London, United Kingdom
Hailing from North London, Lily Mercer is a DJ, Presenter and the founder and president of Viper Magazine, which was born out of an ever present love of hip hop, a passion for words and a devotion to print publications.
She has a weekly radio show, The Lily Mercer Show, previously on Rinse FM and NTS, playing the best new, underground hip hop.Through the show, she developed a reputation as a tastemaker, playing artists like xxxtentacion, Anderson .Paak, Chance the Rapper, 6lack, SZA, Kali Uchis and more on UK radio for the first time. She was also a regular voice on Beats1 [Apple Music’s internal radio station] hosting the London playlist hours.
As a DJ, Lily has spun for brands including adidas, Nike, BeatsByDre, ASOS, Stance Socks, Skinnydip, Ellesse, Billionaire Boys Club, Mary Katrantzou and Baby-G, plus held down warm up sets at live shows for Zaytoven, DJ Premier, Denzel Curry, GoldLink and Kojey Radical. For Kali Uchis’ first ever UK tour, Lily was her show DJ.