Pedro Mercado

 

La Rocca

Pedro Mercado is a talented and passionated dj, producer & radio-host from Belgium with a very close eye on the international house scene & sound. As a dj he has played and still plays in all the best clubs in Belgium, and every summer he does some nice gigs in his second home country Ibiza. He is also resident-dj at 2 radio shows in Belgium: Rotationz & Kondo Beach, which are broadcasted on several important radio stations around the world such as Ibiza Global Radio. His style of music goes from deep house over tech house to mnml techno always with an Iberican touch. As a producer he released his first official EP in 2009, together with his studio partner Karada. In 2011 came already their international breakthrough with the release of their “Hallelujaaahhh” EP on Factoria, the label of Wally Lopez. More releases on other international labels followed soon (Deeperfect, Go Deeva, WTF!, Parquet, 303Lovers, …). His most recent successfull EP “You Take Me There (Behind The Sun) feat. Zoë Xenia” together with Karada, was released on Gold Records (DE) from Rainer Weichhold and got remixed by Shadow Child & Rodriguez Jr!! In 2013 Pedro Mercado becomes resident in the the legendary belgian club At The Villa where he also starts up his very own party-concept: Supermercado, which is held every 2 months .

Pedro Mercado started Dj-ing like most youngsters at Dj-contests and small local parties. Pretty soon he became monthly resident at the well known Club Decadance in Ghent (1998-2003). In 2005 he reached the semi-final of the Diesel-U-Music Dj-contest at Fuse Brussels. His dj-career really started to boom when he became an important part of the concept “Rotationz, The Heart of Club Nature” in 2006.

Rotationz is one of the biggest radio shows in Belgium concerning Quality House Music.
Since 2003 every Saturday Rotationz host their national radio show on Topradio, the biggest dance fm radio station in Belgium, between 20.00 and 22.00 h where they introduce the newest tracks, artist albums, CD-compilations & the hottest Dj-mixes,… Pedro Mercado still is co-host and resident-Dj of the show: every first Saturday of the month he hosts his own mix session which is called “The Hottest Sounds From The Underground”. On top of that he is responsable for all the Ibiza related topics in Rotationz and therefore he plays at Ibiza Parties all around in Belgium.

Additionly to his Rotationz residency, Pedro Mercado started in July 2009 with a new monthly radio mix session called “Kondo Beach” where he presents the hottest Deep House! Kondo Beach is broadcasted on several belgian and international radio stations such as Ibiza Global Radio.

In the mean while Pedro Mercado plays as guest in important belgian clubs like Café d’Anvers Antwerp (Circoloco, Mimazu, Peoples, Tape Tape), La Rocca Antwerp (Factomania Showcase, Club Local One, Dazzelin’ Darling), Stereo Six (La Banda), Versuz Beach (Eivissa Clubbing), Club H2O, Club Decadance Ghent, Culture Club Ghent (La Clinique, Tease Your Ears), The Temple (Retro Arena), Riva (Rotationz Parties), Noxx Antwerp (Ketaloco), Make Up Ghent, Pulse Factory (4 years Rotationz), Escape Concept, Cherrymoon, Zuri (Jack Your Body), ICC Ghent (Reworxx), Flanders Expo Ghent (Liberty White), Neverending Festival, … At these parties, he played alongside international dj’s such as Mark Fanciulli, Djuma Soundsystem, Wally Lopez, Ismael Rivas, Joris Voorn, Davide Squillace, Butch, Matthias Tanzmann, Ida Engberg, Tania Vulcano, Barem, José De Devina, Hermanez, Ramon Tapia, Dimitri Andreas,…

The next logic step was producing. Together with his studio partner Karada he released his first official EP in April 2009: “Something” EP, on the belgian label Creamminal Records. The leading track ‘Something Phat’ got a lot of airplay in Belgium and was compiled on several CD’s. Other EP’s on Creamminal followed: “Gecko” EP and “Benirras” EP.

May 2011 was a very important moment in the producer career of Pedro Mercado & Karada. Their new track “Hallelujaaahhh” was released on one of the biggest labels in Spain, Factoria Records, the label of Wally Lopez. “Hallelujaaahhh” was already elected before as Track of the Year 2010 in the famous DJ MAG Top 100 Dj’s by Wally Lopez who played it also @ Space Ibiza Opening Fiesta 2011 with huge success! Later on that summer, “Hallelujaaahhh” was also hammered at Bora Bora Ibiza.

From then on Pedro Mercado is invited every summer to play some nice gigs in Ibiza, for example in Guarana Club, Es Vive Hotel, Tantra Bar, Lio, La Plage,… and some live guest mixes on Ibiza Global Radio.

End 2012/beginning 2013 Pedro Mercado has his biggest success as a producer so far. Together with Karada he releases “You Take Me There (Behind The Sun)” feat. Zoë Xenia on the German label GOLD of Rainer Weichhold, who runs also Kling Klong together with Martin Eyerer. The track is remixed by international topproducers Shadow Child & Rodriguez Jr., it reaches position nr.70 in Beatport and is hammered by all the big dj’s all over the world. In the summer of 2013 Steve Lawler & Darius Syrossian play the Rodriguez Jr remix live from Sankeys Ibiza in their BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. The track is getting ever more popular and the label decides to bring out this version on a special vinyl: Black Gold Vol.1.
Pretty soon more releases on big other international labels followed: Deeperfect, Go Deeva, WTF!, Parquet, 303Lovers,…

In 2013 Pedro Mercado becomes resident in the legendary belgian club At The Villa where he also starts up his very own party-concept: “Supermercado”, which is held every 2 months. The music policy of Supermercado is bringing the hottest deep-, tech- & iberican-house.

Off course Pedro Mercado is very active on the social media too. You can follow him from all over the world on Soundcloud, Mixcloud, Twitter, Facebook, Resident Advisor, Beatport, YouTube,… (cfr contact page for all the correct links).

In 2014 next to his DJ-gigs in Belgium & Ibiza and his radio sessions, Pedro Mercado wants to spend even more time in the studio, focussing on releasing more tracks and doing some new collaborations and interesting remixes. So expect to hear from him so much more in the future because some releases on big international labels and collaborations with big artists are about to follow!

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