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Desert Hearts goes deep and dark with new sublabel, Desert Hearts Black

Most know Desert Hearts as a fun-loving crew touting House, Techno, Love across the world. Crew members Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, and Porky often purvey a lighthearted, fun tech sound; but their fellow cohort Marbs has always maintained a deeper, more driving musical aesthetic. Together with Desert Hearts regular Evan Casey, the two have now […]

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Premiere: Clyde P – The Gnawa March

Clyde P has turned up the power for his return to Desert Hearts. The Gnawa March is an EP made for peak time, with Darius Syrossian even hopping on board for remixing duties. The rising French producer entices listeners into his two-tracker’s title A-side with tribal inspired percussion that’s further amplified by his choice of […]

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Dancing Astronaut’s Guide to Miami Music Week 2019

Between Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and the disorienting litany of poolside affairs throughout Miami Music Week, it’s easy to feel a little dazed, and a lot confused if you’re headed down to Miami this week. Don’t waste any more time poring over event flyers because Dancing Astronaut has lined up the best of the best […]

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Desert Hearts’ joint-founders Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds set to return to Toronto’s CODA Nightclub

Known for their nomadic and intimate-natured musical gatherings, the members of Desert Hearts has carved the pathway to a mixture of house and techno bliss. Collaboratively founded in the heart of the Mojave Desert by Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Porkchop, Marbs, & Kristoff McKay, the transition from a party to an international collective and record […]

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Premiere: Joyce Muniz & Namito – Me And Da Beat feat. Quinta Young [Desert Hearts]

Desert Hearts has signed two seasoned veterans onto its label that have jointly created what can only be described as, “a belter.” Me And Da Beat is a two-tracker from Joyce Muniz and Namito, two Berlin-based talents with a penchant for quirky, original productions. We’ve taken on the title A-side, which taps Quinta Young on […]

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Jacky packs in heated punches through ‘Firepower’ [EP Review]

UK native Jacky’s music is as boisterous and playful as his personality. Dancing like a fool comes easy with his tunes, whether it’s to his bouncy joint EP with Toochi on Roush, or his heads-down single, “Toggles” on Cr2. His virility translates to his sets as well, a trait that makes him a guaranteed fun […]

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Doc Martin and Desert Hearts take over Brooklyn’s Scott Ave warehouse

After a remarkable few years of growth, Desert Hearts is now one of the most beloved house and techno labels on the west coast. Now bringing their Mojave Desert-inspired vibes to Brooklyn’s 99 Scott Ave warehouse, November 17 is a big day for the New York underground scene. A follow-up to their March event at […]

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David Hohme moves into his prime ‘Without Doubt’ [Q+A]

Choosing to travel down the creative path requires both boldness and perseverance. It translates into the artist’s entire livelihood being hinged upon others resonating with their craft, and the road to success is fraught with uncertainty. That being said, there are no coincidences in the end, and those meant to be in the arts full […]

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DA Premiere: Mikey Lion & Sacha Robotti fire up the grill with ‘Glide,’ from forthcoming Dirtybird BBQ compilation [Full Tracklist]

Summer is upon us — and with the scorching summer heat means it’s barbecue time… at least for the Dirtybird crew. This year, Claude VonStroke has announced plans to roast up three lucky U.S. cities with house music mischief as Dirtybird BBQ plans to touch down in Los Angeles, Austin, and Oakland. To celebrate the annual summer affair, Dirtybird Records is releasing a […]

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RYBO primes Desert Hearts attendees for a bonanza [Exclusive Mix]

Desert Hearts is just around the corner, and to prime its guests for four days of house, techno, and love, RYBO has fashioned a high-charged mix filled with some damaging material. The family newcomer shows off his knowledge of all things pumping and tech house, packing a juicy array of tunes into an hour-long frenzy. […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: wAFF & Mikey Lion

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Doc Martin & Lubelski

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Lee Reynolds & Egyptian Lover

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their brainchild’s birthday […]

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Get to know your Desert Hearts: Mikey Lion & Andreas Henneberg

It’s hard to believe that Desert Hearts is already crossing into its fifth birthday. The Southern Californian transformational brand has grown from a humble, grassroots gathering into a veritable institution over its half-decade of existence, and only continues to thrive with its City Hearts offshoots. Now, Mikey, Lee, Marbs, and Pork Chop are celebrating their […]

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Desert Hearts lets 2018 lineup loose, gives away free pair of tickets for the wait [CONTEST + ANNOUNCEMENT]

The time to enjoy three unhindered days of House, Techno, & Love under one Desert Hearts stage is imminent, with April 28 less than a month away. Accordingly, the beloved tranformational brand’s crew has unveiled potentially its most stacked lineup to date. Damian Lazarus stands out as a veritable “star of the show,” with the […]

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Anabel Englund debuts on Desert Hearts alongside RYBO & Lubelski for a grooving EP

Anabel Englund needs little introduction; the songstress has made a significant name for herself within the house circuit for her savvy vocal work, and later became a mainstay on the scene in co-founding her own Gari Safari imprint. Now, she finds herself on Desert Hearts for an inspiring EP alongside RYBO that is designed to […]

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Weekend Rewind: Kevin Anderson enthralls in two-hour 2017 Desert Hearts set

Kevin Anderson is the life of the party.The artist rolls with a cheeky crew whose house, techno, and love mantra permeates through all possible facets of their work — paramount to the Desert Hearts ethos. His eccentricity  stands out not only in his propensity for finding rare tracks, Anderson also manages to impress with his of injection of love and non-stop danceability into his sets.His […]

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Scene rising: Ocaso Music Festival is a testament to the searing underground potential of Costa Rica

Tamarindo, Costa Rica’s Ocaso Music Festival is already finding its sweet spot.Such a feat is not an easy one to accomplish — especially in an increasingly saturated festival market where success rides a fine line of talent booking, production, and risk-taking. Nailing a major festival production can take years, even with a strong team and a prime location. However, Ocaso […]

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Stream Desert Hearts’ cerebral 14-track compilation, ‘Friends and Family, Vol. 2’

Desert Hearts is more than the West Coast’s fastest-growing party squad. What started as a small, renegade gathering in the middle of the Mojave Desert has ballooned into a viral underground movement celebrating the roots of dance music values — positivity, creativity, and acceptance. Founders “Papa” Lee Reynolds, Mikey Lion, Deep Jesus, Marbs. and Porkchop have grown these principles into a bona fide festival […]

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