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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.

Kah-Lo album art from Ayanna Wilks from Epic records for use by 360 magazine

KAH-LO – THE ARRIVAL EP

Emerging as a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of streams and glowing critical praise, GRAMMY® Award-nominated songstress Kah-Lo unleashes her solo debut, The Arrival EP, today.

Get it here via Epic Records.

The five-track project spotlights Nigerian-born, New York City-bred Kah-Lo’s seamless fusion of wild rhythms, dancefloor-ready beats, and skyscraping hooks. The single “Fire” ignites this hybrid. Neon keys bounce underneath her slick verses before she drops the red-hot hook, “I look so fire bitch, I am the match.” On the high energy “Commandments,” she issues one important commandment for the club for another between a chanting chorus. On the finale “Candy,” airy wah guitar dissolves into a head-nodding beat punctuated by old school beeper chirps and a thick bassline. Her undeniable attitude carries another bold chorus.

Back in 2016, Kah-Lo linked up with Riton for the breakout “Rinse & Repeat.” The international anthem not only amassed 65.3 million Spotify streams, but it also picked up a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Dance Recording. Loaded with bangers, they dropped Foreign Ororo highlighted by “Ginger” and “Fake I.D.”—which notched 94.2 million Spotify streams. Along the way, she collaborated with everyone from Idris Elba to Destructo and earned acclaim from Rolling StoneHYPEBEASTi-D, NME, and more.

Now, she lands at the forefront of the culture with The Arrival and more to come.

Check out the full track listing below.

TRACKLISTING

  1. Ouch
  2. Fire
  3. Commandments
  4. Spaceship
  5. Candy

About Kah-Lo

Grammy nominated dance-pop sensation Kah-Lo is geared to unleash her Epic Records debut EP The Arrival, bringing a refreshing blend of sounds that truly embody this rising starThe Nigeria born, New York City bred artist has carved her own niche within music and is ready to show the world every angle of her sonic versatility. Kah-Lo first emerged on the scene in 2016, assisting UK producer Riton on the hip-house cut “Rinse & Repeat,” which earned the two a Grammy nomination. From there, Kah-Lo dropped her solo debut single “Fasta” in 2017, sitting at the crown of the BBC Radio 1 Dance charts for five weeks. By 2018, Kah-Lo dropped the infectious “Fake I.D.” which became the lead song for the U.S. arrival of TikTok, and the viral hits have just kept on coming. Kah-Lo’s songs have been featured in a myriad of placements on TV, film, and gaming placements for her songs, including “Exit Sign” on the FIFA 21 Volta soundtrack. It’s been a non-stop ride since she first got started, punctuated with hundreds of millions of streams and global appeal.

Whether it’s collaborating with Idris Elba on “Ballie” or Selena Gomez on the “Back To You Remix,” Kah-Lo shines. Her features on Diplo’s “Give Dem,” along with The Knocks on “Awa Ni” have also further crystallized Kah-Lo’s consistent track record for bringing the best out of any song she touches. In 2020, she dropped the rhythmic “Melanin” with Michael Brun, setting the stage for 2021’s “arrival.” On The Arrival, Kah-Lo brings a culmination of all of her sounds with five tight tracks. Packed with energy, songs like “Ouch” and “Commandments” bring the vibes from her hip-house beginnings, while “Fire” and “Spaceship” showcase Kah-Lo’s powerful singing vocals. Then there’s the closer “Candy”—a true indicator of her pop superstar future. Whether adding flavor to a collaboration or having her own tunes as the soundtrack to your favorite TV series, Kah-Lo delivers and The Arrival is a long time coming.