Different Faces

Felix Cartal Presents: A Behind The Scenes Look at the Girls of Different Faces

Tim Gauthier

A Different Faces presentation in it’s finest form yet… Felix Cartal (finally) gives us an inside look at the anonymous stars of his last 3 singles; “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, “Domo” and “Black To White”. The three girls featured across his artwork are back, but in the form of his 2012 clothing line. These shirts, including a few that remain to be revealed, will go on sale through both dimmak.com and felixcartal.com April 9th, with a launch of the all-new Dim Mak Shop.

The Different Faces merchandise will be available for purchase in-person, at any one of his 2012 tour dates starting April 13th in Houston, TX. Click here for all official dates across the Different Faces tour.

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Felix Cartal & Dim Mak Presents: The 2012 Different Faces Tour

Tim Gauthier

Starting March 31st, Felix Cartal is off with his official 2012 North American tour, supporting his latest full-length release Different Faces. As more dates come into light, Cartal will be performing at 24 individual locations across the US and Canada. Clockwork will be joining the tour for select dates, including many others to come!

Check back on Dim Mak’s official tour and events page at www.facebook.com/dimmaklive, and www.felixcartal.com.

…Make sure to download Felix Cartal’s Different Faces on iTunes and Beatport today!
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MTV Writes On Felix Cartal’s Release Of Different Faces

Tim Gauthier

‘I want people to remember it,’ EDM up-and-comer tells MTV News of just-released album.

Though Miami Music Week is over, the spirit of Dim Mak’s presence is still standing. With Felix fresh off the beach and straight into his 2+ month “Different Faces Tour”, there isn’t much that can stop him from taking this industry hostage. MTV met up with Cartal during Dim Mak’s WMC kick-off party at Mansion (with Steve Aoki, Joachim Garraud, and others) to see what really went into the making of his 2nd full-length album:

“It’s been the last year of my life kind of putting this thing together,” Cartal said. “The record’s basically all that’s going on in my life. I want people to remember it, and hopefully it means something to them.”

MTV News was able to catch some of Cartal’s set at the National Hotel during Miami Music Week, and it was obvious that “Don’t Turn on the Lights,” featuring Polina, has become a certifiable breakthrough hit. But what was most surprising was how many of Cartal’s fans could be seen singing so many of his songs throughout the set.

“I play all the singles every set, and everyone was singing along today,” Cartal said. “I don’t think you can ever get tired of that feeling.”

He may not have to, because his new album is loaded with potential smashes, already finding tracks trickling into some sets of the biggest DJs in the world…

Read more on MTV.com here.

The Many Faces of Felix Cartal – Vancouver Sun’s Review of “Different Faces”

Tim Gauthier

He is good friends with indie electro superstars Steve Aoki and Diplo, and his tunes have been spun in clubs all over the world, but Vancouver electro producer Felix Cartal knows exactly where he wants his music to be played.

“I don’t want to hear my music in cool stores, I want to hear it in every-day stores,” Cartal says. “I want to hear my music when I’m eating at Milestones.”

In the Gastown apartment where he spends most of his time creating and remixing material on his computer, Cartal laughs. With little to no fanfare of his own, Cartal has been turning heads in the electronic dance music world.

What originally started as post-high school experimentation with computers after years of playing in punk bands in and around New Westminster soon became something that had a life of its own.

Read the full interview: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/many+faces+Felix+Cartal/6354258/story.html#ixzz1qFpnbTx1

Felix Cartal – Different Faces(Out Now!)

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Felix Cartal – Different Faces



 
Felix Cartal – Different Faces
 

2012 marks an important year for Felix Cartal, as the first single off DIFFERENT FACES, his new album has demonstrated, his sound has matured into simply put: memorable music. This single, titled “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, featuring a vocal from Ultra Music topliner Polina, has already garnered support from MTV, BPM (Sirius XM) and Muchmusic, who have all added the video and song into heavy rotation.

Not wanting to slow down, Cartal maintains an aggressive release schedule leading up to the drop date of DIFFERENT FACES, his second album for Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records in late March 2012. The second single “DOMO” taps into aggressive sounds and Japanese pop culture, whereas the third single “Black To White” featuring Miss Palmer falls back onto the pop influences of the first single. Branded with cute girls, b&w photography and red balloons, the concept for the album is strong, consistent and memorable.

Growing up in Vancouver, Felix’s initial mark on the dance scene was with his debut EP in 2009 Skeleton. Steve Aoki and MSTRKRFT were some of the earliest supporters of Cartal’s sound, and he released his debut LP Popular Music on Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The record featured several big tunes such as “Love” which was featured on the I Love Techno 2010 compilation, “World Class Driver,” which startled the internet with the video’s shocking take on seniors amongst the drug scene, and “Volcano” which featured vocals from an unlikely collab of Johnny Whitney from post-hardcore stars The Blood Brothers.

In 2011, Felix progressed his sound with a surprise hit “The Jocker” which found its way into the sets of anyone from Benny Benassi to Diplo to Laidback Luke. Transcending across all scenes of dance music, this tune was remixed by the likes of John Dahlback and Clouds (TURBO), and helped push Felix into both the American and European festival circuit, securing slots at Electric Daisy Carnival, Tomorrowland and the mainstage of Electric Zoo.

After that full year of relentless touring, Cartal returns to what he loves to do, which is create full albums, and DIFFERENT FACES does not disappoint. A balance of instrumental and vocal tracks keeps the record interesting and energetic. Enlisting the vocals of Sebastien Grainger of DFA1979 and Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, Cartal continues his trend of collaborating with unpredictable vocalists in the dance scene. The product sounds effortless though, a mix of different ideas, made for different ears on different faces.


 

For more info on Felix Cartal visit his artist page here.

Felix Cartal – Black to White feat. Miss Palmer – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy Now: Felix Cartal – Black to White feat. Miss Palmer



Felix Cartal – Black to White
 
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“Black To White”, featuring Miss Palmer, falls back onto the pop influences of the first single “Don’t Turn On The Lights”. Branded with cute girls, b&w photography and red balloons, the concept for the album is strong, consistent and memorable.

 

For more info on Felix Cartal visit his artist page here.

Felix Cartal’s “Different Faces” Pre-Order Giveaway… Starts Now!

Tim Gauthier

With Felix Cartal’s “Different Faces” album available for pre-order on iTunes, FelixCartal.com is underway with the official Pre-Order contest, offering fans to take home 3 ultimate prize packs:

THE PRIZES
1. DINNER + ALL ACCESS SHOW PASS
– Come eat dinner with Felix before a show in your town and help him drink a bottle of vodka on stage
2. CUSTOM FC CARDIGAN
– A one-of-a-kind varsity cardigan, wool-knit with embroidered FC patch
3. DIFFERENT FACES SINGLES PACKAGE
– A custom Felix Domo Doll, Don’t Turn On The Lights poster and more…

Submission has never been this easy. The amount of participation involved is as simple a mouse-click. The amount of support you give will boost your chances to win;

THE ENTRY:
Complete as many of the following tasks as you want. Increase your chances of winning by doing all 3!
– For 20 Entries: Pre-Order Different Faces on iTunes
– For 5 Entries: “Like” Felix Cartal’s Facebook page, or Tweet your support of the Pre-Order on Twitter

Visit http://felixcartal.com for official contest & prizing information.

Felix Cartal Presents: “Black To White”

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal has uploaded a full track preview to his upcoming 3rd single “Black To White”, on his official SoundCloud page.

“Black To White”, featuring Miss Palmer, falls back onto the pop influences of the first single “Don’t Turn On The Lights”. Branded with cute girls, b&w photography and red balloons, the concept for the album is strong, consistent and memorable.

All three of the (current) singles off “Different Faces” can be heard today here.



Felix Cartal – Domo – Remixes – Single – Video – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Buy: Felix Cartal – Domo – Remixes

Buy: Felix Cartal – Domo – Single

Buy: Felix Cartal – Domo – Video


Felix Cartal – Domo
 
“Domo” in Japanese is a greeting meaning something along the lines of “Well, hello there!” It’s also the title of the new song from Dim Mak recording artist FELIX CARTAL who today celebrates the release of remixes by Étienne de Crécy and Pierce Fulton via Beatport and iTunes. “DOMO” is the second single, following “Don’t Turn On The Lights,” off of FELIX CARTAL’s album DIFFERENT FACES out March 27 on Dim Mak.

Featuring illustration by London-based illustrator Dan Stafford, the general idea for the “DOMO” video was to produce something that really worked with the huge drops and blistering pace of the track. “When Felix and I were talking about what to do for the video we had loads of really complicated ideas about Japan, 90’s club culture and making a short anime cartoon, but we quickly boiled the idea down to a simple visualization of the track with a theme of moving from sense to complete nonsense,” says Stafford. “It all came together as a journey from a hoop-jumping-rat-race to a frenetic weekend mess, all slathered in J-pop color. DOMO!”

“The general idea for the video was to produce something that really worked with the huge drops and blistering pace of the track.

When Felix and I were talking about what to do for the video we had loads of really complicated ideas about Japan, 90’s club culture and making a short anime cartoon, but we quickly boiled the idea down to a simple visualization of the track with a theme of moving from sense to complete nonsense.

It all came together as a journey from a hoop-jumping-rat-race to a frenetic weekend mess, all slathered in J-pop color. DOMO!”
~ Dan Stafford, Director & Animator

 

For more info on Felix Cartal visit his artist page here.

Different Faces Giveaway – Presented by Felix Cartal and Dim Mak Records

Tim Gauthier

Different Faces Giveaway – Presented by Felix Cartal and Dim Mak Records

We’re celebrating Felix Cartal’s upcoming sophomore album ‘Different Faces’ coming out on Dim Mak Records in March and we want you to be a part of it! You could win a pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones, some Felix Cartal & Dim Mak gear and be on the limited edition ‘Different Faces’ commemorative poster. You could win just by participating.

To Enter:

Take a picture of yourself featuring a RED BALLOON! It can be you holding an actual balloon, photoshopped in, paper mache or any other creative ways you can come up with. You can submit your picture via one of the following ways:
– Post it on Felix Cartal’s Facebook Wall. Be sure to tag yourself and Felix Cartal.
– Tweet it with a @felixcartal mention and #DifferentFaces hashtag.
– Email it to differentfaces@felixcartal.com with your name.

We’ll curate all of your photos into a main contest album on Felix Cartal’s Facebook page. Share the pictures with your friends, get LIKES and increase your chances of winning!

The Prizes:

Grand Prize Winners (2):
The top two (2) photos with the most LIKES on the contest album will receive:
– One (1) pair of SOL REPUBLIC headphones courtesy of Dim Mak Records
– One (1) signed Felix Cartal ‘Different Faces’ T-Shirt
– One (1) Dim Mak Records T-shirt
– One (1) signed Limited Edition ‘Different Faces’ Commemorative Poster

Weekly Random Winners:
Two (2) winners will be selected at random EVERY WEEK from now until the ‘Different Faces’ release from the contest submissions and receive:
– One (1) signed Felix Cartal ‘Different Faces’ T-shirt
– One (1) Dim Mak Records T-Shirt

Limited Edition ‘Different Faces’ Commemorative Poster –
We’ll be commissioning a limited edition poster featuring all of your DIFFERENT FACES that will be available for purchase when the album is released. Just submit your picture and we’ll include you in the final design.

*By participating you agree to allow Felix Cartal, Dim Mak Records and SOL Republic to use your image in future marketing and promotional material.