Meet the Underground Talent of CRSSD Fest: PNAU – Dancing Astronaut

CRSSD‘s eighth version continues celebrations of the competition’s third 12 months across the solar. Hosted at its regular location on the picturesque Waterfront Park in San Diego, the semi-annual occasion definitely hasn’t faltered in its lineup curation, inviting the likes of Guy J, Helena Hauff, Sofi Tukker, and Claptone onto its invoice throughout September 29 + 30. Dancing Astronaut joins organizers in digging a little bit deeper into its roster to unearth its high underrated performers to search out out their backstories to this point.

Those who reached adolescence within the Aughts have greater than probably heard the title “Empire Of The Sun.” The supergroup rose to prominence when indie electro pop reigned supreme, and have continued to get pleasure from widespread success since their break. What they won’t know, nevertheless, is that half of the tremendous duo — Nick Littlemore — really has a aspect undertaking. The undertaking in query is named PNAU, and alongside his brother Sam Littlemore and fellow Aussie producer Peter Mayes, the group have emerged as one of many extra groundbreaking acts to return out of the island continent.

PNAU have a protracted historical past stretching practically twenty years to when the group was merely a duo creating disco-tinged dance music within the late 1990s. Throughout their long-standing profession, the trio continues to exceed expectations, most lately with their final album Changa. From their music to their stay hows, they aren’t artists one shortly forgets. From these first few beats of a PNAU observe, it’s virtually unimaginable to remain nonetheless. Leading as much as their efficiency on the September 2018 version of CRSSD Fest, the trio took time to speak with Dancing Astronaut about acting at festivals, a brand new album, and extra.

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What catalyzed your love for dance music?
LSD, Carnival Ov Thee Mind, a need for higher issues and unbiased life, younger eternally, keep out late
sleep all day, outsiders all the time.

What was your first label launch? Would you continue to play it?
Frisk – four 303’s over a faux 808 and anthropophagi

Describe the second or occasion that made you understand that you simply have been meant to be a full-time DJ/musician.
Hasn’t occurred but, or it’s being occurring over and over and we’re but to get up and understand it

If you have been recruited to supply an Essential Mix in 2018, what’s the one music you couldn’t pass over?
Building the Myth:

What is completely different about your expertise acting at festivals now versus the start of your profession?
Youth is a whirlwind, recent confronted, carded for days or as a result of I used to be dazed. Everything handed us by, we have been oblivious to the life misplaced exterior whereas we have been sleeping off the evening by no means ending.

What are you trying ahead to most about CRSSD Fest?
Channeling the cosmos, taking part in our first ever competition in America! Our re-entry into the multiverse,
popping our west coast cherries collectively.

If you possibly can suggest three artists to catch from the lineup, who would you decide?
All of them! We got here to fulfill all of those nice artists.

What are the largest issues in your pipeline in the meanwhile?
New PNAU album which may be very thrilling. Taking the mind to internal reflection and remembrance of dimensions misplaced at any value.

Photo credit score: PNAU’s staff