Fans of “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Turn It Up” can expect the same banging beats from Mercer’s latest release, “Murda Dem.” A combination of big room builds and dirty jungle drops, the song is set to release July 29. It’s part of the Frenchman’s steady upward climb since he first came onto the map with “Welcome to the Jungle,” which Hardwell (rightfully) detected as a hit and promptly signed to his label. In addition to Hardwell, Mercer has gotten full support from Tiësto, Steve Angello, Zedd, Nicky Romero and many others. He found time before his upcoming Dada Land set this weekend to answer a quick and dirty Insomniac Five. Read his responses below:
What is your most treasured possession?
My toy helicopter.
What grinds your gears?
Middle seat on an airplane.
What’s the most disturbing event you’ve borne witness to?
DJ Snake almost sleepwalking to his death.
What keeps you on your toes?
My iPhone auto-correct.
What’s the last book you read?