San Diego’s CRSSD Fest – presented by FNGRS CRSSD — has become a sanctuary for underground electronic music fans. The upcoming March edition looks to be the festival’s most promising offering yet, featuring an even greater array of delectable house and techno acts as well as some formidable headliners such as Recondite, Flume, Lane 8 and Bob Moses. To dig a big deeper into the lineup, we’ve tapped some of our favorite acts on the bill for a daily interview series before the festival.
While the melodic house genre continues thrive over in Europe after its original boom, Belgium’s Lost Frequencies has always had a global vision for the smoother sub-genre. First catapulting into the spotlight in 2014 with his international hit, “Are You With Me,” the established producer has since released his debut album, Less Is More, and brought his summer-tinged sound to the stages of A-list festivals like Coachella and Tomorrowland.
Lost Frequencies has consistently stood out at the crest of the scene for his uncanny ability to blend acoustic elements with electronic accents in an upbeat, danceable format. The producer has surmounted the obstacle of crossing his pillowy sound over into the mainstream and a live setting that fans find engaging and enjoyable. Lost Frequencies’ set is sure to perfectly complement the tropical, beachfront atmosphere San Diego’s Waterfront Park will offer during CRSSD next weekend.
Learn more about the European sensation in our interview with Lost Frequencies below, and don’t miss out on his blithe set at the spring edition of CRSSD on Saturday, March 4, where he’ll be spinning at the Ocean View stage.
My first label release was an EP called “Feelings” I made a few years ago, I don’t think if I would still play it though, my productions and mixing skills weren’t that good at that time haha !
What has been the biggest breakthrough of your career?
My biggest breakthrough for sure was “Are You With Me”! I was even the first Belgian artist to ever score a number 1 hit in the UK, which was really an incredible feeling! I still love the record, so much happened since then!
What’s your opinion of the dance scene in the US right now?
I feel like the “EDM” scene in the US is keeps developing in a very interesting way : I feel like people are now looking further and are digging deeper in the electronic sounds and variety of this whole world. As a more “deep-house” DJ/producer, I’m really happy to see that and am therefore always looking forward to be back in the US and so I can see how the crowds reacts differently on specific sounds than a few months before! It is so fast growing and which really keeps me excited. I even red an article lately about “post-EDM” and how people are now looking for a mix between DJ and live performances. The future surely reserves a lot of surprises, and I’m really eager to find out how it is going to grow!
What are you looking forward to most about CRSSD Fest?
I’m looking forward to discover the festival vibe and see some new artists’ sets, besides that obviously I am really curious on how people will react to my music. I play a lot in Europe and rest of the world but I always love to be back here. Definitely I’m will see Flume’s set again, I love this guy.
If you could be another artist for a day, who would you pick?
I would love to be Daft Punk probably, to know how everything is working in their mind and If I would be one of those two guys for one day, I think I would just sit and try to remember how the show in Coachella 2007 must have been for their perspective…!
If you could recommend three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you pick?
There are a lot of good acts… As a Belgian guy I can not go around 2manyDjs and as a big fan of Flume, I will be sure to be there too. For the third artist, I would go for Jutsin Martin, Skream or Dusky which will be LIVE, it’s too hard to choose !
If you were recruited to provide an Essential Mix in 2017, what’s the one song you couldn’t leave out?
Domino by Oxia, but the Zonderling edit, which has the vinbe of the old version, but the sound quality of 2016/2017 ! I’ve been playing it a lot in my sets the last months.
CRSSD will be held Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 at San Diego’s Waterfront Park. Tickets, lineup, and more information are available here.