Cedric Gervais

Space Miami Terrace

by Marc A. Price

17 June 2008

 

Space Miami Terrace is one of those “you had to be there” recordings. It is a two CD, 22-track mixed compilation of dance tracks from the Yoshitoshi, Yo! and Shinichi labels. All tracks are mixed together by DJ Cedric Gervais. It stomps along at quite a pace. By listening to the album alone one can only imagine the heat that would be generated by the sweaty bodies dancing to these tunes. Sadly, without being there you don’t really get the feel for most of these recordings. In the end you are left with over two hours of repetitive beats. These are best heard in a dark sweaty club or blasting from the windows of a boy racer’s car as he waits at the traffic lights. The second of the CDs is the more memorable even if only for George Morel & SPJ’s “Let’s Take Drugs” with its humorous use of George W. Bush samples. I suspect that this joke would wear a little thin after a while. Also in the second set and more memorable is Meck Feat. Dino’s ” Feels Like Home (Dave Audé Remix)” with its ever-present sample from Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer”.

Space Miami Terrace

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