September 2, 2014

Cedric Gervais Pumps EuroBabes out of Alligator Boots

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OK, so one night we catch reality-show star DJ Pauly D playing an overlarge Irish pub in Wantagh, on Long Island’s South Shore. The next evening, we somehow manage to mingle with the overly fashionable crowd at Kiss & Fly, in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District. Adaptable, we are.

This time, it was Miami favorite—and recent DJ Times cover boy—Cedric Gervais  on the decks, as he worked his Traktor Scratch Pro-loaded laptop for the models-and-bottles crowd. As usual, the Frenchman rocked the smart set down to their alligator boots.

Serving up a dancefloor menu spiced with classics (“Strings of Life”) and of-the-moment producers (Wolfgang Gartner), Gervais was certainly prepping for the upcoming Winter Music Conference. It’ll be a big week for him, as he’ll headline South Beach’s Mynt Lounge on March 25—no doubt displaying February DJ Times cover blow-ups. Additionally, he’ll debut material from his upcoming artist album, Miamication (Ultra Records), which includes golden-throated moments from hitmakers Mya & JES.

Back at Kiss & Fly under a custom-LED ceiling—designed and operated by longtime NYC lightman Dougie Lazer—the Wall Streeters and Trust-Funders boogied with the 6-foot runway walkers and exotic Euro babes. The bartenders juggled vodka bottles like bowling pins. Smiling servers toted sparklers and champagne to the VIP tables. Gervais, of course, kept the beats pumping all night, maintaining a crucial aura of exclusivity. It was a long, long way from Wantagh.

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