BRAND NEW FELIX DA HOUSECAT‘s FULL LENGTH LP OUT JULY 10th, ON NO SHAME!
“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 DA HOUSECAT
Stream the first single, “IS EVERYTHING OK” :
Felix Da Housecat is back with a brand new album Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion out July 10th on New York’s No Shame imprint. The follow up to 2011’s Son of Analog, Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion sees the Chicago-bred, two-time Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer/Remixer return to the fore with his most soulful and introspective record to date.
“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.”
Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion isn’t a club record, it’s almost a record for the(e) dawn, with songs like ‘Codeine Cowboy’ and the melancholic, none-more-Felix vocoder-vibe of ‘Is Everything OK’ reminders 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, its about melody and lyrics.”
The 11-track collection also features such standout tracks as dub-dripping reggae tune “The Natural” feat. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and the excellent ‘Devon’s Box’, a cosmic pop nod to Prince (“You know 80s Prince runs through my veins!” says Felix). ‘Looking 4A Reason’ is about how everyone is looking for an excuse to f***, so its about people getting horny in the summertime. And ‘Queer’ “is not about being straight or gay. It’s an attitude of when someone flips out on love, being possessive. It’s about a neighbor who’s obsessed with you.” The result is a record that represents Felix in his element and at his most nuanced, showcasing an ever-evolving sonic palate while retaining the inimitable inimitable groove throughout.
Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion is out July 10th on No Shame. It features the debut single “Is Everything OK” and is available for pre-order now.
Stay tuned for a complete review of the LP!
FELIX DA HOUSECAT is available for bookings on the following dates, drop us a message in case you wish to book him for your upcoming events!
June: 26th, July: 4th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st, August: 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st.