Sunday, July 14, 2024

Prolific Haitian DJ/producer Francis Mercier has already released “Strangers (Do You Remember)”, an infectious, daytime Afro house belter with collaborators David Tort, Markem, Yas Cepeda, and vocals from EURI. Delivering tracks to soundtrack the summer of 2023, this blistering new single comes via Tiesto’s record label, Musical Freedom, which is home to some of the greatest dance records in the world. 

Over the past few years, Francis Mercier’s meteoric rise has led him to become one of the most significant producers/DJs in the dance music scene, garnering 45M+ streams across his catalog. Francis is consistently reaching new performance milestones, most recently DJing over two weekends at Coachella in the heralded Yuma Tent and taking on Ibiza via Blue Marlin. While constantly touring the globe, he also finds the time to run his label, Deep Root Records, one of the few 100% black-owned dance labels.

Francis has an unparalleled talent for conjuring irresistible worldly rhythms, and that is exactly what is heard in this new single. Beginning with his Afro-influenced percussion and followed by a deep, dynamic bassline, Francis builds the song up piece-by-piece before revealing the main motif: a sun-soaked guitar lick that is perfect for the summer season.

“‘Strangers’ is my most exciting release of the summer. Every time I play it, it uplifts the energy and warmth of everyone in the room around me – Francis Mercier quotes – I am also very happy with the outcome of the production – the strings, piano, cinematic pads, and afro percussive elements all meld perfectly together.

Winning two Latino Dance Awards in 2022, David Tort is an influential Spanish DJ/producer who is based in Barcelona. Tort has been a resident at Miami’s prized nightlife destination Club Space and has delivered remixes for massive EDM acts such as Carl Cox, David Guetta, and Tiësto. Venezuelan-born, Miami-based DJ/producer Markem has also earned a Club Space resident title and has shared the decks with Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, and Steve Angello. Hailing from Madrid, Yas Cepeda is a producer who frequently works with David Tort and Markem. EURI (fka Ella Loponte) is a vocalist from Medellin who has worked with Papa Kumbé, Space Motion, and Eddy Cabrera.

“Strangers (Do You Remember)” follows up Francis’ previous Spinnin release, “Premier Gaou.” The record continues to make international waves – streaming over 200,000 plays per day across all platforms.

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