Cedric Gervais

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Cedric Gervais
Cedric Gervais in 2013.jpg
Cedric Gervais in 2013
Background information
Birth name Cedric DePasquale[1]
Born (1979-06-07) June 7, 1979 (age 38)
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Website www.cedricgervais.com

Cédric Gervais (born Cedric DePasquale; 7 June 1979) is a French DJ, producer of house music and actor living in Miami Beach, Florida.[2][3][4] In 2013, he produced a remix of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness", for which he won a Grammy Award.

Life and career[edit]

Gervais was born in Marseille, he was a resident DJ at Paris' Le Queen Club. In 1998, he moved to South Beach in Miami Beach, he was 19 years old when he left for Miami, and gained residencies at Crobar (now Cameo) and Nikki Beach, before taking over as DJ at the Club Space Terrace.[5] His first single, "Burning", was released with Ultra Records through their sublabel You; in 2006, his debut album The Experiment, featured the single "Spirit in My Life", also on Ultra Records. His production credits include working with Lenny Kravitz, Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, and Rachel Star.[6]

His single "Mauri’s Dream", from 2009, was Pete Tong’s Essential Tune of the Week three weeks in a row;[7] in 2011, Gervais released his second album, titled Miamication.

Gervais also has had two record labels of his own, Sleaze (for digital releases) and Sleaze Industries (for physical releases), he operated the labels during the 2000s releasing progressive and tribal house music.

In April 2012 Gervais released the single "Molly",[8] which was accompanied by a very racy music video,[9] the single was another Pete Tong Essential Tune of the Week and was the highest new dance entry in the official UK charts reaching no. 26,[10] whilst the video racked up over 2.5 million views on YouTube.[11] "Molly" reached no. 1 in the Buzz and Cool Cuts charts,[12] and was day time play listed on Radio One and Sirius.[13] The track also caused controversy between Madonna and Deadmau5, when Madonna made comments about the track while on stage at Ultra music festival in Miami.[14]

In 2013 he produced a number of remixes: Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness", Willy Moon's "Yeah Yeah", Katy Perry's "Wide Awake" and Borgore's "Decisions".

The "Summertime Sadness" remix reached number one on Beatport and remained there for two weeks in February,[15] the track was the No. 1 added track to US radio with 35 adds throughout summer 2013.[16] The remix was then added to BBC Radio 1's A-List, reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart,[17] making it his most successful single to date. The track reached number six on the American Billboard 100,[18] UK iTunes Chart to No. 2 and US iTunes Chart to No. 17. The remix was reviewed in MTV,[19] and The Daily Star,[20] the track also achieved 2x Platinum status in the US.[21] He won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical for the song.[22]

Michael Bay's 2013 film Pain & Gain featured two of Gervais' tracks, including his hit 'Molly'.[23][24] In November 2013, Gervais launched his weekly 'Miamication' Radio Show, which is to be broadcast every Saturday night on SiriusXM,[25] his most recent single, a remix of Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" was released in May 2014 on Spinnin Records. There was also a free give away of the track 'Hashtag' as a thank you to his fans on Facebook.

In February 2014, Gervais partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Miami Children's Health.

In October 2014, Gervais signed to Interscope Records with its related label Polydor Records, in the following month Interscope released his new single "Love Again" on 14 October.[26]

Cedric also appeared as an actor in the Mark Wahlberg drama-historic movies Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day, the first in a role with his friend magnate Dave Grutman. Cedric is a great friend also of the director Michael Bay.

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2014 56th Grammy Awards Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical "Summertime Sadness (Remix)" Won
iHeartRadio Music Awards EDM Song Of The Year Nominated

References[edit]

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  3. ^ – Le producteur français Cédric Gervais nous fais un comeback et au combien remarqué. En effet Madonna elle même à scandé "where is Molly"
  4. ^ Paris Match - Issues 2828-2830 - Page 110 2003 "Les meilleurs D.j. house ou techno jouent là, notamment le Français Cédric Gervais. «A Miami, c'est un fait depuis un ... Les Américains sont convaincus de séjourles Européens dans une Amérique typique."
  5. ^ "Cedric Gervais Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Production credits". palladium.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Pete Tong Essential Tune Three Weeks in a row". houseplanet.dj. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Madonna and Deadmau5 Resolve 'Molly' Miami Fest Spat Over Twitter". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  9. ^ "Cedric Gervais – Who Wants Molly? (Preview)". Dancing Astronaut. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  10. ^ "2012-08-04 Top 40". Official Singles Chart UK Archive. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Cedric Gervais - Molly (Official Music Video) [HD". YouTube. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  12. ^ "Cool cuts chart 17/05/12". Ukmusic.com. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Day time playlisted BBC one and Sirius". siriusxm.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  14. ^ Mike Larkin. "Deadmau5 revives his feud with 'wannabe funky grandma' Madonna". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  15. ^ Lewis, Sean (2013-02-22). "Cedric Gervais’ and Lana Del Rey’s "Summertime Sadness" finds a happy home at #1". Beatport. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  16. ^ "Summertime Sadness Remix Chart Position". hot100us.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  17. ^ "#4 in the UK OFFICIAL CHARTS!". Cedric Gervais. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  18. ^ "Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Holds At No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  19. ^ "Cedric Gervais: Lana Del Rey Remix Reaction ‘Overwhelming’". MTV. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  20. ^ "A glimmer of hope for Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness". Daily Star (United Kingdom). 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  21. ^ Music News Desk. "Cedric Gervais Scores Grammy Nomination for Remix of Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness'". broadwayworld.com. 
  22. ^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". Archived from the original on 1 June 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Pain & Gain 2013 Clip - Cedric Gervais - Molly Scene". YouTube. 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  24. ^ "Pain & Gain (2013)". IMDb. 
  25. ^ "Miamication Radioshow". siriusxm.com. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  26. ^ Geeks News Desk. "Cedric Gervais Signs To Interscope Records/Polydor". broadwayworld.com. 

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