Felix Da Housecat Announces New Album and World Tour, Stream First Single “Is Everything OK?”

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 

Listen:

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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 Illusionsees 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


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