So I’m back in the city of the Golden Angel, green buggie taxi cabs and absolutely insane bus drivers. I got nothing but love for Mexico City, but mostly because I get to see family I haven’t seen in over a year. So last night I got a visit from my cousin David Souza, fashion designer and CEO of his model agency, Paragon Models. So during one of our catch-up chats, he kept interrupting me, asking if we could listen to a song from one of his friend’s bands. After a while, I gave in. Ah silly billy, I should have listened the first time.
Disco Ruido is an electro dance collective from Mexico City, but I have lil’ feeling lead singer Mercedes Nasta is originally from or has lived for a considerable time in my home town, Queretaro. Mrs. Love, a laid back summer-grooved tune built upon a sample excerpted from the Beatles’ You Know My Name, is no fresh bread in the blogosphere. Notwithstanding, it hasn’t nearly gotten the attention it deserves. So if you don’t know, we’re here to let you know. And if you already know, we’re here to remind you.
There is no doubt that Mercedes’ vocals are unique and eccentric, but I can’t help but picture a threesome between Lykke Li, Regina Spektor and Anja Oyen Vister from Flunk every time I listen. Both Anja and Mercedes bare a beautifully similar foreign accent that will make anybody’s ears quiver. Enjoy.
Everybody knows that life can be wonderful. It’s a soothing delight and it’s moving my life.”