For the past five years, CRSSD Festival in San Diego has stationed itself as one of the best house and techno events on the West Coast of the United States.
An epic two-day, bi-annual weekend getaway for Southern California ravers, its glorious programming casts a wide net - appealing to seasoned underground loyalists and nascent ravers alike.
The festival's formula and layout have been undeniably perfected over the years. CRSSD's three beautifully-tuned stages - The Palms, City Steps and Ocean View - feature seamless transitions between like-minded artists and play styles with stunning views of downtown San Diego to boot.
Oozing with positive energy and dancefloor rapport, the people of CRSSD are a shining example of clubland's passionate and all-embracing community in Southern California.
The line-up for the festival's first edition of 2019 handed more than 40 acts their CRSSD debut across the event’s three stages. Renowned acts such as ODESZA, Phantogram, Maribou State and Jungle - all of whom enraptured the crowd at the main Ocean View stage.
Diving into the techno side of things, heavyweights such as Stephan Bodzin live, Pan-Pot, Enrico Sangiuliano, Avalon Emerson, Rebekah and Japan’s DJ Nobu threw down walloping performances at City Steps.
The festival's lush Palms stage conducted its universally tempting house and disco kick with artists such as Lane 8, Armand Van Helden, Phantasy boss Erol Alkan, Joe Goddard, DJ Seinfeld, the Diynamic duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Wajatta, Justin Martin and more.
Mixmag has made it a tradition to venture down to the CRSSD twice a year to participate in its bombardment of scintillating music and deliver streams of some of the festival's best offerings.
Cameron is Mixmag's Jr. Editor. Follow him on Twitter
[Photos: Felicia Garcia, Miranda McDonald, Julian Bajsel, Juliana Bernstein]
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