Desert Hearts to Embark on Endless Summer Tour
Since the release of the Endless Summer movie in the '60s, the term has appeared repeatedly in the pop music lexicon. The following decade, it provided the title for a greatest-hits compilation from the Beach Boys; fast-forward more than four decades, and you'll find at least two Endless Summer tours in the works. The latest is from the Desert Hearts label -- including Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Deep Jesus, Marbs and Porkchop -- which hopes to pump your summer full of house, techno and, of course, love. (In April, the rapper G-Eazy announced a similarly titled cross-country jaunt.)
Desert Hearts' co-founder Lee Reynolds recently explained his sunny DJing ethos in a Facebook video. "Something I learned from Lee Scratch Perry is never playing anything negative," he noted. "I want to play stuff that's uplifting. I want people to dance. I want people to almost, like, go into some kind of ecstatic dance where they forget about everything -- the only thing they can think about at that moment is this energy of the dancefloor, the vibe… my best DJ shows are the ones where I can't remember anything specific, it just seemed like the whole event was one pulsating, unified thing."
After starting with a pair of shows in Brooklyn, Lion, Reynolds & Co. will spend most of their tour on the West Coast, making stops in San Diego, San Francisco, L.A. and Denver. Desert Hearts posted the tour flyer on Instagram; you can buy tickets here.