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Orbit Playlist: Nathan Barato selects some tasty cuts ahead of City Hearts Festival

For the better part of two decades, Nathan Barato has served as a leader in the house and techno space. The Canadian producer and selector earned his stripes as a hometown hero in his Toronto scene, moving on to become an internationally lauded talent thanks to his cutting edge melding of everything from garage, breakbeats, […]

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Orbit Playlist: Nathan Barato selects some tasty cuts ahead of City Hearts Festival

For the better part of two decades, Nathan Barato has served as a leader in the house and techno space. The Canadian producer and selector earned his stripes as a hometown hero in his Toronto scene, moving on to become an internationally lauded talent thanks to his cutting edge melding of everything from garage, breakbeats, […]

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Orbit Playlist: Nathan Barato selects some tasty cuts ahead of City Hearts Festival

For the better part of two decades, Nathan Barato has served as a leader in the house and techno space. The Canadian producer and selector earned his stripes as a hometown hero in his Toronto scene, moving on to become an internationally lauded talent thanks to his cutting edge melding of everything from garage, breakbeats, […]

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Premiere: Justin Jay – Rave Tool

Justin Jay has had a robust 2019. The prodigious producer, DIRTYBIRD top player, and label owner released his third album, Everything Will Come Together, in May to critical acclaim. At the end of September, he commenced an expansive tour across the US in celebration of reaching the third anniversary of his now-iconic LP, Fantastic Voyage. […]

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RYBO, Lubelski, and Wyatt Marshall talk giving back to house music with Percomaniacs [Interview]

House music is currently going through a third Renaissance. The first took place in the late ’70s when the distinction between disco and house became clear. The four-on-the-floor beat diverged from the glossy strings and sequin outfits. The second, around 1997 when the styles of Chicago that Frankie Knuckles and company pioneered became worldwide, with […]

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RYBO, Lubelski, and Wyatt Marshall talk giving back to house music with Percomaniacs [Interview]

House music is currently going through a third Renaissance. The first took place in the late ’70s when the distinction between disco and house became clear. The four-on-the-floor beat diverged from the glossy strings and sequin outfits. The second, around 1997 when the styles of Chicago that Frankie Knuckles and company pioneered became worldwide, with […]

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RYBO, Lubelski, and Wyatt Marshall talk giving back to house music with Percomaniacs [Interview]

House music is currently going through a third Renaissance. The first took place in the late ’70s when the distinction between disco and house became clear. The four-on-the-floor beat diverged from the glossy strings and sequin outfits. The second, around 1997 when the styles of Chicago that Frankie Knuckles and company pioneered became worldwide, with […]

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RYBO, Lubelski, and Wyatt Marshall talk giving back to house music with Percomaniacs [Interview]

House music is currently going through a third Renaissance. The first took place in the late ’70s when the distinction between disco and house became clear. The four-on-the-floor beat diverged from the glossy strings and sequin outfits. The second, around 1997 when the styles of Chicago that Frankie Knuckles and company pioneered became worldwide, with […]

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Good Morning Mix: Will Clarke deals out the slappers at his first Desert Hearts

The Desert Hearts dance floor is the stuff of legends among the West Coast house and techno community. A festival with less than 3,000 attendees that draws some of the most impressive four-on-the-floor masters is the scene. There may not be another event like it left in the world. To perform at Desert Hearts is […]

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Good Morning Mix: Will Clarke deals out the slappers at his first Desert Hearts

The Desert Hearts dance floor is the stuff of legends among the West Coast house and techno community. A festival with less than 3,000 attendees that draws some of the most impressive four-on-the-floor masters is the scene. There may not be another event like it left in the world. To perform at Desert Hearts is […]

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Rinzen talks Desert Hearts Black and chart-topping ‘Torus’ EP

Some of humanity’s greatest accomplishments are born from collaboration. The Empire State Building, to Coachella, to the iPhone, mark just a few of the wide range of items achieved from combining efforts toward a common goal. These wonders were simply too much for one human being to handle. When people work together, a level synergy […]

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Marbs, Evan Casey, and Rinzen release their long-awaited ‘Torus’ EP to ring in Desert Hearts Black launch

It’s time for Desert Hearts to take a foray into the deep end, courtesy of founding crew member Marbs and family member Evan Casey. The two share a profound connection when it comes to their musical tastes and vision, and after years of friendship they’ve joined in launching their own venture, Desert Hearts Black. To […]

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Marbs, Evan Casey, and Rinzen release their long-awaited ‘Torus’ EP to ring in Desert Hearts Black launch

It’s time for Desert Hearts to take a foray into the deep end, courtesy of founding crew member Marbs and family member Evan Casey. The two share a profound connection when it comes to their musical tastes and vision, and after years of friendship they’ve joined in launching their own venture, Desert Hearts Black. To […]

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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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