Felix da Housecat (conceived Felix Stallings Jr. on , 1971 in Chicago, Illinois) is a DJ and record maker. He was conceived in Highland Park Hospital. Felix is a maker and DJ generally known for house music and electroclash.
Felix is viewed as an individual from the second influx of Chicago house. He entered the dance music world class not just by means of his accounts (under various nom de plumes, including Thee Maddkatt Courtship, Aphrohead and Sharkimaxx), yet additionally for his responsibility for Fear Records, one of the debut Chicago names of the 1990s.
Living in Chicago as a cutting-edge spray painting craftsman, the youthful Stallings was consummately situated to build up an unmistakable fascination for the developing House music scene, which discovered its center point in Chicago. While an understudy at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois in the mid-1980s, a possibility prologue to Acid House pioneer DJ Pierre gave 15-year-old Stallings his break, and under the support and guidance of Pierre, he discharged his first single, “Phantasy Girl,” in 1987.
Likewise in 1987, Felix surrendered house music to go to Alabama State University to ponder media and correspondence. While he was there he splashed up all the music of the time, including Prince, A Tribe Called Quest and Gang Starr. By then, he even began dabbling in hip bounce and R&B tracks, the two sounds and types he keeps on checking and encircle himself with today.
Be that as it may, Stallings’ very religious guardians objected to his developing enthusiasm for the club scene, and debilitated the improvement of his ability. In the wake of moving on from secondary school, he left Chicago and music completely to go to Alabama State College. Subsequent to losing enthusiasm for House for a couple of years, Felix chose to rejoin the business. With the assistance of DJ Pierre, he started creating and blending once more. By 1992, he had a hit with the single “Thee Dawn” on Guerilla Records. He turned out to be especially famous in Europe, and the next year’s “Before sun-up’s Early Light” and “Thee Industry Made Me Do It” established his notoriety. At 15 years old, Felix worked together with Pierre on the great track “Phantasy Girl” as Pierre’s Pfantasy Club. Not just a key record of that time of dance music, it additionally flagged the beginning of a kinship and music coaching that remaining parts right up ’til the present time. In the mid 1990s, Felix and Pierre helped pioneer the ‘wild pitch’ sound with tracks like “Thee Dawn”.
One of the pivotal turning points of the 90’s for Felix was his single, “In The Dark We Live (Thee Lite)” under his pen name. Initially discharged on the UK name, Bush, “In The Dark We Live” was authorized by New York-based mark, Emotive Records and discharged in the U.S. The Dave Clarke remix of “In The Dark We Live” was supported by NY legend Junior Vasquez at the notorious nightfall dance club, Sound Factory. Emotive Records authorized Vasquez to remix it for its U.S. discharge.
Right away a short time later Stallings framed Radikal Fear Records, and it was not some time before the mark ended up one of the chief House names on the planet, discharging cuts from Mike Dunn, DJ Sneak, and Armando just as Felix himself and numerous others. During 1995, he discharged his presentation full-length Alone in the Dark (as Thee Maddkatt Courtship) on Deep Distraxion, trailed by Radikal Fear assemblage, The Chicago All Stars and a blend collection entitled Clashbackk Compilation Mix. Another LP, Metropolis Present Day? Thee Album, followed in 1998. In 1999, he came back with the late spring electro single My Life Musik which shaped piece of another mark manage London Records. It likewise flagged the beginning of studio history with his school amigo Tyrone ‘Visionary’ Palmer, who might later sing on Slam’s original single This World. The collection, I Know Electrikboy notwithstanding, remains something of an abnormality. Because of inward name governmental issues, the collection never came around in the UK or US, albeit some completed duplicates have strangely advanced into the market.
Thinking back to the 1990s, Stallings kept discharging records at a productive rate; the following year brought his first collection as Aphrohead. 2001 saw the arrival of Kittenz and Thee Glitz, a widely praised LP that picked up Felix standard introduction and overall inclusion in dance music and design circles, and has regularly been referenced as one of the spearheading arrivals of the electroclash development. Toward the finish of 2001, Felix won Best Album at the now-outdated Muzik Awards, beating any semblance of Daft Punk that day. The following acclaim brought Felix far reaching prevalence and remix work for hotshots like Madonna, Britney Spears and Kylie Minogue. The correct development, Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever, didn’t touch base until 2004, however Stallings discharged a couple of blend collections, 2002’s Excursions and 2003’s A Bugged Out Mix, in the middle. Devin Dazzle, in any case, truly got the temperament existing apart from everything else in clubland. In addition to the fact that he resurrected Vanity 6 – the all-young lady gathering found in the 1984 Prince flick ‘Purple Rain’ – with his very own young lady gathering, Neon Fever, he additionally figured out how to include DFA-like disco-punk (James Murphy visitors on ‘What She Wants’) alongside his progressively commonplace ’80s reference focuses, while ‘Watching Cars Go By’ and ‘Everybody Is Someone In LA’ are, individually, close immaculate club and disco punk tracks. The previous was remixed by Armand Van Helden and Sasha while the last again tipped its melodic ear to Prince, this time the purple one’s great ‘Every one of The Critics Love You in New York.’ Meanwhile, Tyrone Palmer, who sang on ‘My Life Muzik’, conveys the collection feature ‘Prepared 2 Wear’, which was discharged as the last single with remixes from Paper Faces, AKA Felix’s companion and confidante Stuart Price, only in front of his generation take a shot at Madonna’s ‘Admissions’ collection. A self-admitted Felix fan, Sasha got a Grammy designation for his remix of “Watching Cars Go By”, which was later highlighted alone ‘Involver’ collection.
Felix additionally worked together with P Diddy on the pair’s ‘Jack U’ single and was likewise selective maker for his up and coming dance collection, in spite of the fact that the undertaking presently can’t seem to come around. The pair remain companions right up ’til today, with Diddy performing close by Felix at Space in Ibiza in 2005 and Felix performing at Diddy’s after-party for The Main Event at the current year’s Winter Music Conference. In any case, in the event that you tune in to Diddy’s ongoing single ‘The previous evening’ and miracle if Felix played a part in it, you’re correct: it’s simply that his commitment wasn’t credited. “He got me great,” said Felix in an ongoing meeting for Mixmag. “I confronted him that directly. Yet, he’s an extraordinary person and truly loves electronic music.”
Different remixes of “Cinema (Shower Scene)” were utilized in computer games, for example, Midnight Club 2, and SSX 3, and various films including Kiss, Bang. His tune “Rocket Ride” was included in the game Need for Speed: Underground 2. “Everybody Is Someone in LA” was included in Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland. His tunes have likewise highlighted in TV appears from The Sopranos to Entourage and Silver Screen included noticeably in the gathering scene in Robert Downey Junior’s 2005 motion picture ‘Kiss Bang.’
Felix’s collection, Virgo Blaktro and the Movie Disco, was discharged on , 2007. The collection has 16 tracks and was discharged in the US on Nettwerk Records. Generation was administered by Felix’s Atlanta companion Dallas Austin, who went about as official maker for the record.
“Future Calls The Dawn” was discharged on , 2007 on Wall of Sound/PIAS with “Sweet Frosti” included as the B-side. “Sweetfrosti” contains an example of Devo’s “Snowball”, initially discharged in 1981.
“Like Something for Porno” is discharged as the collection’s lead single on , 2007 with remixes from Kris Menace, Teenage Bad Girl and Armand Van Helden while third single ‘Radio’ was discharged carefully in April 2008.
From that point forward, he’s discharged his first Global Underground gathering GU 34 ‘Milan’, his first for the Newcastle-upon-Tyne assemblage and club mark. The gathering is part into ‘Milanfuck Rock Europa’ and ‘Screw Rave (Americas)’ segments.
The music video is at present distinguishable on Felix da Housecat’s MySpace page.
Felix additionally collaborated with Kris Menace to discharge the Track “Counterfeit” in June 2008.
In 2009 Felix discharged He Was King, by means of Nettwerk Records. The collection pays reverence to craftsman like Prince and is vigorously saturated with the elctrohouse touchstones Felix is known for. While he imagined He Was King as an “electronic pop” record, a significant number of the melodies on the collection are straight up house bangers. Tracks like “Elvi$” and “LA Ravers” – which don’t include visitor artists – are beat driven tracks pointed straightforwardly at the dancefloor.