Festival season kicks off in March, and there's a wider selection of celebrations to choose from than ever. One festival we're definitely not missing is the Desert Hearts Spring Festival, located at the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation East of San Diego.
Art, yoga, local organic food and a healing village will be available for attendees to gain inspiration, honor their connections, and open their hearts to the community.
While all of these aspects are attractive, the core of the Desert Hearts mission is unity through house and techno music. For 70 hours straight, four-to-the-floor beats will amplify through Funktion-One speakers while everyone dances in the dust.
Since the music never ceases, we thought fit to provide you with our choice of five must-see artists to catch during your time at Desert Hearts. Check them out here:
Coming out of San Diego, Campbell creates some of the most fluid house mixes on our Soundcloud feed. He blew our minds at the last Desert Hearts festival with his amazing track selection. Dive into the deep and don't miss his set amongst the trees.
Recently inducted into the Desert Hearts family, San Francisco native Atish is no stranger to the decks. He's been a prominent member of the SF underground community since 2010, and it's clear he's not stopping anytime soon.
Another SF dweller, Galen was our favorite discovery at Snowglobe in 2013. He's released music on Dirtybird, Smoke 'N Mirrors and Tango Records, and is well-known in the NorCal Burner community. Definitely a must see!
These girls know what's up behind the decks. We caught the two former air-guitar champions seamlessly mixing together succulent techno tracks at Lightning in a Bottle last year, and they 're sure to bring some quality vibes to Desert Hearts.
Justin Jay is one of our favorite dirtybirds for a reason. His production style is a bit more bouncy and in-your-face than the typical Desert Hearts sound, so we're stoked to see what surprises he has in store for us.
Whether you check out all of these artists or not, gear up for a weekend of non-stop bass, minimal sleep, and maximum love.
House. Techno. Love.