Pedro Mercado




Label Manager

Progressive-, Organic-, Afro- HOUSE
Melodic TECHNO

Pedro Mercado is a very experienced & passionate international artist based in Belgium. His style of music is a unique blend ranging from organic-, afro-, melodic- & progressive-house to ethereal techno & indie dance. He is addicted to electronic music which you can hear in his sets: always presenting the newest tracks combined with a lot of exclusive promos and unreleased stuff from himself and his labels Chrom Recordings & Planet Ibiza Music.

As a Producer Pedro Mercado is one of the most succesful Belgian artists in his style of music, reaching regularly the Beatport TOP100 on many highly regarded international labels (MUKKE, ICONYC, Parquet, Kling Klong, Krafted, Tanzgemeinschaft, Frequenza, Particles, Proton, Awen, Bonzai, Deeperfect, Go Deeva, La Factoria, Natura Viva, Dear Deer, Beatfreak, Manual,...). He got remixed by Rauschhaus, Rodriguez Jr, SNYL, Aaron Suiss, Zoo Brazil, Tash, Peter Makto & Gregory S, Vanita, Nihil Young, Shadow Child, Erdi Irmak, Stefano Richetta, Lake Avalon, Monkey Brothers, DkA, Vijay & Sofia Zlatko, Amir Telem, Christian Monique ... and did remixes for Martin Eyerer, Stas Drive, Stereoporno, Anturage, George Privatti, Wally Lopez, Aves Volare, Oibaf &Wallen, Eleven Of July, Christian Bonori, Jaap Lighthart, Tim Penner,…

Due to these releases & remixes Pedro Mercado is having also gigs abroad: Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Ibiza, France, Switzerland, Mexico, Belarus, Serbia, Russia,... and before the pandemic a lot in his second home country Ibiza (Pacha, Destino, Lio, Savannah, Guarana, Es Vive, Tantra, La Plage,... + some live guest mixes on Ibiza Global Radio & TV). He also performed on international events such as Space Ibiza worldtour, Solar Festival, Katzensprung Festival, ADE,Sonar Off,... Before all this, Pedro Mercado played in most of the best clubs & festivals in his homecountry Belgium: Café d'Anvers, La Rocca, At The Villa, Fuse, Vaag, Versuz Beach, H2O, Decadance, Culture Club, The Temple, Charlatan, Noxx, Pulse Factory, Cherrymoon, ICC Ghent, Flanders Expo Ghent, Extrema Outdoor, Sunrise Festival, Ibiza Beach Festival, … At these parties, he gained a lot of experience by playing alongside international DJs such as Dirty Doering, Marc DePulse, Miss Melera, Britta Arnold, Dobé, Super Flu, Mark Fanciulli, Djuma Soundsystem, Wally Lopez, Ran Salman, Martin Eyerer, Joris Voorn, Davide Squillace, Butch, Matthias Tanzmann, Ida Engberg, Tania Vulcano, Cuartero, Barem, Camilo Franco, Hermanez, Ramon Tapia,...

Pedro Mercado is also hosting some very interesting radio shows: Up-To-Deep on Proton Radio (after being broadcasted before on Ibiza Global Radio for 5 years), Nomadland on Frisky Radio and the Chrom Radio Show on Proton Radio. He also has radio residencies for Planet Ibiza, The Deep Room & Rotationz (the longest running FM radio show in Belgium concerning Quality Electronic Music).

In 2017 Pedro started up his own label Chrom Recordings together with his Ibiza mate Mike Chrom from the famous Planet Ibiza brand. The label focuses on quality electronic music (progressive house, indie dance, melodic techno) from new & established artists from all over the world. In a few years time Chrom has grown into a very credible & successful quality label with many followers and important support. The Chrom artist roster includes some great artists such as Aves Volare, Modeplex, Rauschhaus, AMARE, Eleven Of July, SNYL, Azpecialguest, Yves Eaux, Christian Bonori, The Note V, Zetter, Acado, Fernando Lagreca LIVE, ... and hosted already Label Showcases all over the world (ADE, Berlin, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Mexico, Belarus).

During the covid pandemic and lockdowns Pedro Mercado got also more and more into Organic House. Therefore he created the “AkpaLa” monniker, together with his wife Na Té, to make a clear distinction from his usual known peaktime melodic style. AkpaLa stands for sexy, bohemian, oriental, ethnic, shamanic, tribal & spiritual sounds with a female touch – inspired by events such as Burning Man & Gardens of Babylon. At the same time (2022) Pedro & Mike started their second label next to Chrom: Planet Ibiza Music, focussing on organic-, afro- & melodic- house, hosting label-events already in Belgium, The Netherlands, Thailand & Ibiza. Planet Ibiza Music is run by AkpaLa.

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