Origin: United States
The Mersiv Sound Project is the brainchild of Anderson Benoit Gallegos. The Producer/DJ has been developing a unique Pretty Dark Loud style of bass music since he started his musical journey in 2015. The intentions of this project are to bring people into the present moment through a Mersiv experience.
The Mersiv Sound Project took off at Electric Forest 2018, where his multi-set showing displayed budding sound and his affinity for live performance. In Summer of 2019, he debuted with the Digital Eden EP, and subsequently landed his breakout-single, “Beautiful & Filthy,” with the WAKAAN label (1.6 Million+ Stream on Spotify). This would spur the 50-plus date Beautiful & Filthy Tour, and highly anticipated sets at Shambhala, Bonnaroo, Zeds Dead’s Dead Rocks, & Okeechobee Music Festival.
Gallegos is also head curator of MorFlo Records, a platform designed to showcase those tapping into flow through art. Leading into 2021, Mersiv crossed the threshold of 2 million plays on Soundcloud and averages 110k+ monthly listeners on Spotify.
This Fall, Mersiv is set to unveil his debut album, Pretty Dark Loud, which will deliver his full interpretation and defining moment for the Mersiv Sound Project. Through this pivotal chapter, he looks to put his undisputed stamp at the forefront of the Freeform genre of EDM.
“Once I had my vision locked, I created for years trying to find my own sound that would express my story in an honest way. The two-year journey of creating this record has been a healing process for me. On really tough days when I think about her, I immediately lock myself away in the studio to express myself. PDL is a collection of these moments and efforts in time.”
Mersiv rang in 2021 with yet another release, dropping his official remix to Saint Sinner x Supertask’s, “Get To You” (180k+ Spotify streams). Over the next three months, he dropped a high energy single (“Talkin’ Bout”), was featured on Liquid Stranger’s Psychonaut Remixes EP, and dropped his latest banger on WAKAAN, “Morse Code.” Early on in the year, Mersiv revealed he’s in “album mode.” These recent strings of singles offer momentum and insight towards the body of work he’s envisioning for listeners. At the precipice of the biggest stage of his career, Mersiv continually invites new listeners in with his captivating journey through sound.
He kicked off 2020 with a Conrank-collaboration (“No!”) via Circus Records, and followed that up by curating a compilation for MorFlo (Dreamscape) that featured the likes of Kyral x Banko, Opalyte, Wriza and more. His summer releases featured more collabs; a joint single with Jantsen (“Get Crazy”) and the Solar Vision EP with Manic Focus. Following headline virtual performances on MorFlo’s Beat Retreat and the SummerEyes Festival, he kept up the heat for the Fall and Winter. The Paradise EP and “Bermuda’s Triangle” both found releases on Liquid Stranger’s WAKAAN label, while he self-released “Osmosis,” “Hypnos,” “Dia de los Muertos,” and “Future Destinations.” While live events have been largely void, Mersiv has remained busy throughout the Fall. In September, he headlined his own pair of Drive In shows in Alabama alongside EAZYBAKED and Smoakland. Following a headline performance at the ReVibe Retreat in Myrtle Beach, Mersiv returned to Drive In’s in Chicago, Baltimore, and Denver for joint appearances with CloZee, Adventure Club, and Mystic Grizzly.