Felix Da Housecat Announces New Album and World Tour

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Legendary DJ/Producer Felix Da Housecat Returns with


Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion

Brand New 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

FIRST SINGLE “IS EVERYTHING OK” PREMIERES VIA VICE/THUMP

“A vocoder-heavy number with Drive-inspired synths” VICE thump 

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ALBUM PRE-ORDER AND SINGLE AVAILABLE ON iTUNES

NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

TRACKLIST & DATES BELOW 


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.

The album art – by renowned Techno Visual Artist, Abdul Qadim Haqq (www.thirdearthvisualarts.com) is the final piece of the album puzzle. It features three characters – NOSTALGIA, HEROINE and PARADOX. “These 3 characters are going to be part of the illusion and these songs are all a narrative of my life,” explains Felix. “And they’re blasting me with it!!!

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.

FDHC LIVE

Fri Jun 5: Prince Charles, Berlin, Germany

Sat Jun 13: Pacha, Ibiza, Spain

Fri Jun 19: Almogavers 86, Barcelona, Spain

Sat Jun 20: Zilvermeer, Mol, Belgium

Sat Jun 27: Pratersauna, Vienna, Austria

Sun Jun 28: Scorpios Beach Club, Mykonos, Greece

Thu Jul 2: Verboten, NYC USA

Fri Jul 3: Temple, San Francisco, USA

Fri Jul 10: Sound Nightclub, Los Angeles, USA

Sat Jul 11: Mamby On The Beach, Chicago, USA

Fri Jul 17: Provocateur, Dubai, UAE

Thu Jul 23: The Day Before Tomorrow, Antwerp, Belgium

Sat Aug 1: Country Club, Porto Rotondo Sardinia, Italy

Fri Aug 7: Razzmatazz, Barcelona, Spain

Wed Aug 12: Kitsch, Knokke, Belgium

Sat Aug 22: Vista Club, Ibiza, Spain

Fri Aug 28: Kyo, Singapore

Sat Aug 29: Ku De Ta, Bali, Indonesia

Fri Sept 4: Bar Rouge, Shanghai, China

Sat Sept 5: Vision, Tokyo, Japan

NARRATIVE OF THEE BLAST ILLUSION TRACK LIST

1- ?Why Games

2- Lookin 4 A Reason

3- Codeine Cowboy

4- Is Everything Ok?

5- The Natural feat. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

6- Candy Talk

7- Karma’s Catchin’ Hell

8- Queer

9- Freaks On Time

10- Turn Off The Television

11- Devon’s Box