Francis Mercier, the co-founder and head honcho of Deep Root Records (North America's hottest independent record label), is one of NY's most popular Music Producer and DJ. His work has scored collaborations and features with the likes of The Chainsmokers, Willy William, Nicolas Jaar, and Afrojack. Feel free to reach out for all your needs.
Francis Mercier is an international DJ and Music Producer born in New York City and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His diverse background, in combination with his education at Brown University, have greatly influenced and informed the evolution of his style, which he has become renowned for.
Francis' music has reached the top of the Beatport charts, with records such as 'Can You Love Me' and 'Waiting For' peaking at #5 in the Deep House Genre. His productions have been played on BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM Radio, Radio 105 Italy, and NRJ and have been supported by Top Djs worldwide such as Diplo, Skrillex, Oliver Heldens, Don Diablo, Dillon Francis, Morgan Page, Thomas Gold and Shibba San.
His work has also been licensed by world renown companies such as Disney, Porsche, IBM, Netflix, Snapchat and more. Francis also has shared the stage several times with Oliver Heldens, Afrojack, The Chainsmokers, Kygo, Milk & Sugar, Nicky Romero, and Macklemore to name a few at some of the biggest venues in the world such as Marquee NY, Space Ibiza NY, Pacha, Cielo, Santos Party House, Elektricity, and Lavo NY.
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Interview with Francis Mercier
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My EP. I loved working on it and experiment new sounds. I was supported by many industry taste makers and it was phenomenal.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: 100 Singles – some fo my artist project and others for clients
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital as without it todays' progress wouldn't exist
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will be honest with you
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Music Composition. Helping Musicians like myself achieve their goals.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How fast can you do the job. I always answer, the more details I have the faster I can be.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some think electronic music doesn't require music theory knowledge
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your desired result? Do you have references? Examples?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Define your needs
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 6+ Years
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile Electronic And Modern Music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Gorgon City. Very versatile and forward thinking
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Samples make the difference, spend a good amount of time picking the right ones
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Audio Engineering, Sound Design
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Emotions, Technical Knowledge, Professionalism, Top Quality Drums
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Sample selection, Music Compositions w. Chords, Drums, Bass, Vocals
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Ableton 10, Focusrite Forte, Yamaha Speakers, Apple, SM 57, Treated Room, Moog 37 Synthesizer
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Flume, What So Not, Diplo
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Mastering, Production, Ghost Writting