We premiere a track from Irish DJ and producer Mercer today, as he releases his track ‘Rock Tha Party’ with Scottish label, Milkit Sounds as part of their NEIGH WORRIES VA 02.
Milkit Sounds is a Scottish independent brand, homegrown in the capital of the Highlands in Inverness, while also being based in the idyllic surroundings of the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh.
Perfectly timed with the opening of the UK nightlife industry, the fifth release on the Milkit label provides a VA compilation of club-ready & emotional cuts. With a focus on breaks and rave nostalgia, the release comprises of works from exclusively Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish artists.
A previous contributor to the label and new resident for Milkit, Mercer joins up with the team once again for his second release on the label. Originally from Belfast, the now Edinburgh based producer has been into music since day dot. From growing up learning the piano at a young age and ripping tunes off Limewire and YouTube back in the day, Mercer’s taste varies massively. Once able to head to nightclubs, his taste in dance music really came to the fore, developing a taste for the culture from frequenting Edinburgh venues Cab Vol and Sneaky Pete’s.
More recently, he has found himself delving more into the UK sounds such as breakbeat and garage. In terms of inspirations here, you’re looking at the likes of Maruwa, Desert Sound Colony and L Major.
In addition to his more signature breakbeat style, Mercer incorporates a healthy dose of electro vibes to this record. Heavily featuring the classic 808 sounds, the release layers chopped up break samples, satisfyingly discordant synth lines with a driving bass lead and an array of perfectly placed soundbites and sonic elements. The track we premier today features heavy break, with the addition of a hip-house-style vocal that ties the together with a ravey twist.
Check out our premiere via SoundCloud, plus support the label and full release here.