Marbs, Evan Casey, and Rinzen release their long-awaited ‘Torus’ EP to ring in Desert Hearts Black launch

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Marbs, Evan Casey, and Rinzen release their long-awaited ‘Torus’ EP to ring in Desert Hearts Black launchTorus EP Square FINAL 3000 1

It’s time for Desert Hearts to take a foray into the deep end, courtesy of founding crew member Marbs and family member Evan Casey. The two share a profound connection when it comes to their musical tastes and vision, and after years of friendship they’ve joined in launching their own venture, Desert Hearts Black. To commemorate this special occasion, they’ve teamed up with Rinzen for a powerful inaugural EP, Torus.

Its three tracks have been floating around for quite some time, with “Helix” notably earning a play during Deep Dish’s live-streamed Coachella Weekend 1 set. That particular piece is a heater of a piece, roaring into its climax with intense analog riffs and extraterrestrial progressions. Likewise, the EP’s title opener carries similar elements, packed into a heavier foundation that packs a sizable impact on the dancefloor. Finally, the middle track “Ark” is a lighter fare that shows off the three’s keen ear for hypnotizing melodies. Overall, an unsurprisingly impressive kick-off to what’s set to be a strong addition to the Desert Hearts catalog.

Order a copy of ‘Torus’ here

Lunar Lunes: Mija grooves on ‘Sweat It Out,’ Rinzen, Marbs, and Evan Casey team up for ‘Helix’

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Lunar Lunes: Mija grooves on ‘Sweat It Out,’ Rinzen, Marbs, and Evan Casey team up for ‘Helix’Mija Press Photo E1563808144473

Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.

Mija takes to Hot Haus Recs for her latest release, the groovy “Sweat It Out.” SG Lewis puts his own spin on a familiar tune, and Alexander Lewis closes his new EP with “Left U on Red.” Rinzen, Marbs, and Evan Casey have teamed up for “Helix,” and Borgore taps Abella Danger for “911.” Cassian gives his own take on Just Kiddin’s “There for You,” and Modestep reveal “Blood” on Disciple. 13 puts an eerie spin on Zeds Dead and Delta Heavy’s “Lift You Up,” and Cristoph and Jem Cooke unveil a clip of “Slowly Burning 2019.” Godlands, JEANIE, and Jelacee hold nothing back on “No Stress,” and Phantoms tap Kate Morgan for “5AM.” Lee Burridge and Lost Desert deliver “Melt,” and Party Favor and EZI strip down their collaboration, “Be Ok,” for an acoustic rendition.

The selection is updated every Lunes (Monday).

Desert Hearts goes deep and dark with new sublabel, Desert Hearts Black

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Desert Hearts goes deep and dark with new sublabel, Desert Hearts BlackEvan Casey Marbs Credit 2nd Nature

Most know Desert Hearts as a fun-loving crew touting House, Techno, Love across the world. Crew members Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, and Porky often purvey a lighthearted, fun tech sound; but their fellow cohort Marbs has always maintained a deeper, more driving musical aesthetic. Together with Desert Hearts regular Evan Casey, the two have now manifested an entity fitting their collective mindset in Desert Hearts Black.

Desert Hearts Black will be a sublabel of Desert Hearts Records, meant “for those in our family who enjoy heavier, darker, more journey driven sounds,” according to Marbs. To capture this idea aurally, he and Evan Casey have tossed up a long-awaited single: “Torus,” their collaboration with Rinzen that is also part of an upcoming EP of the same name. The track has been rinsed to great success in all three of their sets for the past six-plus months, and it’s easy to see why; its psychedelically arranged melodies and pounding percussion send listeners straight into a different realm.

Those in LA will get the chance to celebrate the label launch in person through a special warehouse party in August where Thugfucker will also be a guest. More details are available here.

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Doc Martin and Desert Hearts take over Brooklyn’s Scott Ave warehouse

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After a remarkable few years of growth, Desert Hearts is now one of the most beloved house and techno labels on the west coast. Now bringing their Mojave Desert-inspired vibes to Brooklyn’s 99 Scott Ave warehouse, November 17 is a big day for the New York underground scene.

A follow-up to their March event at 1896 Studios, Desert Hearts residents Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porky are making a habit of making a home of Brooklyn’s most unique venues. The crew invite house mainstay Doc Martin to take over the space. Spinning deep, acid, and tech-infused house until six in the morning, the crew is sure provide a night full of surprises at the Teksupport hosted takeover.

Seismic Dance Event announces house-heavy inaugural lineup

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Seismic Dance Event announces house-heavy inaugural lineupAnna Lunoe Live 1

Seismic Dance Event is a new festival hosted by local Austin, Texas promoter RealMusic Events. Known for their house-oriented electronic lineups, Seismic Dance Event seems to the pinnacle of their love for hard beats and dirty grooves.

The lineup features house music heavyweights and newcomers, with big name talent like Anna Lunoe, Green Velvet, and Duke Dumont alongside some smaller, but still reputable names such as Amtrac, Hotel Garuda, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and more. Hosted at the scenic Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, this lineup and location pairing makes Seismic Dance Event one of fall’s most intriguing festivals.

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Desert Hearts lets 2018 lineup loose, gives away free pair of tickets for the wait [CONTEST + ANNOUNCEMENT]

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The time to enjoy three unhindered days of House, Techno, & Love under one Desert Hearts stage is imminent, with April 28 less than a month away. Accordingly, the beloved tranformational brand’s crew has unveiled potentially its most stacked lineup to date.

Damian Lazarus stands out as a veritable “star of the show,” with the wizard-esque DJ slated for a four-hour set. LA staples-turned-underground-icons Dance Spirit will be doing a special live set, as will Doc Martin alongside Sublevel. Other highlights include Tim Engelhardt, Lauren Lane, Kenny Glasgow, SHADED, and Nathan Barato. Of course, the Desert Hearts of Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, and Porkchop themselves will be playing as well.

There’s more: since tickets to the weekend have already sold out, the crew have decided to stage a free giveaway as well to a loyal fan who might have missed the mark before the sellout. Mikey Lion has also made a celebratory playlist for the occasion. Simply follow the link for instructions on how to enter.


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