September 24 - Mikey Lion & Fritz Carlton at The Common
Saturday, September 24th,
Night Vision, The Common, & Monster present:
[Desert Hearts, This Ain’t Bristol, Perfect Driver]
With Support from Night Vision's very own:
After seeing these guys get some crazy dancefloors going at Burning Man (many a time), Coachella and their home turf soirée, Desert Hearts Festival, we are beyond excited to bring west coast ‘Weirdo-House’ producer, Fritz Carlton, and the ‘Dusty Prince of Desert Hearts’, Mikey Lion, to The Common this month.
ATTENTION: This event will be hat themed! Bring out your best hat and wear it with glory!
Entry: $10 @ The Door
The Common: 9910 109 Street
MIKEY LION BIO:
Part mythical desert harlequin, part modern soul conductor, Mikey Lion is more than a DJ––He’s a freak of nature and a controller of energy. The San Diego-native has earned a dusty mystique over the past few years as the center of the Desert Hearts movement and as a house and techno provocateur with a stage presence that suggests he will ride this wave all the way to the top. If there's one thing Mikey does well, it's get the party started.
Lion has brought the mothafuckin' ruckus to the stages of Lightning in a Bottle, the dustiest storms at Burning Man, and The Do LaB at Coachella, earning nods from Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, and Green Velvet in the process. In doing so, Lion and his signature top hat have developed a boisterous voice in the House & Techno scene with strong tribal, hip-hop, and psychedelic elements.
Desert Hearts has given rise to a family of thousands and it's safe to call it a bonafide movement of love. And while Desert Hearts Records launched in 2014 as a totally-free record label, pushes the sonic aesthetic of the scene, the crew’s busy international calendar of bookings has the DH message spreading far and wide. At the center of it all is Mikey Lion, the dusty prince of desert hearts, a beacon of weird far and wide, and one of this generation’s most compelling agents of love.
FRITZ CARLTON BIO:
It was 2013 when Fritz Carlton dropped it all in search of strange tones and quirky grooves, retreating to the depths of his San Francisco studio. Grueling days into nights at the helm earned him a deep knowledge of analogue synthesizers and a unique outlier sound he could call his own. Three years later Fritz has emerged as purveyor of wonky shades of House and long nights on the West-Coast’s darkest dancefloors.
His self-proclaimed ‘Weirdo-House’ sound has come to personify the bizarre scenes in which it was conceived. Hypnotic basslines, unconventional breaks and a dizzying sense of timing carries fans on a sometimes psychedelic, always strange journey from peaktime to sunrise; A flag-bearing genre of party-freaks from coasts-to-coast.
2016 has been truly massive for Fritz. A standout performance at the Desert Hearts Spring Festival was one of the most talked about of the weekend by fans, friends and critics alike, leading into his debut release on the collectives burgeoning Desert Hearts Records imprint. The ‘That’s My Kinda Night’ EP has emerged as one of the labels biggest to date, earning support from Claude Vonstroke, Doc Martin, Huxley, Kry Wolf, Hannah Wants, Justin Jay, Riva Starr, Joyce Muniz, The Glitz, Billy Kenny, and more.
Fritz has released on a slew of labels during this breakout stretch, including This Ain’t Bristol singles ‘Mohki’ and ‘Bruce Wayne’, his ’‘Feel It’ EP on Perfect Driver, the ‘No Law in Dancing’ EP on Nite Records, ‘Go!’ EP on Lazer Native and many more momentous highlights.