Felix Cartal

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 Presents: Weekend Workout No. 008 – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Welcome to the Weekend Workout No. 008, featuring a new mixed segment of 14 tracks by Wolfgang Gartner, Autoerotique, Alvin Risk, Clockwork, JFK (of MSTRKRFT), and more!

Be sure to subscribe to the Weekend Workout Podcast Series on iTunes here. For all you Soundcloud users, “Follow” Felix Cartal for more updates on his official page.

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.

Watch Felix Cartal’s Official Video For “Black To White”

Tim Gauthier

“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.

Download from iTunes: http://bit.ly/ySBVbv
Release Date: March 6th, 2012

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Felix Cartal – Live On uStream, Wednesday March 7th!

Tim Gauthier

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Felix Cartal will be back live on uStream, talking to his fans about the upcoming album “Different Faces”, including his US tour, starting mid-March.

Be sure to visit [lightbox href=”http://www.ustream.tv/channel/felixcartal” iframe=”true” width=”980″ height=”500″]http://www.ustream.tv/channel/felixcartal[/lightbox], on Wednesday March 7th, at 12-noon (PST) for the live stream!

Felix Cartal – Black To White (Piano Cat Video Remake)

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal randomly found this ‘Piano Cat’ video remake to the next Different Faces single, “Black To White” featuring Miss Palmer. With this released a day before the official drop of the “Black To White” video, it’ll be interesting to see which climbs higher in the charts.

People love cats…

Taken from the YouTube video:

“After my friend Wyatt had shown me this idea of combining these two beautiful creations I decided to take it to the next level. I took my favourite video of all time and put it together with the best song of all time to create the best video to ever be uploaded on Youtube.”

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.