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Felix Cartal – Different Faces(Out Now!)

Tim Gauthier

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

Tim Gauthier

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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.

Felix Cartal’s “Domo” Video Is Now Live, Via ARTISTdirect

Tim Gauthier

“The song itself is emblematic of Cartal’s brilliant ability to incorporate a myriad of EDM styles into his own infectious sound, and it’s a perfect prelude to his new full-length masterpiece, Different Faces. Cartal is one of the world’s most exciting and entrancing electronic music artisans, and once you meet “Domo”, he’s never going to leave your side.” – Rick Florino, ARTISTdirect.com

Felix Cartal Teases “Domo” A Little Bit More…

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal’s followup single to “Don’t Turn On The Lights” has been floating with anticipation across the social media clouds for a few weeks now. With only partial edits being playing at Felix’s shows, the closest he’s come to playing the official track was in the “Domo Teaser Video“, uploaded earlier this week. Since most of you we’re cut-off at the drop, Felix has uploaded a longer snippet of the track, showing off it’s strength in this 1:30-minute preview:

Felix Cartal – Domo (Official Teaser)

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal relinquishes a partial clip to his Number 2 single off the coming LP, “Different Faces”. A few weeks prior, Felix asked his fans to send in a 5-second video clip screaming “Domo”! Thanks to all the awesome submissions, you are now focal point to the teaser premiere to the upcoming single, out for release on Beatport February 7th, 2012.

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Be apart of the teaser video for Felix Cartal’s next single!

Tim Gauthier

As seen on felixcartal.com, the man himself is looking for help from the fans!

“I want your guys’ help to make the promo video for my next single #Domo!!
It’s very simple!”

What you need to do:
01. Record a quick 5 second video with your phone / photobooth / or camera shouting “Domo!”
02. Be creative, funny, charismatic!
03. Email the video to: FELIXDOMOPROMO@gmail.com