West Coast acid house and techno imprint Desert Hearts is moving towards the darker side of dance music with the announcement of their new subsidiary label, Desert Hearts Black.
The label intends to take a step back from DH’s signature playful, tribal-influenced brand of dance music in order to showcase heavier and darker shades of experimental techno and house.
Headed by Desert Hearts founder Marbs and label mainstay Evan Casey, Desert Hearts Black is inspired by the dark, deep, sounds associated with the extended, avant-garde late night and early morning sets at the labels beloved Desert Hearts Festival.
In Marbs’s own words on the launch of the label, “The primary intention of Desert Hearts Black is to open up more opportunities for the community to experience and participate in the late night and early morning music heard at the festival over the years. Currently, Desert Hearts Records has represented our house community to the fullest and we want to provide that same outlet for those in our family who enjoy heavier, darker, more journey driven sounds. “
‘Torus,’ a collaborative three-track release from Marbs, Rinzen, and Evan Casey, will initiate the label’s launch on August 9. In celebration of the release, the trio of cosmonaut producers has released a stream of its title track, an “ethereal and haunting journey into their shared cryptic psych.”
Check out the inaugural track below and stay tuned for more to come from this hair-raising new imprint.
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