City Hearts ft. Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop and Special Guests

Cervantes' & Desert Hearts Peresent

City Hearts ft. Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Porkchop and Special Guests

Sun, February 5, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$15 Advance / $20 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Mikey Lion
Mikey Lion
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…
Lee Reynolds
Lee Reynolds
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 2013 and Lee is heavily involved in the Southern California tech/house movement, co-hosting the popular Desert Hearts, Tropical Hearts & Moonshake parties, playing at the legendary Moontribe and Lightning in a Bottle events, and often DJing south of the border. With 20 years of experience under his belt Lee has never had more fun DJing!!!
Marbs
Marbs
Having grown up in Southern California with the now notoriously known motley crew called Desert Hearts, Marbs, a lifelong artist and music enthusiast, was primarily influenced by legends like Pink Floyd and Tool, while also listening to underground hip hop, reggae, and rock, displaying his no holds barred love for all genres from an early age. Flash forward to San Francisco's Love Fest, art cars roamed the city, house music spilled from the speakers, and Marbs' musical tastes were forever changed thanks to ruler of the house music game and party guru, Lee Burridge.

After years of DJing the San Diego, LA, and Burning Man party circuits, the Desert Hearts crew took it upon themselves to throw their own kind of party. One built on love, acceptance, and strictly, House and Techno. Their 2012 one time gathering of 200 people in the Mojave has now turned into one of the most talked about and adored boutique festivals in North America. None of which could be possible without Marbs, lovingly coined the"Papa Bear", he is truly the backbone of the project behind the scenes, where he runs most of the logistics with a steady hand and a humble heart. While Desert Hearts catapults successfully into the scene as a major player through their festival, touring internationally under the moniker City Hearts, and launching a (free!) record label, Marbs continues to hone his production skills while also hand drawing all of the label's artwork and holding true to his artistic roots.
Pork Chop
Pork Chop
Don’t be mislead by the light-hearted name, Porkchop is a man who takes partying very seriously. David Leon, as he is otherwise known, is the wildcard of Desert Hearts, the San Diego-bred crew of DJs and rabble-rousers tearing up the underground with deep, dark, and weird house and techno.

A San Diego native, Leon was influenced early on by older brother Mikey Lion and dusty jaunts to Lightning in a Bottle and Black Rock City, but over the past two years, his renown as a DJ and chops on the decks have grown to match his larger-than-life personality.

Porky leveled up his game performing in the mystical jungles of Tulum, the dusty expanses of Burning Man, and perhaps most notably, at the bi-annual Desert Hearts weekenders in Southern California. The group’s ascent from a renegade rager to a dance music phenomenon that has been one of the most celebrated stories in dance music over the past couple of years, and Porkchop’s standout sets and take-no-prisoners party attitude have been at the center of the whole whirlwind.

In a sea of black-shirted stoics, Porkchop pours himself into the DJ booth bursting with life and color. His hair and clothing melt into bright gradients and he smiles unpretentiously as he deals out techno obscurities and house crowd-pleasers alike. His sets are a reminder of why we’re all on the dancefloor in the first place––to party. And nobody gets the party started like Porkchop. He’s noted for being one of the most versatile member of the Desert Hearts Crew. His ability for weaving narratives through genres is clear, and he has a knack for dropping tracks that become moments you remember.

With hair in technicolor and his USB filled at all times with dancefloor demolishers, bursting with love and positive vibes, Porkchop has developed into one of the most unpredictable, but dependable DJ’s in the whole scene. He’s earned his way onto stages with the likes of Lee Burridge, Justin Martin, and Tale of Us, played festivals like Symbiosis and Envision in Costa Rica, five-time veteran at Burning Man, playing iconic camps like Robot Heart and Distrikt, and all over North America with the hot-ticket City Hearts tour. This is just the beginning as Porkchop is only rising. All signs point to 2017 being the Year of the Chop as he cements his place in the highest echelon of underground dance music.
Venue Information:
Aggie Theatre
204 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
http://www.aggietheatre.com/