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Felix da Housecat

Second-wave Chicago house impresario Felix da Housecat entered the elite via his recordings (as himself, Thee Maddkatt Courtship, Aphrohead, and Sharkimaxx) as well as his ownership of Radikal Fear Records, one of the premier Chicago labels of the 1990s. An introduction to Chicago legend DJ Pierre during the mid-'80s gave the 15-year-old Felix Stallings, Jr. the kickstart he wanted, and with some help from Pierre, he produced his first single, "Phantasy Girl," in 1987. His parents discouraged his growing club lifestyle, however, and after high-school graduation Stallings left the scene entirely to attend Alabama State College. Over the course of a few years, he lost all interest in house music, though his girlfriend got him back into it. After calling DJ Pierre (who had moved to New York's Strictly Rhythm label), Felix began mixing and producing again. By 1992, he had a hit with the single "Thee Dawn" on Guerilla Records. His popularity soared in Europe, and the following year's "By Dawn's Early Light" and "Thee Industry Made Me Do It" cemented his reputation. Not long after Stallings formed Radikal Fear Records, the label became one of the top house imprints in the world, thanks to releases from Mike Dunn, DJ Sneak, and Armando, as well as Felix himself. During 1995 he released his debut full-length, Alone in the Dark (as Thee Maddkatt Courtship) on Deep Distraxion. Hot on its heels came the label collection Radikal Fear: The Chicago All Stars and a Housecat DJ album titled Clashbackk Compilation Mix. Another production LP, Metropolis Present Day? Thee Album, followed in 1998. One year later, Stallings appeared extra busy; in addition to his first album as Aphrohead, he also released another Maddkatt Courtship LP, the highly praised I Know Elektrikboy. The year 2001 saw the release of Kittenz and Thee Glitz, a breakthrough LP that helped him gain mainstream exposure through articles in glossy magazines across the globe -- not to mention remix work for the likes of Madonna and Kylie Minogue. While working on a proper follow-up, Stallings put together a pair of mix albums (2002's Excursions and 2003's A Bugged Out Mix); Devin Dazzle & the Neon Fever arrived in 2005. During this time, Stallings was nominated twice for the the Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical, first for his reworking of <<rinôçérôse>>'s "Lost Love" in 2003 and again in 2005 for his remix of Iggy Pop's "Motor Inn." After collaborating with the likes of Thom Yorke and Sean Combs, Stallings released Virgo Blaktro & the Movie Disco in 2007. Two years later, he returned with He Was King, which also traded in danceable synth pop with a heavy Dirty Mind/Controversy-era Prince influence. Stallings' next album, Son of Analogue, was released free with the April 2011 issue of Mixmag magazine. Over the next few years, the wild lifestyle and grueling schedule of a DJ on the road influenced Felix to "hit the reset button" and get sober. Considering himself "Thee Former Mezcalateer," he returned to the scene in 2013 with a series of electro-disco EPs, including Sinner Winner, co-released by his own label Rude Photo and the Brooklyn imprint No Shame. For 2015's introspective Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion, Felix collaborated with dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry. ~ John Bush
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Felix da Housecat

  1.   Song
  2.   Silver Screen Shower Scene by Ministry of Sound
  3.   Madame Hollywood
  4.   Burn the Disco by
  5.   Kickdrum
  6.   Silver Screen Shower Scene
  7.   Neon Human
  8.   Happy Hour
  9.   Sweetfrosti
  10.   Pray for a Star
  11.   Plastik Fantastik
  12.   Elvi$
  13.   Hunting Season
  14.   Watching Cars Go By
  15.   Let Your Mind Be Your Bed
  16.   Short Skirts
  17.   Metropolis
  18.   Little Bloo
  19.   Marine Mood
  20.   Submarine
  21.   I Just Want to Be a Lesbian
  22.   Sinner Winner
  23.   Zaman by Thee Nese Djouma Projesi
  24.   Zaman
  25.   Thee Anthem
  26.   We All Wanna Be Prince
  27.   We
  28.   Spank U Very Much
  29.   Machine
  30.   LA Ravers
  31.   I Seem 2 Be the 1
  32.   Lookin' My Best
  33.   Virgo Arrival
  34.   Moviedisco
  35.   Like Something 4 Porno!
  36.   Radio
  37.   I Saw the Future/Blaktro Man
  38.   Do Me What I Do
  39.   Jungle Kisses
  40.   Your Touch featuring Lori
  41.   Nitelife Funworld
  42.   Ready 2 Wear
  43.   What She Wants
  44.   Intro
  45.   Thee Enter View Inside Thee Glitz
  46.   Anotha Level
  47.   B4 Wuz Them
  48.   Circle Spin!
  49.   Glitz Rock
  50.   What Does It Feel Like?
  51.   Vapornoize!
  52.   Thee Dawn
  53.   It's Your Move
  54.   Zeka's Solar Device
  55.   Pete Tong & Felix Da Housecat - All Gone Ibiza 11
  56.   TAI Felix
  57.   Cycle Spin !
  58.   Do We Move Your World
  59.   Do Not Try This at Home
  60.   Pretty Girls Don't Dance
  61.   Future Calls the Dawn
  62.   It's Been a Long Time
  63.   Shakedown by High Caliber
  64.   Everyone Is Someone in La
  65.   Romantique
  66.   Rocket Ride
  67.   Trippin on a Trip
  68.   Footsteps of Rage
  69.   Magic Fly
  70.   Analog City
  71.   Walk With Me
  72.   He Was King
  73.   She's So D*mN Cool
  74.   Turn Me on a Summer Smile
  75.   Voicemail
  76.   Somekinda Special
  77.   Tweak
  78.   Nina
  79.   Runaway Dreamer
  80.   Devin Dazzle
  81.   Sequel2sub
  82.   She Lives
  83.   Harlot (Intro)
  84.   Control Freaq
  85.   Mad Sista
  86.   Monkey Cage
  87.   Night Tripperz