Francis Mercier Prepares for Sound: NY based, Haitian producer/DJ Francis Mercier plays a headline show at Sound Nightclub on Friday, having recently performed both weekends of Coachella. It’s fair to say this has been a good year so far for the artist.

Mercier started DJing during his freshman year in college after his friends took him to a Tiesto & Armin van Buuren show.

“After hearing them play, I fell in love with electronic music and wanted to play on a stage like that one day,” he says. “During my latter years of college, I began DJing in New York which is when things began to get serious for me.”

He describes his sound today as, “culturally and ethnically rich sound that comprises deep, melodic, and worldly elements.” Meanwhile, he feels that the current state of electronic music is “leaning towards mainstream adoption of underground music.”

“The genres that I especially love – Afro/Ethnic/Middle Eastern house – are becoming more widely accepted and appreciated by the mainstream electronic music community, and I am happy that this is happening,” he says.

Mercier is psyched about this weekend’s show.

“This will be my first time back at Sound LA since last year, so the energy and excitement will be on level 100,” he says. “The show is also presented by my label Deep Root Tribe alongside the very talented Laolu. You won’t want to miss this one!”

Looking ahead, the artist has plenty planned for the second half of 2023.

“I just released one of my strongest records to date with Kiesza on Tomorrowland Music and she’ll be joining me at Formula 1 in Montreal to sing the record on stage,” he says. “I’ll also be on tour in Europe all summer long followed by a US tour this fall.”

Francis Mercier Prepares for Sound: Francis Mercer performs at Sound Nightclub at 10 p.m. on Friday, June 9.














































































































































































































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