|DJ Cedric Gervais
|Ultra Records is pleased to announce the debut artist album from Miami’s Club Space resident CEDRIC GERVAIS EXPERIMENT. The album truly lives up to its name, mixing hard house, tribal funk, Balearic beats, and even a little 80s electro into a dizzying tour de club over twelve tracks.
As one of the biggest DJs ever to come out of Miami and three year resident of legendary Club Space, Cedric knows what the people want and isn’t afraid to give it to them on EXPERIMENT.
While he name checks all of his influences and friends on the track “Respect,” the imprint of some (like Roger Sanchez, Sander Kleinenberg, Deep Dish, Laurent Garnier) come out the strongest. Like those legendary DJs known for their marathon sets at the world’s hottest megaclubs, Cedric isn’t afraid to experiment, take risks and ignore boundaries and genres evidenced by standout tracks like hit single “Spirit in My Life” featuring Caroline - already a staple in the sets of all the major DJs, and “Pills.”
Electronic music live act and Paul van Dyk’s Vandit Record darlings Second Sun perform guest vocals on “Halfway Love” and “Touch.” Like many of the tracks on EXPERIMENT, they are so varied in style that they demonstrate a wide range of talent. What unites them is a bassline that no clubber can deny and, of course, Cedric’s special French touch.
Cedric was born in Marseilles on the French Riviera and grew up listening to Laurent Garnier and pre-Homework Daft Punk. He began DJing when at only 15 years old, almost by accident, when he filled in for the scheduled DJ who was too intoxicated to play. After a stint in Saint Tropez, Cedric moved to Paris where he became the youngest resident ever at legendary and notorious Parisian gay club Queen.
After the infamous crackdown on French nightclubs in 1998, Cedric moved to the American Riviera – South Beach, Miami – where the US dance scene was exploding and ready for the Frenchman’s trademark blend of hard Euro house and global beats with residencies at Nikki Beach and Crobar.
While EXPERIMENT marks the beginning of Cedric’s album work, it’s by no means the DJ’s first foray into original production. While his co-production work with hip hop producer Dallas Austin led to some memorable studio experiences with Duran Duran, Janet Jackson and Kelis, label issues kept the material unreleased.
It was Cedric’s first single for Ultra in 2002, “Burning,” that launched him as a producer and artist. “Burning” peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Hot Club Play chart while his remix of “Stillness of Heart” for Lenny Kravitz stormed both the Billboard Dance Music and Club Play charts later that year. In addition to the new album, Cedric had a hand in one of the biggest tracks of the Winter Music Conference 2006 with his remix of Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” along with Second Sun, which is finally getting a release on Positiva.
Also, Cedric’s remix of Sander Kleinenberg's "This is Miami" and remix of Sharam [Deep Dish] “Party All The Time” with partners Second Sun on Yoshitoshi are both receiving extensive air play on Pete Tong’s Radio One Essential Mix show.
Without a doubt Cedric Gervais has already achieved more than most top DJs could ever even hope for, but his reign is just beginning and he is sure to make even more noise with his music before long.
CEDRIC GERVAIS ‘EXPERIMENT’ TOUR DATES
September 16 Miami, FL @ Space
October 6 San Diego, CA @ Belo with Gabriel & Dresden
October 7 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon w/Nic Fanciuli www.avalonhollywood.com
October 14 Miami, FL @ Space
October 20 COLOMBIA @ Cali with Erick Morillo
October 21 Las Vegas, NV @ ICE w/ Donald Glaude www.icelasvegas.com
October 26 San Salvador, El Salvador @ Ambrosia
October 28 Miami, FL @ Space
November 4 Miami, FL @ Space with Sander Kleinenberg
November 11 Miami, FL @ Bang! Music Festival www.bangmusicfestival.com
November 18 Toronto, ON @ The Drink at The Guvernment www.theguvernment.com
November 25 Miami, FL @ Space
December 2 San Jose, Costa Rica @ Vertigo
December 9 Washington, DC @ Glow www.clubglow.com
January 2 Cartagena, Colombia @ Ultra Mar Festival
For more information please visit www.cedricgervais.com
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