CRSDD Music Festival has been a fixture of the Southern California electronic circuit for more than a decade, having become so, and stayed so, on the power of lineups featuring a smart blend of legends, rising stars, reliable genres and experimental sounds.
The fall 2023 edition of the festival, which happened this past September 23-24, demonstrated this same balance. Headliners included Flume, Underworld, Amelie Lens and Charlotte de Witte, with a loaded undercard including Salute, DJ Minx, Weval, TSHA, HAAI, SG Lewis and many others.
This electronic melange was set against the extremely picturesque San Diego waterfront, with the festival again drawing thousands of fans to its longtime base at the city’s Bayfront Park.
Were you there? Did you miss it? Either way, take some time to transport yourself back to the event with these three exclusive CRSSD Fall 2023 sets from Basement Jaxx, Interplanetary Criminal and Nikki Nair.
The English legends brought the heat during their headlining set, loading up their 90 minute performance with loads of funk, disco strings, Latin rhythms, edits of their own hits, classic Donna Summer and lots of other mega high-energy house music.
The rising Manchester native played a 75-minutes set made of ultra fast-paced house music, spatial experimental sounds, drum ‘n’ bass and loads of hard house by U.K. and Irish artists including Knuckleheadz, Camrisa and Ryan Donaghy.
The Atlanta-born producer loaded his set with experimental sounds, with the vibe ranging from spare to elastic to crunchy to spacey to pummeling. Listen for his 2023 Hudson Mohwake collab “Demuro.”