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“Felix has carved his own path in this crazy dance music world, building a loyal fan base track by track”
“Cartal’s proficiency in the studio shines and seamlessly rises above traditional conventions of genre and format”
“It goes from a cool electro place into some more mellow, halftime vibes during the hook. No earth-shattering drops, no pandering. This is just good music for great people.”
“Felix Cartal has turned “You Get What You Give” into a full-on EDM blast, the kind of thing you expect to hear at four A.M., as you’re waiting for the sun to rise.”
TORONTO, ON – March 13, 2020 – Platinum hit producer Taelor Deitcher aka Felix Cartal joins forces with Sophie Simmons, to release their latest single, ‘Mine‘ via Physical Presents today! The renowned musician was named by Billboard as one of 13 Dance Artists who Dominated in 2017 alongside names such as Odesza, Illenium, and Marshmello. His singles “Get What You Give” and “Love Me” are certified platinum in Canada with ‘Love Me’ also being nominated for Dance Recording of the Year at the Junos 2020. Felix Cartal has collaborated with Kaskade on ‘More’ and R3HAB on ‘Killing Time’ and done official remixes for the likes of Selena Gomez, Zedd, Galantis, DillonFrancis, MØ, and Ellie Goulding. Listen to “Mine” HERE.
With over 1.6 Million Spotify monthly listeners and over 200 Million Spotify plays and counting, the DJ and producer has been featured by major Youtube channels Trap Nation, MrSuicideSheep, MrRevillz, ChillNation, Selected, xKito amongst others accumulating over 87 Million Youtube views. He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Diplo and Friends as well as heavy support and having two #1 singles for Mood and Get What You Give on SiriusXM Chill. Previously signed to Dim Mak and Universal Music, Felix Cartal has performed at Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and toured with Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT, and Bloody Beetroots. The artist is also looking forward to playing Miami Music Week alongside Kaskade, Dada Life, and Oliver Heldens.
Sophie Simmons her single, “Black Mirror” debuted on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart at Number 43 and remained on the list for ten weeks, peaking at Number 20. She has been featured in tastemaker publications such as Vanity Fair, Billboard, YourEDM, and Cosmopolitan. The singer has worked with both Spinnin’ Records and Casablanca Records as well as collaborated multiple times with the DJ duo, Yellow Claw. Features on Youtube channels Ultra Music, Chill Nation, and MajesticCasual, have contributed towards her play count of over 30 million across streaming platforms.
While Felix Cartal is from and currently based in Vancouver, he has previously lived in Glasgow, where he “first started DJ’ing and learned to drink whiskey.” Taking the DIY ethic of the punk rock scene, the producer also finds inspiration in the music of The Beatles, the art of Andy Dixon, and the words of Shel Silverstein. His own sound sits close to those of the industry greats of Avicii, Kygo, and Calvin Harris.
Felix Cartal is known for creating melodic electro ballads with slick, memorable bass lines. ‘Mine’ takes a storytelling narrative and embodies pure nostalgia with classic electronic dance elements, allowing for the makings of a major radio hit. Speaking of lost loves and carrying an underlying gloominess, Felix Cartal prevents the track from getting too heavy with light production styles and clear, honeyed female vocals.
Speaking of the single, Felix Cartal tells us, “In ‘Mine’ each verse is about a different kind of love. In Verse 1 we have been sixteen and your childhood, Verse 2 a post-college adult and, The Bridge is a more mature adult looking back. We wanted it to be folk-ish in melody and in production to emphasize the focus on it being a narrative, really story-driven. Finally, the drop melody is Sophie singing a clean sweet melody and it being distorted kind of like what happens when one looks back on memories. We often remember them differently as time passes”