WORDS AND PHOTOS BY: BRITTANY, NO FOMO
*Photos taken at City Hearts Brooklyn, March 4th
All good things can’t be kept quiet for too long. And in our case – those not residents of California with the preliminary friends of friends title – that’s a good thing.
You know something good is brewing when friends bond over their talent of DJing and love of music. And that something brewing was the Desert Hearts crew, originating with Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Porkchop, Marbs, and Kristoff McKay. With four years of globetrotting under their belt, “Desert Hearts” has been seen written across many of the top festival flyers, building up a following with their magnetic stage presence and uplifting back to back sets. But the most important headline of them all is their crew titling the official Desert Hearts Festival.
What started in November 2012 with the 200 insiders in the Mojave Desert, has now exploded into the best-kept-secret-revealed festival in Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, CA. And like all good friends, they keep their promises… the promise of, “72 hours of non-stop House, Techno, and Love to its wide-reaching community of party-professionals.” For this year’s festival taking place March 31 – April 3rd, the team wanted to showcase many of their favorite artists from around the globe that don’t make it to North America often, in addition to the household names that make the Desert Hearts extended family who they are like Tara Brooks and Atish.
– full lineup announced March 2nd
As Desert Hearts Festival acts like the family gathering, the crew takes to the road performing at venues to new and familiar crowds on their City Hearts tours. This year, they ended their tour in Brooklyn at the old Verboten aka Schimanski, combining with local DJ and creative community VYVN for a truly genuine music and arts experience. Kicking off March with Desert Hearts… we wouldn’t have it any other way.
If you can’t wait for or make it to the crescendo experience out on the West Coast, the crew will be hitting up Austin during SXSW with their own party on March 13th to bring some of their love to the taco city.
Needless to say, the Desert Hearts March tour is one to follow.
Rest up. There’s three days of non-stop partying ahead!
Download Desert Hearts crew music for free.