Magnetic Magazine reached out to Felix Cartal to discuss his ‘life music chart’, featuring all the “Top 5” tracks, both new and old, that made him into who he is today. In an interesting array of music, Felix was asked to provide his favorites amongst the “Top Dance”, “Top Electronic”, “Top Non Electronic”, “Most Played On iTunes”, including a random mention to the most “ideal tracks for a summertime pool party”.
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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!”
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Felix Cartal continues on with his bi-weekly podcast residency, presented on both Soundcloud and iTunes. Episode 6 showcases a blend between new & unreleased progressive, tech, and electro house tracks by Zedd, Style of Eye, Gesaffelstein, Chris Lake, and more!
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01. Quilinez – Troll
02. Style Of Eye – Devastate
03. DJ DLG & Alternative – Califaction
04. Etienne De Crecy – Am I Wrong (Felix Cartal Remix)
05. Zedd – Stars Come Out (Lazy Rich Remix)
06. Dillon Francis – Falling Up
07. Boys Noize & Erol Alkan – Lemonade (Gesaffelstein Remix)
08. Taurus & Vagelli – Motorpunk
09. Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar
10. Chris Lake – Build Up (Tommy Trash Edit)
11. Burns & NT89 – Traffic
12. Buraka Som Sistema – Up All Night (Botnek Remix)
13. Bingo Players – L’Amour
14. Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
“I’ve always loved electronic music, even as a child. I have memories of jamming out to Benny Benassi’s “Rock ‘N’ Rave” album in the car with my grandmother on my way home from middle school. It’s funny to think that now everywhere I look, I see a reflection of my younger music years. Not to say that I don’t indulge in that type of music any more, because I do — probably way more than I should. With that said, I would like to focus this week’s Sound Drip on an EDM producer whom I feel deserves a bit more time in the spotlight: Felix Cartal.”
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“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
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.
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 email@example.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!
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.
Weekend Workout: Episode 005 Tracklisting
01. Hardwell – Spaceman
02. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Tommy Trash Remix)
03. David Jones – Gigolo
04. Wolfgang Gartner – There and Back
05. Benny Benassi vs. Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body 2012 (Dub)
06. Handbraekes – Callgurls
07. 2 Bears – Warm & Easy
08. J Trick & Jay Fay – Killswitch
09. Jacques Lu Cont – Reload
10. Modek – Willow
11. Felix Cartal – Domo
12. Clockwork – Squad Up
13. Tristan Garner – Raven
14. Moguai – MPire
15. Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn Off The Lights (Andy Dixon Remix)
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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 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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Felix Cartal keeps rolling them out, with 14 mixed and newly-praised tracks on this weeks addition of the Weekend Workout Episode 4. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes by visiting the official Podcast Series page here. For you avid SoundCloud users, Felix Cartal has offered his fans a download of each new episode of his artist page.
01. Tommy Trash – Cascade
02. Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)
03. John Dahlback – Soldier
04. Chris Lake – Sundown (Laidback Luke Remix)
05. Tommy Trash – Monkey See Monkey Do (Nom De Strip Remix)
06. MNDR – #1 In Heaven
07. SCNTST – Globus
08. Punks Jump Up – Get Down (Alex Gopher Remix)
09. Dyro – Metaphor
10. Nicky Romero – Toulouse
11. Steve Aoki & Angger Dimas – Steve Jobs
12. Nom De Strip & Bones – Yo!
13. Tim Mason – Anima
14. Daft Punk – Something About Us
Elektro Exclusive Q&A: The Voice of EDM, Polina: “To be successful at anything it has to come naturally”
Polina Goudieva is the vocalist you’ve heard on the anthems of countless EDM stars such as, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Felix Cartal, Kaskade and Avicii, just to name a few.
She took time out of her busy singing schedule to lend her voice to ElektroDaily.com for this exclusive interview. Find out the story behind the woman in front of the beats.
At what age did you start singing? As long as I can remember. I was always putting on my mom’s costumes (who is a Russian pop singer of the late 80′s-90′s named Anka) and singing. At first thought I was on a career path of a classical pianist. So I didn’t start singing seriously until I got into writing and producing when I was 15.
Where did you grow up? Moscow (Russia) – New York
How did where you grow up shape you as an artist today? Spending a part of my childhood in Europe (before coming to the US) during the electronic/dance music explosion that was happening there at that time definitely didn’t leave me untouched. I’m very big on real songs but have always gravitated towards dance/electronic sound. I feel like what I do today is a marriage of the two worlds.
Who have you worked with? I have collaborated with Kaskade, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, Alex Gaudino, Felix Cartal, David Morales, Moguai and many others. And have written for Sean Kingston.
How did the Sean Kingston song come about? I was in a writing session with a NY writer, Duane Harden, one day and he played me 16 bars of a Sandy Vee track that later became Sean’s single ‘Sleep All Day (Party All Night).” The hook was written on the spot. A few months later my publisher (Ultra) called me to say that production team Stargate got attached and Sean Kingston was cutting the song. It went on to become No 8 in the UK.
The girls from Nervo went from behind the scenes to DJing. Would you ever consider becoming a DJ or just stick to singing? If my live show calls for DJing at some point I’ll be open to it. I think to be successful at anything though it has to come naturally.
Your latest track with Felix Cartal is getting some great reviews from around the net. How did this collaboration come about? Steve Aoki sent me Felix’s track (who is an artist on Dim Mak). I went into the studio next day, wrote and cut vocals for “Don’t Turn On The Lights” and it was done!
Who are some artists that you would like to collaborate with? I would love to work with Calvin Harris.
What can we expect from you in 2012? A few guest vocal collabs with the likes of Tiësto & Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, PDT, The Kinetics, Moguai and my own release, which I’m very excited about!
Favorite drink? Tea.
What was your scariest groupie moment? During a live show in France, someone grabbed me and tried to pull me off stage. I was wearing 6-inch heels on top of my 5’11″ frame and barely missed a long flight to the floor.
If you can have one superhero power, what would it be? In my mind I am supergirl.
What DJ would you like to:
Hug? Afrojack. He’s so tall and very huggable.
Party With? Swedish House Mafia.
Sing with over a track? Running out of DJ’s whose tracks to sing over LOL. My own track.
What was the first job you ever had? As a kid… singing on a jingle for a yogurt commercial that received an award for most TV plays ever and haunted me for years.
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Canada’s celebrated music network, MuchMusic, has featured Felix Cartal’s latest single and video “Don’t Turn On The Lights”. Watch the premiere online by visiting MushMusic.com.
Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights ft. Polina (Laidback Luke Remix)
– iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dont-turn-on-the-lights-laidback/id484921847
– Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/dont-turn-on-the-lights/845039