Johann van Mercey
Johann van Mercey has already been fascinated with music early in his life. He tried all instruments he put his hands on without restraint. Later on he learned to play the piano and guitar and also his first computer, an Amiga, laid the foundation of his future as a composer in electronic music.
When he turned 14 years old he bought two Technics 1210 and a mixer to try DJing at home and studied alot about it by himself. His studies/ experiments were contingent on sounds from discohouse to deephouse.
Soon he had the courage to be a DJ at school parties and in youth clubs and realized that electronic music already became his absolute passion. In 2005 he discovered the 'Trance' scene because of producers like “Kyau & Albert“, “Above & Beyond“ and “Ronski Speed“. Johann mixed his own sets and regularly took part in forum contests which labeled him for his excellent beatmatching back in '07. In 2011 he moved from Erfurt to Cologne to musically evolve. Johann played his summer sounds in various bars and lounges in the Ruhr Area. In his repertoire are always fresh progressive, deep and uplifting as well as classic trance sounds.
At the moment Johann is teaching his diversified technical know-how to young DJs at the musicstore in Cologne. In cooperation with Pioneer he regularly offers workshops for their software “Rekordbox“. You can catch Johann van Mercey and his guests monthly live at his own stream “Merceysounds“ on ustream and youtube.