It all started with Wu-Tang & Daft Punk. What began as a hobby scratching vinyl at age 13, the passion and drive of Mikey Lion has since turned him into one of the fastest rising House DJs. After honing his skills during a 4 month residency in Barcelona, Mikey returned with a love for tribalistic grooves and the motivation to leave his mark on the game. Upon his return, Mikey quickly became a Resident DJ at Lovelife, San Diego’s premier house night, playing alongside the likes of Lee Burridge, Noir, and Justin Martin. When playing club land started to run it’s course, Mikey searched for something more. A monumental set at Lighting in a Bottle 2012 and a string of gigs at Burning Man’s most prestigious camps, have put Mikey at the forefront of the blossoming California scene. Brimming with inspiration from such life changing events, Mikey set off with his brother, Porkchop, and his best friends 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 for the Mojave and Desert Hearts was born. A 60 hour no holds barred marathon of music. Since then, Desert Hearts has quickly become one of the elite underground parties in California.
With a string of releases set for 2013, an incredible movement behind him, and an infectious vibe that radiates when he’s behind the decks, the future has never looked brighter for Mikey Lion.