Question: What happens when you cross an international pop singer with an up-and-coming producer? Answer: Musical gold.
That is exactly what happened when French-born, Miami-based DJ, Cedric Gervais, got ahold of sultry songstress Lana Del Rey’s single Summertime Sadness from her second studio album, Born To Die. Gervais is able to enhance the song by increasing the tempo and giving the cover a commercialized version of a typically-slow Del Rey track. The remix version has received a fair amount of airtime, both on the radio and in nightclubs around Europe and America, which is helping to expose Del Rey’s music to an audience who may not have listened to her otherwise.
The release of the Summertime Sadness remix has skyrocketed Gervais’s popularity amongst the EDM community. The remix reached #1 on the Beatport charts for an incredible two weeks, and more of his original and remixed tracks have been featured on the BBC, iTunes and other international platforms. As this song is far-and-away Gervais’s biggest track to date, the demand for him to perform around the world has increased exponentially. With a highly successful 2013 under his belt, the producer is looking forward to an equally incredible 2014.
Been living under a rock and haven’t heard Cedric Gervais’s remix of Summertime Sadness yet?! Check it out now!