Coffee really shines in his excellent use of female vocalists that meld perfectly over his multifarious beats. Songs like “Superman” featuring Bucie and Gratitude with Rebecca Murray perfectly weave each vocalist’s stylings throughout each layer and texture of the rhythmic backdrops. It is this sonic marriage that gives Black Coffee’s tracks more depth and distinction over the next guy.

 

Black Coffee – Monkey See Monkey Do

Black Coffee Feat. Bucie – Turn Me On

 

Take a look at his amazing DJ skills from his Boiler Room set in his home country of South Africa

 

 

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What if the new season of American Horror Story took place in a haunted Studio 54? Well, headlining opening night would be Dolls. Nikki Milovanovic, formerly the lead singer of Canadian synth pop band The Royal Society, moved to London in 2013 to begin her solo career under her new moniker: Dolls. Part new wave, part gothic, all avant-garde Dolls is poised for a killer 2016.

 

Dolls’ sophomore album, Eat It Up (dropping May 20th), is a combined effort with UK producer Fauxplay and we cannot wait for it to come out in all its synthy goodness.

 

Dolls – Just Stop

Dolls – Pedestal (Sneak Peak)

Rüfüs Du Sol – All Things Bloom Mix

 

 


Danny Brown | Buy ‘Old’

Danny Brown came barreling at us with his third LP, OLD, which dropped last Tuesday. The now semi-infamous Detroit MC shows his versatility on the two “sided” album. Danny’s one of those incredibly divisive rappers; not only for his imagery and lyrics but for his voice. If you’re here expecting him to sound different vocally than on any of his other releases, I’ll save you some time here. Side A has Danny rapping about his former life of dealing drugs and struggling to survive in one of America’s most dangerous cities. It also garners some slightly more traditional hip hop beats.

Collaborators on this side include Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, and a standout track with Purity Ring that truly features both artists at their best while complimenting each other perfectly. The follow up side opens with the aptly named ‘Side B (Dope Song)’, one of the three tracks produced by Rustie on the record. Side B is a straight party album with some seriously club ready bangers. Fool’s Gold head honcho A-Trak also produced a song for his signee, ‘Smokin & Drinkin’ that is sure to please fans of both. A$AP Rocky and Ab-Soul make appearances on ‘Kush Coma’ and ‘Way Up Here’, respectively. All in all OLD is a testament to how well Danny handles the most eclectic array of beats I’ve heard on an album. Lyrically and creatively OLD has managed to become one of the best hip hop albums of the year.

Danny Brown (Feat. Purity Ring) – 25 Bucks
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Danny Brown – Side B [Dope Song]
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Danny Brown (Feat. A$AP Rocky) – Kush Coma
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Danny Brown | Buy ‘Old’

Danny Brown came barreling at us with his third LP, OLD, which dropped last Tuesday. The now semi-infamous Detroit MC shows his versatility on the two “sided” album. Danny’s one of those incredibly divisive rappers; not only for his imagery and lyrics but for his voice. If you’re here expecting him to sound different vocally than on any of his other releases, I’ll save you some time here. Side A has Danny rapping about his former life of dealing drugs and struggling to survive in one of America’s most dangerous cities. It also garners some slightly more traditional hip hop beats.

Collaborators on this side include Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, and a standout track with Purity Ring that truly features both artists at their best while complimenting each other perfectly. The follow up side opens with the aptly named ‘Side B (Dope Song)’, one of the three tracks produced by Rustie on the record. Side B is a straight party album with some seriously club ready bangers. Fool’s Gold head honcho A-Trak also produced a song for his signee, ‘Smokin & Drinkin’ that is sure to please fans of both. A$AP Rocky and Ab-Soul make appearances on ‘Kush Coma’ and ‘Way Up Here’, respectively. All in all OLD is a testament to how well Danny handles the most eclectic array of beats I’ve heard on an album. Lyrically and creatively OLD has managed to become one of the best hip hop albums of the year.

Danny Brown (Feat. Purity Ring) – 25 Bucks
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Danny%20Brown/25%20Buck%20%28Feat.%20Purity%20Ring%29.mp3]

Danny Brown – Side B [Dope Song]
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Danny Brown (Feat. A$AP Rocky) – Kush Coma
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Anamanaguchi | IHEARTCOMIX | Check Yo Ponytail | Photos

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to catch a sold out Anamanaguchi at the Echoplex in LA as a part of the IHEARTCOMIX “Check Yo Ponytail 2” series. The 700 person capacity venue was full but surprisingly spacious as we walked in on Chrome Sparks. One of the very first things I noticed was the diverse crowd; it couldn’t have seemed more eclectic, but everyone was on the same page in anticipating an off-the-wall night. After Chrome Sparks finished up his bass heavy DJ set, Juiceboxxx took the stage and played their own style of indie rap. The crowd was all over it.

Anamanaguchi – Endless Fantasy
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Anamanaguchi/Endless%20Fantasy.mp3]

Another beer and bathroom break later and Anamanaguchi was preparing to come on and it seemed like everyone in the place rushed to the stage. The lights went out, the screen lit up and then ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ started pumping through the speakers and the crowd’s anticipation came to a head. The band ran out on stage and jumped immediately into ‘Meow’ a crowd favorite. Within seconds what seemed like the entire sea of people began jumping, moshing, crowd surfing or stage diving. It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen a crowd go that nuts!

Anamanaguchi – Prom Night
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Anamanaguchi/Prom%20Night.mp3]

Anamanaguchi continued to power through their set with songs from both their debut Dawn Metropolis and their awesome new LP Endless Fantasy. The relentless assault of a hacked Super Nintendo joined by two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer managed to keep the crowd engaged throughout the entire set. The new lights and awesome projector cubes along with the 8 bit visuals really tied together this unique concert experience. For one of their last songs the band invited Bianca Raquel on stage to handle vocal duties on ‘Prom Night’, a personal favorite and one of the band’s songs that I envision as a possible crossover hit. Almost immediately after beginning the song it seemed as though everyone in the audience was singing along with her.

After the first chorus ended I asked my neighbors to boost me up and soon enough I was crowd surfing over a cluster of terrified looking Asian girls. That was basically the cherry on top of an awesome night spent at the Echoplex with a band that lived up to the hype and then some.

Anamanaguchi – Airbrushed
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Anamanaguchi/Airbrushed.mp3]

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Anamanaguchi | IHEARTCOMIX | Check Yo Ponytail | Photos

This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to catch a sold out Anamanaguchi at the Echoplex in LA as a part of the IHEARTCOMIX “Check Yo Ponytail 2” series. The 700 person capacity venue was full but surprisingly spacious as we walked in on Chrome Sparks. One of the very first things I noticed was the diverse crowd; it couldn’t have seemed more eclectic, but everyone was on the same page in anticipating an off-the-wall night. After Chrome Sparks finished up his bass heavy DJ set, Juiceboxxx took the stage and played their own style of indie rap. The crowd was all over it.

Anamanaguchi – Endless Fantasy
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Anamanaguchi/Endless%20Fantasy.mp3]

Another beer and bathroom break later and Anamanaguchi was preparing to come on and it seemed like everyone in the place rushed to the stage. The lights went out, the screen lit up and then ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ started pumping through the speakers and the crowd’s anticipation came to a head. The band ran out on stage and jumped immediately into ‘Meow’ a crowd favorite. Within seconds what seemed like the entire sea of people began jumping, moshing, crowd surfing or stage diving. It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen a crowd go that nuts!

Anamanaguchi – Prom Night
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Anamanaguchi/Prom%20Night.mp3]

Anamanaguchi continued to power through their set with songs from both their debut Dawn Metropolis and their awesome new LP Endless Fantasy. The relentless assault of a hacked Super Nintendo joined by two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer managed to keep the crowd engaged throughout the entire set. The new lights and awesome projector cubes along with the 8 bit visuals really tied together this unique concert experience. For one of their last songs the band invited Bianca Raquel on stage to handle vocal duties on ‘Prom Night’, a personal favorite and one of the band’s songs that I envision as a possible crossover hit. Almost immediately after beginning the song it seemed as though everyone in the audience was singing along with her.

After the first chorus ended I asked my neighbors to boost me up and soon enough I was crowd surfing over a cluster of terrified looking Asian girls. That was basically the cherry on top of an awesome night spent at the Echoplex with a band that lived up to the hype and then some.

Anamanaguchi – Airbrushed
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/Anamanaguchi/Airbrushed.mp3]