Desert Hearts started back in 2012 when a group of friends in San Diego ventured out into the desert to throw a party for a few hundred of their friends. Things might not have necessarily gone according to plan with sub-zero temperatures and intervention by law enforcement, but nevertheless a family was born.
Desert Hearts is all about “House, Techno & Love,” and the community has been growing ever since its inception. The highlight perhaps has been the collective’s two annual 72-hour non-stop festivals. Artists who have been featured at the events include DJ T., Noir, Thugfucker, DJ Three, Marc Houle, Matthew Dekay, and more.
Led by Mikey Lion in collaboration with fellow San Diego-based DJs Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop, Desert Hearts is always evolving. Now, the organization is happy to announce the launch of their new label, Desert Hearts Records! The first release by Mikey Lion and UK-based Jonjo Williams is out today, July 15th – give it a listen below.
Desert Hearts Tour Dates:
8.3 Audio - San Francisco, CA
10.11 Spin - San Diego, CA
11.7 - 11.10 - Desert Hearts 2 Year Anniversary Festival - TBA, CA
Mikey Lion Tour Dates:
6.25 Clinic - Los Angeles, CA
6.28 Spin San Diego, CA - San Diego, CA
7.04 5 Points Gathering - Mt. Baldy, CA
7.19 Summer Sun Festival - Oceanside, CA
7.27 Santa Monica Pier - Los Angeles, CA
8.01 King King - Hollywood, CA (The Do Lab)
8.02 The Merrow - San Diego, CA (The Do Lab)
9.27 V Elements Festival - San Diego, CA