With the atypical weather DC has been facing, a trip to Miami is just what the Dr. ordered. Since we couldn’t transplant Club Glow onto Ocean Blvd, Cedric Gervais was gracious enough to bring a little bit of that SoBe heat up north.
From the moment he took over, Ced came hard with it, dropping that signature sound of vivacious Miami house, allowing it to reverberate through the intimate backdrop of Lima Restaurant & Lounge. His command over Traktor and the mixer’s FX options was brilliant; looping buildups, tweaking filters and throwing in enough pink noise to really make us feel Miami. He was reminiscent of a panther stalking its prey, poised to strike, pouncing on its unsuspecting victims, in this case, riveted partygoers; among them DC local and one half of Deep Dish, Sharam.
If at any point you were waiting for a lengthy breakdown or euphoric interlude, you waited until the show was over. That’s just not Ced’s style. From start to finish he was tenacious on the 1’s and 2’s. No rest, just bouncing house. It had that endless, ‘the beat lives on,’ ‘throw your hands in the air,’ feel to it. As the effects-savvy Gervais stung our ears, ice cold blasts of smoke shot out from all directions, cooling us down in preparation for the next batch of sweaty house. When all was said and done the dance floor was full of couples getting busy, a true indication that Cedric had brought that sexy Miami warmth to Club Glow and to DC Nightlife.
Highlights of the night included Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (Steve Angello Remix), Deadmau5 and Chris Lake – I Said (Michael Woods remix?), a sick house edit of “Roxanne,” and fellow Bullitt and Glow DC artist Jooris Voorn’s amazing track “We’re All Clean.” He wrapped things up with a proggy mix of Fatboy Slim’s forever popular “What the Fuck,” and of course, he reminded us with a little help from Sander K, that “This is Not Miami.” Thanks for the update, Ced… See you at WMC!!!Tweet