Written by Zack Kostaras
Photos by @imkeiki
CRSSD Festival, the renowned electronic music event, is returning to San Diego next month, bringing with it a star-studded lineup of artists from around the world. If you’re heading to CRSSD, here are five artists you won’t want to miss:
Coming fresh off the heels of last years “The Last Goodbye” album and tour, and a big fan favorite amongst many in the electronic music scene, Odesza will of course be one of the top live acts of the festival not to miss. The American electronic music duo has been making waves in the industry for years, with their signature dreamy sound and emotive beats. Their live sets are known for being an immersive experience, complete with stunning visuals and a contagious energy that will have you on your feet all night.
Hailing from Palestine, Sama’ is a DJ and producer whose sets blend traditional Middle Eastern sounds with modern electronic music. Her unique style is both innovative and grounded in her cultural roots, making her performances a must-see for fans of both world music and cutting-edge beats.
Chaos in the CBD
This New Zealand-based production duo is known for their deep, atmospheric house music that’s equally suited for the dancefloor and the headphone-wearing introspectives. With a keen ear for melody and a mastery of tension-building beats, Chaos in the CBD is sure to leave a lasting impression.
The mastermind behind the remix of “Mind Dimension” that’s been played all over the clubs last summer, this UK-based producer has been making waves in the tech-house scene with his punchy, energetic tracks. His sets are high-energy affairs that are sure to get the crowd moving, making him one of the must-see acts at CRSSD this year.
This French producer is a true pioneer of the synthwave genre, blending retro-futuristic synths and pulsing beats to create a sound that’s equal parts nostalgic and cutting-edge. His live shows are a feast for the senses, with mesmerizing visuals and a thumping soundtrack that will have you dancing into the wee hours of the morning. The last time Kavinsky played in the United States was nearly ten years ago, so fans will not want to miss this truly special occasion.
With such a diverse lineup of talented artists, CRSSD Festival is sure to be a memorable experience for electronic music fans.