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Jump into 2020 with Cedric Gervais [Interview]




GRAMMY-award winner Cedric Gervais has stunned the electronic music world with his cutting-edge production skills and renowned dance classics. Over the years, he’s released worldwide nightclub anthems and has played a tremendous role in the evolution of dance music overall. This past year, the French-born producer demonstrated the diversity that lies behind his many talents, and we’re certain there’s plenty more where that came from.

Between taking over prestigious club residencies in dance music savvy cities like Las Vegas, New York, Atlantic City, and Miami and constantly cooking things up in the studio, Cedric Gervais just keeps on tackling his goals at an all-time high. The Armada Music prodigy blessed fans with some groovy tracks on the label in 2019, taking steps away from his usual and dropping a dose of musical twists upon us all. We’re not surprised that this change in direction still did Cedric justice, and let’s just say that there’s more to expect in the next upcoming months.

These are just a few of the things that have made the Miami-based artist such a prominent member of the dance music world, and he continues to be one of the most high-in-demand DJs to this day. Despite the constant touring, being signed to multiple record labels, and managing his own label Delecta, there’s been no halt on consistently intriguing music releases and track quality. Cedric Gervais has attained things unimaginable, but he only keeps on proving that fame doesn’t stop there. 

For Cedric, it’s all about the next grand challenge, and we got the chance to speak with the acclaimed house producer ourselves regarding the next big move in his music career. While the past year was quite a successful one, we’re fascinated to hear what he has planned for dance music lovers worldwide in the months to come. Read on to learn more about Cedtric Gervais and his flourishing music career in our exclusive Nocturnal Times Interview below.

Nocturnal Times: Now that 2019 has come to a close, how did the last year of the decade treat you and your music career? What have been your favorite music-related memories over the last year?

Cedric Gervais: It’s been an amazing year – one highlight was premiering my remix of DJ Snake’s “Loco Contigo” at Tomorrowland mainstage with David Guetta. 

Nocturnal Times: You were on the lineup for Creamfields this past summer, can you tell us more about your experience performing at the popular U.K. festival?

Cedric Gervais: Creamfields is one of the best festivals in the world. It was an incredible experience playing over the summer and I can’t wait to come back and do it again. 

Nocturnal Times: Would you say that the music scene in the European countries differs from the music scene here in the states? If so, why do you think that is?

Cedric Gervais: There’s definitely a difference – in Europe, techno and house and progressive house dominate but here in the states bass music is very popular. In the last year or so though tech house has been growing and I think will take over very soon.  

Nocturnal Times: With your many residencies, you’ve had a lot of club appearances all over the globe throughout the year. Would you say that you prefer that more intimate nightclub vibe over a larger crowd at a music festival?

Cedric Gervais: I prefer a more intimate, club vibe since I get to play longer sets and really connect with the audience. 

Nocturnal Times: Should we expect to see your name on more music festival lineups in the near future or do you think you’ll stick more with grand club performances all over the world?

Cedric Gervais:  Both – I like finding a balance between doing the big festivals and smaller club shows.

Nocturnal Times: Tell us more about your latest track, “Hey You” with Dope Lemon. It has a very distinct sound to your usual work, what inspired the track’s melody and your desire to work with Dope Lemon in particular?

Cedric Gervais: When I heard the original, it was such a special record and I was really inspired by the vocal and how unique the record was. Immediately knew I wanted to remix it and put my own spin on it.

Nocturnal Times: With a brand-new year ahead of us, are there any unreleased projects in the works that you’d like to share with us?

Cedric Gervais: I have a new edit coming out of my earlier hit “Spirit in my Life” on Ultra top of next year, that I’m really excited for you guys to hear.

Nocturnal Times: For the remainder of 2020, is there anything in particular that you’re hoping to prioritize in terms of your music career? What is your biggest goal for next year?

Cedric Gervais: In 2020 I plan to continue putting out records consistently and keep finding new places to tour, and reach new audiences. And I have some exciting collaborations in the works, stay tuned!

Photos Courtesy of Cedric Gervais Facebook

Currently based in NYC, I hope to inspire others positively through my writing. Electronic music has become both a passion and a form of inspiration in my life, and I wouldn't change it for the world. I aspire to share this passion of mine with others and help them understand the uplifting potential it can have on our lives!

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