Six years after he glammed up dancefloors with ‘Kittenz And Thee Glitz’ – 20 since he first stepped into a studio – one of modern pop’s great outsiders is about to embark on the next phase of his remarkable career.
A dab hand at producing killer singles, Felix has finally made a classic album. Even Dallas Austin, in whose studio ‘Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco’ was mixed, calls it Felix’s ‘Purple Rain’ because, simply, “every song is amazing.”
Like ‘Kittenz…’, ‘Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco’ is a pleasure-rush from start to finish, but this time the highs are natural and the tone is cooler, more reflective. A masterclass in sugar-frosted vocal pop, soulful synth-funk and pulsing electronic disco, it’s comfortably the most satisfying record he’s produced.
For the first time, Felix has written songs rather than tracks, and sings his own lyrics too. “I said, it’s going to be a sexy, black, electronic disco record and I’m gonna call it ‘Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco’. Why? ‘Cos I’m a Virgo – August 25th – and back in the 70s they all used starsigns, and I recorded it at Movie Disco studios in Barcelona.”
“This is the first album I’ve recorded stress-free,” he says. “This is the first album I’ve felt like an artist making it. Everything was flowing because it was just the three of us.”
LISTEN TO TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM BELOW! AND DON’T FORGET, FELIX TOURS AUSTRALIA THIS SUMMER.