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“Among the happy couples, there’s usually two types: those that have everything in common (they have the same tastes in music, movies, talk alike and sometimes even physically seems like they are related in some way) and those who are complete opposites, but even tough they have such different tastes, their relationship for some reason it works. Obviously this is an absolute generalization that doesn’t describe the relationship of everyone, but it is often the case in many couples. And that’s the main theme of “Polaridad,” the second single from the new album of the Dominican Alex Ferreira , Cinema Tropical .”
Check out the full feature via Noisey here.
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Today, July 10th, 2015, Felix Da Housecat‘s first full length LP since 2011, Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion. The album features a wide range of collaborators, from legendary Dub producerLee Scratch Perry to the oft Felix collaborator Romina Cohn. Felix had this to say about the album:
“This one took 3 years to make. For me, an album is like a high school yearbook and so it’s an experience and a challenge, explains Felix. “I’m going to say this in the least Kanye way possible – and I love Kanye West, I’m from Chicago! – but I’ve come to a stage in my life where I’ve proved and done everything I have done as Felix from ‘Fantasy Girl’ to through the streets of techno – so I don’t have to prove myself to the new generation. I make what I like and try not to get caught up. My intention is not to make a million from this album. It’s all about moods.”
Felix has received a lot of press from the album already. Vice THUMP premiered both the album stream and the record’s first single, “Is Everything Ok?”. The video for the first single was premiered on Blackbook, and Complex premiered the Felix/Lee Scratch Perry collaboration, “The Natural”. Below is a list of some press already received for the album.
- Vice THUMP // Album stream and writeup
- Blackbook // “Is Everything Ok?” video premier
- Vice THUMP // “Is Everything Ok?” single premier
- Complex // “The Natural” (feat. Lee Scratch Perry) single premier
Check out the album art for Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion, along with a track-list and a full list of tour dates.
Felix Da Housecat – Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion
Release Date: July 10th, 2015
1. ?Why Games
2. Lookin 4 A Reason
3. Codeine Cowboy
4. Is Everything Ok?
5. The Natural (feat. Lee Scratch Perry)
6. Candy Talk
7. Karma’s Catchin’ Hell
8. Queer (feat. Romina Cohn)
9. Freakz On Time
10. Turn Off The Television
11. Devon’s Box
7/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Sound Nightclub
7/11: Chicago, IL @ Mamby On The Beach
7/11:Chicago, IL @ Evil Olive
7/17: Dubai, UAE @ Provocateur
7/23: Antwerp, Belgium @ The Day Before Tomorrow
8/1: Porto Rotondo Sardinia, Italy @ Country Club
8/5: Mykonos, Greece @ Paradise Club
8/7: Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
8/15: Utrecht, Holland @ TivoliVredenburg
8/27: Koh Samui, Thailand @ Nikki Beach
8/12: Knokke, Belgium @ Kitsch
8/22: Ibiza, Spain @ Vista Club
8/28: Singapore @ Kyo
8/29: Bali, Indonesia @ Ku De Ta
9/5: Tokyo, Japan @ Vision
9/4: Shanghai, China @ Bar Rouge
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The 11-track collection features standout tracks such as the dub-dripping reggae tune “The Natural” featuring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The vocoder-vibe of “Is Everything OK” reminds that melody trumps all. “It’s a night thing,” says Felix of the album. “It’s me tapping into melodies. It has nothing to do with hands in the air, it’s about melody and lyrics.”
VICE THUMP did a writeup on their site, for the album, saying:
“Felix flexes his musical eccentricity and limitless charisma on his new LP, shifting the focus off merely igniting listener’s dancing shoes to fueling something much more introspective. You can get a sense the artist wants us to relate with his music in a more thoughtful, introspective way, something that’s a far walk away from the classic rundown through banging house rhythms that have fueled much of his career.”
Felix Da Housecat and Lee Scratch Perry Collaborate on “The Natural” // Premiere on Complex via No Shame
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Felix Da Housecat is set to release another single from his upcoming LP Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion. The track, “The Natural”, is a collaboration with legendary producer Lee Scratch Perry. Earlier today, Complex premiered the song and had this to say:
“The Natural” gets down to the heart of things. Marrying a welcoming dub-wise riddim, the melodic, space-y journey is punctuated with some electronic tinges. Dub was always seen as a futuristic sound to begin with, but the blend of modern technology has really helped Perry’s creative genius take off. If you hear the word “techno” or “electronic” and think of today’s EDM Jesus-posing DJs, this isn’t that at all. “The Natural” is more for the dim chillout rooms of raves gone by, where it’s all about winding down and relaxing, and it’s beautiful to see two artists only caring about making a beautiful tune, not chasing millions or trying to make sure everyone is on board.
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The music video for “Pasadena” from Pompeya is premiering now at My Old Kentucky Blog here. Of the song, the band explains, “While we were in Pasadena only once in our lives, the meaning of the place is like so many others. You have an idea of what a place is, and create a new context for it with your imagination. The name sounds romantic, almost cinematic. Again, completely removed from what the place itself may be in reality…We’ve created our own romantic reality in its place.” “Pasadena” is off the band’s latest release Real, out now.
In addition, limited edition vinyl of Real will be available July 31. The vinyl comes with a digital download of the album including bonus tracks. [Preorder here]
Real is receiving widespread critical acclaim:
“…danceable grooves and funky baselines…the definition of pop.”—NPR
“…perky New Wave guitars and Cure-like shimmer.”—Entertainment Weekly
“…a glitzy, neon-sunset, convertible cruise down palm-treed lanes, which is all very confusing because, again, they’re from Moscow, a city not exactly known for its synth-lush indie exports…the escapism feels great.”—Stereogum
“…an album that’s buoyant and catchy while exploring new sounds.”—Paste
“These guys bring colorful music to the gloomy landscapes…”—MTV
“A slinky cut of new wave-ish indie…”—Vice’s Noisey
Watch the video now here.
- By andrew
Felix Da Housecat has just released the official music video for his track, “Is Everything Ok?“, the first single released from his upcoming LP, Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion. The stunning and surreal video explores societal prejudice towards unconventional relationships through the lens of forbidden love between a human woman and an extra terrestrial. It’s a perfect fit for the track’s futuristic Drive-inspired synth melancholia. The video was premiered earlier today on Blackbook, who had this to say about the track:
Premiering today on BlackBook is Felix Da Housecat’s video for “Is Everything OK,” a spacey track with sticky percussion, robotic vocals, and an uplifting chorus that will get caught in your skull and refuse to leave. It sounds like something that might have come out of Daft Punk’s latest album.
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Alex Ferreira has released his newest album – and first US release – Cinema Tropical. The album was recorded with Andrés Nusser, the songwriter and frontman of the Chilean group, Astro, and was written/developed in four different cities. In terms of sound, Cinema Tropical marks a change in Ferreira’s normally guitar-centered songs, and focuses more on synth textures and electronic beats. The album is available on CD digi-packand digitally, on iTunes. Pick up your copy here.
Ferreira has been promoting this album in a variety of ways, but has received most of his buzz from the album’s first single “Cambio”. The track was premiered on Remezcla, and the official music video premiered on Rolling Stone. There’s also a video of him performing the track with a more spare, acoustic arrangement. Here’s a list of some of the coverage Ferreira has received:
- Rolling Stone Spain – “Cambio” Video Premiere
- Remezcla – “Cambio” Single Premiere and Interview
- RBMA – Tour Diary
- Rolling Stone Mexico – “Cambio” Video Premiere
- MTV Iggy – Video Feature
Right now, Ferreira is on a US tour with singer and Mexican pop sensation Ximena Sariñana, as a supporting act, and has been logging his activities in a tour diary on RBMA’s website. The tour will be hitting NYC in July where Alex will play a one-off album release show, at theKnitting Factory in Brooklyn, with Astro and Brian Cid, on Wednesday, July 11th. Tickets are available for purchase, at this link.
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Felix Da Housecat has just announced the title, release date, album art and first single from him upcoming record, titled Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion, as well as a world tour, which will take place over the summer.
This is Felix’s first release in over a year, and first full-length LP in almost five-years. It will be released on July 10th, 2015, and is available for pre-order on iTunes, right now. To help celebrate the announcement, Vice THUMP helped premiere the album’s first single “Is Everything OK?“. Here’s some insight from Felix, via the interview:
“I’ve always been about albums, but in 1992 I said to myself, ‘no one is doing albums,’ and I wanted to tell a story… that’s always been my thing. For me, [albums] aren’t fun, they’re draining. When they’re done I’m glad, and when it comes out, my brain has been released to the universe!”
Felix Da Housecat – Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion (LP)
Release date: July 10th, 2015
Fri Jun 5: Prince Charles, Berlin, Germany
Sat Jun 13: Pacha, Ibiza, Spain
Fri Jun 19: Almogavers 86, Barcelona, Spain
Sat Jun 20: Zilvermeer, Mol, Belgium
Sat Jun 27: Pratersauna, Vienna, Austria
Sun Jun 28: Scorpios Beach Club, Mykonos, Greece
Thu Jul 2: Verboten, NYC, USA
Fri Jul 3: Temple, San Francisco, USA
Fri Jul 10: Sound Nightclub, Los Angeles, USA
Sat Jul 11: Mamby On The Beach, Chicago, USA
Thu Jul 23: Park Van Brasschaat, Antwerp, Belgium
Fri Aug 7: Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain
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Today, May 5th, 2015, Pompeya has released the high anticipated album Real. This is the group’s first full-length since 2013’s Tropical, and the first release since last year’s Night EP. Real was co-produced by Brian Mctear (Local Natives, The War on Drugs, Twin Sister), who also collaborated with the band on the Night EP. The recording locations of the album span across cities: Philadelphia, New York City, Savannah, and Orlando.
Pompeya has already released a bunch of assets from the album, incudling: two singles (“Liar” and “Pasadena”), a remix by Jerome LOL and a music video for “Liar”, directed by Alexander Khudokon and Leyla Masharipova. They’ve been featured on a variety of publications. Below is a list of some press already received for the album.
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Pompeya is set to release their newest album Real, next week (on Tuesday, May 5th). To help celebrate, the record is currently streaming on Paste Magazine. In the premiere, the band commented on the tracks, saying:
“These are the real stories of our lives, and the real sound we want to present.”
Paste is also premiering behind the scenes images of the band in Moscow captured byAlexey Kiselef. Check out the full premiere, album stream and tour diary, at this link. View the album’s artwork, track listing and buy links below!
Pompeya – Real (LP)
Release date: May 5th, 2015
Catalog ID: NS-130
3. OOOOO (Cry About It)
4. To The Orient
8. Tell Me, Tell Me
9. To A Kid
10. Last One