CRSSD Festival Approaches, So Does Warm Weather

February 14th, 2016


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While the brutal winter chugging along, spring gets closer and closer – in other words, festival season is almost here. The turn of the calendar brings fresh editions of our favorite festivals but every year, some new events pop up that make us consider switching up from the “same old” festivals that occur every year.
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Enter CRSSD Festival. Last year, CRSSD threw their first two festivals ever (once in the spring, once in the fall), in sunny San Diego to impressive reviews. Occurring on March 5th and 6th, this year’s lineup attempts to repeat this feat, presenting the hottest acts in house, techno, progressive house, and tropical house. New stars of the electronic world will spin, like Odesza and Gorgon City, as well as a full billing of music mainstays. With a return appearance from Jamie Jones and sets from Loco Dice, Tale of Us, Hot Since 82, Green Velvet and Gesaffelstein, CRSSD 2016 may have worked it’s way into our early festival plans.
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Situated at the beautiful Waterfront Park, CRSSD will feature some secret tricks that many other festivals won’t have. There will be a Dirtybird takeover, including a set by label boss Claude Vonstroke, and his protégés Will Clarke, J. Phlip, Ardalan, Sacha Robotti, and Julio Bashmore. Gorgon City will be playing not one, but two sets over the weekend: one live set and one DJ set. And to round out the surprises, Canadian house legend Tiga will be performing – after announcing his first new album in 7 years.
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As we build our list of festivals to visit this year, CRSSD deserves to lead the list. It’s happening early in the year with no conflicting festivals going on the same weekend. Tickets are unfathomably low at $125 before fees. For those traveling across the country for CRSSD, the festival has conveniently put together some hotel packages that include tickets. The Best Western has bundles starting at $330, while The Double Tree Hilton has bundles starting at $358, both of which are within walking distance of the festival grounds. The official hotel is the Andaz, which is more expensive at $498, but will also be host to nightly afterparties.
CRSSD is a festival worth visiting because it’s an excellent depiction of where music is right now. House music has come back with force, and the names on this lineup are representative of who’s hot and who’s in demand. It’s time to treat yourself; pack your shorts and bikinis, cross the country, and start your festival season off with some sun.



Chet Faker
Gorgon City
Ryan Hemsworth
Skylar Spence

Jamie Jones
Claude Vonstroke
Gorgon City
Green Velvet
Lee Foss
Julio Bashmore
Lane 8
Kidnap Kid
J. Phlip
Will Clarke
Sam Gellaitry
Walker & Royce
Colour Vision

Loco Dice
Cirez D
Tale of Us
Hot Since 82
Jon Hopkins
Damian Lazarus
Tom Trago
Jeremy Olander
Sacha Robotti
Lee K




Matt Reynolds is a music enthusiast on a mission to share his musical knowledge with the masses. Born and raised on the hard streets of suburban North Jersey, Matt was diagnosed with an irreversible addiction to electronic music in 2009. Since then, he’s pledged to discover and share his experiences with clubs, festivals, and the world of electronic music. Situated minutes from NYC, Matt has traveled from Massachusetts to Miami and everywhere between chasing music and making memories. When he isn’t writing for MASS EDMC, he’s either reading, writing fiction, or (most likely) booty-shaking on the dance floor.

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