Felix is holding the “Black To White” Remixes hostage, releases one new remix each week, leading up to the official release on May 29th. This weeks freedom-fighter is The Loops Of Fury, with their major heavy hitter remix. Listen to the full stream and more, by visiting Felix’s Soundcloud page here.
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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.
Felix Cartal is right on time with his ninth issue of “Weekend Workout” — his latest podcast series available for a Free Download on both SoundCloud and iTunes.
Make sure you subscribe to Cartal’s iTunes podcast to be the first to listen. For more info: http://www.felixcartal.com/podcast/
01. Congorock – Monolith
02. Celldweller, Tommy Noble – Meteorite
03. Felix Cartal – Triple Deke
04. Nari & Milani – Atom (Extended)
05. Bobby Burns – Next
06. Laidback Luke – Speak Up (Chris Lake Remix)
07. Felix Cartal – The Race
08. Dada Life – Rolling Stone T-Shirt (Cazzette ‘Approaching Starry Homes’ Mix)
09. Congorock – Agarta
10. Felix Cartal – H.U.N.T. (feat. Sebastien Grainger)
11. Daddy’s Groove – Power 2 The People
12. Zedd – Shotgun
13. Nicky Romero – Se7en
14. M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Remix)
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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!
‘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.
“Too many DJs. No, really, way too many DJs.”
… I think the right amount was applied here. Miami really jumped off in a big way for Dim Mak. After the first official party hosted at Mansion, with guest performers including the boss-man Steve Aoki, Datsik, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, and many many many more, we decided to drag out the night into an all-day pool party, hosted at Dream Hotel.
Sidney Samson, R3hab, Joachim Garraud, Felix Cartal, Alvin Risk, and others joined Steve Aoki while he literally turned a swanky pool-club into a mini Ultra Fest-
“We popped by the Dim Mak party at the Dream South Beach’s Highbar just in time to randomly run into XS co-owner Jesse Waits, who was holding court with DJs including R3hab and Steve Aoki. XS is part of Steve Wynn’s collection of Las Vegas nightclubs, and Wynn made a monster announcement earlier in the week about 34 exclusive DJ residencies, including Tiesto, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso. Wynn, no doubt, is one of the largest forces financing the DJ craze in America. Vegas, in general, is responsible for keeping so many of the biggest international DJs well-fed. Both Wynn and the group behind Vegas clubs Marquee, Tao and Lavo (which ran the VIP tables at the Ultra Music Festival) flew huge banners above the beach to remind visitors of that.
Aoki jumped into the DJ booth and was soon joined by Lil Jon. Aoki took off his shirt, climbed into an inflatable raft, got thrown in the pool and jumped back into the booth, soaked. S.S. Aoki fans were delighted. Not long after, Afrojack (who brought girlfriend Paris Hilton) joined Aoki in the booth.”
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
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.
Buy Now: Felix Cartal – Black to White feat. Miss Palmer
For more info on Felix Cartal visit his artist page here.
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!