Photo courtesy of Desert Hearts Black.
Heading into their tenth year as a family, the Desert Hearts crew is as boisterous as ever in exploring the far reaches of the dance floor and sonic palettes with its sub-label, Desert Hearts Black. Led in curation by co-founder Marbs, its 2022 goal is to offer a wider range of techno and house music for its growing audience.
Today, Feb 11, DHB has released the sensational RESET EP, featuring an original from producers Darin Epsilon and Galestian, plus remixes from Fur Coat and Marbs and Evan Casey. The 6+ minute track provides a thrilling embodiment of late-night techno brimming with melodic sensibilities. The track opens with an alluring amalgam of sound – a crest of rave flares fire back-and-forth between rising melodies. The track conveys the excitement for the collective experience of returning from the pandemic to dance floors, as well as the label’s direction in 2022.
“Darin and I decided to collaborate on a track while we were both in Berlin during the big lockdowns of 2020-2021. The track emerged from the pressures surrounding this new reality that we had to slowly get accustomed to. We started bouncing a few ideas back and forth, and this one stuck the best.”– Galestian
Fur Coat, a Venezuelan DJ and producer based in Barcelona, offers up the first remix on the EP. His synth-laden rework conveys a more dreamy, 80’s-infused aesthetic than the original – the B-side in an inevitably all-night dance-off.
DHB’s Marbs & Evan Casey join production minds on the final offering of the EP, providing a captivating, seductive techno rework that ends with hair-rising parallelism with the evocative eye-focused EP artwork (designed by Marbs himself).
Over the last several years, Marbs and Evan Casey have helped grow the DH label subsidiary, Desert Hearts Black, into a respected platform for melodic strains of house and techno. With each new DHB track and larger project release, everything will culminate when Desert Hearts Festival turns ten at its brand new venue of Lake Perris, California. “RESET” offers a purview into the niche label’s excitement to return to festival.
Darin Epsilon & Galestian – RESET EP
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