Even without genre-bending music maverick Blood Orange, who is no longer in the lineup, this weekend's CRSSD Festival offers an array of enticing options beyond the headlining Flume, Justin Martin and Seth Troxler. Here are four of them:
Bob Moses: Not to be confused with the jazz drum great of the same name, the Brooklyn house music duo of singer-guitarist Tom Howie and producer Jimmy Vallance specializes in moody, low-key music. Their carefully crafted songs are rich in atmosphere and - at least on record - ideal for introspective contemplation as the sun sets and night falls.
2ManyDJs: When Belgian brothers Stephen and David Dewaele are not performing and recording with Stefaan Van Leuven as Soulwax, they morph into 2ManyDJs. One of the most popular acts in the electronic-music bootleg movement, the Dewaeles deliver spirited club house DJ mix mash-ups of songs by The Stooges, The Breeders, Salt N' Pepa, ELO, Basement Jaxx, Destiny's Child and many more.
When: Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday; noon to 10 p.m. Sunday
Where: Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego (next to the San Diego County Administration Building)
Tickets: $100 (Sunday); $180 (two-day pass); must be 21 or older to attend
Heidi: For the past 17 years, Canadian-born DJ Heidi van den Amstel has lived in lived in London, where she hosts a popular BBC Radio 1 show. A prime mover in the 1980s-inspired Jackathon movement, she revels in back-to-basics house music. Her live sets can range from The Martinez Brothers' deep-house favorite, "H 2 Da Izzo," to David Bowie's "Let's Dance."
Boys Don't Disco: Mainstays at the San Diego nightclub Bang Bang, house music DJs Alex Saludes and Jeremiah Roa are experts at getting a party started. They also head the Late Night Jackin Recordings label with fellow DJ Paul Najera, who is no stranger to dancers at Rich's in Hillcrest. Boys Don't Disco's opening Sunday CRSSD festival set should set the mood nicely.
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