Born and raised in Portland, Mercedes was submerged in a musical culture from a very young age. Raised in an environment influenced by her Afro-Cuban roots while fused with the sounds of Motown, Classic Rock, and R & B, its no wonder that she is connected to music.
Her journey with House began in 1994 when she became a regular attendant of warehouse parties and all ages clubs. It was in those environments that Mercedes developed a keen sense of the Chicago groove. In 2002 she stepped up to the decks, and hasn’t looked back since. She quickly rose to notoriety, and her skills have been recognized on both coasts. Opening for greats such as Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, Diz, Iz, JT Donaldson, Colette and many more.
Dropping her sound from the Miami to the Bay, and of course the Pacific Northwest, Mercedes has become an established representative of the Northwest dance community.