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Listen: Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) by Lana Del Rey

| by Jacqueline Pabst

Like many DJs of the present day, Cedric Gervais began his career when he was very young. Originally from Marseilles, Gervais moved to St. Tropez at the age of fourteen to take a summer residency at the famed Papa Gaio club. When summer ended, he took a residency at Paris' Queen Club, then decided that he wasn't being musically challenged, and moved to Miami at the age of fifteen. 

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He played at many famous Miami clubs but his first big break came when his single "Spirit of My Life" became an instant hit. Currently, Gervais holds residencies at Liv in Miami and Marquee in Las Vegas, two of the most high profile clubs in the world. In his remix of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness," it's easy to hear his many years of experience creating electronic dance music. He begins the mix by isolating Lana's gorgeous voice then slowly adds some background synth and a clap-beat, building up to a satisfyingly deep and resounding drop. This song is the definition of a club anthem; Gervais couldn't have gotten it more right. Take a listen:

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