At just 15 years old, having success in the French club scene as a DJ and not speaking any English, he decided Paris wasn’t challenging him enough musically so he packed up and moved to Miami. This was at a time when an exciting movement within the club scene was happening in Miami; Big clubs were opening, the power of residencies were becoming ever more evident, Cedric saw this opportunity and jumped in. He secured residencies at the best clubs and parties Miami had to offer – Living Room, Nikki Beach, Crobar and Space. During this time it wasn’t just his DJing that excelled but his studio output too. His first big break came in the form of ‘Spirit of my Life’ in 2006; Pete Tong made it an Essential New Tune on his BBC Radio 1 show. Cedric followed with a string of high profile remixes for the likes of Dubfire and more ‘Essential New Tunes’ followed – namely in the form of 2009’s ‘Mauri’s Dream’ and most recently ‘Molly.’ Enough reason to have a chat with the talented CEDRIC GERVAIS.
So we all want to know: Have you found Molly?
You don’t want to know how many times I’ve been asked that question… ha. How about I turn that one around. Have you found Molly? 😉
Your story is incredible. You started DJing at a very very young age and even went to court to make sure you wouldn’t have to go to school anymore at age 14 so that you could focus on your DJing career. At some point, would you still want to finish your eduction?
It was the right decision for me to leave school and pursue my dreams. I feel like it educated me in ways that a school may not have been able to. I have lots of interests and wouldn’t rule out the idea of finishing my education but at the same time my main focus has, and always will be my music.
What is the best thing about the Miami scene?
The Miami scene is incredible, it’s brings together people from all over the world and there is so much diverse talent constantly emerging. The best thing about the ‘scene’ for me is the people who support it, there is a great community. Everyone knows how to have a good time and there’s an amazing atmosphere between the people.