One of Southern California’s finest producer/DJs, Mikey Lion, had early beginnings scratching hip-hop records at the age of 13, but since then, he’s moved on to dance music, cultivating his career through productions and DJ residencies at renowned parties such as Lovelife. Additionally, this San Diego-based artist is also a co-founder and resident of the underground festival, Desert Hearts, that is quickly building a strong community of likeminded House and Techno aficionados, while receiving critical acclaim from respected media outlets like Resident Advisor.
In celebration of the upcoming Desert Hearts festival (Tickets) being held in Apple Valley, CA from April 25-27th, Mikey Lion has delivered an excellent mix of his refined brand of “Tribal Gangster Tech-House” that’ll keep you coming back for more deep grooves. Enjoy the mix below, then head after the jump for Mikey’s upcoming tour dates (including Coachella this weekend), more info on Desert Hearts, and the tracklist for the mix.
April 19th – The Do LaB at Coachella, 1:30-2:55PM
April 25th-27th – Desert Hearts, Apple Valley, CA
May 1st – Bang Bang w/ Claude VonStroke, San Diego, CA
May 2nd-4th – Electric Poncho, Guadalupe Canyon, Mexico
In case you missed it, here’s the Desert Hearts lineup! Purchase tickets here.
1. Richy Ahmed – The Drums
2. R&AB&MD – MS
3. Steve Lawler – Do Ya (Bunte Bummler Remix)
4. Oliver Schmitz, Micah Sherman – Default (Luca M, JUST 2 Remix)
5. Dr Needles – Mr Crazy (Lui Maldonado Remix)
6. Dale Howard – Break
7. Mr Jefferson, Nobody Else – How To Be A Gangster
8. Luca M, JUST2 – Body Freak
9. Ramon Tapia – House Assignment
10. An-Beat, Camilo Do Santos – Husky
11. Youcef Elaid – Open Air
12. Mikey Lion, Jonjo Williams – Voltron