Six years on now from his musical debut, Cesar Merveille
is one hot nu kid on the electronic block. Armed with a spotless track record and no other name than "wonder", he is out to win us over both as producer and behind the decks. Paris and London have been his playground so far, with the global dancefloor next. Cesar first caught the electronic virus in Paris where he made a key encounter with Thomas Kean, one of the folks behind Circus
Company record. But it's upon arriving to London in 2003 that his career as a producer really took off. Under the influence of his jazz roots, of labels like Perlon or Circus
and key figures such as Matthew Herbert
and Ricardo Villalobos
, Cesar soon delivered his first track, "Transit", released on Circus
Company. Moving on naturally from making records to spinning them, it wasn't long until he could be found crafting subtle his constructions behind the decks. A passionate DJ playing a heady blend of minimal house and techno with jazzy overtones, Cesar Merveille
has quickly made a name for himself on the London scene.
Hot on the heels of the sexy upbeat sets he delivered at his first residency in Café 1001, and later at T-Bar, Cesar soon got the chance to play in some of the hottest London clubs (Fabric, the Key, Canvas), but also in Ibiza (Space), Detroit (Works) and on the continent, Berlin (Watergate, Week end Club, Bar 25, Club Der Visionaere), and Italy, France, Netherlands, Ireland. This trend was confirmed in 2008 and 2009 by a myriad of releases - Have U Ever Dance With Daddy on Serialism Records (2007), Tzatziki on Multivitamins, Loop for Friends - Safari Electronique 2007,and his EP on Safari featuring remixes by Seth Troxler
, Shaun Reeves, and Miss Fitz. But it was "Chocopop Jazz" (on Remake Music) which catapulted Cesar into the limelight and brought him recognition from his peers and numerous DJs in the world. With massive support from Luciano
who admittedly was listening to the track on loop in his car ( ! ) and count Rhadoo
, Sebbo, Pedro, and Rareshin who featured it in their sets. A quick sell-out, the Chocopop Jazz EP has earned Cesar a firm place on the electronic map and placed him at the forefront of a kind of electronic music that says yes to just what it likes. Bring it on boy! As for 2009, it sounds pretty hot for Cesar with plus numerous collaborations including Ryan Crosson Pablo Cahn Speyer and Lee Curtiss.