Vancouver's electro house golden boy FELIX CARTAL has announced the release of his highly anticipated Past, Present, Felix EP, out August 6 on Dim Mak Records. The 4-track EP showcases the new, musically matured FELIX CARTAL, whose sound boasts the perfect contrast of ethereal vocals, enchanting melodies, and punchy bass lines. Leading up to the release of the EP, FELIX CARTAL has today, July 2 released "Young Love," the lead single from Past, Present, Felix. The quintessential representation of FELIX CARTAL's current sound, "Young Love" features the sassy vocal stylings of Los Angeles recording artist/songwriter Koko LaRoo and takes listeners on a wild, euphoric hunt for love on the dance floor. Listen to "Young Love," which recently premiered on Vibe.com.
Past, Present, Felix embodies a new sound for FELIX CARTAL that takes the young producer on an unprecedented sonic journey. Since releasing his last full-length album Different Faces in 2011 via Dim Mak, FELIX CARTAL has blossomed as a songwriter, and it is evident on Past, Present, Felix. The new EP highlights FELIX's vocal-based, songwriting craft, while staying true to his electro-house roots.
The EP also features the instrumental dance floor burner "Katsu." Koko LaRoo later rejoins FELIX on the heartfelt "After Dark," a mature composition that will undoubtedly remind listeners of warm summer nights. The sentimentally driven "New Scene" featuring vocalist Ofelia closes out the release with a dreamlike melody driven by a sensitive tone with gorgeous vocal overlays. Never content to reproduce the same sound, FELIX CARTAL shows an intensity never before seen on Past, Present, Felix and underlines a new era for the Canadian prodigy.
Prior to the release of Past, Present, Felix, FELIX CARTAL will debut the official music video for "Young Love" on tastemaker site THUMP (Vice) July 23 followed by a remix package featuring reworked versions of the track from Burns, Sleepy Tom, The Reef, and Valentino Kahn. FELIX CARTAL is also teaming with Beatport Play for a remix contest for his recently released single "The Fire" with Los Angeles-born, New York City-based producer/DJ and Dim Mak label mate Clockwork featuring Madame Buttons on vocals. Submissions for the contest are due by July 1 and the winning entry will be released August 20 via Dim Mak. Look for more singles and remix packages from Past, Present, Felix to be released via Dim Mak this summer and fall.
FELIX CARTAL is currently on a worldwide tour that takes him across a wide range of major festivals in Europe and North America, including high-profile performances at Tomorrowland in Belgium, Electric Zoo in NYC and more. Look for more information about FELIX CARTAL's upcoming "After Dark" headlining tour to be announced soon.
"Young Love" from FELIX CARTAL is available now on Dim Mak Records.
About FELIX CARTAL:
Following a relentless touring schedule and tireless work ethic, Vancouver native FELIX CARTAL has quickly rose to become one of the premier producers in the electronic/dance realm. First noticed by Steve Aoki and MSTRKRFT for his big room anthems, his music quickly gained popularity and has been supported by world-renowned artists/producers, including Diplo, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Congorock and many more. FELIX's music has been evolving since day one, and he now regularly collaborates with a dynamic array of producers and vocalists. The result is a more mature, unique sound that can be heard on hits from his 2012 album Different Faces, which was nominated in the Best Dance Recording category at the 2013 JUNO Awards. In the last year alone, FELIX has released many official remixes, including those for Zedd, The Bloody Beetroots, and Tiësto. As an in-demand live performer, he has played at the leading music festivals across the globe, including Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, World Electronic Music Festival, and Tomorrowland, and has headlined countless clubs and venues worldwide. With a brimming touring schedule and the release of his upcoming Past, Present, Felix EP, there is no doubt the high energy, feel-good pop of FELIX CARTAL will reach new heights this year.
FELIX CARTAL's current North American tour dates are as follows:
8/23 - Eugene, OR - Kaleidoscope Festival at Emerald Meadows
9/1 - New York, NY - Electric Zoo at Randall's Island Park
'Past, Present, Felix' EP tracklisting:
1. Young Love (feat. Koko LaRoo)
3. After Dark (feat. Koko LaRoo)
4. New Scene (feat. Ofelia)
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