It all started when my good friend Sven Schaar (who also happens to be my manager) was showing me his DJ controller. He turned it on, showed me his moves and I was immediately sold! Not because of his ‘amazing’ DJ skills, but because of all the possibilities you have when being a DJ! Positive comments A short while later my parents gave me the same DJ controller for my birthday. My day couldn’t get any better! I practiced almost every day and in June 2011, I recorded my very first mash-up. The following monday, I went to school and let my friends listen to it. They showed great enthusiasm, and told me to upload it to YouTube. So I uploaded it, and I got showered in positive comments! The name Merco? This motivated me so much that I was thinking about a career as a professional DJ. I figured I must have a name that people remember. At that time, people in school called me ‘Merco Djenssen’. Mmm… Merco? My artist name was born! What did I do and what do I do? Since then, I made a lot of mash-ups and mix-tapes. More and more people started to follow and support me. Some people even invited me to play on their birthday party! Nowadays I perform regularly at birthday parties, in clubs and even on festivals. I’m still active in the making of mash-ups, bootlegs and mix-tapes. I enjoy everything, and I won’t stop till I drop!