"Desert Hearts Is a State of Mind": A Stroll By Reminiscence Lane With 5 Artists Performing on the 2024 Pageant

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In a couple of quick days, the expansive pine forests exterior Flagstaff will come alive with the renegade spirit as home, techno and love fill the mountain air at Desert Hearts Pageant

A California unique, the transformational tenting competition will make its Arizona debut July 4-8 and can carry with it a distinctive structure that includes themed camps, artwork vehicles and installations, and stay painters.

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On the heart of those facilities would be the competition’s one and solely mainstage. As a part of the crew’s distinct “one-stage, one-vibe” format, it will likely be brimming with expertise throughout the digital music spectrum with continuous programming all through the weekend. 

This unmistakable ethos carries not solely by the attendees of the rambunctious competition, but in addition its artists performing on the campground. We requested a couple of of those tastemakers to share their favourite Desert Hearts reminiscences. From dawn units to lakeside revelations, learn on to find some particular Desert Hearts moments.

Mary Droppinz

“Every second at Desert Hearts is my favorite memory. I love being in the vibe, there is no festival like it! Going even beyond the festival, it’s really been an amazing experience for me to continue to hang out with my brothers at different parties/festivals where they have a DH showcase; it’s epic to witness them create the exact same feel that you get when you’re actually at the festival like in the middle of friendship cruise on a boat for example. I’ve had the pleasure to connect with them along the road as we all tour at different events and it means a lot to have my family there for me and showing up for me in other spaces as well outside of the festival. Desert Hearts is a state of mind to me really and I rep the merch every day for a reason, no cap.

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Mary Droppinz.

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Rinzen

“My favorite memory from Desert Hearts is the first time I got to perform there. It was 2019 and I played a sunrise set. There was a moment when I played a remix of Jamie xx “Gosh” and looked out to the dancefloor and could see all my close friends right at the front. To be performing at one of my favorite festivals, playing one of my favorite songs, surrounded by my friends — it was one of the best feelings ever.”

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Rinzen.

Michael Drummond

Kevin Knapp

My favorite memory of Desert Hearts is playing after Mikey opening the night stage, after he’d just unleashed ridiculous vibes on the beach stage. I walked to the stage with Chocolate Sushi, Techno Tupac, and a few others and I just felt really centered and held by my brothers as we approached the stage. My partner had chosen to wear a shirt that night that said “I am Fats Let’s Get together” which I thought was an absolute riot and everything our label Plump Records represents. I still to this day think it was one of the best sets I’ve ever played and the piece de resistance is at one point I turned around and Hutch had decided a shirt was no longer necessary, altogether. That was also the night I saw Lee dance more brilliantly than I’d ever seen. 100% flames.”

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Kevin Knapp.

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Tara Brooks

“It is onerous to consider I have been enjoying for Desert Hearts since 2012! With so many particular and priceless reminiscences, my set at Lake Perris in 2022 – which occurred proper after COVID – was out of this world. All the things was excellent and after I appeared round, my coronary heart dropped as I noticed so many mates, household, and followers stuffed with pleasure and happiness since we have been lastly again collectively. I’d been closely experimenting and exploring new and previous genres, and the entire set felt like a wonderful and psychedelic journey, and everybody was on the identical wavelength. The excessive and love I felt from the ability of this group, with broad open minds and hearts blew me away and I’m perpetually grateful for that second.”

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Tara Brooks.

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Öona Dahl

“Although I have done some of their one-offs and even DH live streams this will be the first time I will be at the festival since my debut with them in 2017. Still to this day I remember the sun hitting my face through the valley during my sunrise set (which you can hear on my SoundCloud). There was pure bliss in the air from everyone that morning and it will always hold a place in my heart.”

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Öona Dahl acting at Desert Hearts.

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Desert Hearts Pageant is ready to happen July 4-8 at Playa Ponderosa exterior of Flagstaff, Arizona. For tickets, tenting and different data, navigate right here.

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