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- Felix Da Housecat 'Sinner Winner' EP - Released 18th March via iTunes
- Felix Da Housecat 'Sinner Winner EP w/ Green Velvet Remix - Beatport Exclusive 25th March
FELIX DA HOUSECAT RETURNS WITH FIRST ORIGINAL MATERIAL IN ALMOST 4 YEARS - NEW ALBUM COMING THIS YEAR
The wait is finally over. After many months plotting away in dark studios and road-testing his freakish creations in smoky clubs and epic festivals across the world, Felix Da Housecat returns with a truly monstrous EP. Since his masterful 2011 opus ‘Son Of Analogue’, he’s been lurking in the shadows, pushing his distinctive sound in new directions and patiently waiting for the moment to strike back and remind us why we fell in love with his unique shtick in the first place. That moment is now.
One of dance music’s true characters and pioneers, he has consistently delivered throughout his career, whatever musical incarnation he’s been inhabiting. From the thumping techno sounds of his ‘90s era, to helping create the blueprint for the electro clash explosion of the early 2000s, to dragging Diddy onto the dancefloor via their groundbreaking hip-hop/house collaboration, he has rarely stood still and has created explosive material in each and every project.
2013 is going to be a huge year for the charismatic Felix, with several EPs dropping on Brooklyn, NYC-based label 'No Shame' (in association with Felix's imprint 'Rude Photo'), some big collaborations and remixes, a new album on the way and a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix on 22nd Feb, which will be streamed live for the world to watch for the first time in its history. The 'Sinner Winner' EP is the first taste of this sizzling new material, serving up two markedly different tracks that are bound by the common goal of making thousands of asses shake in unison.
‘Give Me Body’ is a rampant electro-disco workout, camp as you like and brimming over with effervescent energy. An infectious vocal, trumpet and bass loop works its slinky way around Felix’s sharp, dramatic live percussion and intense filters, coming across somewhere between Daft Punk and Sylvester. "I love my ‘70s / ‘80s disco and haven’t done a track in this vein in ages,” says Felix, “so I figured I would do something hooky and fun! It’s not rocket science... when we dancing in them clubs we all want a lil’ BODY!" Not rocket science, but certainly rocket fuel.
Concept tracks are usually contrived rubbish, but ‘Sinner Winner’ pulls it off in serious style. Felix explains his vision: “Basically in thee night-time fun world, we all find ourselves sinnin', so I had this idea of a preacher from the South in thee deep bible district finding his way into sinner clubland. He grabs the mic and just starts ranting, but then all of a sudden the pastor gets caught up in thee nightlife fun world… and start becoming a hypocrite!”. This delicious yarn is spun through a slow-building crescendo of offbeat claps and niggling synths before a supremely funky and crisp bassline arpeggio slams its way in. Tense organs and warped vocal edits heighten the chaotic atmosphere, making for a unique romp through the deranged mind of this inimitable legend. It’s that description, which made Green Velvet want to jump on board for a very special remix — watch this space!
Don’t say we didn’t warn you: 2013 is The Return of Thee Housecat...
Felix Forthcoming Tour Dates - More TBC
March 2nd - D Club!, Lausanne, Switzerland
March 9th - Privilege, Juiz De Fora, Brazil
March 9th - MOB, Festival, Brazil
March 10th - Aqualoo, Rio, Brazil
March 16th - The Mid, Chicago, USA
March 21st - WMC Subliminal Pool Party, Shelbourne Hotel, Miami, USA
March 22nd - WMC Hard Pool Party, Raleigh Hotel, Miami, USA
March 23rd - Sinner Winner EP Release Party, Bardot, Miami, USA
March 28th - We Love at Trilogy, Dubai, UAE
April 12th - Bar Rouge, Shanghai, China
April 13th - Galas, Hong Kong
April 19th - Magazini Generali, Milan, Italy
April 20th - Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
April 27th - Music Conf Asia, Sepang, Malaysia
May 17th - Rude Photo, EGG, London, UK
May 18th - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
June 16th - Spring Awakening, Chicago, USA
Download high-res press shot/logo/EP artwork — http://tiny.cc/kk3ssw