Dec 152014
 

Daft Punk Get Lucky Mercurius FM Acid Remix D 800 copy

A classic acid house style remix of Daft Punk’s hit track Get Lucky just in time for the holidays. The track was inspired by dance music pioneer DJ Pierre’s seminal acid house style of music. I also drew inspiration from Daft Punk’s music writing style which integrates beautiful analog synthesizer sounds with the coldness of vintage drum machines. Happy holidays!

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Original song and music by Daft Punk. Remix recorded, produced, and mastered by Mercurius FM in Phoenix, Az.

This track is being offered as “fair use” for “non-commercial” purposes. I am not profiting from the remix. I am offering it as a free artistic tribute to my favorite artists.

Nov 132014
 

keep calm and pay to win

On Facebook, the blog Stoney Roads made a post about EDM being mainstream. In the post, they question if it’s really a bad thing. Now, I will admit, I didn’t read the article, but I decided to express my thoughts on the subject in general. Nonetheless, the post got liked by a lot of people. So I figured I’d re-share my thoughts on how EDM going mainstream has been a negative factor to 99% of the scene.

What it comes down to is that mainstream listeners don’t care about the quality or the history of the music they consume. Therefor, the recognition, money, and honors go to the loudest and most heavily advertised artists. The story of acid house is proof of this… guys like DJ Pierre are STILL relatively unknown to the general public. Mainstream listeners don’t care about originators or innovators. They don’t have the time or the interest to. They listen to the music which is easy for them to find and hear. Music which is served through mass multimedia outlets. This doesn’t make them bad people necessarily. It’s just the way it is. The problem is that quality is not the priority to the most powerful people who sell music. Instead the priority for the industry is finding someone who is marketable and focusing on advertising dollars instead of art. This is why “model DJs” and celebrity DJs are on the rise… Because they’re easy to sell. That’s why all this mainstream exposure has been a bad thing. Previously, tracks got discovered by DJs and word of mouth. House music was not dominated by skinny 20-something white guys from the suburbs. There were gay black men, overweight hispanics, white guys, girls, asians, and more. All types of people from any walk of life had a chance. I’m not saying it was a perfect world; there’s always darkness where there is light… but there was at least a chance to be heard. Now, the only way to get heard is to have enough advertising dollars to outspend your competitors.

Oct 182014
 

mercurius fm - ebola art2

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* What Is Ebola? *

Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes bleeding inside and outside the body. As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding. The disease, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola virus, kills up to 90% of people who are infected.

* How Do You Get Ebola? *

Ebola isn’t as contagious as more common viruses like colds, influenza, or measles. It spreads to people by contact with the skin or bodily fluids of an infected animal, like a monkey, chimp, or fruit bat. Then it moves from person to person the same way. Those who care for a sick person or bury someone who has died from the disease often get it. Other ways to get Ebola include touching contaminated needles or surfaces. You can’t get Ebola from air, water, or food. A person who has Ebola but has no symptoms can’t spread the disease, either.

* What Are the Symptoms of Ebola? *

Early on, Ebola can feel like the flu or other illnesses. Symptoms show up 2 to 21 days after infection and usually include:

High fever
Headache
Joint and muscle aches
Sore throat
Weakness
Stomach pain
Lack of appetite

As the disease gets worse, it causes bleeding inside the body, as well as from the eyes, ears, and nose. Some people will vomit or cough up blood, have bloody diarrhea, and get a rash.

* How Can You Prevent Ebola? *

There’s no vaccine to prevent Ebola. The best way to avoid catching the disease is by not traveling to areas where the virus is found. Health care workers can prevent infection by wearing masks, gloves, and goggles whenever they come into contact with people who may have Ebola.

* Why Is Ebola Spreading So Fast? *

Because when people travel, they lie about the places they have been, such as regions known to be at risk for Ebola. To prevent the disease from spreading, people must be honest and think of the greater good when traveling.

* Why Does Ebola Still Exist In 2014? *

Thanks to poor health care in under developed regions, disease runs rampant. Human life is lost consistently and without a thought. More funding is needed to keep people healthy throughout the world. There is also a disturbingly low amount of money invested in medical research for cures of deadly diseases when compared to other areas of research. There are many schools who have underfunded labs working on these diseases, but they can only do so much.

* What Can I Do To Stop Ebola & Deadly Diseases? *

I encourage you to support any legitimate health organizations who offer care in those regions. I encourage you to make a difference and make a contribution to medical science.

Check these places out…

Johns Hopkins School (Researches many diseases, looking for cures.)http://www.jhsph.edu/giving/

Red Cross (Humanitarian organization. Accepts blood donations.)http://www.redcross.org/

CDC Foundation (Helps distribute health information to many people)http://www.cdcfoundation.org/givenow

Thanks to WebMD.com for the facts used in the video.http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ebola-fever-virus-infection

* CREDITS *

Music is EBOLA by MERCURIUS FM.
Available Oct 21 2014 on http://mercuriusfm.bandcamp.com
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Art by Melissa B. http://melbdrawings.com

Video by Mercurius Creative, LLC. http://mercuriuscreative.com

Oct 182014
 

daft punk homework

Welcome to the 3rd chapter in my Influences playlist series on Spotify. To wrap things up, I give you some more early 2000s flashbacks, which were extremely cutting edge at the time. I’d go so far as to say that if most of the tracks came out today they’d be praised and loved again.

Tracklist:

Feadz – Hawaian Smut
Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul
Para One – Dundun-Dun (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Para One – Midnight Swim (Surkin Drowning Remix)
Gabrielle – Forget About The World (Daft Punk Remix)
Justice – New Lands (Falcon Remix)
Keith – Mona Lisa’s Child (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
Lifelike – Waves
Demon – You Are My High
Cassius – I <3 U SO

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