Don’t Turn On The Lights

Felix Cartal Nominated for Juno Award!

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up-4junoCanadian artist Felix Cartal has been nominated for the Juno Awards in the category “Dance Recording of the Year” with his track “Don’t Turn On The Lights” Ft. Polina. “Don’t Turn On The Lights” has been released on Dim Mak.
You can buy the release on iTunes here.

For more info on the Juno Awards, click here.

Below is the video for “Don’t Turn On The Lights”:

Felix Cartal – Different Faces(Out Now!)

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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 – Don’t Turn On The Lights feat. Polina, Official Video Debut!

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“Don’t Turn On The Lights” is a club-thumping track that features vocals from Polina, a vocalist who’s collaborated with both Steve Aoki and Kaskade. “‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ is a chance for me to try some more memorable melodies,” says CARTAL. “I really wanted to create something that people could hum along to, something that they would recognize instantly, but still with powerful, hard-hitting production behind it. Polina’s vocals really helped bring this song together to make it one of the catchiest songs I feel that I’ve ever produced.”

Filmed in his hometown of Vancouver, CARTAL teamed with director David McDonald for a three-scene concept, all where the ‘lights come on’ and subjects avoid ruin by escaping into darkness.

Available for purchase today!
– Download on iTunes: http://bit.ly/vPXXAx
– Download on Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/track/dont-turn-on-the-lights-original-mix/3098663

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Coming Soon: Laidback Luke’s Remix of Felix Cartal’s “Don’t Turn On The Lights”!

Tim Gauthier

“House superstar Laidback Luke decided to show us all what he has been working on lately. He takes Felix Cartal’s most recent single ‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ and places his magical spin on it. He adds some colorful synths and takes an already banging song and makes it his own.” This follow-up to December’s single release will be hitting the digital market by early-January. Since we can’t keep a secret this big, Laidback Luke posted up his teaser of the remix to hold you guys over.

Enjoy the music and Happy Holidays!

Felix Cartal’s “Don’t Turn On The Lights” now featured on Beatport

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal is first of all an amazing producer. His second album really showcases his pop side of his production. What you get in his track ‘Don’t Turn On the Lights’ is huge massive drops you would hear in his original productions previous to this, but now with a huge vocal…We crown this one mental.—Steve Aoki, Founder of Dim Mak Records.

We couldn’t be more excited for this release, as it represents Felix Cartal’s first step in his massive brand new sound. “Don’t Turn On The Lights” is a club-thumping track that features vocals from Polina, a vocalist who’s collaborated with both Steve Aoki and Kaskade. “‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ is a chance for me to try some more memorable melodies,” says CARTAL. “I really wanted to create something that people could hum along to, something that they would recognize instantly, but still with powerful, hard-hitting production behind it. Polina’s vocals really helped bring this song together to make it one of the catchiest songs I feel that I’ve ever produced.”

Want more Felix? Who doesn’t… Check out more from the single, including the up-coming video for “Don’t Turn On The Lights”, filmed by David McDonald in Vancouver, Canada.

102.7 KIIS FM & XM Channel 11 features Felix Cartal’s “Don’t Turn On The Lights”

Tim Gauthier

Alex Dreamz, Los Angeles native and resident DJ on 102.7 KIIS FM and XM Channel 11, will be featuring Felix Cartal’s latest single “Don’t Turn On The Lights” this Friday at 10pm (PST). While talking with Alex, we managed to preview a few of the tracks he’ll be playing out this Friday, and we can safely say we’re pretty excited to hear the result!

Whatever it is you’ll be doing this Friday night at 10, make sure you tune into KIIS FM or XM Channel 11, as this is one Friday Night Club Mix you wont want to miss!

Be sure to check out additional DJ sets, showtimes, event info and more by visiting anyone of these links:
www.kiisfm.com/pages/alexdreamz.html
www.twitter.com/alexdreamz
www.facebook.com/djalexdreamz
www.djhere.com
www.fitradio.com

Steve Aoki plays out all new Felix Cartal, ‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’

Tim Gauthier

From his up-coming album ‘Different Faces’, Steve Aoki plays out Felix Cartal’s latest single “Don’t Turn On The Lights”. For more news on the single, check out the Dim Mak Records release page at: Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights | Available Dec. 13th!

… Available for purchase on Beatport and iTunes December 13th.

Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights | Out Now!

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Buy Now: Felix Cartal – “Don’t Turn On The Lights”

 
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“Holy Shit! support! felix delivers once again. undeniably catchy and it knocks where it needs to…”
Peter Robinson

“Halfway through listening and it’s already stuck in my head!”
LA Riots

 


Felix Cartal – “Don’t Turn On The Lights”
Release Date: December 13th, 2011
 
Felix is out with a club-thumping new track that features vocals from Polina, a singer who has collaborated with both Steve Aoki and Kaskade in the past. The video is out on December 13th, making its debut on MTV, and the slew of MTV’s promotional divisions.

The single is the first from the electronic DJ/producer’s upcoming album, ‘Different Faces’ – one that he says is meant to showcase a brand new sound and direction that the performer intends to take.

“Felix Cartal is part of a new breed of young producers taking elements of his contemporaries and making a massive sound.”
~Steve Aoki

MTV News had the chance to talk to Felix about the song that he thinks is one of “catchiest” he’s ever done.

“The first single ‘Don’t Turn On The Lights’ is a chance for me to try some more memorable melodies. I really wanted to create something that people could hum along to, something that they would recognize instantly, but still with powerful, hard-hitting production behind it. Polina’s vocals really helped bring this song together to make it one of the catchiest songs I feel that I’ve ever produced.”

Check out the exclusive first-look at the video, and check back on December 13th for the full premiere, and release of the single on Beatport & iTunes.
 

Felix Cartal Intros His New Podcast: The Weekend Workout

Today we bring to you the very first episode of my new podcast ‘The Weekend Workout’. We will be bringing this to you every other Thursday from now, so twice a month you will get your music fix. Below is the SoundCloud link where you can download it, or you can subscribe to it on iTunes here if you want to be updated automatically. Be sure to rate and leave comments on iTunes!
-Felix Cartal

Love the mix? Tweet about it, spread the word and share it with your friends! #WeekendWorkout

Weekend Workout: Episode 001 by FELIX CARTAL

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

MTV presents: Felix Cartal “Don’t Turn On The Lights” (Sneak Peak)

Tim Gauthier

As we begin the next 15 years of the Dim Mak legacy, Felix Cartal is setting himself to new heights with this instant pop-classic. Check out what MTV had to say about the new track and coming release:

“We agree with Steve Aoki (as he mentioned on his recent “Aoki’s House” satellite show): Felix Cartal has a HUGE song on his hands! The song is called “Don’t Turn On The Lights,” and much like when Afrojack hit American radio with “Take Over Control,” Felix’s “Lights” is a bit more mainstream than his fans might be used to. The song features Polina, a vocalist who’s collab’ed with Aoki and Kaskade to name a few, and in advance of the single dropping December 13, MTV got an exclusive teaser of the music video…

“Don’t Turn On The Lights,” is the first single off the electronic DJ-producer’s upcoming album Different Faces, a project meant to show a departure in the artist’s sound.” ~Akshay Bhansali of MTV

For Canada viewers: http://www.mtv.ca/news/article.jhtml?id=37078