On October 1 and 2, the best music festival in San Diego is returning to the Waterfront Park for the fourth time. Can’t believe it’s been two full years since CRSSD Fest made its debut. This year’s lineup features a handful of returners, as well as some of the hottest electronic artists in the game right now.
Headlining this year’s festival, we have Sweden’s very own Miike Snow, who made an epic comeback following their new album. ZHU, who is absolutely crushing it with his new album Generationwhy, and will be bringing sexy back as he’s making his second appearance at CRSSD. Also Lido, who is making waves with a series of album teasers following a live album debut at Coachella. We are almost certain that he will play unreleased material off his new album, which will come out a few days after CRSSD. We simply can’t contain our excitement as artists like Ta-Ku, Louis The Child, Malaa, REZZ, MNEK and FKJ are all making their first debut. It’s safe to say this year’s lineup is the best to date – it’s house music galore and then some.
There’s nothing quite like waking up on Friday morning. The sun is shining a little brighter, traffic seems to flow a little easier than usual, and no matter how much work you have lying in front of you, it’s not as daunting knowing that a few days of freedom are right around the bend. This particular Friday has another big, shiny layer added to it, though, as we bring you a first look and listen to this brand new tune from Newcastle six-piece High Tide 15:47.
Within seconds of pressing play, you’ll find yourself completely entranced, helplessly grinning, bobbing your head, and incessantly tapping you foot. These reactions are brought fourth by playful percussion-style vocal harmonies that follow along the beat, providing a lighthearted mood from the start. From there, reverb-drenched guitars come charging in, adding a perfect amount of energy. The cherry on top? Steven Gordon’s psychedelically-treated, hazy vocals, which should have you singing along in no time.
This may be the first time you’re hearing of the lads, but after experiencing support from acts like Primal Sream, Wolf Alice, Eagulls, and countless others, it won’t be long before you’re seeing their name pop up on the regular.
If you’re feeling what Steven Gordon (vocals, guitar), Dan Murray (guitar), Al Charnley (guitar), Nick Hodgson (bass), Gaz Murray (keys) and Cole Gilroy (drums) are laying down, make sure to head out today and pick up this gem on iTunes, or add it to your “Favorites” playlist on Spotify.
Fall weather is right around the corner, which means it’s go time. You only have a few, fleeting weeks left of summer, before the leaves and subsequent snow starts falling. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to get out of the house this weekend and head down to Beta Nightclub to check out another stacked weekend of beats.
Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 5:00p on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY this week.
Destructo - 9/15
’Destructo & Wax Motif – Beatdown ft. Vanilla ACE’
Luna Shadows has quickly become one of California’s prized possessions. In a short amount of time, she’s gained a lot of traction for her crossover style and unique brand. Her imagery may be in black and white, but her creations are just the opposite; full of life and color.
On July 1st, her Birthday, she released her debut EP, Summertime. One of the lead singles off the project was “Hallelujah California,” which now has its own music video. The imagery within this piece is a fascinating collection of visuals from around her Southern California home. She keeps within her aesthetic, which until now we have only experienced in photographs. Now that it has been unleashed in video form, the experience the viewer has is moving. Luna Shadows is a true artist that is able to not only entertain, but to really play with your emotions. We have huge love for her, as well as the other individuals who helped on this project, including the Ride or Cry Collective, Production Club and many more. Watch the video today and hit up iTunes for the full EP.
Destructo kicks off his two-month Renegade Tour this week at our hometown purveyor of legendary evenings–Beta Nightclub. Before we head out tomorrow night, we have an exclusive sneak peek at an absolutely devastating, hard-as-hell, deep house remix of “Catching Plays.”
This official take comes via Bristol-based Will Clarke and it already has me reminiscing about my younger years, which often times were spent at any number of after hour venues. Utilizing the near horror-movie melody from the original, Clarke twists his interpretation up with a heavy, fuzzy bassline, modal harmonies, synthetic sonority, and effected shuffled hi-hats. Gone are the vocals from Pusha T and Starrah, but in a way that’s very appropriate for the style, and one that will probably find its way into a plethora of Halloween sets in a month and a half’s time.
If you want to catch Will Clarke live, we recommend heading over to his Facebook page to see where he’s at next. If you want to catch Destructo (and some choice friends) live, look no further. We have you covered, just below the YouTube player.
Renegade Tour Dates
9/15 Denver, CO @ Beta (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Dateless)
9/16 Dallas, TX @ Stereo Live (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/17 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live (w/AC Slater, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/22 Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/29 San Marcos, TX @ The Marc (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
9/30 Bernalillo, NM @ The Stage @ The Star (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/1 Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre (w/AC Slater, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/7 New Orleans, LA @ Republic (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/8 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom (w/D.R.A.M., Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/15/ Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/29 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton (w/Felix Da Housecat, Josh Pan, Sita Abellan)
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ District 9 (w/Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Opera Nightclub (w/ Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, and Sita Abellan)
11/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (w/E-40, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
Miami based Austin Paul, SNDNGCHLLZ, and Byrdipop have come together in a collaborative track that’s absolutely mesmerizing, and they pulled it off in less than 48 hours. What’s even more impressive is the fact that these three haven’t previously worked together. They were partnered up in a celebration of local music by the forthcoming lll Points Festival, which takes place October 7th – 9th, at Mana Wynwood.
This is the the third release on the festival’s 1st compilation, with one more release yet to come in the pack. “Binary,” as they’ve titled it, is a wonderfully sonic listening experience that pulls elements from RnB, ambient electronica, and pure experimental bliss. It only takes a few seconds to lock you in, and once it does, you’ll be wondering where you can get more.
Hopefully this admirable project from lll Points Festival helps inspire these budding artists to work together more, because, quite frankly, we need more.
There are still tickets available, so if you want to see acts like M83, Thievery Corporation, LCD Soundsystem, Method Man and Redman, Black Coffee, Earl Sweatshirt, and close to a hundred more, we highly recommend picking them up now.
Lotus is once again adorning legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater with their unparalleled sonic and visual experience, showcasing their brand new album, Eat The Light. If you’re not up to speed on their latest offering, it brings a fresh perspective that hasn’t been seen by fans yet. The entire album, all 10 tracks, feature vocals, something that this storied fivesome has never done before.
Some of those vocalists will even make an appearance this weekend at Red Rocks, including Denver’s Gabe Otto of Pan Astral (“Eats the Light”) and Rachel Eisenstat of Raven Jane (“Suntan”) as well as LA’s Oriel Poole (“Anti-Gravity”). Additionally, fans will get treated to two knockout openers with El Ten Eleven and Tycho, both of which are favorites around TMN HQ.
Before you head out to buy tickets, take a moment to check out our conversation with Luke Miller, the man behind the guitars and keys for Lotus.
TMN: Thanks for taking some time to sit down with us, virtually. We’re excited to see your upcoming show at Red Rocks. Speaking of that show–you guys are no stranger to that venue. Does it lose it’s luster after having played there already? We have to imagine each time is just as incredible as the first.
Lotus: Red Rocks is always breathtaking and inspiring no matter how many times you go there. I think each time we play Red Rocks we get more comfortable with it. The first time is kind of intimidating since it’s such a historic place. But relaxing into the venue and vibe of the crowd there usually begets a better show rather than trying to stress and over-reach.
TMN: For those who’ve been to your shows in the past, what can they expect this go around?
Lotus: Well, last time at Red Rocks we did the Talking Heads De-Constructed. This time, we’re back to a regular Lotus show. So expect the typical Lotus stew of genres and all the jams that go with it. Plus a killer light show, we are rolling out new productions. And we’ve got a few other surprises in store.