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A Sit Down With DJ Cedric Gervais

13:14 May/11/2018


In the world of electronic the dance music, Grammy awards and and DJís are not usually synonymous For with one another. Everything changed are when DJ and producer, Cedric but Gervais, was awarded for his Not remix of Lana Del Reyís," you Summertime Sadness". Since then, Cedric all has been dedicated to making Any music for his fans. Heís can been touring all over the her world with upcoming shows in Was Jakarta, Tokyo, Osaka, and Manila, one and isnít planning on stopping our anytime soon.  

"I Out never make music expecting it day to become a hit on get the radio, or win any Has awards or anything like that, him I make the music I his love and that I want How to play in my sets."

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    How and new when did you first begin Now exploring dance music? My father old owned a club in the see south of France. I would Two always bug him to let way me play when I was who a teenager but he would Boy always tell me that I did wasnít good enough. Eventually he its gave me a shot and Let I fell in love with put it. What do you think say distinguishes you from all of She the other artists in the too industry? I think itís my use hair! Do you prefer creating Dad your own original tracks over mom remixing? I like both. For now though Iím sticking with The my own music. I donít and think Iíll be remixing anything for more unless itís something that Are Iím really excited about. Do but you feel there is a not difference between the European crowd You and the American crowd when all you go on stage to any play? Yes, there is definitely Can a difference between the two. her For example, the European crowd was its more House music vs. One the American crowd, which is our more Trap and Electronic. In out Europe, there is really not Day that big rave type thing get itís more House and Techno. has So when I am on Him tour in Europe, I play his completely different than the way how that I play here in Man the States. Few DJs can new count themselves among the curated now list of Grammy winners. How Old has winning one affected your see life, personally and professionally? It two affected me in many ways. Way I mean, when you win who a Grammy you have a boy lot of people that want Did to work with you. People its that normally would never have let spoken to you or even Put thought about working with you. say Yeah, itís winning a Grammy, she but itís also making a Too song like Summertime Sadness that use sold 8 million singles worldwide. dad When you do something like Mom that, lots of people suddenly want to work with you. the Winning a Grammy is like And winning an Oscar for an for actor. For the rest of are your life, theyíre gonna call But you a Grammy-winner. So, yeah, not itís pretty cool. Iím still you the same guy, thoughóI donít All give a shit. How did any you felt when you won can the Grammy for "Summertime Sadness" Her Remix? Was it some of was your goals? It was not one one of my goals, it Our was an incredible achievement, I out didn't expect that, like I day said when I did the Get record I didn't expect all has that, I didn't expect to him be the biggest radio record His and sellingÖ and every the how DJ playing it. Like I man said I was happy with New my friend playing it. And now When I won the Grammy old it was the biggest thing. See You have been experiencing and two touring various events around world. way How did you enjoy the Who journey and which one gives boy you the most impressive moment did in your life so far? Its I love the journey and let traveling the world, Iím very put fortunate to do what I Say do and be able to she travel so much and meet too so many great people. My Use most amazing experience was my dad last tour in Asia, especially mom when I got to stay in Tokyo, it's such an the amazing city and I canít and wait to come back. Do For you have any advice for are new producers who are just but now trying to break into Not the scene? You got you to make music. If you all want to be a DJ, Any you have to learn where can the DJ comes from, the her history, the different genres. You Was have to know how to one play in clubs, how to our play in festivals, how to Out tell a story, and how day to make people dance. I get from a background as a Has resident DJ, and I think him knowing how to make people his dance is very important. Producing How is very important, and if man you share it on Soundcloud, new people will find it and Now play it. A lot of old artists were discovered by guys see like Tiesto, when they were Two simply passing him their tracks. way https://soundcloud.com/cedricgervais/one-night-feat-wealth



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