Southern California’s Desert Hearts Records is back with the fourth volume of their annual Family & Friends compilation. Artists from all around the world including Tini Gessler, Jesse Perez, Beth Lydi, and Alan Nieves served up fresh cuts to the mix, translating to an EP as diverse as it is grooving. Naturally, Family & Friends also includes tracks from Desert Hearts veterans Kevin Anderson, Mitch Dodge, and Memo Rex.
All 19 tracks in this year’s Family & Friends compilation epitomize the heart and soul of Desert Hearts. From the hypnotizing bassline in Tini Gessler’s “Acid” to the marvelous blend of rising pitches in Memo Rex & Joe Pea’s “Refreshing Conversation For The Mind,” Family & Friends Volume 4 showcases the finest selection of house music that you can expect to hear at a Desert Hearts Party.
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The Family & Friends series from Desert Hearts Records is an ode to what the Desert Hearts crew does best: house, techno, deep house, and tech-house. Riddled with label stalwarts old and new, this collection of songs samples exactly what you’d hear at a Desert Hearts party.
The third installment of the Family & Friends series is comprised of 19 tracks that represent every shade of Desert Hearts. With artists Andrea Henneberg, Sacha Robotti, Cut Snake, NiQW, Sydney Blu, Rich Pinder, and many more, there is no shortage of fresh tracks on the collection.
The opener is a song from Andrea Henneberg, aptly titled “Desert Hearts.” It begins with a robotic voice repeating, “Desert Hearts,” which then proclaims, “Let’s rock that shit.” It’s a fun start to this third volume and sets the listener up for the rest of the collection, in which, of course, the artists are rocking that shit. Crank the volume and enjoy.