The legendary Cerrone has unveiled the first official remix of his recent single, “The Impact.” He has tapped French house maven Mercer for a neo-disco remix that is just as sexy as it sounds. Both artists are members of DJ Snake’s Pardon My French collective, along with Malaa and Tchami. When Cerrone approached him about an official remix, Mercer explains how truly honored he was.
“I used to listen to his albums a lot when I was younger, he’s brought so much to disco and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him and his work,” Mercer shared about honoring Cerrone with a remix. “His single ‘The Impact’ is very spatial and cosmic, I liked the vibe and particularly these Supernature-inspired arpeggios. I wanted to give it something more punchy made for clubs.”
Mercer’s touch repurposes elements of the original, including the single’s iconic speech sample from famed animal scientist Jane Goodall. Along the way, Mercer blends Cerrone’s revitalized disco sound with his own French house production techniques. The result is a remix that will surely light up dance floors across the globe.
Fully embracing the recent resurgence of disco, Mercer released his Neo Disco EP and Neo Disco 2 EP sequel over the past year, which were both met with universal acclaim from fans and critics alike. Mercer has been a huge fan of Cerrone since his early days growing up in France, making him a natural fit to deliver the neo-disco remix of “The Impact.”
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