The Sound Of Mercury Rising | First 4 tracks revealed
An exclusive 12" vinyl sampler will be released 15 September
Hot off the press DJ Harvey has dug into the deeper corners to his record bag to reveal the first four tracks from his new ‘The Sound of Mercury Rising’ compilation in a special 12″ vinyl sampler.
Beginning with the top shelf jazz-funk of Tony Esposito’s ‘Danza Dell’Acqua’, moving into Tore’s anthemic ‘She’s A Lady’, Elkin & Nelson’s stand out guitar-led jam ‘Abran Pasoa-Ahoa’ and closing on a slice of blazing 70s disco with Van McCoy & Soul City Symphony’s ‘Spanish Boogie’, this teaser gives us just enough of what we can expect from his highly anticipated compilation when it’s released next month.
15th SEPTEMBER – 12″ Vinyl Sampler
1. Tony Esposito – Danza Dell’Acqua
2. Tore – She’s A Lady
3. Elkin & Nelson – Abran Paso-Ahoa (Enrolle)
4. Van McCoy & Soul City Symphony – Spanish Boogie
Listen to a preview via Pikes Records partners Above Board Distribution
Talking about the compilation Harvey said:
“Each track on this compilation have been features of my sets/program/night Mercury Rising at Pikes over the last three seasons.
The night itself has developed its own Balearic identity, not necessarily sunset sound but more an ecstatic groove for sundown to sunrise, and has been described not so much as a sound but more of a feeling. A feeling that lasts not only for the 10 plus hour sets but long after your night out.
On numerous occasions during these nights people would plead for track lists, mixes and CDs so in conjunction with my Pikes family we have created a new record label as a way not only to fulfill this need, but with broader aspirations for the future.
With tracks produced from 1976-2016, spanning 40-years and sitting side by side in disco harmony, this is not a ‘bootleg it and see’ compilation, this is an officially licensed project, fully legitimate with sometimes lengthy negotiation to track down all artists and ensure they are happy to be included, in some cases edited and of course paid.
This CD represents merely a facet in the diamond of the night that is Mercury Rising”
Words: Team Pikes