Miami's Cedric Gervais Wins Grammy for Lana Del Rey "Summertime Sadness" Remix

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Grammy award-winner Cedric Gervais.

After last night's Grammy Awards, everyone is talking about Daft Punk's appearance (and a most awkward display of white people dancing), not to mention Beyoncé's oh-so-very-hot performance, and Queen Latifah marrying everyone while Macklemore provided the music.

But before all of that went down, while everyone was coming down the red carpet, Cedric Gervais took home a Grammy. The LIV and Story resident DJ beat out other acts like Andy Caldwell, Photek, and Alesso in the category of "Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical)" for his reworking of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness."

See also: Miami's Ten Best Music Releases of 2013

We here at Crossfade picked the cut as one of our favorite 2013 local releases for good reason.

Del Rey released the single in 2012 without much fanfare. It wasn't until Gervais gave the track a boost into club-anthem territory that it took off and charted at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, original a melancholy ode to the summer fling, instantly became the hit of the summer. It was inescapable, dominating everywhere, from the nightclubs to radio airwaves.

See also: Cedric Gervais on EDM: "There Aren't Many Artists That Inspire Me Right Now"

Gervais, of course, isn't new to the music industry. He's been doing what he does for a very long time and has probably played at every major Miami nightclub. In December, he returned to his old stomping grounds, Space, to play at the venue that arguably made him into a household name.

So what's Gervais doing next? According to reports today, the Grammy winner will be giving Miley Cyrus' latest single, "Adore You," the remix treatment. That cut has failed to match the popularity of her previous releases "Wrecking Ball" and "We Can't Stop," so perhaps Miley is hoping he can do for her track what he did for Del Rey.

Congrats, Gervais!

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Josh Abell
Josh Abell

They started giving awards for that in 1998, I believe. I feel you man. I see you know Jackie Araujo?

T.j. Garcia
T.j. Garcia

Sorry I don't listen to what pop culture tells me is cool...

T.j. Garcia
T.j. Garcia

Josh Abell, I obviously haven't been concerning myself with these pop culture award shows... Still kinda lame that you can win an award for tweaking something you didn't create, but hey, that's just my opinion.

Josh Abell
Josh Abell

Dude, where have you been? That has been a category in the Grammys since 1998. David Guetta and Skrillex has won it twice each. Remixing and sampling music have be done for decades. Sounds like you are the one with songs on repeat @ t.j. Garcia.

jerometurner10
jerometurner10

Cedric Gervais a household name? Where do you guys buy your crack? I don't think any d.j. has become a household name with the exception of Daft Punk.

Aimeet D Terrades
Aimeet D Terrades

Would have been nice to hear. The Grammy's sucked last night.

rain.zen
rain.zen

The remix it's horrible. Lana Del Rey didn't give a shit about Gervais and his stupid remix. Del Rey not even talked to Gervais, they never met, the song was pushed by her label in this remixed form to make some money from idiots on psycho-stimulants and to give a grammy to a nobody who put some beats on gorgeous song written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels. Fuck the grammies

Mike Dukes
Mike Dukes

^ content. listening to the same music fills me with contempt. lol Miami New Times I have a feeling dave grutman will be throwing a party soon at LIV Miami

T.j. Garcia
T.j. Garcia

Miami New Times; There-in lies the problem; we've become a society, so easily amused and blinded by shiny lights, that we listen to the same songs on repeat, and are perfectly contempt.

Allan Baldwin
Allan Baldwin

T.J., "Remixing" has been around since the golden age of classical (reinterpreting), jazz (interpolating) and even in literature (see William Burroughs' cut-up technique).

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

T.j., the category isn't new. Been around for a while. Also, every now and then a great remix can eclipse the original.

Gregory Raveen Ramsaran
Gregory Raveen Ramsaran

Considering I prefer the remix to the original, it's good that he got it. Now if Pitbull won it, it would be a different story because we all know he doesn't make his own anything.

T.j. Garcia
T.j. Garcia

You get Grammy's for making a remix Now?! So you don't even need to make your own music, just take somebody else's work and add to it... We're doomed, thanks Obama!

JoseDuran
JoseDuran moderator communitymanager

@rain.zen Tell me how you really feel. Ha! The remix definitely changed the mood of the song completely but I don't think it's horrible. The best remixes re-imagine a song.

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