So, last summer, Cedric Gervais released his controversial song, “Molly.” Last week, the very talented dutch producer, who just finished Jacked tour with Afrojack and R3hab, released a fantastic remix of Gervais work.
We haven’t really addressed the whole drug issue on BME before, but this seems like a good time for me to offer my personal opinions. Let me start by saying I think people have every right to take substances such as MDMA, but I don’t believe in flaunting it (unless you are seeing Rusko, cause then it doesn’t count). At Alesso’s show on Governor’s Island, a large group of kids were wearing shirts that said #StayRolling. Whatever. With them though were a pair of girls that each had three different pieces of clothing on that referenced rolling. And that’s when it pisses me off.
Excessive drug use is what shut down the rave scene in the 90′s and it isn’t helping this new EDM movement either. And this brings me to Madonna. First, MDNA. Come on, your better than that. Second, ignoring the headlines of her Ultra shenanigans, she made the case that this song is about finding a girl named Molly, not the slang for MDMA. It’s about the drug. (Sorry I’ve been holding in this rant for a while now, but I’m done).
Anyways, at first I wasn’t a huge fan of the song, and then it grew on me. And what’s not to love about it really; Gervais put together an awesome bass line with some great synth hooks. The Instrumentals on their own are good, but not incredible. Add in the robotic vocal sample though, and we have a hit.
To kick off the summer, Gervais and Beatport had a remix contest, but none of them really caught my eye. But Quinitino seems to have bested them all (not in the remix contest though). His heavy hitting electro sound shines through on this one and adds the oomph that the original doesn’t really have.
Quintino did a really nice job combining Gervais original synths into his own. Quintino left the general feel of this late spring anthem intact while throwing his own flavor into the mix and that’s what I love to hear. From the get go, you know this one’s going to be a banger. Throughout the track, Quintino gives us quick snippets of Gervais’ synths, which really help his hard synths pop.
We aren’t sure yet whether this is going to be an official release yet or if Quintino is just throwing it up on the web; it ends a bit abruptly, so I’m thinking there will be a more finalized version to drop. Either way, we shall keep you posted.