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Mix and Match Your Music Experience at CRSSD With These Can't-Miss Sets

CRSSD is returning to San Diego's Waterfront Park this weekend for another spectacular fall music celebration. Garnering even more cool-kid points than your average festival, CRSSD has built a reputation for itself by booking some of the most cutting edge talent in the game. A perfect mix between underground tastemakers and West Coast trendsetters, there's something for everyone at this fall's event. 

Develop your tastebuds with this diverse musical offering that is guaranteed to make you feel moments of pure bliss beneath the palm-tree lined skyline.

The Tastemakers


When: Saturday, 8-9pm

Where: City Steps

The father-daughter duo of Robert and Lyric Hood are exporting their Detroit-stylized Gospel House to the west coast this weekend at CRSSD. Featuring the technical skill of Robert Hood (one of the founding members of the revolutionary collective Underground Resistance) and the fresh ears of Lyric, Floorplan have develop worldwide appeal in recent years. While their sophomore full-length, Victorious, helped the duo turn heads with its devout sound, their latest EP Let the Church guarantees that this set will be nothing short of a spiritual experience.

Lee K

When: Sunday, 1:45-2:30pm

Where: City Steps

(Courtesy of Fixation Photography)

San Diego-based Lee K gets a home court advantage as she prepares for her 6th consecutive performance at CRSSD. With strong support from heavyweight Richie Hawtin, Lee K has gained heavy exposure as a regular feature at Hawtin's Enter.Sake events. Lee demonstrates a natural intuition for selection which is why the circulate leader has developed a robust following in Europe and South America. Get a preview of what to expect this Sunday with this smooth and subtle CRSSD x When We Dip mix which dropped just last week

Marcel Dettmann

When: Sunday, 7-8pm

Where: City Steps

(Courtesy of Yannick van de Wijngaert)

As one of the faces of Berlin's notoriously exclusive nightclub, BerghainMarcel Detmann is bringing the sound of purist techno to SoCal. With over 25 years experience as an avid DJ and vinyl collector, Dettmann is a skilled selector that will bring the soul and ethos of the dark, deep underground nightclub to the sunkissed shoulders of CRSSD festival goers. His most recent collaborative LP Phantom Studies, with fellow Berghain regular Ben Klock, will give fans a teaser of the atmospheric technique that Dettmann has built his name on.

Julia Govor

When: Sunday, 2:30-3:15pm

Where: City Steps

Julia Govor's story is anything but a typical one. The Russian-born artist first began building word of mouth buzz as the leader of a local military band, and later stepped in front of the camera as a TV personality for MTV. With her passion for DJing always coming first, the "hair tight" selector moved to New York where her career has grown by leaps and bounds through her high-concept and intellectual style of techno. Never settling for mediocrity, Govor is always pushing the boundaries for herself musically, which she demonstrates in her latest EP, United.   

Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons 

When: Saturday, 2:30-3:15pm 

Where: Ocean View

Damian Lazarus has cemented his position in dance music as one of the most forward thinking curators and event producers in the industry. His label and event production company, Crosstown Rebels, has become synonymous with some of the most immersive musical experiences in the world including Miami's 24-hour non-stop party, Get Lost, as well as the former Mexican jungle paradise of Day Zero. As Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, fans can expect groovy soundscapes that are welcome during both a sunrise Playa performance or a deep club set.

Richie Hawtin

When: Sunday

Where: City Steps

Richie Hawtin is doing much more than just DJing CRSSD this Sunday. As an official partner, Richie Hawtin's own branded beverage, Enter.Sake, will be flowing freely throughout the weekend ensuring that fans catch the right buzz. The techno titan has long been a leading figure in the scene, expanding on his own DJing abilities to also fulfill the role of production wizard with his PLAYdifferently Model 1 mixer and his recent live visual art performances, Spontaneity & Synchronicity. This Sunday, you can expect a titillating closing set that will rock the bodies of the City Steps stage until long after the sun goes down.

The Trendsetters

Brothers Macklovitch

When: Saturday, 10-11pm

Where: The Palms

What do you get when you pair Chromeo's Dave1 with Fools Gold head honcho A-trak? Brothers Macklovitch. No, really. They're actually brothers. These real-life siblings have conquered the electronic music world, and despite having "excessively talented" stamped into their genetic code, the duo rarely perform together. Don't be a schmuck make sure you check out this buzzworthy headlining set at The Palms stage!

Hotel Garuda

When: Saturday, 6-7pm

Where: The Palms

Hotel Garuda have established their place in the scene with their insanely catch dance anthems that draw influences from everything from House to Future Bass. The duo, made up of Manilla Killa and Candleweather, have a penchant for pop music and demonstrate a strong capacity to create catchy hooks and soaring anthems that inject their audience into an irresistibly blissful state. Don't believe us? Check out their latest acid-influenced track, "Till it Burns Out" feat. Violet Skies.


When: Saturday, 2:15-3pm
Where: The Palms

The Oslo-based producer's hypnotic rhythms and sparkling melodies have had no problem capturing our attention. Bearson has fortified his position as one of dance music's rising starlets with heavy association with some of this season's hottest producers, Louis the Child and Whethan. Soon embarking with the latter on a massive North American tour, you'll want to catch this intimate set from Bearson at The Palms before he starts crushing the main stage.


When: Saturday, 3:45-4:30pm
Where: Ocean View

French-producer Fakear has been our singular obsession since we first heard the cut-and-chop vocals of his iconic track, "La Lune Rousse." Mixing organic sounds with produced beats, Fakear is a master of manipulation, directing our emotions with his carefully designed melodies. Although Fakear has been relatively quiet in recent months, he recently announced that fans can expect a new EP this fall, which has us reeling with excitement. So... see you at the Ocean View stage this Saturday?


When: Saturday, 9:45-11pm

Where: Ocean View

Ohhh RÜFÜS... is it possible to truly describe our affection for this Sydney-based trio? They captured our hearts with our their first album Atlas and completely blew us away with their sophomore album In Bloom which took the band to stratospheric heights. After playing some of the biggest festivals across the world, including everything from Electric Forest to Coachella, RÜFÜS DU SOL is a well-oiled machine that is ready to polish off some beats on an oh-so grateful audience.

Cover photo courtesy of CRSSD