Noise Complaint featuring Felix Da Housecat
Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10pm
Noise Complaint and the Kremwerk/Timbre Room Complex are proud to present, two rooms of thoughtfully curated music featuring:
FELIX DA HOUSECAT
A booking that is nearly a year in the making - we could not be more excited to be bringing Felix into our wonderful little basement club of a family. A living legend - our goal has always been to bring the biggest artists into the smallest space and throw a really dope party in the process. FDH fits this philosophy perfectly, and in a world obsessed with labeling an ever-evolving genre, he is dedicated to making the people dance. He is one of those rare, charisma-oozing characters, whose musical and mental eccentricity come from a genuine place. He’s never afraid to take a risk to reach new ground. It’s this blend of qualities that has kept him in such high reverence in the electronic field for two decades now, and which has ensured that his music has been a consistently captivating force. An ever-moving target, his various incarnations have seen him morph from resolute acid and techno warrior to avant-garde nu-skool electro-disco pioneer to the man who gave one of the world’s most famous rappers a new lease of house-infused life long before major labels were putting every urban artist on their books over anemic 4/4 beats.
“When the people started getting into my sound, that’s when I started taking it serious” he explains. He grew to become one of techno’s most sought-after names, with a sound influenced heavily by collaborator, mentor and acid house inventor DJ Pierre’s ‘wild-pitch’ style and drawing as much on the raucous bite of acid as it did on the intensity of techno. He was catapulted from the overground into the wider dance music consciousness at the start of the millennium when he reinvented himself as a purveyor of future retro, high-camp grooves with his ‘80s-inspired album Kittenz (And Thee Glitz). Club and crossover hit Silver Screen Shower Scene particularly, with its kitsch Miss Kittin vocals and raucous sound, remains a stone-cold classic to this day.
Born and raised in Chicago and now based in L.A. having spent several years in London, Felix’s career came to fruition via UK labels like William Orbit’s Guerilla imprint and later Damian Lazarus’ City Rockers for his award-winning ‘Kittenz And Thee Glitz’ album, which introduced Miss Kittin to the(e) world. As before, Felix is making this album for the art, not the money. “Oh definitely,” he nods. “You can always tell money music from heart music. People identify when its something they have been through. A good song will make it through regardless. But I don’t do it for the money. The album has to grow…”
Having worked with everyone from P. Diddy to Nile Rodgers, Felix is the consummate studio collaborator. But he has something else to say. Get ready. “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. Nile Rodgers is the king of this. He makes music he likes and its good music that he knows how to balance for the world. My intentions are not to make a million from this album. It’s all about moods.
LOCAL SUPPORT FROM:
Sean Majors b2b Gene Lee
⭐️ Almond Brown ⭐️
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🔇 ABOUT NOISE COMPLAINT 🔇
Gone is the party where the music and the people at the party mattered more than making money. As Electronic Dance Music has exploded in popularity over the last several years, so have crowds and ticket prices along with it. In the beginning, events were held in underground, often intimate venues. It was about the music, and it was about each other.
Noise Complaint is taking it back to its roots, bringing the people quality, dance floor focused house and techno all while pushing that party-don't-stop vibe that everyone loves. We're bringing in huge talent - DJs and producers that are well known and respected but that we also personally vibe with. We're doing this at a small price, and in an intimate space. It's about the music for us, it's about the party and the vibe and the memories and friends you will make. Every Noise Complaint should be the best party you've been to since well, the last Noise Complaint.
We're more than just a party, we're a movement. Join us 2nd Fridays at Kremwerk and become part of the family.