With a Grammy nomination for his mix of Lana Del Rey and a massive remix of Howard Jones “Things Can Only Get Better,” 2013 has been a big year for French born, Miami-based DJ/producer Cedric Gervais.? With his new single “The Look,” he aims to launch 2014 by blending two discordant EDM styles – the UK obsession of ’90s styled Nu-House and big room electro.? The results work surprisingly well, with the synth-pop intro leading into a very aggressive and grinding electro beat.? The melody of the synth line is repeated in drops replayed with different effects.? Something about the intro, though, sounds so familiar to me – I am not sure if I am hearing a replay of Yaz’s “Don’t Go” or Eric Prydz “Pjanoo.”? Or is it a replay of “Pjanoo” using the synths of “Don’t Go”??? Or if it’s not “Pjanoo” is it Patrice Rushen’s “I Was Tired of Being Alone” or Double You’s “Run To Me” or Ohio Players “Love Rollercoaster?”? Well, whatever it is, after this becomes the club monster that it will no doubt become, don’t be surprised if he enlists the vocal talents of an ’80s pop tart to sing a top line (how about Sheena Easton?). That would be the absolute perfect way totally mash up the decades.
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Cedric Gervais – “The Look”