After a very successful 4th installment, it is no meager feat for FNGRS CRSSD to continue to throw one of the best festivals on the west coast. To throw an event of this caliber twice a year with such an extensive yet eclectic lineup takes the right kind of team to do right. With a beautiful location on a harbor in San Diego, attending this festival should be on your bucket list. Take a look at the wonderful weekend of CRSSDtober 2016...
FKJ's set in particular stood out to us because it was extremely different than what we usually see at festivals, let alone CRSSD. His jazzy, feel good music is already great to listen to at home. To see him showcase his multi-instrumental talent live was mind blowing. He kept picking up different instruments and each one sounded like he's been playing for an his entire life. This dreadlock wielding Frenchman surely stole the show despite issues with sound that he had no control over.
Another notable set from the first day had to have been, respectively, Shiba San. There is just something about his sets that always bring the house down. Fans of house and hip hop come together to experience the funkified grooviness that comes with his music. Also when Justin Martin plays right after to close out the first night of the festival, you can't complain.
Sunday Funday at CRSSD was in full effect, since that was the day with the more stacked lineup (and I'm not just saying this because of Malaa).
For starters, the latest musical invention taking the industry by storm, Subpac, had a booth that invited festival goers to play around with musical equipment and DJ controllers so that they could feel the bass like it was meant to be felt.
The Ocean View stage brought out many crowd favorites like MNEK and Flight Facilities as well. For a main stage style design, CRSSD definitely does not skimp out on keeping the music interesting and eclectic.
We were also treated to a very special performance by Lido at that stage, as he played his entire new album Everything before it was released to the public. The other reason why it was a substantial set is because he also played the night before as Trippy Turtle at the Palms stage. Pretty successful weekend for him if we say so ourselves.
The return of ZHU was the most anticipated set of the weekend for some, and it did not disappoint. He has immensely improved his live set in the last year, and brought out a slew of crowd favorites and smooth jams from his new album GENERATION WHY.
Yet again, CRSSD has proved its worth one hundred fold in the festival circuit. With a growing generation of music lovers whose tastes and interests change along the way, this is the exact kind of experience needed to cultivate an all around appreciation for the art.
With their next new festival Groundwater coming up, FNGRS CRSSD definitely has more amazing things on the way. Do not sleep on these events, for this is still only the beginning.