Desert Hearts at TBA | Burlington, VT | December 3rd, 2017


  • Date:Sunday, December 03, 2017
  • Venue:TBA
  • Artists:Desert Hearts, Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop
  • Time:6:00 PM


It all started with Wu-Tang & Daft Punk. What began as a hobby scratching records at 13 has since turned Mikey Lion into one of the fastest rising DJs in the US. After honing his skills during a 4 month residency at Super-club Razzmatazz, Barcelona in 2009, Mikey returned home with a love for tribalistic grooves grooves and the passion to leave his mark on the world. Upon his return, Mikey became a Resident DJ at Lovelife, San Diego’s premier House & Techno party, playing alongside the likes of Lee Burridge, Noir, Justin Martin, & Blondish among others. Shortly thereafter, a brief stint at club Bang Bang saw Mikey join forces with the likes of Seth Troxler, Damian Lazarus, Cajmere, & The Martinez Brothers.

But when playing club land began to run it’s course, Mikey searched for something more. Trips to Burning Man and Lightning in a Bottle Festival left Mikey brimming with inspiration, so he set off with his best friends Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Deep Jesus, Kristoff and his younger brother, Porkchop, to create a new kind of festival. One that was based entirely on House, Techno, and Love…

In November 2012, a band of renegades set off deep into the Mojave and Desert Hearts was born. A 70 hour no holds barred marathon of music, Desert Hearts has quickly become one of the premier underground parties in the world with Resident Advisor calling it “One of America’s best electronic music experiences.” Pulse Radio also listed Desert Hearts in their list of “Best Boutique Festivals To Do Before You Die” while THUMP ranked it as the #3 festival in North America.

With a string of releases set for 2015, an incredible movement behind him, and Desert Hearts Records taking off under his lead, life has never felt so good and it’s only getting better


Originally from England, Lee Reynolds moved to California in 1988 to ride BMX bikes. After numerous injuries he switched his focus from one pair of wheels to another, and started DJing in ’92, quickly beginning to throw parties in the San Diego area, and focusing on the ambient and psychedelic sounds of the time.. an influence that will always remain.

Not content with just chillin’ out the newly dubbed ‘Dr.Indulgent’ began to explore the more leftfield areas of dance music, collecting weird records on frequent trips back to London, playing gigs up and down the West Coast, and appearing on early internet radio shows such as Groovetech.

Fast forward to 2014 and Lee is heavily involved in the Southern California tech/house movement, co-hosting the popular Desert Hearts & Moonshake parties, playing at the legendary Moontribe and Lightning in a Bottle events, and often DJing south of the border. With over 20 years of experience under his belt Lee has never had more fun DJing!!!


The only thing constant in life is change; a constant cycle of adaptation and rearrangements. The power to dictate how those changes affect your life is in your hands and in your heart. Undying hard work on whatever it is you love to do, a spirit of optimism, and always surrounding yourself with positive friends and goosebump-ilicious music is the key to alleviate the stressors of change.

Those principles run deep in San Diego DJ and Burning Man enthusiast, Marbs. Everything changed for Marbs during a music festival in college when he saw Lee Burridge at the civic center in San Francisco during Love Fest, back when they still brought burning man art cars and parades through the city. That experience changed his musical outlook tremendously and ever since, Marbs has surrounded himself with that deep, tribal, sexy goodness.

As papa bear for the Desert hearts crew, Marbs is continually on the cutting edge of deep house and techno music. Inspired by Burning Man, this playa connoisseur, along with his band of desert dancing junkies, host a slew of underground open air gatherings; including their latest endeavor, Desert Hearts. His sound can be described as deep, dark, sexy, and tech. With dream-like melodies and hard thumping beats, Marbs takes you on a musical journey each and every time he touches the decks.