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Platinum Producer Felix Cartal Releases 4th Studio Album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People,” Featuring Kiiara, Sophie Simmons, Lights, Karen Harding, And More

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Platinum producer Felix Cartal releases his 4th studio album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People” via Physical Presents. Also taken from the album are previously released “Mine” with Sophie Simmons, and “Love Me” with Lights; both are certified Platinum in Canada, with the latter one also winning the Dance Recording of the Year at the Junos 2020. Other remarkable tracks on the album include “Only One” with the hit UK singer-songwriter Karen Harding and “My Last Song” with the rebellious Norwegian songstress Hanne Mjøen, “Too Late” with the Juno Award-winning singer and composer KROY (from Quebec duo Milk & Bone), as well as “The Life” with Fjord as well as several solo indie dance anthems from Felix, which find themselves at home on the album. Cartal‘s earlier “Get What You Give” also reached Platinum status, while one of the most recent singles “Happy Hour” with Kiiara was featured on 32 Spotify New Music Friday playlists as well as Billboard’s Best New Dance Tracks.

A release nearly 3 years in the making, “Expensive Sounds For Nice People” covers a range of emotions: from the ecstatic highs of new love to the frustrating lows brought by inevitable heartbreak, all held up by a backbone of unique house music. Felix Cartal lures listeners onto the dancefloor with an array of strong female vocals, showcasing some of the best singers the pop world has to offer one unforgettable track at a time, as each occupies its own sonic realm of indie dance, and none is quite like the other.

Felix Cartal shares the history behind the album: “My fourth album Expensive Sounds For Nice People is part of the second musical chapter in my life. My first two albums were the first chapter of my musical career: a scrappier, undeveloped, experimental phase where a lot of the ideas didn’t quite get executed how I would want from lack of skill or know-how. I’m still fond of that time and those releases, but was ultimately frustrated that I couldn’t make what I wanted come to life exactly how I heard it in my head. The other big problem from that era was consistency, and basically that’s what I’ve become obsessed with. Growing up arguably through one of the worst eras of one-hit-wonders in musical history, I remember constantly being disappointed when I bought an album and there was only one good song. I hated that. And I think remembering that has guided me into this second chapter of my life. Where I’ve just tried to grind it out daily at the studio and work on my skills, and trying to become more consistent. I’m more into the ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi‘ chef approach nowadays, where I just try to log hours every day to refine my craft. Not too concerned with the result from that specific day but knowing that if I stack those hours I will in fact improve. I want every song to be 100% something I’m proud of, or it’s not coming out.

He goes on to further elaborate: “The title of the album is a tongue in cheek description of all this. The Sounds, to me, are Expensive because I know time is a valuable commodity and I’ve logged the hours to get there. On the other hand, as an artist, who knows what even gives art value half the time? But for me, the fact that people still to this day take the time to write me heartfelt messages about my music, inspires me to keep going and to keep creating. So this album is for them, the Nice People who take the time to care, and for me, because I care too. I hope the album, from front to back, is enjoyable. I’ve worked very hard on every detail for the past 3 years.

Vancouver-based Felix Cartal has collaborated with several major artists such as KaskadeR3HABGallant, and has also created official remixes for the likes of Selena GomezZeddGalantisDillon FrancisEllie GouldingDiploAnne-Marie & Doja Cat as well as Daya & Shallou‘s “Older.”  He has been featured by major Youtube channels Trap NationMrSuicideSheepMrRevillzChill NationThe Vibe GuideSelectedxKito, among others, and has earned over 360 million plays across all platforms. He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Diplo & Friends, and SiriusXM Chill has also heavily supported several singles, while his Weekend Workout radio show is also featured on SiriusXM‘s Diplo’s Revolution.

Expensive Sounds For Nice People” Tracklist:

01. The Life (feat. Fjord)
02. Over It (feat. Veronica)
03. Harmony
04. Layover
05. Mine (feat. Sophie Simmons)
06. 500 Days (feat. Matilda)
07. Old Self (feat. Ofelia K)
08. We Fall
09. Only One (feat. Karen Harding)
10. My Last Song (feat. Hanne Mjøen)
11. Love Me (feat. Lights)
12. Going Up
13. Happy Hour (feat. Kiiara)
14. Jealous
15. Hygge
16. Too Late (feat. KROY)

Felix Cartal is here to bless the masses with timeless music” – Flaunt MagazineFriday vibes are exemplified on ‘Happy Hour,’ a joyous new collab between Canadian producer Felix Cartal and anti-pop star Kiiara.” – Billboard

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.” – Complex

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.” – Popdust

The platinum-selling producer is back, matching his arena-level electronics to a potent pop touch.” – Clash Magazine

Mine‘ follows the producer and DJ, Taelor Deitcher’s irresistible sonic formula: melting melodic electro-pop sensibilities with slick body-shaking bass lines, this time relaying an ode to lost love with the honey vocals of singer Sophie Simmons” – Wonderland Magazine

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Multi-Platinum Felix Cartal Releases “Too Late,” Featuring KROY, From Forthcoming Album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People”

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Platinum producer Felix Cartal releases his latest single, “Too Late” ft. KROY. It is taken from his upcoming album, “Expensive Sounds For Nice People,” which will be released on the 25th of June via Physical PresentsFelix‘s 4th LP also includes previous singles, such as “Mine” with Sophie Simmons, and “Love Me” (which are both certified platinum in Canada) with “Love Me” (featuring the singer Lights) also winning the Dance Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards 2020. His previous single, “Get What You Give” also reached Platinum, while “Happy Hour” with Kiiara was featured on 32 Spotify New Music Friday playlists as well as Billboard’s Best New Dance Tracks.

On “Too Late” Felix Cartal returns to his roots of feel-good music. Light, airy and untying past relationship concerns to let them drift away in the wind, the two come together to create the next positively reinforcing the track to set you on your way of self-healing. Organic piano keys meeting soaring electronic embellishments set us well on our way for a happy spring-tinged anthem.

Speaking of the single, Felix Cartal tells us: “Too Late‘ was crafted in a last-minute session in Oslo, at a setup in my Airbnb with Iselin Solheim. That’s it, no studio. I remember Iselin saying, let’s just make something we’d both love listening to. It felt grounding, and I think that opened us up to making something really authentic. I’ve been a fan of Kroy for a while, and I love collaborating with artists who aren’t traditionally from the same scene as me, and having her sing it took the track in a beautiful direction that I really love. Once I built out the production, I knew it would be the final song on my album. It feels like a conclusion to me, like a final act.”

Speaking of the single, KROY tells us: “Felix and I had been trying to work together for a few years now, and actually got into the studio a while ago, but nothing came out of it. I was so happy he thought of me for his record. The fact that this entire song was done remotely gives me hope in long-distance collaborations. That said, I cannot wait to be in the same room as Felix and celebrate our song together!

Vancouver-based Felix Cartal has collaborated with several major artists such as KaskadeR3HABGallant, and has also created official remixes for the likes of Selena GomezZeddGalantisDillon FrancisEllie GouldingDiploAnne-Marie & Doja Cat as well as Daya & Shallou‘s “Older.”  He has been featured by major Youtube channels Trap NationMrSuicideSheepMrRevillzChill NationThe Vibe GuideSelectedxKito, among others, and has earned over 360 million plays across all platforms. He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1‘s Danny Howard and Diplo & Friends, and SiriusXM Chill has also heavily supported several singles, while his Weekend Workout radio show is also featured on SiriusXM’s Diplo’s Revolution.

KROY is the avant-pop alias of Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and composer, Camille Poliquin who is based in MontrealCanada. Her work has been supported by the likes of ViceNylonRolling StoneThe Fader, and Complex to name a few. As one half of the Milk & Bone duo, the singer has received numerous awards, including a Juno for Electronic Album of the Year (2019), an ADISQ Award (2019), and has been long-listed twice for the Polaris Prize (2015, 2018). Beyond her success as KROY and with Milk & BoneCamille has scored soundtracks and themes for projects like the 2019 documentary Sisterhood, two Cirque du Soleil shows, and several feature films.

Expensive Sounds For Nice People” Tracklist:

01. The Life (feat. Fjord)
02. Over It (feat. Veronica)
03. Harmony
04. Layover
05. Mine (with Sophie Simmons)
06. 500 Days
07. Old Self (feat. Ofelia K)
08. We Fall
09. Only One (with Karen Harding)
10. My Last Song (feat. Hanne Mjøen)
11. Love Me (with Lights)
12. Going Up
13. Happy Hour (with Kiiara)
14. Jealous
15. Hygge
16. Too Late (feat. Kroy)

 

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Felix Cartal is here to bless the masses with timeless music” – Flaunt MagazineFriday vibes are exemplified on ‘Happy Hour,’ a joyous new collab between Canadian producer Felix Cartal and anti-pop star Kiiara.” – Billboard

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.” – Complex

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.” – Popdust

The platinum-selling producer is back, matching his arena-level electronics to a potent pop touch.” – Clash Magazine

Mine‘ follows the producer and DJ, Taelor Deitcher’s irresistible sonic formula: melting melodic electro-pop sensibilities with slick body-shaking bass lines, this time relaying an ode to lost love with the honey vocals of singer Sophie Simmons” – Wonderland Magazine

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Felix Cartal Shares “My Last Song,” Featuring Norwegian Songstress Hanne Mjøen, From Forthcoming Album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People”

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Platinum producer Felix Cartal releases his new single “My Last Song,” featuring the talented Norwegian songstress Hanne Mjøen. The track is taken from his upcoming album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People,” which will be released on the 25th of June via Physical PresentsFelix Cartal has already released several hit singles from the LP, including the recent “Only One” with Karen Harding as well as Canadian certified platinum “Mine” with Sophie Simmons and “Love Me,” featuring the singer Lights, which also won the Dance Recording of the Year at the Junos 2020. Felix‘s earlier single “Get What You Give” also reached Platinum, while “Happy Hour” (co-written by Hanne Mjøen) with Kiiara was featured on 32 Spotify New Music Friday playlists as well as Billboard’s Best New Dance Tracks. Along with those already released singles, Felix also shares the album’s tracklist and the album artwork.

A step into slightly darker territory, Felix Cartal embraces Hanne Mjøen‘s rebellious attitude with “My Last Song.” With pairing bitter lyrics with an indifferent attitude, the duo has created the perfect single to help listeners get back onto the dancefloor after a rough breakup and absorb some of that undeniable self-confidence that oozes through the singer’s slick vocals.

My Last Song‘ is one of the most honest songs on my upcoming album. It’s always been tricky for me to put into words how I may be feeling. On the one hand, I feel grateful that I have this outlet to express myself, but on the other hand, I feel sort of guilty that I then no longer have a desire to express those feelings after it’s put into a song. Part of me will always protest openness in relationships to some degree because, hey it’s in the song now… Isn’t that enough? Is this why I’m single still? (laughs).” – Felix Cartal

My Last Song‘ is the perfect description of how it feels to invest every emotion and put all your energy and time into making music. It’s hard to balance relationships and a career, especially when they ask for too much or start accusing you of being cold. I loved writing this with Felix, it’s so rare I work with producers that actually care about the lyrics, and we connected on this vibe.” – Hanne Mjøen

Vancouver-based Felix Cartal has collaborated with several major artists such as KaskadeR3HABGallant, and has also created official remixes for the likes of Selena GomezZeddGalantisDillon FrancisEllie GouldingDiploAnne-Marie & Doja Cat, as well as Daya & Shallou‘s “Older.” He has been featured on major Youtube channels, such as Trap NationMr. Suicide SheepMr. RevillzChill NationThe Vibe GuideSelectedxKito, among others, and has earned over 360 million plays across platforms. He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Diplo & Friends, and Sirius XM has also heavily supported several singles, while his Weekend Workout radio show is also featured on Sirius XM‘s Diplo’s Revolution.

Having just released her hit single, “Hell With You,” and co-writing R3HAB‘s single “You Could Be,” Hanne Mjøen is a name to pay attention to. She has already received support from well-known publications such as Paper MagazineBillboardRefinery 29Pop SugarPop MattersThe FaderTeen VogueYour EDMThe Line of Best FitEarmilk, and Magnetic Magazine, to name a few, as well as airplay from BBC Radio 1‘s Annie Mac. With over 37 million plays across platforms, the singer has also been featured by Mr. Suicide Sheep7cloudsSuperbLyricsTaz NetworkUnique Vibes, and The Vibe Guide.

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Multi-Platinum Felix Cartal Announces ‘Expensive Sounds For Nice People’ Studio Album; Teams Up with UK’s Platinum-Selling Hit Singer/Songwriter Karen Harding on ‘Only One’

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Platinum producer Felix Cartal announces the release of his upcoming album “Expensive Sounds For Nice People” on the 25th of June via Physical Presents. Ahead of the album release, the producer teams up with British pop icon Karen Harding on the stunning single “Only One.” Felix Cartal has already released several hit singles from the album, including “Mine” with Sophie Simmons, and “Love Me” (which are both certified Platinum) with “Love Me” (featuring the singer LIGHTS) also winning the Dance Recording of the Year at the Junos 2020. His previous single, “Get What You Give” also reached PlatinumFelix‘s recent single, “Happy Hour” with Kiiara was featured on 32 Spotify New Music Friday playlists and Billboard‘s Best New Dance Tracks and Popular Charts.

High energy, high romance, and high expectations are carrying us into the summer with Felix Cartal‘s latest single, “Only One,” featuring the stunning songstress Karen Harding and her unforgettable style. A playful attitude radiates throughout the single as the “give and take” atmosphere harnessed between the unique production style and powerful vocals lead us into a day of flirty fun and nights with blurry memories.

Felix Cartal tells us about the creation of the single: “I wrote this one with KarenChelsea, and Nick during a spontaneous session in LA. I feel like I have two modes when I make music, mode 1 would be something with an emotional heaviness, and mode 2 would be a response to just break away and make something that’s more of an uplifting escape. It was the summer, and I definitely was in mode 2.”

Karen Harding further elaborates on the single: “I loved this writing session. We were all on such a high, and I think it definitely came across in the song. We wanted to write a song about that overwhelming feeling of when you know someone is ‘the one‘, we’ve all felt it at some point.”

Vancouver-based Felix Cartal has collaborated with several major artists such as KaskadeR3HABGallant, and has also created official remixes for the likes of Selena GomezZeddGalantisDillon FrancisEllie GouldingDiploAnne-Marie & Doja Cat, as well as Daya & Shallou‘s “Older.” He has been featured by major Youtube channels, such as Trap NationMr. Suicide SheepMr. RevillzChill NationThe Vibe GuideSelectedxKito amongst others, and has earned over 360 million plays across platforms. He has also seen support from BBC Radio 1‘s Danny Howard and Diplo & Friends, and Sirius XM has also heavily supported several singles, while his Weekend Workout radio show is also featured on Sirius XM’s Diplo’s Revolution.

The UK hit singer-songwriter Karen Harding‘s impressive body of work now surpasses 400 million combined Spotify streams. After the worldwide success of her previous single “Un-Do My Heart,” with Digital Farm Animals now passing 20 million streams, her current UK single with Shift K3Y titled “Morning” is on airwaves across the world. Hailing from Durham County, Karen will next be leading into her first-ever mini-album due in July on Ultra Music.

Expensive Sounds For Nice People” Tracklist:

01. The Life (feat. Fjord)
02. Over It (feat. Veronica)
03. Harmony
04. Layover
05. Mine (with Sophie Simmons)
06. 500 Days
07. Old Self (feat. Ofelia K)
08. We Fall
09. Only One (with Karen Harding)
10. My Last Song (feat. Hanne Mjøen)
11. Love Me (with Lights)
12. Going Up
13. Happy Hour (with Kiiara)
14. Jealous
15. Hygge
16. Too Late (feat. Kroy)

Felix Cartal is here to bless the masses with timeless music” – Flaunt MagazineFriday vibes are exemplified on ‘Happy Hour,’ a joyous new collab between Canadian producer Felix Cartal and anti-pop star Kiiara.” – Billboard

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.” – Complex

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.” – Popdust

The platinum-selling producer is back, matching his arena-level electronics to a potent pop touch.” – Clash Magazine

Mine‘ follows the producer and DJ, Taelor Deitcher’s irresistible sonic formula: melting melodic electro-pop sensibilities with slick body-shaking bass lines, this time relaying an ode to lost love with the honey vocals of singer Sophie Simmons” – Wonderland Magazine

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Felix Cartal Drops Emotionally Cathartic Video for “Over It” ft. Veronica

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Back in July, Felix Cartal released his dancefloor-friendly melodic house single “Over It” ft. Veronica, and now he delivers the full experience with the release of its official music video. Lending vibrant life to the groovy track through a series of raw, blurry and vivid imagery, the video depicts the story of a woman letting go of a past love by reliving the passionate and adventurous memories of her youth.

It draws the viewer in with emotional and realistic vignettes from the beginning until the very end, when the final catharsis of truly being “Over It” occurs. Relatable to anyone who has struggled with releasing past trauma, Felix Cartal once again has created a masterful visual accompaniment to a track that strikes a chord in the hearts of many. Press play on the “Over It” music video and prepare for your own version of letting go.

With his energetic, melodic and yet dance-floor friendly sound, Felix Cartal has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in modern dance music. The last years proved to be catalytic for the producer, who was included in Billboard’s “13 Dance Artists Who Dominated 2017” feature and whose Spotify channel has over 190 million streams. 

Felix’s appeal lies in his ability to convey complex emotions through his music, like the hopeful angst of “Get What You Give,” which went on to top multiple radio charts-as well as was named one of Billboard’s “50 Best Dance/Electronic Tracks of 2017“; and became a Canadian Certified Platinum record and Juno Award nominee. 2018′s release of Felix’s poignantly self-reflective album “Next Season” further upped the ante for the producer with tracks like “Mood,” “Walking By,” “Faces” and “Everyone But Me” which has reached 100M streams and earned him a 2019 Juno Award nomination for Electronic Album of the Year. His release of “Over It” begins a series of brand new tracks from Felix, and you never know what he’ll come up with next.

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