Check out Tonka's Hypermodern Disco Mix of 'Shock Absorber' by London born, rising starlet Mercedes. The multi talented 23 year old of South American and Jamaican descent, has already worked as a dancer for artists such as Will.i.am, Robbie Williams, LL Cool J and Snoop Dog, touring with them and performing at various award shows.
As a child she received a great musical education from her mother's friends, introducing her to artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and particularly Old School Hip Hop. She cites all those old school acts as an influence on her music, keeping a distinctly urban sound that she combines effectively with original electronic rhythms. This combination of sounds is clearly visible in 'Shock Absorber', a quintessential party stomper peppered with influences from flamboyant artists with personality like Grace Jones, Bjork, Radiohead, Prince and David Bowie.