First Listen: M€RCY – ‘Black’ (Skudge Remix)

Hailing from the rural areas of Denmark, the collaborative techno project of musicians Esben Valløe and Tim Panduro first made noise with the Tunnel EP on Tiefschwarz’s Souvenir imprint. Operating as M€RCY, the pair’s shadowy analogue experiments offer a gloomy and cinematic take on big room techno, with their sound being pushed by the likes of Tale Of Us and Fur Coat.

Returning to Souvenir once more for Black/Rain, the release is said to be “inspired by the monochrome atmosphere of M€RCY’s habitat and made for sunless venues, insightful dance floors and delightfully uneasy moments of audio melancholy.”

Accompanied by two remixes, today we are excited to premiere the rework of ‘Black’ by Swedish Techno duo Skudge. Capturing only segments of the original version and moulding parts together into a relentless piece of prime time ammunition, Skudge typically combine crisp percussion and minimal melodic elements to fierce effect.

Black/Rain will be out May 11 on Souvenir Music. 

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