The Berlin-based artist explores moody shades of hip-hop on his first LP for Exotic Pylon.
Mercet is a French producer who makes moody beats that fall somewhere between hip-hop and bass music. He's currently based in Berlin, and it was the atmosphere of the city that inspired the feel of his new LP. "It was winter in Berlin, there was snow and fog on the streets," he says. "It was dark, people were moving on the snow, really slowly, and I had the feeling they were like ghosts. The title of the song/album comes from that. I guess the city itself also had a strong influence on the music..."
Ghosts Move Slowly follows just a handful of past EPs and CD-R releases from Mercet. It shows him taking fewer samples from other records and recording more of his own source material than in his past work. Guest appearances from the vocalist Hannah and the London MC Infinite Livez. The album will be available digitally and in two different editions on CD (the first in a run of just 50 copies with handmade artwork by Matthieu Séry).
02. The Main Inspiration
03. How You’ve Changed
04. Last Time We Spoke
05. Make Sure I Can Read Your Thoughts
07. Seekers feat. Infinite Livez
08. It Never Ends
09. Evnonelies feat. Hannah
10. Bad Get Fame
11. Ghosts Move Slowly
12. Her Mind
Exotic Pylon will release Ghosts Move Slowly on November 26th, 2012.