Felix Da Housecat

Felix Da Housecat

Felix Da Housecat

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.


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Digitalism’s Top 10 Defining Records

By Dave Ruby Howe 15th Jun, 2011

With so many stylistic influences to cover we were prepared for Digitalism’s Top 10 Defining Records to be across the spectrum and that’s exactly what we got with Daft Punk meeting Emmanuel Top via U2 and 8-bit soundtracks.

Ricardo Villalobos is Movement Festival Detroit’s ‘secret artist’

Ricardo Villalobos is Movement Festival Detroit’s ‘secret artist’

By Dave Ruby Howe 24th May, 2011

Urge to kill...rising!

Detroit’s Movement festival adds Fatboy Slim, 69 & Felix as headliners6

Detroit’s Movement festival adds Fatboy Slim, 69 & Felix as headliners

By Dave Ruby Howe 23rd Mar, 2011

Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival has added a whole host of new acts to go along with the previously announced players like Sven Vath, Green Velvet and Marcel Dettmann including some interesting headliner choices.

The search is on for the greatest DJ of all time166

The search is on for the greatest DJ of all time

By Dave Ruby Howe 20th Sep, 2010

Our desk-bound dance brethren over at Mixmag are doing a list of their own, attempting to find and crown the greatest DJ of all time.

Manchester’s Warehouse Project stirs up some serious envy312

Manchester’s Warehouse Project stirs up some serious envy

By Dave Ruby Howe 23rd Jul, 2010

How’d you feel about relocating to good ol’ Manchester for a couple of months? Because looking at the just released lineup for this year's Warehouse Project, we're seriously considering it!

Winter Sound System @ Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (13/6/09)2

Winter Sound System @ Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (13/6/09)

By Geoff Lester 23rd Jun, 2010

With Future Entertainment’s introduction of an outdoor version of Winter Sound System now occupying Brisbane’s festival calendar, there really is a ‘festival every month’. And with it being winter and the middle of Uni exams, it would be interesti

Felix Da Housecat: The King is in21

Felix Da Housecat: The King is in

By Dave Ruby Howe 7th Jun, 2010

Following his touring commitments in the northern hemisphere, Felix will then jet down to Australia where he’ll take his spot on the big winter festivals *Winter Sound System* and *We Love Sounds*.

Full arena line-ups for Winter Sound System5

Full arena line-ups for Winter Sound System

By Jack Tregoning 11th May, 2010

The epic all-nighter that is Winter Sound System returns to Melbourne Park in just over a month, and there's plenty of action to take you through till 7am.

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inthemix 10 years main arena line-up for We Love Sounds

By Jack Tregoning 29th Apr, 2010

With We Love Sounds Perth fast approaching, the cast of names for the inthemix 10 years main arena has just got bigger.

All Our Friends Festival headed for Canberra

All Our Friends Festival headed for Canberra

By Jack Tregoning 16th Mar, 2010

On Sunday 5 June, a batch of prize pickings from the 2010 We Love Sounds line-up will take a road-trip down to the capital.

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Winter Sound System heats up Melbourne

By Jack Tregoning 15th Mar, 2010

On Sunday 13 June (don't worry; there's no work the next day), Winter Sound System returns to Melbourne for another 10pm-till-7am session.

We Love Sounds first round lineup is here167

We Love Sounds first round lineup is here

By Dave Ruby Howe 15th Feb, 2010

After six years at the top, the epic We Love Sounds festival is back for its seventh year and is looking set to affirm its place as the crown jewel of the winter party calendar with a massive lineup for 2010.

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