Eddie Merced returns to his label R4808n Recordings with three tracks intended to take the dancefloor on mind-melting trips and further. ‘Spies In Berlin’ borrows from Detroit, while the tough urgency of Merced’s rhythm section speaks to his proximity to all things NYC. He draws these influences into a spiritual and inquisitive end result which is primed for warm ups, wind downs and woozy morning sessions.
The title track of the ‘Spies In Berlin’ EP sets the tone with its cascading arps, melancholic pads and haunting, off-key strings, while ‘Project MK-Ultra’ toys with subtle touches of swing and freaky yet elegantly deployed acid lines. ‘Spooks 101’ completes the set with heavy-lidded, gated synths pulsing out and opening up over a brooding low end that urges full, eyes-closed immersion.
Eddie Merced has released a string of releases on labels such as Berlin’s Upon You Records and techno legend Marco Bailey’s MB Elektronics. Eddie also launched his own label R4808n Recordings, a deep/melodic techno label, providing him an open outlet for his releases. All releases including his own label receives consistent support from Techno luminaries like Laurent Garnier, Colin Dale, Dimitri and Claude Young.
Eddie Merced ‘Spies In Berlin’ releases via R4808n Recordings 26th May 2023
01 Spies In Berlin
02 Project MK-Ultra
03 Spooks 101