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Pedro Mercado

Pedro Mercado
Artist Name
Pedro Mercado
Birth Place
Belgium
Genres
Tech-House
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Pedro Mercado  Biography

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.

RadioRotationz is one of the biggest radio shows in Belgium concerning Quality Electronic Dance Music (house, minimal, electro, progressive,…)!
For more info, check Rotationz

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 (Topradio) 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: he is the Tech House-freak of the Rotationz Team and every first Saturday of the month he hosts his own mix session which is called « The Hottest Tech-House 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.

Pedro Mercado is also official promo reviewer of big international labels such as Bpitch Control, Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels, La Factoria, Stereo Productions, Great Stuff, Kling Klong, Hot Fingers and many more. Finally he is one of the few Belgian DJ’s who has a Dj-page on Resident Advisor and a regular DJ-chart at Beatport.

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 Balearic-, Deep-, Epic-, & Tech-HOUSE! Kondo Beach is broadcasted on several Belgian radio stations.
For more info, check Kondo Beach sessions

Pedro Mercado played as Dj in the biggest 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), At The Villa, 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)…
At these parties, he played alongside international dj’s such as Wally Lopez, Ismael Rivas, Joris Voorn, Davide Squillace, Butch, Matthias Tanzmann, Ida Engberg, Tania Vulcano, Barem, José De Devina, Tofke Guaperas, Hermanez, Ramon Tapia,…
In the summer of 2010 Pedro played also for the first time in his second home country Ibiza, on a catamaran boat party alongside Nicc Johnson from Pacha!

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 digital label Creamminal Records from former Ibiza-promotor & Dj Tofke Guaperas (nowadays promoting Circoloco, Cocoon, Matinée,… in Belgium together with Ugur Akkus as Labyrinth Productions). The leading track ‘Something Phat’ got a lot of airplay and was compiled on several CD’s. Other succesfull 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. At the end of the Ibiza Season, Pedro Mercado was invited to play at some gigs in Ibiza: in Guarana Club and Es Vive Experience Bar together with Space-dj’s Marco Loco & Issie Nixon. From then on he also does some guest mixes for Ibiza Global Radio.

In 2012 next to his DJ-gigs in Belgium & Ibiza and his radio sessions, Pedro Mercado wants to spend also a lot more time in the studio, focussing on releasing more own productions. So expect to hear from him so much more in the future because some releases on big international labels are already released in 2012 (Deeperfect, Kling Klong, Gold,…) and expect many others to follow!!

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