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CRSSD

Today, CRSSD Festival has announced the initial artist lineup for its Fall 2022 edition taking place on September 24 and 25. Located at the scenic Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego, the two day city-center festival will showcase the best and brightest in electronic music with a focus on house, techno, and eclectic live acts.

Making its first full biannual return since 2019 and following up on its Spring 2022 edition, CRSSD’s dedicated base of attendees will again convene at Waterfront Park to experience three stages offering their own unique soundtrack. Music lovers can explore the safe haven provided by Waterfront Park’s heavenly view of downtown San Diego along the Pacific Ocean, complete with unmatched sunset views, splash-friendly fountains, and grassy lawns.

CRSSD continues to deliver on its promise of bringing forward-thinking and world-class artist lineups to the West Coast, once again welcoming all strains of global talent along with next generation risers.

The Ocean view stage will host CRSSD’s live performers with a focus on crossover dance talent. This year’s lineup is headed by electronic superduo Duck Sauce – composed of legendary DJ and producers A-Trak and Armand Van Helden,  innovative genre-crossing beatmaker and superproducer Jamie xx, heartfelt Canadian composer and recording artist Caribou, and UK singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Fred again… Billing continues with electronic R&B live duo DRAMA, German supergroup Moderat formed by members of Apparat and Modeselektor, French pop and Nu-disco band L’Impératrice, and KUU – the supergroup of Alex Metric, Riton, and Shungudzo.

All dynamics of house will be on display at The Palms, led by globally recognized Ukranian production duo ARTBAT, Australian tech house king Dom Dolla, UK mainstage originator Fatboy Slim, Area10 label boss and tastemaker DJ/producer MK, and groove-driven house artist Sonny Fodera. A DJ set from world-renowned hybrid live and electronic duo The Avalanches, the modern house flavors of Wax Motif, indie electronic icon and former member of The xx Romy, in-demand collaborator and tech house favorite Biscits, and London-based DJ and producer Deeper Purpose are among the highlights as well.

CRSSD’s commitment to pushing top tier techno acts this fall continues as they invite one of the genre’s most influential figures, ENTER icon and minimal techno pioneer Richie Hawtin to the City Steps. The stage’s four on the floor legacy continues with legendary Cocoon founder and special guest Sven Väth, in-demand Italian headliner Joseph Capriati, genre super-player Reinier Zonneveld, the iconic deadmau5’s Testpilot alter-ego, a live set by heavy-hitting German producer and Herzblut Recordings owner Stephan Bodzin, new wave industrial techno artist VTSS, and BBC R1’s next gen champion Jaguar.

The CRSSD experience extends beyond the stages, with fans able to enjoy craft food and cocktails from a variety of vendors, go for a dig at the CRSSD record shop in partnership with LA’s Stellar Remnant, experiment with new gear with a chance to meet the lineup’s artists at the Tech Center, or explore all Downtown San Diego has to offer before and after the show.

CRSSD will also host After Dark programming across the city in San Diego venues with more names to be announced.

CRSSD is a 21+ festival.

image from Nikki Crystal for use by 360 Magazine

DALLASK × LAUV — “TRY AGAIN”

Today, acclaimed producer/songwriter/artist DallasK unveiled his summery new single, “Try Again,” which features longtime friend and collaborator Lauv on vocals. With a wistful look back and a hopeful eye to the future, the track builds into an infectious, exhilarating plea to rekindle a romance that was perhaps never really over. You can download and stream “Try Again,” which was released today via Astralwerks, HERE. You can watch the lyric video HERE.

“Try Again” continues the collaboration that began when DallasK co-produced and co-wrote Lauv’s 2016 single “Breathe.” DallasK also co-produced and co-wrote “Sad Forever,” a single from Lauv’s 2020 debut album, ~how i’m feeling~, and collaborated on Lauv’s 2020 EP, Without You. The pair co-wrote “Try Again” with Michael Pollack (Lizzo, Zedd, Justin Bieber). In addition to producing, DallasK played all the instruments on the song.

DallasK, who is also known for his work with such artists as Tiësto, Fifth Harmony, BTS, Chromeo and KSHMR, says, “‘Try Again’ is actually the first dance record Lauv and I made together and it was super fun to create a unique record that encompasses both of our styles and influences.”

Lauv added, “Me and Dally made this song a couple years ago and we came back to it during quarantine and now we ready to put ‘er out into the world.”

Like the unforgettable ex in the song, the artists couldn’t resist returning to “Try Again,” a song that dates back to an informal 2016 recording session. Lauv and Michael Pollack joined Dallas at a lake house he’d rented in his hometown of Orlando, FL and there they created over a dozen songs.

“Several months later, Lauv’s artist project started to grow rapidly and he was suddenly on tour with Ed Sheeran and playing all around the world,” recalls DallasK. “We continued to work on his albums but ‘Try Again’ was always a favorite of ours that had gotten seemingly lost in the shuffle.”

After they rediscovered the track last year, Dallas FaceTimed Lauv with an idea for a more dance-focused version. Lauv loved it so much, he immediately re-recorded the vocals.

“Then we finished the record on a trip to Mexico for New Year’s and that’s the version you hear today!” says DallasK.

About DallasK:

Based in Los Angeles, DallasK (Dallas Koehlke) has released a string of acclaimed singles, including “All My Life,” “Self Control,” “I Know” and “Sometimes.” Praising the “relatable story” told on “Sometimes,” Billboard asked, “Does true love ever die? […] ‘Sometimes,’ the ghost of the past never really goes away. That’s the kind of love DallasK, Nicky Romero and XYLO wrote about on their summer heartbreak sing-along.”

DallasK is also known for his collaborations with such artists as Tiësto (“Show Me,” “Your Love”), Hardwell (“Area 51”) and KSHMR (“Burn”). He co-wrote and produced Fifth Harmony’s 5x Platinum single, “Work From Home” feat. Ty Dolla Sign as well as their singles “Down” and “He Like That.” He’s also remixed singles for such artists as Martin Garrix/Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, MGMT, A-Trak/Andrew Wyatt, Skrillex and T.I./Pharrell/Robin Thicke.

Popdust observed, “It’s impossible to escape his influence. From Ariana Grande and Kesha to Lauv, Katy Perry and Fifth Harmony, Koehlke has curated a staggering number of today’s hits, whether behind the scenes or in the production chair.”

About Lauv:

Lauv has quietly and steadily become one of pop’s brightest rising stars. He has released his music completely independently with billions of streams to his name. He has written for some of the biggest stars in the world, performed on late night talk shows, played stadiums opening for Ed Sheeran, and sold out shows in 20+ countries as a headliner. And he did all of this without releasing an album.

That changed in early 2020, with Lauv’s official debut, ~how i’m feeling~. A 21-song tour de force, the project marks a breakthrough, a real moment of arrival, from a young singer/songwriter/producer who Rolling Stone called “Pop’s Up-and-Coming Heartbreak King.” The album released as a Top 20 album in 10 territories, including #9 in UK and #5 in AU, with over 1.5 billion combined streams to date.

Since then, Lauv has released a surprise new EP titled Without You, created during quarantine, and joined forces with rising global pop superstar Conan Gray on the new single “Fake.” Lauv has been open about his own struggles with anxiety and depression and has taken action on the issue with his Blue Boy Foundation, which supports programs that help young people feel more comfortable reaching out for help with mental health.

About Astralwerks:

Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”

ComplexCon Unveils 2018 Music Lineup

ComplexCon is bringing some of the most relevant voices of today’s generation to perform at this year’s fest, including Future, Rae Sremmurd, Vince Staples, Action Bronson, Nav, Lil Baby, Tinashe, A-Trak, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Kodie Shane, Lou The Human, City Morgue, Trill Sammy, World’s Fair, Michael Christmas, Mixed by Ali, Flipp Dinero and Jack Harlow. Artists will take to the Pigeons & Planes Stage, which has been moved into the larger arena space so fans can be fully immersed in the musical experience, on Saturday and Sunday.

Surprise guests are also expected to take the stage throughout the weekend. Last year’s ComplexCon was packed with surprise performances including Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, and 2 Chainz who joined Pharrell on stage. Also surprising guests last year were J Balvin, who jumped on stage during Virgil Abloh’s DJ set; DJ Khaled, who brought G-Eazy on stage; and, Bad Bunny, who joined A-Trak on stage for a surprise set.

Saturday’s lineup starts at 12:30 pm and includes the following artists, listed in order of appearance:

·         Trill Sammy

·         Lou The Human

·         Kodie Shane

·         Michael Christmas

·         World’s Fair

·         A-Trak and Friends

·         NAV

·         Vince Staples

·         Rae Sremmurd

Sunday’s lineup starts at 12:30 pm and includes the following artists, listed in order of appearance:

·         Jack Harlow

·         Flipp Dinero

·         Mixed by Ali

·         City Morgue

·         A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

·         Tinashe

·         Lil Baby

·         Action Bronson

·         Future

Also representing at this year’s ComplexCon will be Puma, which returns as the Official Footwear Sponsor, as well as Champion, Union Los Angeles, PLEASURES, Chinatown Market, AAPE, G-Star, KAPPA, Herschel Supply Co., Swatch, Polaroid Originals, Urban Decay Cosmetics and many more. And, epic eats can be had from Jon & Vinny’s, Lotus of Siam, Howlin’ Ray’s, Here’s Looking At You, Burgerlords, Sweet Chick, Alvin Cailan’s “The Burger Show” Pop Up, Uncle Paulie’s Deli, Dino’s Chicken and dozens more.

Concerts are included in the cost of admission to ComplexCon. General Admission tickets are still available at ComplexCon.com. General Admission tickets are $60 per day for Saturday or Sunday or two-day General Admission tickets can be purchased for $100 (plus fees). Earlier this summer, ComplexCon sold out its limited presale and VIP tickets in a matter of minutes.

In the coming weeks, ComplexCon will unveil artist collaborations, as well as the icons participating in ComplexCon’s widely popular “ComplexConversations,” a series of moderated discussions that tackle the critical issues impacting today’s generation.