Dutch star formation Showtek (Wouter & Sjoerd Janssen) have made a name for themselves in the international dance scene for a long time now. During their journey, they created some really interesting experimental tracks in collaboration with artists who were sources of inspiration for them. It’s no secret that Showtek have always been inspired by the sounds of the Caribbean islands. Their interest and admiration for genres like reggae and dancehall can be heard from some of their early hits like ‘Booyah’ and ‘Sun Goes Down’. Now, they team up with super talent Noise Cans and reggae singer Capleton for an eclectic collaboration called ‘Mercy’.
Noise Cans & Capleton
“Showtek is all about blending genres” explains Wouter. “When Noise Cans sent me the vocals he worked on with Capleton, I instantly had an idea to create an emotional and ethereal sounding track around it, less ‘big’ but more intimate to support the topic. Loved working with these guys and we are proud of the result and what we all did to this song together.”
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The record is somewhat of a flight through time and musical genres. Blending sounds of the original Reggae and Jamaican Soundsystem culture, that crossed over into Drum & Bass and heavily influenced today’s electronic dance scene. The record follows Showtek’s collaboration with Sevenn ‘Pum Pum‘ that was released in February and appears together with a new record ‘Misbehaving‘ on the eponymous ‘Mercy EP’, which is out now.