Desert Hearts just keeps on getting better. As expected, the infamous San Diego-based crew and festival brand have put together their biggest lineup to date featuring the Dirtybird don, Claude VonStroke, minimal techno pioneer, Marc Houle, UK legend, Eddie Richards, burgeoning tech-house maven, Olivier Giacomotto, Barcelona’s Dance Spirit, and London’s jozif, amongst the Desert Hearts DJs Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop, Deep Jesus, and more. After attending this festival twice, I can say with confidence that it is one of the best transformational festivals around, not only because of the world-class house & techno talent, but also because of love and energy that Desert Hearts pours into each aspect of the event to ensure attendees have an outstanding experience. This 3rd year anniversary sees the festival growing to 100 hours of music, in addition to yoga, healing, art, fire dancers, and more, so be prepared for the all day and all night madness at the always wonderful Los Coyotes Indian Reservation. Buy tickets here.
This Thursday, September 10th at Sound Nightclub, Mau5trap’s studio wizard, Matt Lange, will be celebrating the release of his first full length artist album, Ephemera, with a highly anticipated performance, alongside the new LA transplant, Fritz Carlton, and Chris Wolfe. It’s looking to be one of the most exciting nights to hit Hollywood in recent times as Lange will be bringing his unique blend of dark, house and techno grooves that have won him coveted slots at some of the most prominent festivals in the world, such as EDC, TomorrowWorld, and SXSW. Not only will he have all of his new album material to showcase, but he will also be bringing a grip of private edits and unreleased tracks that are sure to light up the dance floor.
If you’re trying to attend, we have a special giveaway for you! Enter to win a signed vinyl of Matt Lange’s new album, Ephemera, and two tickets to the show this Thursday below. If you’re not feeling lucky, or need some security, you can pick up tickets here.
Today, Desert Hearts finally announced their highly-anticipated three year anniversary festival that will be taking place in Southern California from November 5th-9th. For this special edition of their House, Techno, & Love-driven event, they’ve upped the ante with 100 non-stop hours of music, growing out of their previous 72-hour affair. With their Funktion-One stacks being active for an additional 24-hours, this means that more world-class artists, like M.A.N.D.Y., Blond:ish, DJ T., and Fur Coat, will be able to fill the air, and maintain the Desert Hearts vibe that has become known worldwide. In addition to their on-point bookings that have yet to be announced, the Desert Hearts crew, including Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Deep Jesus, Porkchop, and Marbs, will also be throwing down as per usual.
For 2015 thus far, Desert Hearts has been enjoying their best year yet, as they’ve delivered several outstanding releases on their label, in the midst of throwing a wildly successful Spring festival, and their first full-fledged City Hearts tour that is being talked about by many from coast to coast. This upcoming Fall festival will be a perfect way to cap off the year, and you know they’re going to pull all the stops to make it one for the ages. Trust.
Tickets are on sale September 14th, so if you haven’t already, have a listen to Sabo’s live set from Desert Hearts to get you in the mood for what’s to come.
As an attendee of every Splash House function since the events inception, it’s amazing to witness the progression. What began as a laidback pool hopper’s paradise for disco and house music has turned into a mecca for a much wider spectrum of the electronic music scene. With a festival scene saturated with big room sound, wild crowds and limited personal space, Splash House continues to prove its ranking as one of the top Summer destinations.
Friends and fam, buds and babes!
Summer is in full effect, so lets get on a hot one this Friday night in DTLA….
We invite you this Friday, July 24 to the Conga Room @ L.A. LIVE, where the GDD DJs will be taking over the decks of #CRLA, and blow it out to celebrate the birthday of our Miami boy Troy Kurtz aka TK TUNZ.
The party is FREE, just mention our name at the door!
EVENT INFO HERE
Los Angeles stand up! The crown price of Dirtybird, Justin Martin, will be in town this weekend. To be more specific, this Saturday the 25th at Exchange. He’ll be alongside labelmate Ardalan, so you know the function will be moving. Grab tickets here, read more and grab a free download of his “Function VIP” after the jump!
The legendary Visionquest crew, featuring Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, & Shaun Reeves, is back in town this Thursday, July 2nd, for a night of underground revelry presented by InDeep & FNGRS CRSSD at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood! The last time these house & techno maestros graced LA a while back, they threw one of the best parties of the year, and if the night wasn’t cut off by the 4am curfew, they would have kept the dance floor pumping well through sunrise.
In celebration of this show, we’re giving away a VIP experience including a table for you +5 and more, so enter to win above and kick off your 4th of July weekend proper with Visionquest.
Tickets are on sale here.
Markus “Notch” Persson is not only known for creating one of the most popular games in electronic history, but has quickly made a presence for himself in the dance music world by hosting parties around the world with the biggest names in the scene. Amidst last week’s E3 conference in downtown Los Angeles, Notch decided to blow the roof off the gamer gathering and team up with Production Club (masters behind the visual experience of Skrillex, Zedd, Martin Garrix and more) to throw a huge party under a massive dome in the middle of the Los Angeles Coliseum.
The party featured the world’s largest inflatable dome in the world (not kidding – had to be shipped over from India just for one night) and a plethora of projectors to dance visuals across the concave canvas. The visual experience was other worldly, making you feel transported to another dimension.
Oh did we forget to mention the music? The soundtrack was provided by LA’s own Skrillex, Team Ezy and Bones, along with special guests DJ Snake and Diplo. An exclusive guest list of fans and friends made for one of the most memorable nights in the galaxy… er, so it appeared!
VIEW ALL PHOTOS HERE
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Download the track from Team EZY (heard in the video) below!
Our bud Le Youth will be spinning a big party up north in a few weeks alongside Satin Jackets at Mezzanine coming up in July. Brought to you by Take 2 and Beautiful Buzzz, this one promises to be huge. Calling home base Los Angeles and Germany, respectively, these acts will bring a little something for everyone. Make sure to grab tickets now, as pre-sale has already come and gone!
One of the biggest treats on this years HSMF15 lineup was the venerable Chemical Brothers and the return of their live show, so imagine the excitement that ensued when HARD announced it’s one off lineup for a special evening in San Francisco. Accentuated by the vivacious and lively Brodinski (+ more TBA) it gets harder and HARDer to pass on the short trip up North. The event itself is being held at a hollowed out Military Armory now owned by the porn behemoth kink.com (click if you dare #NSFW) and is outfitted for a wild evening with friends in the Mission.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 6/4 at 10 AM and can be purchased HERE.
Don’t sleep on this one of a kind show, who know’s when you will get the chance again!