Where You'll Spot DJs Cedric Gervais and Michael Brun in Miami
by Jon Warech photography by Gary James and Alex Markow| March 1, 2015 |
Not all DJs just come to visit—two Miami-based DJs share their go-to spots in America’s EDM capital.
Renowned DJ Cedric Gervais went from resident DJ at Miami’s Nikki Beach, Living Room, and Space to multiplatinum-selling Grammy winner.
Cedric Gervais Staying healthy: “I start my day at 5th Street Boxing, where I box every single day with my coach, Dino Spencer. I’ll often work out for a second time at Anatomy at 1220. It’s a great gym.”
Recouping: “For spa treatments, I would recommend the St. Regis spa.”
Energy up: “I’ll go to dinner at one of the restaurants in the Fontainebleau—I like Stripsteak, an amazing steakhouse. I’ll do that before a gig at LIV, usually with David Grutman, a couple of other friends of mine, my tour manager, and Michael Bay.”
Rise and shine: “When I play in Miami, I make sure I go home at 5 in the morning and go to sleep so I can wake up for brunch—I love brunches at The Setai on Sunday. Then, when there are DJs in town, Grutman will probably take everyone out on his boat and go cruising around Miami. That’s a must for a DJ when they come here.”
Michael Brun Paradise found: “I produce every single day, but when I break, I’ll probably take a walk somewhere around the beach. I live in Bay Harbor, which is not so far from South Beach, so I’ll head down there.”
Ultra & Winter Music Festival: “During Music Week, I spend a lot of my day meeting up with other DJs. Last year, I played at the Pete Tong party. That was a big meeting point because Pete Tong is that kind of guy. Daytime stuff is more hotel-based, so I was at SLS with Nervo and seeing different friends at different hotels in the area.”
Eat up: “For lunch, I love Chef Creole (20356 NW Second Ave., Miami Gardens). It’s a Caribbean restaurant, but they have a lot of Haitian food. I miss Haitian food so much because I don’t get to go back to Haiti too often. For dinner before a show, I always do Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau. I would usually go with Biz Martinez, David Grutman, and my manager, and then we go to the club. Generally I go to sleep after and try to get as much rest as possible.”