Electronic music has long been used as a medium for escapism, whether that’s the mindful release of the dancefloor or the imagined vistas of outer space. Eddie Merced distils both these qualities into his craft, using the foundational structures of deep techno and house as a carrier for his expansive, star-gazing productions.
Lamont “Mizont” Depew was born in Kingston N.Y on June 20, 1976. At the age of 3 years old, he would move to Boston Massachusetts with his mom & two older brothers. Every Saturday morning, the sounds of W.I.L.D’s “The Time Tunnel” would fill the apartment with Disco & Soul Classics that left a lasting impression on him. Also on Saturday nights, K.I.S.S 108 would play some underground music with Top 40 Pop in between. He would sneak out of bed just to experience the different sounds they would be playing without waking up the whole house. All these moments from the 80’s came into fruition on New Year’s Eve in 94 when he was convinced by his mother to go to “The Boston Loft” because she said, “you need a change in your life for the good”. So on that night Mizont’s life literally changed at that moment.
Detention now likes to play on CDJ 3000's and the nexus 900 mixer to V10 mixer, but he started out playing on 2 Technic 1200’s and Vestax mixer, that he bought 2nd hand from a local music shop in 2003. After Vinyl came the digital age and a different style of DJing, learning quickly that Mac’s are the industry standard for anything Music. Then came Traktor, playing with controllers on a Native Instruments S4 Mk1 and then the S8. What does he do when he’s not Producing or DJing? Detention loves to take his dogs for walks anywhere in nature. Watch Historical documentaries and anything on National Geographic. Lacrosse is a big favorite as well as Football. Loves to explore the essence of a well home cooked meals!