San Diego nests a profusion of electronic music that has housed CRSSD Festival’s biannual event for five years now. This fall – Sep. 30 & Oct. 1 – Waterfront Park will not only house, but also techno, and future bass some highly acclaimed artists. With headlining acts such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Chromeo, and Richie Hawtin, you have our attention. To keep it, there’s still an impressive list of other performances that we think are worth penciling in.
Here are five artists we think you might enjoy at the fifth CRSSD Festival!
5. The Magician
Shy of pulling a rabbits out of a top hat, Stephen Fasano, or The Magician, has tricks up his sleeve. Always garbed in the snazziest of blazer jackets and forever waving his house music wand, The Magician brings mystery and boogie from his home of Belgium to the dance floor wherever he roams.
Fairly new to the ranks of dance music, Latmun made his mark in 2016 with 3 EP’s landing spots on the top 10 for Beatport Tech House. His music – energized, groovy, articulated, and contagious. Joe Bradley (Latmun) has received support from some very much-accredited DJ/producers including Eats Everything, Claude Vonstroke, Claptone, and Green Velvet.
Back in 2012, Christopher Taylor started producing music under the alias SOHN. With soulful electronic nuances in his lyrical and melodic songs, Taylor swiftly grabbed the attention of others and got signed to 4AD. Now onto his sophomore studio album, Rennen, SOHN is slowing down and refining his sound.
2. Patrick Topping
Coming from Newcastle, Patrick Topping brings some of England’s best house music. With releases on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ label, Hot Creations, and a number 1 spot on Beatport Tech House, Topping is a must see. Not a maybe, not an “I’ll try,” and certainly not a pass – a must!
An unlikely yet exceptional pick for CRSSD Festival – Douglas Appling, or as he is more commonly known, Emancipator. His debut album Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006 established Appling as a gentle giant in the electronic scene. Being classically trained in violin from an early age, his music is delicate, airy, and in some ways an uplifting type of ominous.