Joey Mercedes readies ‘Jump For Joy, Pause For Peace’ on toucan sounds.

Joey Mercedes is a DJ/producer based in New York whose previous releases include a record on Spanish label lowsounds in 2020 as well as a string of self-released tracks via Bandcamp. Joining the toucan sounds family with his latest offering, Mercedes teams up with label friends and family Brandon Markell Holmes, Robert PM, Red Velvet Papi and Lyric Christian for a standout release packed with funky house collaborations.

Leading the EP, ‘It Goes On’ sees Mercedes and label-boss Robert PM crafting lush soundscapes and chunky drums, providing the base for Brandon Markell Holmes’ gentle vocal performance. Following is ‘San Tropez’, which sees Holmes’ providing a combination of singing and spoken word over a bouncy house track with pumping kicks, blissful sax, and rattling percussion, before ‘Ardor (Interlude)’ brings dreamy pads and a dense, evolving arrangement.

‘Perplexed’ features New York-based rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer Red Velvet Papi and is a grooving vocal house production with wonky synths and skippy drums. ‘Fulton’ follows the same trajectory, bringing together Holmes and NYC singer-songwriter Lyric Christian over an irresistible, immaculately produced house jam. Additional instrumental versions of ‘It Goes On’, ‘Perplexed’, and ‘Fulton’ are included to round out the release.

Brooklyn’s toucan sounds are a label at the forefront of emerging sounds and artists based out of the You Too Can Woo studios in New York. Since its inception in 2018, the imprint has been championing acts such as musclecars, Haruka Salt, Brandon Markell Holmes, and more.

Joey Mercedes ‘Jump For Joy, Pause For Peace’ drops via toucan sounds on 26th April 2022.




Artist: Joey Mercedes & Red Velvet Papi
Title: Perplexed
Label: toucan sounds
Release Date: 2022-07-08




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Juany Bravo

Managing Editor