CELEBRATE MERDEKA at Marini’s on 57 with Felix da Housecat.

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CELEBRATE MERDEKA at Marini’s on 57 with Felix da Housecat.

This year there is no better place to be on Merdeka Eve (AUG 30) than with house music legend, Felix Da Housecat, joined by Ireland’s DJ Louise DaCosta, and music director Jeff Jefferson at Marini’s on 57. Enjoy the best views with fireworks, as they light up Kuala Lumpur City, with the iconic Petronas Twin Towers by your side.

Hailing from Chicago, Felix Da Housecat is a rare charisma-oozing character, whose musical and mental eccentricity comes from a genuine place. He’s never afraid to take a risk to reach new ground. It is this blend of qualities that has kept him in such high reverence in the electronic field for two decades now, and ensures that his music is a consistently captivating force. Da Housecat is back with a brand new album Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion out last July 10th on New York’s No Shame imprint. The follow up to 2011’s Son of Analog, Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion sees the Chicago-bred, two-time Grammy Award nominated DJ/producer/remixer return to the fore with his most soulful and introspective record to date.

“This one took three years to make. For me, an album is like a high school yearbook and so it’s an experience and a challenge,” explains Felix from his official website. “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. My intention is not to make a million from this album. It’s all about moods.” Narrative Of Thee Blast Illusion isn’t a club record, it’s almost a record for the(e) dawn, with songs like Codeine Cowboy and the melancholic, none-more-Felix vocoder-vibe of Is Everything OK reminders that melody trumps all. “It’s a night thing,” says Felix of the album. “It’s me tapping into melodies. It has nothing to do with hands in the air, its about melody and lyrics.” The 11-track collection also features such standout tracks as dub-dripping reggae tune The Natural featuring Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and the excellent Devon’s Box, a cosmic pop nod to Prince (“You know 80s Prince runs through my veins!” says Felix). Looking 4A Reason is about how everyone is looking for an excuse to f***, so it’s about people getting horny in the summertime. And Queer “is not about being straight or gay. It’s an attitude of when someone flips out on love, being possessive. It’s about a neighbour who’s obsessed with you. The result is a record that represents Felix in his element and at his most nuanced, showcasing an ever-evolving sonic palate while retaining the inimitable inimitable groove throughout. The album art – by renowned Techno Visual Artist, Abdul Qadim Haqq (www.thirdearthvisualarts.com) is the final piece of the album puzzle. It features three characters – NOSTALGIA, HEROINE and PARADOX.“These three characters are going to be part of the illusion and these songs are all a narrative of my life,” explains Felix. “And they’re blasting me with it!!!”

In a world obsessed with labeling an ever-evolving genre, Felix da Housecat 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.


Alongside Felix da Housecat we’ll see Marini’s on 57 and M8 music director Jeff Jefferson, just back from his Ibiza appearances at The Jockey Club and Café del Mar, with late support from Ireland’s Louise da Costa.Louise DaCosta is Ireland’s leading female DJ & International sensation. LDC has been entertaining crowds in venues across Ireland and the UK for over six years as well as touring international dates.After completing her classics degree last year at the prestigious Queen’s University she was quickly snapped up by Irish talent agency High on Life. Having toured & headlined all the premier national venues including The Wright Venue (Dublin), El Divino (Belfast), Lush (Portrush) LDC has set her sights on making her mark on the music industry, with original music due for release this year.She’s racked up tens of thousands of downloads on her globally popular remixes, mashups and vocal edits.

Louise DaCosta has that special something that only the best have, a natural connection with the crowd, a true passion for music and an ear for the right tune at the right time. She has an unmistakable presence that few possess, commanding and conducting the crowd from start to finish. As well as being technically adept on the decks DaCosta also plays live percussion in her sets ensuring an engaging and electric atmosphere time and time again.

Find her on Twitter https://twitter.com/Louise_DaCosta
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/louise-dacosta

MARINI’s on 57
Level 57, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, KL
9pm till late.
Admission (with one drink): RM100

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