We had the pleasure of heading down to San Diego recently for FNGRS CRSSD’s flagship festival, CRSSD Fest. Their third go in roughly a years’ time, the party continues to grow and thrive. Not only do they select arguably the best panel of house, techno and live acts, but the scene itself is truly something to witness. Check out some highlights after the jump.
What started as a small gathering in the desert has molted into so much more. The Desert Hearts crew had a massively successful 2015, which included a nation-wide tour and sold out festivals. In 2016, they haven’t slowed. They recently announced their latest lineup for the Spring Festival 2016, and it’s looking fantastic. Legendary performers such as Butch and DJ Harvey are joined by local Angelinos Fritz Carlton and Manik, the DH resident DJs, and many more. Tickets are moving fast since the announcement, so take action before it’s too late.
Even after several years of following him, Justin Jay still manages to surprise and impress. If it’s not with his music releases, like “Hit It” or “Karma” from his Justin Jay & Friends project, it’s with his performances that have typically been DJ sets, or DJ sets with his “Friends” Josh Taylor and Benny Bridges, who bring live elements such as vocals and guitar. However, this year, Justin seems to be stepping up his game more than ever, and it’s apparent that these are very exciting times for us as fans and for him as an artist.
CRSSD Festival is about the coolest thing to happen to San Diego since fish tacos. That being said, the third edition of the extravaganza is much anticipated by the community. House and techno by day is now being accompanied by a massive afterparty schedule; much bigger than years previous. From Bondax to Claude Vonstroke, you’re going to get that bang for your buck.
“CRSSD is calling on all the heavyweights for this year’s After Dark series. Cirez D, Claude Vonstroke, Loco Dice, Tiga, and Jamie Jones have all been pegged for late-night along with Damian Lazarus, Ardalan, Ryan Hemsworth, Chet Faker, and Tycho. The parties will be spread out over multiple night-time venues including Spin, Bang Bang, The Music Box, and Andaz Hotel, with Andaz also hosting daytime rooftop pool parties with Poolside and Bondax.”
Lucidity Festival has made quite the name for itself, tucked away in the Santa Barbara mountains and bubbling over with up and coming talent, it’s become a can’t miss in the Spring time for fans of Symbiosis, Lightning In A Bottle, and Desert Hearts. With talent like Mark Farina, J Phlip, Eprom, Sage Armstrong, Wood Holly, and our very own, The Interns, it’s time for a good old fashioned galactic get down. To better understand the spirit of the festival, here’s a few words from the promoters themselves about the ‘Crossroads’ addition of this year’s gathering: Continue Reading
Since 2012, What The Festival has been bringing some of the most unique and potent dance music lineups to the North West. This year, they’re back with an absolutely stacked catalogue of talent. Acts include Thievery Corporation, Bonobo (DJ Set), Claude VonStroke, Claptone, Lido (Live), Lettuce, J.Phlip, The Gaslamp Killer, Mr. Carmack, Tourist, Random Rab, FKJ (French Kiwi Juice), Hippie Sabotage, Jai Wolf, Hermitude, G Jones, Pomo, Motez, Djemba Djemba, Kasbo, and more. Grab your tickets now, and get ready for a sick one.
Two of house music’s finest, Amine Edge & DANCE, have been known to fuse hip-hop with their edgy brand of groovy house, both in the studio and on stage. Known for tracks like “Going To Heaven With Goodie Goodies”, “Bitches in The Project” and “Halfway Crooks,” the duo has risen to prominence in style, and they’re about to take these tracks and more on the road with a month-long U.S. tour, hitting major cities from coast to coast, and the famed Coachella. Listen to Amine Edge & DANCE’s latest gem below, and check out the full list of tour dates above.
Coming off of a 2015 that included his first world tour, his Mom, I Graduated! EP on Dirtybird, a new project Justin Jay & Friends, and more, Justin Jay is creating his own home with the launch of his Fantastic Voyage brand/tour that encapsulates who he is as an artist and house party-loving impresario.
Over the past year, you might have see Justin Jay performing with two of his “Friends,” vocalist Josh Taylor and guitarist Benny Bridges, at Coachella, CRSSD, in Australia, and abroad, but now they’re officially joining him on this Fantastic Voyage tour to help drive the live experimentation on select shows.
For a full run down on what to expect, hear what Justin Jay has to say about Fantastic Voyage below, and check out the full list of tour dates above.
“Over the past couple of months, I started throwing a bunch of house parties in LA. House parties are really special for DJ’s because we can play songs we normally never get to play: from the tracks that are too weird and quirky for the big clubs/festivals, to the songs that are too cheesy and feel good for the cool-kid warehouse shindigs.
I like pushing myself to play crazy forward thinking music, but by the end of the night, I also want everyone (including myself) smiling, laughing and having a good time. Sometimes the songs that make me smile the biggest are also cool in their own cheesy way.
‘Fantastic Voyage‘ is a song by the funk band, Lakeside and the name of my tour. Listen to it, and you’ll know what I’m talking about.”
One can’t really peruse music media without hearing the words “ship fam” nowadays. The Gary Richards brainchild sea voyage festival is now making it’s way to solid ground, stopping though Avalon Hollywood on it’s multinational tour. Ship2Ship features Destructo (Richards), Dirtybird’s Justin Martin, OWSLA/Mau5trap techno prodigy Rezz, and GDD’s own Bones. This promises to be an evening full of a wide array of house and techno, so you wont want to miss out.
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In just a couple of days, one of the most influential underground pioneers, Luciano, will be taking the helm at Avalon Hollywood, and this is a particularly special occasion as it’s his first LA club performance in two years. Coming off of a stand-out run at BPM Festival, this renowned ambassador of underground electronic music will be spinning an extended set to showcase his world-class blend of house and techno with a touch of Latin influences. On top of his own music, Luciano has built a name off of his well-respected party brand, Vagabundos, and on point curation on his label, Cadenza Records, so you can expect him to manifest these vibes and sounds for an epic Saturday night. Buy tickets here.
Check out the video after the jump to see how it’ll all go down on Saturday!