San Diego born-and-bred DJ Mikey Lion has helped to lead California’s boutique festival movement to fruition over the past three years. After gaining recognition for his bi-annual Desert Hearts, Mikey and crew took the team on a North and Central American tour to spread their message of ‘House, Techno, Love’ beyond the Southern California high desert. He’s also the boss of the label bearing the same name as his festival, which has seen a slew of dance floor heaters released over the past year. He’s joining Dirtybird’s J.Phlip & Oliver Dollar at Exchange LA this Saturday 05/14 for a special Desert Hearts takeover!
Joining Mikey will be fellow house and techno DJ and Desert Hearts festival founder, Lee Reynolds. Lee ditched his UK roots in the late 80s and made his way to Los Angeles, where he eventually found his way to the decks. In 2011, he linked up with Mikey Lion and the rest of the crew and his new journey began. His taste, wisdom and positivity have made him the patriarch of the Desert Hearts family.