Hey what's up Coachella Fam, I'm just introducing myself since I'm one of the lesser known DJs on The Do Lab Stage this year.
My name is Mikey Lion and I'm a top hat wearing 25 year old House DJ from San Diego. It's incredibly surreal for me to be playing Coachella this year because Coachella is where I first found my love of House music 9 years ago. I was a hip hop/scratch DJ a couple years before my friend dragged me to my first Coachella in 2006. At some point during that weekend someone told us we should check out Daft Punk as they were supposed to be performing their first North American show in a long time. I had never heard of Daft Punk and in fact I'd never even heard dance music before. I'd definitely never taken ecstasy until then either... So add that perfect storm together and bam I became a techie head for life that night. "Hip hop!? Psh ya right!" was pretty much what went through my head after that show. It was the single most important moment in my life. I knew I had to be a House DJ from that point on. I went to Coachella for 6 years in a row after that before eventually finding The Do Lab's Lightning in a Bottle Festival. LIB pretty much changed my life again and set me on a path towards more Burning Man influenced festivals.
Last year along with my friends, I started my own festival in Southern California by the name of Desert Hearts. Our lineup focuses 100% on proper House, Deep House, Tech House & Techno and music runs non-stop from Friday at 4pm until Monday at noon. Our Spring Festival is actually the weekend after Coachella and we're expecting around 2000 people. Not only is Desert Hearts the best thing I've ever been a part of, but I can honestly say it's the best party I've ever been to. In fact it feels more like a movement focused around music and love than just a party. ResidentAdvisor.net even went so far to say Desert Hearts is "One of America's best electronic music experiences." Not bad for only being 1.5 years old!
Anyways, thanks for taking the time to get to know me. I'm still in awe that I'm playing Coachella. On Saturday, 1:30pm at The Do Lab, I'm going to put everything I've got into this set and leave nothing on the table. It's the culmination of all the love and energy I have put into this past decade and I'm going to make the most of this opportunity. I hope you guys check out my tunes!
Much Love Coachella! <3
Soundcloud & Facebook links if you wanna check me out!
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