Felix Cartal

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

Different Faces Giveaway – Presented by Felix Cartal and Dim Mak Records

Tim Gauthier

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.

To Enter:

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 differentfaces@felixcartal.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!

The Prizes:

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.

Felix Cartal’s Weekend Workout No. 005 – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal is continuing on strong with his bi-weekly podcast series “Weekend Workout”, now available for download on Soundcloud and iTunes!

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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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/felixcartal
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/felixcartal

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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Website: http://www.felixcartal.com

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Felix Cartal – Weekend Workout No. 4 (Bi-Weekly Podcast)

Tim Gauthier

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.

Official Tracklisting:
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”

Tim Gauthier

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.

Read the full story at Elektro Daily.

Felix Cartal featured on Canada’s MuchMusic

Tim Gauthier

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.

“Don’t Turn On The Lights” is now available for purchase on iTunes and Beatport. Get your copy of the single, including the official Laidback Luke remix today!

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

Felix Cartal Presents – Weekend Workout No. 3

Tim Gauthier

Felix Cartal is back with another one- Weekend Workout, Episode 3. As a new feature to the reoccurring podcast series, ability to subscribe via iTunes is now available for future updates on the podcasts. With the latest episode, Felix conditions his listeners with a variety of new releases and interesting inclusions, such as M83’s ‘Steve McQueen’, and Brodinski’s remix of Justice ‘On ‘n’ On’:

Tracklisting:
01. Skrillex & Wolfgang Gartner – The Devil’s Den
02. Mata – Dutchness
03. Alim, Martin Volt & Le Que – Stay Or Go (Nick Waters & David Hopperman Remix)
04. Coucheron – Outrageous
05. Adam F – In The Air
06. Justice – On’n’On (Brodinski Remix)
07. Pleasurekraft – Carny
08. EDX feat. Sarah McLeoud – Falling Out Of Love (Tommy Trash Remix)
09. Zedd – Slam The Door
10. Donovans – Rise, Fall
11. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Nicky Romero Remix)
12. Katzenwaffe – Holy Water
13. Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights (Laidback Luke Remix)
14. M83 – Steve McQueen

Subscribe on iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/felix-cartals-weekend-workout/id486514435
For more info: http://www.felixcartal.com/podcast/

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

Felix Cartal – Don’t Turn On The Lights (Laidback Luke Remix) – Out Now!

Tim Gauthier

“Don’t Turn On The Lights” (Laidback Luke Remix)

 
Felix Cartal
 

“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” (Laidback Luke Remix)
 
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, 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.”

 

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

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

Tim Gauthier

“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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