Phoenix Comicon 2016 Panels

I’m proud to announce I’ll be hosting a few panels and assisting with some others this year at Phoenix Comicon. I’ve always had a passion for video games and their music, not only as a listener, but also as an award winning creator of game music. I’m excited to share my thoughts on the subject with you during Phoenix Comicon.

Below is a listing of the panels I will be hosting:

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THURSDAY

RETRO VIDEO GAME MUSIC 101
Location: North 129B
When: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
About:
A look back at the most iconic and memorable video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. This nostalgic panel will cover the music of video games from legendary systems like the NES, SNES, Genesis, and Game Boy. We will also pay respect to their composers and legacy. Discover the rich musical history of Final Fantasy, Castlevania, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Chrono Trigger, Streets of Rage, and more! Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, BabySoftMurderHands.com.

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FRIDAY

DYSTOPIAS: THE RISE AND FALL OF SOCIETIES
When: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: North 231BC
About:
The image of the future is not always democracy and shiny stuff. Sometimes it’s widespread civil oppression and technology which expands the human condition, for better or worse. Join us as we discuss the elements which lead to dystopia and it’s downfall, from Orwell to cyberpunk to Hunger Games. Topics will include mega corporations, cybernetics, transhumanism, and government oppression.
HISTORY OF DOOM: THE RISE AND FALL OF ID SOFTWARE
When: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
Location: North 132A
About:
How did a small group of computer programming wiz-kids become Ferrari-driving gaming rockstars? This panel discusses the history of Id Software including Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. We also look at what they’re doing now, and what the future could hold. This will also include a discussion on the controversial 2016 Doom reboot.

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SATURDAY

YOUR FAVORITE VGM: REMIXED
When: 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: North 132A
About:
With the rise of both video games and dance music to mainstream popularity, gamers and DJ’s are often one and the same. We have curated a selection of some of the very best video game remixes ever made. Video game remixes demonstrated will range from Sonic and Mega Man to Doom and F-Zero. We will also give some information for those who would like to become video game music remixers including tips and advice on arrangement and effects from dance music artist Mercurius FM. Presented by Mercurius FM, an avid retro gamer who produces video game remixes, throws gaming nightclub parties, and has reached worldwide audiences as an award winning DJ/Music Producer. He also operates a video game website which gets thousands of visits a month writing about his opinions on gaming, BabySoftMurderHands.com.

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OUT NOW: Blade Runner Synthwave Remix

After some delays, I’m happy to share with you my synthwave remix of Blade Runner!

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Watch the VHS video here on YouTube:

Download and Stream it for FREE on Bandcamp!

(Free Bonus: By downloading this free Blade Runner remix, you will also get a free download of my synthwave single Arkanoid!)

Press Release:
Electronic music artist Mercurius FM offers his take on the dystopian sci-fi classic with his synthwave remix of Blade Runner. Amidst buzz of a sequel in the future, Mercurius FM brings back the tones of the seminal cyberpunk flick with rich detuned synthesizers paying tribute to the original composer, Vangelis. True to his nature, this Blade Runner remix adds more punch to the original, giving both listeners and dancers something to enjoy. Included with the free download of this classic remix is his brand new synthwave single, Arkanoid.

Get it at: mercuriusfm.bandcamp.com

Download, blog, DJ this track as much as you want. Share this link if you like what you hear!

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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.

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OUT NOW: ARKANOID

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Available now worldwide: ARKANOID by MERCURIUS FM

Watch the official music video:

Available Now On:

Spotify / iTunes / Beatport / Google / Amazon / Tidal / Juno / Bandcamp / YouTube

Arkanoid Press Release:

Electronic music producer Mercurius FM is releasing Arkanoid, the debut single on his record label Broken Synth Recordings. It is a retro flavored synthwave release available on March 24th, 2016. Originally recorded during a video game development competition (which his team won), Mercurius FM took the basic demo he created in an hour and transformed it into a full on dance track. With the original mix clocking in at a casual 120 BPM, you get a uniquely synthetic sound, coupled with a funky beat that can jam along with retro champions such as Chromeo and LifeLike. Mercurius FM follows it up with a 128 BPM club mix featuring enhanced percussion and a much heavier sound. Finally, for the audio nerds and DJs, there is a “Drumapella” which solos in on the ‘Prince-esque’ 80s drum machine beat. The original mix will be available as a free download for a limited time along with his synthwave remix of the ending music from Blade Runner.
Mercurius FM is an electronic music artist. His award winning tracks get play by influential DJ’s around the world. He’s made official remixes of various artists and topped online charts over the years with his signature bootleg remixes. Mercurius FM is a passionate performer obsessed with mixing genres from house and techno to trap and video game music.

Broken Synth Recordings is a record label founded for the sole purpose of releasing creative electronic music to those who want to hear it. With sharp cover art made and a DIY punk mentality, Broken Synth welcomes you to hear some new music, no matter who you are.

Please email brokensynthrec@gmail.com for interviews and promo copies of Arkanoid.

http://mercuriusfm.com
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Arkanoid Official Music Video Out Now!

Video by Felix Rothschild

Electronic music producer Mercurius FM is releasing Arkanoid, the debut single on his record label Broken Synth Recordings. It is a retro flavored synthwave release available on March 24th, 2016. Originally recorded during a video game development competition (which his team won), Mercurius FM took the basic demo he created in an hour and transformed it into a full on dance track. With the original mix clocking in at a casual 120 BPM, you get a uniquely synthetic sound, coupled with a funky beat that can jam along with retro champions such as Chromeo and LifeLike. Mercurius FM follows it up with a 128 BPM club mix featuring enhanced percussion and a much heavier sound. Finally, for the audio nerds and DJs, there is a “Drumapella” which solos in on the ‘Prince-esque’ 80s drum machine beat. The original mix will be available as a free download for a limited time along with his synthwave remix of the ending music from Blade Runner.
Mercurius FM is an electronic music artist. His award winning tracks get play by influential DJ’s around the world. He’s made official remixes of various artists and topped online charts over the years with his signature bootleg remixes. Mercurius FM is a passionate performer obsessed with mixing genres from house and techno to trap and video game music.

Broken Synth Recordings is a record label founded for the sole purpose of releasing creative electronic music to those who want to hear it. With sharp cover art made and a DIY punk mentality, Broken Synth welcomes you to hear some new music, no matter who you are.

Please email brokensynthrec@gmail.com for interviews and promo copies of Arkanoid.

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Soundcloud Sucks & Disabled My Downloads. All Downloads Moving Here Soon!

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So I got a second strike for a free remix download from an official remix contest. Now my downloads are disabled. I pay for this account so that my fans can have a lot of free downloads. Now Soundcloud has robbed you of that. I will be removing all music from this page in about a week. All music will be available on http://MERCURIUSFM.COM.

Thank you to all my fans who have enjoyed and supported my music. I’m sorry about this, but blame Soundcloud for being absolute losers and crooks.

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Why I Tag My Music With #EDM Despite It’s Ugly Reputation With the Underground

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I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I want to talk about EDM and it’s perceived stigma.

I will be the first to admit it… At first, I hated the concept of EDM. I mean, after all, we had genres already. We already called our music Electronic Music… or Dance Music. Previously, it was called Electronica. Of course, there were other names before that.

As EDM became a household name, I noticed a large divide in the scene… the underground people went further underground and the mainstream scene continued to push EDM in an almost circus like manner.

Then people started to say EDM is an actual separate genre… meanwhile it’s not. It’s like rock. Within rock we have classic rock, metal, heavy metal, punk, etc. Well, similarly, with EDM we have house, techno, dubstep, etc.

Then the really ugly stuff came out about ghost producers. Something that is disconcerting in a genre where the artists are called “producers”. Then things got even worse with multiple DJs being caught unplugged, socialites began DJing elite venues, and popular producers belittled the art of DJing and live performance in general.

As with any popular genre, you will get copycats and people reproducing a popular sound for a quick buck. You’ll get the fakers who pay incredible amounts of money for 15 minutes of fame. You’ll also get talented people who say and do stupid stuff.

However, this shouldn’t mean the whole genre of EDM is trash… and it doesn’t.

At first, I fought EDM. Then I realized, it’s a home for all dance music lovers to come together. That’s why I tag my music EDM in addition to specific sub-genres… Who says a trap chick can’t like techno? Who says an old school house music guy wouldn’t love a future funk song? The idea of thinking a hashtag will force a listener away is insane. I know there are much smarter people in this world than that. Electronic music has always had a very rich and diverse culture regardless of your color, gender, and/or orientation. EDM is the ultimate representation of this, and must be embraced both by the old schoolers and the new fans. New genre’s are appearing at a rapid rate, along with new artists and labels. If I didn’t believe in new music, I wouldn’t create new tracks and make DJ sets with new music. I wouldn’t be starting my record label Broken Synth, which is preparing to release cutting edge, new electronic music.

I’m excited to see how things unfold and to find out what electronic music is called in 20XX!

If you would like to discuss this with me, connect with me at the profiles below.

Twitter.com/MercuriusFM
Instagram.com/MercuriusFM
Youtube.com/MercuriusFM
Soundcloud.com/MercuriusFM
Facebook.com/MercuriusFM

Stream & Download my Trap DJ Mix for Shaq (includes tracklist)

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Last week, Shaq’s radio station Shaq Fu Radio aired my trap mix in two 30 minute segments. Thanks to everyone who listened! The mix is a representation of my favorite hype bass music styles which include trap, jersey club, philly club, b’more, and booty house.

For those who missed it, or simply want to hear it again, the DJ set is now available to stream on MixCloud! The link includes a full timed tracklist and download link (in the description)!

Stream and Download Here

Here is the tracklist for your convenience:

  • MajorLeagueWobs – Space Odyssey 2001 Theme Trap Remix
  • Hoodboi – Palm Reader (DJ McChicken & Sammy Seagull Remix)
  • Duck Sauce – Spandex (Big Dope P Remix)
  • DeejayFlex973 – Back It Up (Dj Flex Remix) Ft. Lil E
  • Swizzymack – HØØD
  • Daft Punk – One More Time (Laidback Luke Bmore Edit)
  • Drake – Hotline Bling (You Used To DJ Taj Remix)
  • Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (Marvin Machine Ingwell Remix)
  • Mercurius FM – ST1NGRAY (Mercurius FM Remix)
  • TT The Artist – Thug It Out (Big Dope P Remix)
  • MajorLeagueWobs – Illuminati (X-Files) theme trap remix
  • Mercurius FM – Rooster Bounce
  • Chromeo – Sexy Socialite (Boys Noize Remix)
  • Aylen – MVRIO KVRT
  • MajorLeagueWobs – Green Trill Zone
  • Alice DeeJay – Better Off Alone (K Theory Remix)
  • Justice – Let There Be Light (DJ Funk Remix)
  • Swizzymack – Big Butt
  • DJ Taj Ft Dj Flex – Only (EMG Remix) Clean No Drops
  • Diplo x CL x RiFF RAFF x OG Maco – Doctor Pepper (Mercurius FM Remix)
  • Feadz – The Purpose ft Texi Latex (Mercurius FM Remix)
  • Etc!Etc! – Juicy Ft Fatman Scoop (Mercurius FM Booty Remix)
  • Feadz – Population Shift ft The Variable Man
  • Ron Wasserman – Power Rangers Theme Song (SAYMYNAME Trap Remix)
  • Mercurius FM – Shaq Fu (Cover)

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Listen to Shaq Fu Radio!

In the mix on Shaq Fu Radio Part 2

My mix didn’t air last night because of technical difficulties, however it aired tonight. Thanks to everyone who listened.

Tomorrow, catch Part 2 of the DJ mix I made for Shaquille O’Neil’s Shaq Fu Radio.

It’s a really hard mix blending trap, jersey club, philly club, b’more, and booty house.
No boundaries. Just pure fun booty bouncing music.

Listen on Shaq Fu Radio Wed 10PM EST / 7PM PST!

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Also….
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