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26

Aug

Felix Da Housecat releases music video via Beatport

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Felix Da Housecat has released the 3rd single and music video featured off the newest album ‘Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion’ available now here.

Beatport goes on to say, “The album is classic Felix, albeit a bit less club-oriented and a bit more experimental, featuring the legend Lee Scratch Perry. Perhaps one of the odder moments on the record is “Queer,” a song about a bloodthirsty neighbor with an dangerous obsession.”

The song features vocals by Argentinian DJ and filmmaker Romina Cohn, who also directs and stars in the video. Check out the video premiere via Beatport here.

Felix Da Housecat’s 2015 tour dates:

Thu Aug 27 – Nikki Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Fri Aug 28 – Kyo, Singapore
Sat Aug 29 – Ku De Ta, Bali, Indonesia
Sun Aug 30 – Marini’s on 57, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fri Sept 4 – Bar Rouge, Shanghai, China
Sat Sept 5 – Vision, Tokyo, Japan
Fri Sept 11 – Railway Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Sat Sept 12 – EQ Showring, Sydney, Australia
Sat Sept 26 – Penelope, Benidorm, Spain
Fri Oct 16 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
Sat Nov 7 – The Underground, Roen, France
Tue Nov 10 – Vertigo Club, Grenoble, France
Sat Nov 14 – Primavera Fauna, Santiago, Chile
Sat Nov 21 – Le Room, Poitiers, France
Wed Feb 10, 2016 – Holy Ship!, Miami, USA Bahamas

12

Aug

Felix Da Housecat Premieres “The Natural” via The Fader

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“House pioneer Felix Da Housecat tapped Lee “Scratch” Perry’s legendarily good vibes for “The Natural,” which is both a standout and the most recent track to be given the visual treatment from Felix’s recently released Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion LP.” – FADER

FROM NARRATIVE OF THEE BLAST ILLUSION
NEW ALBUM OUT NOW ON NO SHAME
Purchase on iTunes / Stream via Spotify

FADER premieres the latest video from Felix Da Housecat for “The Natural” ft. Lee Scratch Perry.

While the track was realized the old-fashioned way: with Felix and the legendary Perry heading into the studio to record alongside Perry’s bandmates from the 70’s, the video is decidedly more high tech.

Directed by Jon Conklin and produced by Devon James Stewart, “The Natural” video captured each artist on a green screen then digitized footage so that it reacts with the audio.

The digital effect is modeled after a piece of hardware called the Rutt Etra Video Synthesizer. Designed by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra in 1970, it was the first ever device of its kind that allowed you to manipulate video rasterization with audio signal.

For this video Conklin recreated the effect digitally, using the track’s bassline as the visual and sonic touchpoint so that video signal breaks up into scan lines and pulses every time the bass note hits.

Watch the video HERE

“Thee Upsetter Lee Scratch Perry..And I would like 2 Blast your ILLUSION .. Lose yourself from Thee Worldly World..and Universe your Soul 2 “The Natural”  =^,,^=” –  Felix Da Housecat

31

Jul

Pompeya ‘Real’ Limited Edition 12” Vinyl Out NOW via No Shame

Pompeya are set to release the vinyl edition of their LP Real, today, July 31st. The band officially released the CD and digital versions of the album back in May. Each purchase of the LP will come with a digital download, which will include a bonus track, not available anywhere else.

You can purchase the LP, CD and digital version of the album, at the Real album page on the website, by clicking here.

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25

Jul

Alex Ferreira releases “Polaridad” music video via Noisey

“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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10

Jul

Felix Da Housecat “Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion” Out NOW via No Shame

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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.

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

Tracklisting:
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

Tour Dates

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

 

06

Jul

Felix Da Housecat Streaming “Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion” on VICE’s THUMP via No Shame

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Felix Da Housecat reveals his brand new album Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion, streaming exclusively with VICE’s THUMP now until release on July 10 via No Shame.

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.”

Check out the stream and the full writeup at VICE THUMP, and be sure to pre-order the record on iTunes, now.

27

Jun

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.

 

You can check out the full Complex writeup at this link.

 

Click here to find a full list of tour dates and a Soundcloud embed where you can listen to the track, in its entirety. Be sure to pre-order the record at this link.

19

Jun

Pompeya Releases “Pasadena” Music Video via No Shame

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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.

18

Jun

Felix Da Housecat Premieres “Is Everything Ok?” Video on Blackbook

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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 IllusionThe 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.

You can check out the video and the full premiere on Blackbook, at this link. Be sure to pre-order Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion, on iTunes, at this link!

17

Jun

Alex Ferreira “Cinema Tropical” Out NOW via No Shame

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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:

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.