Bern is a picturesque but marginal town in the center of Switzerland. However, the provincial town, by the way the legal capital of the country, has some serious assets â€“ it is home to the likes of Deetron, the Round Table Knights and the up and coming Mercury.
Mercury is Mel, a former hip-hop DJ and shoemaker-to-be, and Simon, an educated childrenâ€™s teacher and drummer to the francophone pop-star Stephan Eicher.
The duoâ€™s skills and frank approach to house music were first discovered by the world-acclaimed Dutch illustrator and Le Le member Parra, who invited the Swiss producing duo to create a remix of his bandâ€™s second single Â»BreakfastÂ«. Frenetically supported by Pedro â€œBusy Pâ€ Winter, the remix ultimately became a true dance floor hit during 2009.
Since then, Mercury have released several EPs, remixed works of Tom Trago, Munk, Round Table Knights, Moullinex, Beni, Zombie Disco Squad, Jonas Rathsman and Two Door Cinema Club and collaborated with Robert Owens on the single Â«CandlelightÂ».