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Joyce Mercedes

Joyce Mercedes’star has evolved into a DJ of great stature. Since 1999 her DJ career took her around the globe. She performed at clubs such as; Space World tour (Ibiza), Pacha, Supperclub, Ministry of sound, Nikki beach and festivals such as Amsterdam Dance Valley, Impulz outdoor, Sensation white, Miami WMC, and many others. At this moment she has performed in more than 70 countries and appeared in over 50 magazines and covers. Belonging to the top female DJ’s in the world. Her genre: House / Tech / Techno with keywords like hypnotic – sexy – driven - energetic – uflifting with some serious Toughness

 - “ I love to see people shine and give them “the” uplifting happy feel with my music”-

From an early age Joyce Mercedes passion for music was burning. At the age of 6 years she was dancing and singing on tables her favorite songs. Took every possibility to perform as much as possible at events. Acting singing dancing she loved it all. The last year of her elementary school she participated in a girl group imitating the Dutch hit sensation “Dolly Dots” and performed around the Netherlands. Always blindfolded by her cassette player, getting the best tracks in the right order recorded: knowing “This must.. touch the hearts of others like it does mine” Her compassion for vynil started in the same years, the collection of her mother was a trigger and when she inherited the technics turntable from her deceased father at the age of 9. vynil was on. She started to spend many time in the local recordstore and a record collector was born.

She passed her Athenaeum-diploma and began a study Economics. Next to her study she started to work as a dancer for leading organizations like Pantera and X-tension. She than decided to move and live in Amsterdam. This was followed by a sparkling dance show in which Joyce performed together with Irene Scholtes in the most famous clubs around the world. (Liquid –Miami / IT Amsterdam / Live New York / RoxY Amsterdam / Escape – Amsterdam / Le bain –Paris / Manumission – Ibiza / Pacha Ibiza / Space Ibiza etc etc)

Her passion for music lies in her dancing as well as her singing. In the recent past Joyce was part of "Centerfold", the famous Dutch pop group that sang in 1998 to a sold out Amsterdam Arena during half time of the classic football game Ajax-PSV. "Centerfold" also added lustre to the 15th year anniversary of Playboy. She worked regularly as a model, featuring in campaigns for Heineken, Campari, Gap-Star and Playboy, Maxim and FHM magazine and has done various top 10 video clips, commercials and guest rolls in movie’s.

All of this shows her huge passion for music. While participating in the Popgroup Joyce then decided to buy some turntables and master the art of mixing. Her first performance before an audience took place in sunny Miami at a private party. Quickly the bookings started to roll in, acuminating in the residency DJ spot at the well known Amsterdam Supperclub and the 2 year Space World Tour to crown it all off. At this moment Joyce has performed in almost every famous foreign club in Europe, North America, South-America as well as in the Far East. She will regularly be visiting several continents in one month. At this moment she has performed in more than 70 countries an impressive achievement which has made other great DJ’s heads spin. This demonstrates that Joyce is exceptionally talented – Belonging to the top female DJ’s in the world. worked/performed together with some of the best artists such as Paul van Dyk, Sasha, John Digweed, Anthony Pappa, James Holden Derrick May and so on

Without labelling Joyce as a purist, she has house in the most pure form in her blood. The marvellous choice of records shows her nose for quality and her exceptional mix-technique is based on a combination of inborn talent and perseverance. With her various ways of mixing, which is now and then easy and accessible, vocal records will not be avoided, but which is at other moments becomes deep and trippy, Joyce turns out to be a hypnotist who knows how to stun the dance floor. The words tribal, funky, techy, minimal, full of soul, techno trancy and sexyness can all be found in her musical vocabulary.

She has successfully finished the Audio Engineering diploma at the famous School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in Amsterdam in 2004, followed by the more specialized course in Electronic Music Production. She has now started with producing her own music. launched her own label QOC and released varies underground dance music on it. Her first solo release “Golden Glow” a pure and solid Progressive track taking you on a 12 minut trip. Released on QOC recordings 2004 and rereleased on Fraud recordings in 2015. Collaborating with Ismael Rivas, Behind blue eyes & Krusseldorf, Christian Cambas and Splashfunk on several productions. Released two DJ mix compilations ‘Best female DJ’s of the world” (Clubstar 2007) and Pure (QOC 2009). A rework of the massive hit ‘Dominator’ has been released on Lifted house (2015)

She worked with Axel Brodie aka Gerry Owens on her vocal album

Gerry Owens is known for his work with U2 / Sinead O’conner / David Bowie / Nine Inch Nails The first single of the album “Give it up” brings a steamy videoclip with famous dutch actor Tygo Gernandt.  The project is on pauze

September 2014 she had the honer to be a contestant at “Celebrity Pole dancing” on dutch national TV RTL5. 12 dutch celebrities battle’ing for the ‘Golden Pole’. Here she showed her dance passion for a wide audience.

At this moment she is working on her club tracks. When all will be released is just a matter of time.

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