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Wed, December 26th 2012
FELIX CARTALBoxing Day Blowout!!!
WITH SUPPORT FROMDylan KennedyStirling KidKelvin MahChilo
At age 13 in 2000 while attending New Westminster Secondary School, Cartal began playing bass in the punk and hardcore scene with a band called Dysfunctional, named after a sticker they had found.The sound was inspired from groups such as Refused, NoFx and Anti-Flag. While short lived, they developed a small following in Northern Vancouver played a wide range of venues all over Vancouver and surrounding areas, after releasing two albums Change Is A Good Thing and Bates Motel, and an EP Free To Who?, the band broke up in 2004. They reformed into a more progressive, Mars Volta/Pink Floyd-inspired group named Orange Orange, which released the album Step Into Ecstasy in early 2006 followed immediately by their breakup. At the same time, Cartal was experimenting with Reason and Cubaseon the side. Influenced by the club nights and parties DJ’d by local stalwarts Tyler Fedchuk, Paul Devro, and my!gay!husband!, Cartal noticed the energy of the dance scene had the same feeling as the Punk scene had and wanted to create energetic aggressive music that he heard in Punk, but apply it to a new genre.
After enrolling at UBC (where he majored in English), Cartal started producing his own dance tracks. In December 2006, he started creating a following through his emergence in the international blog scene and early supporters MSTRKRFT with hard hitting original tracks such as “Moss vs. Tree” and “Parisienne”. Just as a couple of his earliest speaker-shredding tunes were gathering an Internet buzz, the beatmaker moved to Scotland for a semester at Glasgow University. In the U.K., Cartal signed with a booking agent and started playing weekend shows across Britain and Europe. His third ever show was opening for Justice in front of 4,000 people. By the time he returned to his hometown four months later, he was already an underground star. He opened for MSTRKRFT on their Fist of God tour. He released several more remixes before being signed to Dim Mak Records and releasing his first EP entitled Skeleton in May 2009, featuring 4 songs, including the hard hitting track that defines his early sound, “Montreal Dreams”. Only four months later, Cartal released “Drone” as the first single for his debut LP Popular Music. Popular Music came out on February 23, 2010. Along with “Drone”, the album featured the singles “Volanco” featuring The Blood Brothers‘ Johnny Whitney, “World Class Driver” and “Love”. Music videos for “Volcano” and “World Class Driver” were made. Following the release, Cartal toured relentlessly, hitting large festivals along the way, such as Electric Daisy Carnival,[8]Camp Bisco, South by Southwest, and Winter Music Conference.
In March 2011, Cartal’s fifth EP The Joker was released. The song initially was not going to be released and was created in just one day and was going to be kept just for Cartal to play during his live sets. It ended up being very successful and found its way to being played in the live sets by artists all over the scene, notably by electronic powerhouses Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke and Diplo, transcending across all scenes of dance music. Another EP was made entitled The Jokers Remixes, which featured John Dahlback and Clouds. After extensive touring, Cartal started working on his sophomore album which blended several guest vocalists and focused more on catchy melodies, yet still retained his trademark aggressive sound. Different Faces came out on March 27, 2012, and featured the singles “Dont Turn On The Lights featuring Polina”, “Domo”, “Black To White featuring Miss Palmer”, and “H.U.N.T” featuring Sebastien Grainger. Different Faces debuted on the iTunes Top 10 Electronic charts in North America. Continuing in his success, Cartal started a biweekly podcast entitled ‘The Weekend Workout’ which is a one hour mix showcasing new electronic dance music including unreleased Cartal tracks. Starting in June 2012, it became a weekly mix broadcasted worldwide on SiriusXM and available for free download on iTunes and Soundcloud. On July 25, 2012, a music video for “Higher” featuring New Ivory, was released online. On August 14, 2012 Cartal released the final single for Different Faces, “Tonight” featuring Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, accompanied by an EP featuring remixes by Autoerotique, Botnek and others. On December 04, 2012 Cartal released a new single “No Sleep” featuring Natalie Angiuli.
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