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Desert Hearts New York

Sep 29, 202310 PM
United States
The Knockdown Center

Queens, New York

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After their last show in NYC sold out in advance, it's time to dance together again with Desert Hearts! Taking the stage will be Porky, Marbs, and Mikey Lion, and Spanish sensation Rafa Barrios will close out the night at The Knockdown Center on Friday, September 29th with an evening filled with house, techno and love in the heart of Queens, NY.

Porky, a pivotal figure in the Desert Hearts ensemble electrifies dance floors with his unmatched energy and skill. From the ethereal jungles of Tulum to iconic Burning Man stages, his sets are legendary. Sharing platforms with giants like Lee Burridge and Justin Martin, Porky stands out with his vivid presence and genre-weaving magic, truly setting the dancefloor alight every time.

Marbs is a maestro of ethereal house and techno, weaving sounds that draw souls straight to the dance floor. A visionary co-founder of the iconic Desert Hearts festival, his sets are legendary—mystical beats infused with intoxicating tribal rhythms that promise an unparalleled journey for the senses. Beyond the decks, his hand-drawn artwork has become synonymous with the festival's spirit.

Mikey Lion has carved an indelible mark for his tribal beats infused with psychedelic elements and has ignited stages from Lightning in a Bottle to Burning Man. Originating from a hip-hop background, a transformative Daft Punk set pivoted his trajectory towards house. Co-founding Desert Hearts, he's now synonymous with iconic festivals, spellbinding sets, and a genuine love for the music. With a signature top hat and infectious energy, Mikey Lion stands as a force of nature.

Rafa Barrios, the internationally renowned artist attracted the attention and support of legends like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Jamie Jones, Danny Tenaglia, Dubfire, among others.

His performances have electrified audiences at festivals and clubs like Hï Ibiza for Paco Osuna's NOW HERE with The Martinez Brothers, The BPM Festival Costa Rica, Marquee Nightclub Las Vegas, Club Space Miami, Pacha Barcelona, and many more. Barrios has garnered millions of streams and collaborated with top international house producers like Chus & Ceballos, Danny Tenaglia, Christian Smith, David Penn, and Doomwork.

Desert Hearts emerged as a beacon of the house and techno scene, rooted in the sun-kissed landscapes of Southern California. Founded with the ethos of love, community, and pure musical expression, their festivals soon became legendary, offering transformative experiences that extended beyond just music. This deep sense of camaraderie they cultivated blossomed into a nationwide phenomenon, with their iconic parties resonating in cities across the U.S. Desert Hearts fosters a community where everyone belongs, transcending boundaries and uniting souls under the banner of House, Techno, & Love.

Born from a renegade gathering in the Mojave Desert, Desert Hearts has grown to symbolize the best in house and techno. Today, standing as the West Coast's house and techno emblem, their immersive, intimate gatherings have transformed the West Coast house and techno scene like their recent festival at the legendary LA Memorial Coliseum that featured Justin Martin, Miss Monique, Tini Gessler, Gene Farris, DJ Minx, DJ Holographic and more.

Dive into the artistic ambiance of the Knockdown Center, a unique venue where history, architecture, and innovation seamlessly converge. Set within a transformed 100-year-old factory, this cross-disciplinary oasis is the birthplace of the revolutionary Knock-Down door frame. With each visit, you'll find the venue perfectly preserves the charm of the past while embracing state-of-the-art advancements, allowing every experience to echo a rich century of innovation.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable night with Desert Hearts at The Knockdown Center. Get ready to groove to the beat, lose yourself in the music, and become part of the Desert Hearts family. Get your tickets now and join us for a night filled with House, Techno, & Love! We can't wait to see you there on Friday, September 29th.

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