This weekend, from November 5th to November 9th, the Desert Hearts crew will be taking over the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation once again for the third anniversary of their annual fall festival. Since its inception just a few years ago, Desert Hearts has nicely filled a niche in Southern California, quickly cementing its reputation as the West Coast’s premiere, Burning Man-inspired music festival. Desert Hearts prides itself as visionaries of an alternative festival experience, not only offering a lineup that features 100 hours of nonstop house and techno, but also art installations and themed camps for a well-rounded camping festival experience.
For its third anniversary, Desert Hearts promises to be bigger and better than ever. Not only will the Desert Hearts crew, including Mikey Lion, Deep Jesus, Lee Reynolds, Pork Chop, and Marbs, take the stage for a number of their own sets, but they’ve also rounded out the lineup nicely with artists like Doc Martin, Andreas Hennenberg, and Kate Simko.
While the entire festival is sure to be a phenomenal time, these are five sets that you don’t want to miss if you find yourself at Desert Hearts this weekend.
1. Claude VonStroke
The dirtybird records boss never disappoints, and I would expect nothing less than the best from Claude at a festival like Desert Hearts.
2. David Scuba
The LA-based tech house guru has been quietly making waves for some time now, and you best believe that David Scuba will be right at home at Desert Hearts. While Claude and J. Phlip offer some house-ier options for the weekend, David Scuba is tech house through and through.
3. J. Phlip
Like her fellow dirtybird counterpart, Claude VonStroke, J. Phlip isn’t playing games when it comes to grimey house music. She’s one of the best there is in the house game, and you can be sure that she’s going to be bringing some heat come Sunday.
4. Mikey Lion
Like a proud father looking over his baby, Mikey Lion will be standing over the crowd at Desert Hearts on Saturday, admiring everything that he has accomplished. Mikey is not only the boss of the Desert Hearts crew, but also helps run the label, in addition to performing at all of their events and still finding time to produce in the studio as well.