Not sure who to catch to get your dose of house and techno? Check out our top picks across each stage at CRSSD Festival Fall!
If you’re looking for a solid house and techno-leaning festival, San Diego’s very own CRSSD Festival is a top contender year after year. America’s Finest City is the perfect backdrop for this boutique event, and fans can’t get enough of the festival’s fall and spring editions, with tickets consistently selling out quickly. Returning to Waterfront Park on September 23-24, FNGRS CRSSD is gearing up for what is set to be another smasher of a show.
CRSSD Festival’s lineup for this year’s fall edition offers no shortage of sounds to immerse yourself in. Whether you’re vibing to FISHER, SG Lewis, and LP Giobbi or getting down to techno mavens like Amelie Lens, Farrago, and Charlotte de Witte, this weekend will surely be another one for the books. Additionally, the After Dark parties will keep the party rolling deep into the night throughout the city.
With staple names and newcomers alike on the lineup, deciding where to spend your time can be challenging. We’ve compiled our top acts by stage to check out, so keep reading for six artists you need to see at CRSSD Festival Fall. Tickets are available via the official ticket exchange. Let us know on Twitter if we’ll be seeing you there!
Six Artists You Need to See at CRSSD Festival Fall 2023
This girl boss has quickly made a name for herself since first coming onto the scene less than five years ago. LP Giobbi is known for incorporating the live element of piano into her groovy house sets. With standout tracks like “Forever And A Day,” “Can’t Let You Go” with Little Jet, “Giodisco,” and “Say A Little Prayer” with Amazonian Rockstar, the FEMME HOUSE label head will surely have you catching a vibe as you get lost in her blissful melodies. Swing by her set as she graces the Ocean View stage on Saturday.
GRAMMY-nominated producer and singer/songwriter Elderbrook’s sets are nothing short of magical. Infusing live instrumentals with his deeply emotive music, this self-taught performer will leave you breathless. He’s worked with heavyweights like CamelPhat, Bob Moses, and Vintage Culture, further cementing his status and reach in the scene. Scope some of his iconic releases, like “Cola” with CamelPhat, “Numb,” and “I’ll Find My Way To You” with Emmit Fenn before seeing him at Ocean View on Saturday.
London-based artist TSHA is making serious moves on her rise to the top. You may have heard her on Diplo’s “Let You Go” with Kareen Lomax or caught her opening up for Flume on tour, but this emerging artist offers so much more among her self-taught DJ and producing skills. Her latest body of work, Capricorn Sun, is a euphoric dream, intertwining sunny melodies and uplifting vocals for a heavenly listening experience. See her on The Palms stage on Sunday for a chance to dance away any stress.
Put your finest shuffling shoes on before you take in the sounds of Chris Stussy. The Up The Stuss label boss has dominated decks worldwide as of late, playing festivals such as Creamfields, Sonus Festival, Parklife, and more this summer. Popular releases like “All Night Long,” “Evening Drive,” “Boogie Trippin,” and “You & Me, Together” have resonated in the hearts of fans. His dancefloor-ready tunes will take the spotlight on Saturday at The Palms, so be sure not to miss him.
Charlotte de Witte
Belgian techno artist Charlotte de Witte never fails to leave crowds in a trance. Wherever you’re lucky enough to catch her, she’ll take you on a trip full of pounding, ethereal techno for an otherworldly experience. Her recent Overdrive EP took us on a high-octane journey in the fast lane and gives a glimpse into what we can expect from her performance. She’s just taken her talents on a European summer tour to 36 different festivals and clubs in 17 different countries; add her to your setlist while she’s in town, as she’ll be tearing up the City Steps stage on Sunday.
Australian producer and GRAMMY Award-winning artist Cassian knows how to control a crowd with his alluring releases. Singles like “Activate,” his “Magical” remix with ZOLLY, and “Great Southern Land” with ICEHOUSE are purely irresistible. With over a decade of producing under his belt, Cassian’s innate ability in his craft always shines through in all he does. The last time he played at CRSSD Festival was the spring edition in 2020, so fans are ecstatic to have him return to Waterfront Park. Witness him in all his glory at City Steps on Sunday.