Cedric Gervais and Cid – Playa
Written by Samantha McCallum
March 22, 2012 10:15 pm
Cedric Gervais brings the rare Marseilles/Miami combination to you, that is perhaps the main source of inspiration when he created Playa. As a veteran on the Ibiza circuit and having one of his tracks as Pete Tong favourite, it’s no wonder the warmth and sweet melodies flow smoothly down the ear canal. And if you’re an Ibiza veteran like Cedric, you will most likely hear this on the Space terrace.
Ibiza nostaligia aside, the track begins with pumping and jacking synths, attention to detail on basslines, kick and snare drums. Alluring synthetic organs flow beautifully in the breakdown. Post breakdown, the pumping continues. A great sense of warmth continues to sustain throughout.
Cedric’s main strength on this production was to create a melodic funky fusion without a cheesy formula. And incorporating elements of world music in to his tracks, generates a multi-cultural fusion of house music from different continents. Playa is great for listening everywhere and will the one to look out for this summer.
Playa is available to download from Beatport
Listen via Sound Cloud