Felix Cartal spent his early years as a musical pinch hitter... filling in for local Vancouver rock bands whenever they suddenly needed a member. After taking a class on MIDI production in high school, however, Cartal realized both the advantages of being a solo artist and the power of producing with Reason. His sound still borrows heavily from his punk rock origins, using synths to convey the heaviness and aggression normally coming from guitar amps.
After successful releases on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records and tours with MSTRKRFT, Felix Cartal is still driven by his band roots both in sound and production philosophy.
Published: June 2011
When his teenage taste in California Punk Rock collided with electronic elements of Radiohead's Kid A, Felix Cartal focused his early production work into the aggressive electronic style he is known for today. Cartal quickly caught the eye of electronic heavyweights like MSTRKRFT who took him on tour and Steve Aoki who signed him to his Dim Mak record label. As a result of his successful releases Cartal now tours the world as a DJ, bringing his music to the clubs of Europe, Asia, and the US.
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