Cedric Gervais

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Cedric Gervais
Cedric Gervais in 2013.jpg
Background information
Birth name Cedric Gervais
Born (1979-06-07) June 7, 1979 (age 35)
Genres House
Occupations Disc jockey, record producer
Associated acts Same Difference
Website www.cedricgervais.com

Cédric Gervais (born 7 June 1979 in Marseille) is a French DJ and producer of house music currently living in Miami Beach, Florida.[1][2][3]

Musical career[edit]

Gervais was the biggest resident DJ at Paris' Le Queen Club. In 1998, he moved to South Beach in Miami Beach. He was 15 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.[4] His first single, "Burning", was with Ultra Records. In 2006, his debut album The Experiment, featured the single "Spirit in My Life", also on Ultra Records.[5] 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.[8]

Gervais also has had two record labels of his own, Sleaze and Sleaze Industries.[9]

In April 2012 Gervais released the single ‘Molly’,[10] which was accompanied by a very racy music video.[11] 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,[12] whilst the video racked up over 2.5 million views on YouTube.[13] ‘Molly’ reached no.1 in the Buzz and Cool Cuts charts,[14] and was day time play listed on Radio One and Sirius.[15] 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.[16]

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 No.1 on Beatport and remained there for 2 weeks in February.[17] The track was the No.1 added track to US radio with 35 adds throughout summer 2013.[18] The remix was then added to BBC Radio One’s A-List, reaching No.4 in the Official UK Charts,[19] making it his most successful single to date. The track reached number 6 on the American Billboard chart,[20] UK iTunes Chart to No.2 & US iTunes Chart to No.17. The remix was reviewed in MTV,[21] and the The Daily Star.[22] The track also achieved double platinum status in America.[23] He won a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical for the song.[24]

Michael Bay's 2013 film Pain & Gain featured two of Gervais' tracks, including his hit 'Molly'.[25][26] In November 2013, Gervais launched his weekly 'Miamication' Radio Show, which is to be broadcast every Saturday night on SiriusXM.[27] 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, Cedric 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.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Experiment
Miamication

Extended Plays[edit]

Title Album details
The Experiment EP

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[28]
BEL
(FL)

[29]
CAN
[30]
NZ
[31]
SCO
[32]
UK
[33]
UK Dance
[34]
US
[35]
"Spirit in My Life" 2007 Experiment
"Mauri's Dream" 2009 Miamication
"Disclaimer"
"Leave Me Alone" 2010 34
"Where Ever U Are"
(featuring Jessica Sutta)
2011
"Love Is the Answer"
(with Mýa)</span
"Molly" 2012 81 18 26 5 Non-album singles
"You Got the Look"
"Summertime Sadness"
(Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais)
2013 3 7 30 2 4 6
"Young and Beautiful"
(Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais)
"Adore You" (Remix)
(Miley Cyrus vs. Cedric Gervais)
2014
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[39]
US
R&B

[40]
US
Rap

[41]
"Molly"
(Tyga featuring Cedric Gervais, Wiz Khalifa and Mally Mall)
2013 66 22 16 Hotel California

Other songs[edit]

  • 2001: Burning Ultra Records
  • 2002: Cedric Gervais & Maurizio Ruggiero pres. 440 Central -Talking About The Revolution [Hydrogen Records]
  • 2003: Cedric Gervais Featuring Christy Prais - Let's Keep It Real Ultra Records
  • 2004: Cedric Gervais And DJ Pedro Pres. French Sleaze -Chemical Reaction [Sleaze Industries]
  • 2009: No Offense [Sleaze Industries]
  • 2013: Deja Vu
  • 2013: Flip [Toolroom Records]
  • 2013: The Look
  • 2013: Snowmass
  • 2013: Put Em High [Spinnin Records]
  • 2013: Deception (And Borgore) [Spinnin']
  • 2013: Things Can Only Get Better (And Howard Jones) [3Beat/Spinnin]
  • 2013: Never Come Close (and CID) [Spinnin']
  • 2014: The Look [Spinnin']
  • 2014: Hashtag

DJ Mix CDs[edit]

Remixes[edit]

  • 2007: JdotP - 'Sid Bubble' [Azuli]
  • 2011: BT - 'Le Nocturne De Lumiere' [Nettwerk Records]
  • 2012: Katy Perry - ‘Wide Awake' [EMI]
  • 2012: Borgore - 'Decisions' [Buygore Records]
  • 2012: Willy Moon - 'Yeah Yeah' [Island Records]
  • 2013: Dido - 'End of Night'
  • 2013: Lana Del Rey - 'Summertime Sadness' [Interscope Records]
  • 2013: Mish Mash - 'Speechless' (With A. Becks)
  • 2013: Florence + the Machine - 'You Got The Love'
  • 2013: Lana Del Rey - 'Summertime Sadness'
  • 2013: Lana Del Rey - 'Young And Beautiful'
  • 2014: Miley Cyrus - 'Adore You'

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mkplace.olympe-network.com/?p=169
  2. ^ – Le producteur français Cédric Gervais nous fais un comeback et au combien remarqué. En effet Madonna elle même à scandé "where is Molly"
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ "Cedric Gervais Bio, Music, News & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cedric Gervais Discography". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  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. ^ Gervais Cedric Gervais discography at MusicBrainz
  9. ^ "Sleaze Industries". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  10. ^ "Madonna and Deadmau5 Resolve 'Molly' Miami Fest Spat Over Twitter". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Cedric Gervais – Who Wants Molly? (Preview)". Dancing Astronaut. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  12. ^ "2012-08-04 Top 40". Official Singles Chart UK Archive. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Cedric Gervais - Molly (Official Music Video) [HD". YouTube. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  14. ^ "Cool cuts chart 17/05/12". Ukmusic.com. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  15. ^ "Day time playlisted BBC one and Sirius". siriusxm.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  16. ^ Mike Larkin. "Deadmau5 revives his feud with 'wannabe funky grandma' Madonna". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  17. ^ 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. 
  18. ^ "Summertime Sadness Remix Chart Position". hot100us.com. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  19. ^ "#4 in the UK OFFICIAL CHARTS!". Cedric Gervais. 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  20. ^ "Robin Thicke Leads Hot 100, Katy Perry Holds At No. 2". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  21. ^ "Cedric Gervais: Lana Del Rey Remix Reaction ‘Overwhelming’ | Cedric Gervais". MTV. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  22. ^ "A glimmer of hope for Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness". Daily Star (United Kingdom). 2013-08-03. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  23. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Cedric-Gervais-Scores-Grammy-Nomination-for-Remix-of-Lana-Del-Reys-Summertime-Sadness-20131220
  24. ^ "56th Annual GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees". Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Pain & Gain 2013 Clip - Cedric Gervais - Molly Scene". YouTube. 2013-08-12. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  26. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980209/soundtrack
  27. ^ "Miamication Radioshow". siriusxm.com. Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  28. ^ "Discography Cedric Gervais". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Discografie Cedric Gervais". ultratop.be (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  30. ^ "Cedric Gervais – Chart History: Billboard Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Discography Cedric Gervais". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  32. ^ "2012-08-04 Top 40 Scottish Singles Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Cedric Gervais" (select "Singles" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  34. ^ Peak chart positions for singles on the UK Dance Chart in the United Kingdom:
  35. ^ "Cedric Gervais – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  36. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  37. ^ "RIAA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  38. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Cedric Gervais" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  39. ^ "Tyga – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  40. ^ "Tyga – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  41. ^ "Tyga – Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 

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