In true Desert Hearts fashion, San Diego’s tech-house specialist, Mikey Lion, has brought us a brilliant, emotionally-charged mix dedicated to Love. This vibe-heavy one hour offering shows him drifting off of his path of signature party-starting selections to deliver something a little different from what you’ve come to expect. Mikey Lion drops the tempo just a tad, and keeps it smooth, groovy, and thought-provoking as he guides you through mellower jams from Monkey Safari, Dusky, Super Flu, new Desert Hearts Records signee, Ché, and more. Press play, read on for some words from Mr. Lion himself, and take a peek at the tracklist after the jump.
“For my latest mix, I really wanted to go in a different direction from what you’d usually hear from me. With Valentine’s Day and City Hearts LA coming up this Saturday, I wanted to dedicate a mix entirely to what I think is the most important thing in the world, Love. There’s a reason Love is the main theme that drives our festivals and Desert Hearts Records. Our community has been able to open the hearts and minds of so many incredible people and our goal is to ultimately share that message of love with the rest of the world.
So this mix is dedicated to all of you lovers out there. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, if you have love to give I believe the universe will return that love to you. Some of these songs are new and some are old, but they’ve all had a profound impact on my life over the years and I wanted to put something together that really makes you feel. Hope you enjoy the mix. Make sure to hug your loved ones a little bit tighter today.” – Mikey Lion
1. Illy Noize, Liza Flume – What We Call Love (Monkey Safari Remix)
2. Him_Self_Her – Love You Like I Used To feat. Kieran Fowkes
3. Martin Waslewski – Moonburn
4. Rodriguez Jr. – Pandora
5. Ronte Monte Mo & Ole Biege – Marinade
6. Ole Biege & Martin Waslewski – Fiddler
7. Dusky – Mr. Man
8. Super Flu feat. Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Phillip Armbruster – Volkwein vs. Roy Davis Jr. – About Love (Pezzner Remix) (Mikey Lion Edit)
9. Ché – Vamanos A La Isla (forthcoming on Desert Hearts Records)
10. Mr V. – Jus Dance (Quentin Harris Remix)
11. Joy Wellboy – Before The Sunrise (Dixon Remix)
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