5 tracks to get you amped for ‘House, Techno, & Love’ at Desert Hearts
Southern California’s beloved Desert Hearts is just days away, with the festival slated to provide yet another 72 hours filled with personal transformation set to irresistible music. The crew has put together a stellar lineup as per usual that adheres to the “house, techno, & love” mantra this year, which in addition to themselves includes Dirtybird veterans Justin Martin & Ardalan, desert house heroes Öona Dahl & Atish, progressive magnate Dave Seaman, and more.
As the anticipation for the affair builds, we’ve compiled a list of favorite tunes by Desert Hearts performers that they’ll likely be spinning during their sets.
1. Tiga – Make Me Fall In Love (Edu Imbernon Remix)
Edu Imbernon took the pre-existing catchiness of Tiga’s “Make Me Fall In Love” and amplified it, creating a perfect peak-time record with enough groove to keep his audience captivated throughout its entirety. The piece’s uplifting essence will be a perfect fit for his set on Saturday morning, which takes place right before before sunrise.
2. Tara Brooks – Yugen
Hernan Cattaneo approached Tara Brooks to fashion an original contribution to the Sudbeat compilation for the famed Australian brand Balance, and she certainly delivered. Ideal for twilight hours, “Yugen” takes listeners through exotic soundscapes that create a mystical atmosphere.
3. Mark Marzenit – Death Espiral (Dave Seaman Radio Edit)
Longtime veteran Dave Seaman continues thrive in the contemporary dance space, enchanting his followers with entrancing progressive and heads-down techno. His newest edit of “Death Espiral,” which he’ll likely be rocking the dance-floor with this coming weekend, satisfies both of these areas of expertise and will serve as an energy boost of sorts to carry revelers into the sunrise.
4. Sweet Anomaly & Dugong – What May Come (Öona Dahl Remix)
Öona Dahl is a veritable enchantress, taking her guests on a journey through whimsical and ethereal soundscapes with each set. Dahl’s edit to Dugong & Sweet Anomaly’s “What May Come” fits her aesthetic like a glove, providing listeners with a lush, yet hauntingly beautiful progression whose vibes are built for playing right as light begins to tickle the early morning sky.
5. Claptone – The Music Got Me Like (Justin Martin Remix)
Justin Martin presented some of his more refined work in his remix to Claptone’s “The Music Got Me,” blending the original’s melodic elements into a smooth house underlay which follows a consistent pace through until the very end. Martin’s interpretation is fantastic for aiding endurance in between more chaotic pieces that one usually encounters during the Dirtybird favorite’s set.
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