«These guys know how to make house music for the heart and soul. Nostalgic and
infectious, one listen, and you’ll be hugging the nearest stranger.»
Mercury is two guys. Mel, a former Hip-Hop DJ who recently discovered his love for
gay rock music and ethno-influenced 80s synthesizer pop. Then Simon, actually a
drummer who is still deep into UK 2-step music from the early post-millennium era.
They both look like birds. Mel like a turkey. Simon like the cartoon bird on MTV who
gets killed a million times by the angry cat. Together they play and produce
neoclassic House music. For the rest of us it means: soulful, sometimes even
gospel-ish, drum and percussion oriented, bass driven House with a slight vintage
timbre. Cool stuff, you know.
Mercury’s talent was first discovered by the world-acclaimed Dutch illustrator and
Le Le member Parra, who invited the Swiss producing duo to create a remix of his
band’s second single »Breakfast«. The remix ultimately became a true dance floor
hit during 2009.
In 2010, Mercury’s references to classic Chicago and Garage House became again
clearly manifested with remixes for Tom Trago and Homework, the latter of which
went high in the beatport House charts bringing attention to Mercury within the
broader House scene.
With their remixes for others Mercury constantly proved a refreshingly frank
approach to House music – a potential which caught the attention of the legendary
Munich based label Gomma Records, so much so that they signed Mercury on a
long term contract releasing their debut EP »God d’Azur« in December 2010.
Their sophomore EP »Sweetness« followed in September 2011 and is a run through
dance music history from start to present. Mercury's modern old-school vibe on
»Sweetness« was aptly summed up by Pedro "Busy P" Winter who commented «I
am sure Kerri Chandler and Louie Vega will love this as much as I do! It's time to re-
open Sound Factory».
Mercury's third EP »Candlelight« feat. Robert Owens and Chris McCray (long-time
collaborator of Kerri Chandler) is set to be released in February 2012 and aims to be
a new chapter in Deep Vocal House.
God d’Azur 17/12/2010 Gomma Dance Tracks
Sweetness 16/09/2011 Gomma Dance Tracks
Black Jukebox 02 16/01/2012 Black Jukebox / Exploited
Candlelight EP 04/02/2012 Gomma Dance Tracks
Candlelight Remix EP 04/03/2012 Gomma Dance Tracks
Le Le Breakfast 2010, Gomma Records
B.R.U.C.E. The Wallet 2010, Instant Replay
Munk La Musica 2010, Gomma Dance Tracks
Rodion Alagoas Cowboy 2010, Gomma Dance Tracks
Homework I Got One 2010, Exploited
Round Table Knights Say What?! 2011, Made To Play
Logo Merit 2011, Kitsuné
Pol_On Molala 2011, Pets Recordings
DJ Nibc & Patrick L Call Me 2012, Trunkfunk Records
Zimmer Slave To Your Heart 2012, Disco Texas
Moullinex feat. Peaches Maniac 2012, Gomma