When CRSSD announced their lineup, I knew it would be amazing. Honestly, it always is. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see the true OG House music legend Armand Van Helden gracing the lineup as a headliner. Shock turned to excitement, excitement turned to flight plans… and now here we are, with just months to go, all of us about to witness one of the most magical lineups in the history of House and Techno music.
Nothing could be sweeter than counting the days until I see my absolute
When I walked to his set (skipping half of Fatboy Slim‘s set… that’s how big of a fangirl I am) at Creamfields 2018 and realized I was face to face with MK, and not Armand… well, needless to say, it was the only disappointment of the weekend. I needed a redo. I get that the OG wanted to close out the House stage but I had plans to experience HOLO. It was in that moment I experienced one of the most difficult decisions of my life at a festival yet, and I attend Ultra yearly.
So why do I love Armand Van Helden? In my personal opinion, he paved the way for all the House music greats like Benny Benassi, MK,
I’ve taken the liberty of putting together an INCREDIBLE playlist of Armand’s life journey so you know exactly what you’re in store for at CRSSD. No one makes me dance the way he does. I have only been graced with seeing him once, at the Upside Down House at EDC’s 20th Anniversary. My buddy James and I literally missed Above & Beyond, and Armin Van Buuren to do so. (I
“You don’t even know me, so why do you judge my life.” Listen here for the goods, and may your life change as well.