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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

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Hot Chip Ask ‘Why Make Sense?’ on Sixth Album
Desert Hearts Announce Lineup for 2015 Spring Festival on March 27-30
Faithless Set to Return This Summer with Massive London Show
• Late Night Alumni Releases Single “The This This” From Forthcoming Album “Eclipse”

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Aphex Twin Won Best Dance Album at the 57th Grammy Awards, Alongside Other Dance Winners – Tiesto & Clean Bandit
Levon Vincent releases debut album as free download
Lucent Dossier Experience announces new show, Unleash Your Legend, in Los Angeles and San Francisco

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• Flume, SBTRKT, Tycho and RL Grime join over 100 other artists for Do LaB’s Lightning in a Bottle 10th anniversary festival
• The Well x DIRTYBIRD Release Limited Edition Basics Collaboration T-Shirt for Pop-Up Shop Event, & Reveal Lineup for the Afterparty This Sunday
• Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo Has Made Music For New Mike Tyson Film
Tom Demac Preps New EP for Aus

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Boys Noize Gives Away Heaps of Unreleased Material on Bittorent
T. Williams Launches Label, Shares New Single
Aphex Twin adds another 30 unreleased demos to SoundCloud
Avalon Hollywood Welcomes Home Erick Morillo for the Relaunch of Subliminal Records

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LA’s Christofi is on his way to bringing the groove to big rooms, following in the footsteps of Tchami and Oliver Heldens – but he’s expected to venture off on his own path. This 22-year-old has already stirred up the blogosphere with his trio of remixes, so he decided to bring you an extended listening experience for the first time. Featuring carefully curated cuts of house, UK bass, disco, and his own remixes/exclusive edits, Christofi’s debut mix brings a vibe fit for firing Friday nights, while also being prime example of his on-point DJ ability. Listen/Download here and keep an eye out for the tracklist next Tuesday, the 10th.

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SANTA BARBARA! If you haven’t heard already, an all-star cast of dance music’s finest including LOUDPVCK, Djemba Djemba, AC SLATER, and Zimmer are coming to town this Saturday night (1/31), and you don’t want to miss them. Featuring a variety of bass music, house, disco, and more, the anticipated event held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds has something for all electronic music listeners to enjoy. Head over to the Facebook event for more info and/or grab your tickets on MusicIsLove.org.

In the meantime, enjoy this mix from the Night Bass don, AC Slater, to get hyped for this Saturday night.

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Over the years, Amsterdam’s Mike Mago has gained both respect and trust from his devoted fan base as he’s stayed consistent with releasing some of the finest house music. Whether its his own productions or music on his tastemaker label, BMKLTSCH RCRDS, he maintains a growing catalog that has carved out his own alcove in the scene, and many people around the world have taken notice.

In celebration of his upcoming North American tour, we’ve locked Mike Mago in for this week’s guest mix. Featuring a grip of originals and remixes of his own, as well as tracks from Shiba San, Full Crate, Louis La Roche, Kill Them With Colour, and more, the mix is groovy ride through house jams that’ll have you wishing it was Friday. Press play and check out Mike Mago‘s tour dates after the jump to see where you can catch him live.

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