This weekend marks the third edition of Air Festival—one of the newer and more exciting destination festivals that have started to pop up in Asia in recent years. The event will run for three full days this weekend, and will take over a pristine, sun-soaked spot on the island of Gili Air in Indonesia complete with white sandy beaches and crystal clear surf. The lineup includes a wide range of established and rising selectors, with the clear highlights being Rampa of Keinemusik, Audio Werner, and Brouqade founder Dana Ruh. Dave Aju of Circus Company affiliation will also perform at the festival, along with a host of local and international talent from the likes of Peak & Swift, Tiago Oudman, Mimi Love, and many more. For more information and tickets, click here.
Desert Hearts, the now (in)famous West Coast party crew and record label, will hold their spring festival this weekend, returning to Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Southern California after a yearlong hiatus. As usual, the festival is set to create a uniquely hedonistic and communal vibe by offering almost 80 hours of nonstop house and techno at just one stage. This year, highlights of the lineup include DJ sets from the rising All Day I Dream contributor Öona Dahl (check out the premiere of the title track from her latest EP via XLR8R here), DEEP LA founder Marques Wyatt, Hot Creations mainstay Detlef, and legendary west coast selector Doc Martin. The sunrise DJ set from TÂCHES and the live performance from Berlin-based producer Monolink should also impress. The event is completely sold out, but more information can be found here.
And on Friday night in Los Angeles, renowned queer techno series Spotlight will return to a TBA warehouse location for an evening of quality underground sounds and debauchery. For this weekend’s edition, organizers have locked in the Amsterdam-based De School resident Job Jobse for headlining duties. Chris Cruse, Spotlight’s founder, will play an opening set at the party, which will last until 6AM or later. As usual, no information about Spotlight can be found anywhere online, and the RSVP is already full.