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Felix Cartal w/ Harvard Bass @ Whisper


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Where: Whisper (1712 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA)

Minimum Age: 21+

Type: Indoor - Club

Genres: ElectroHouse

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$ 15.00
In Association with Germantown Nest Order Of The Owls

Planet House in conjunction with Decibel Productions Presents:

<<<Felix Cartal & Harvard Bass>>>

with opening set by DirtyDave

***Felix Cartal***

2012 marks an important year for Felix Cartal, as the first single off his sophomore album has demonstrated, his sound has matured into simply put: memorable music. This single, titled, "Don't Turn On The Lights", featuring a vocal from Ultra Music topliner Polina, has already garnered support from MTV, BPM (Sirius XM) and Muchmusic, who have all added the video and song into heavy rotation.

Not wanting to slow down, Cartal maintains an aggressive release schedule leading up to the drop date of his sophomore LP "DIFFERENT FACES" on Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records in late March 2012. The 2nd single, DOMO (out Feb7th), taps into aggressive sounds and Japanese pop culture, whereas the 3rd single BLACK TO WHITE (out March6th and featuring Miss Palmer), falls back onto the pop influences of the first single. Branded with cute girls, b&w photography and red balloons, the concept for the album is strong, consistent, memorable.

Growing up in Vancouver, Felix's initial mark on the dance scene was with his debut EP in 2009 titled 'Skeleton.' Steve Aoki and MSTRKRFT were some of the earliest supporters of Cartal's sound, and he released his debut LP 'POPULAR MUSIC' on Aoki's label, Dim Mak Records. The record featured several big tunes such as, 'LOVE' which was featured on the I LOVE TECHNO 2010 compilation, 'WORLD CLASS DRIVER,' which startled the internet with the video's shocking take on seniors amongst the drug scene, and 'VOLCANO' which featured vocals from an unlikely collab of Johnny Whitney from post-hardcore stars The Blood Brothers.

In 2011 Felix progressed his sound with a surprise hit 'THE JOKER,' which found its way into the sets of anyone from Benny Benassi to Diplo to Laidback Luke. Transcending across all scenes of dance music, this tune was remixed by the likes of John Dahlback and Clouds (TURBO), and helped push Felix into both the American and European festival circuit, seeing him on stages at EDC, Tomorrowland and the mainstage of Electric Zoo.

After that full year of relentless touring, Cartal returns to what he loves to do, which is create full albums, and DIFFERENT FACES does not disappoint. A balance of instrumental and vocal tracks keeps the record interesting and energetic. Enlisting the vocals of Sebastien Grainger of DFA1979 and Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, Cartal continues his trend of collaborating with unpredictable vocalists in the dance scene. The product sounds effortless though, a mix of different ideas, made for different ears on different faces.

**Harvard Bass**

Born into a family with a musical taste steeped in rich Mexican culture, Victor Hugo Ramos was born with rhythm in his veins. At the pivotal age of 16, he would sneak into 

house and techno clubs in Tijuana to soak in the waves of early inspiration. Driven by a beat he could not ignore, he sold all his toys and bought his first DJ set up. Showing a blatant irreverence to genre boundaries, he spent the countless hours blending tracks into a hodgepodge of magic much akin to 2 Many Djs. 

Ramos' altar ego, Harvard Bass, was spawned in December 2007 in a natural evolution towards music production. He was instantly adopted by Sound Pellegrino, an Institubes sub-label curated by Teki Latex and DJ Orgasmic, after they invited him to remix "Sixpack Anthem". 

As demonstrated in his debut single “Caked” and “81”, the music of Harvard Bass is a combination of elegant, smooth and sophisticated minimalism on one side and bad ass 

dirty jacking ghetto house grooves with filthy drums and simple, obsessive riffs on the other. Such a formula has earned him massive support from DJs like Tiga, Laidback 

Luke, Crookers, Benny Benassi, Diplo, Brodinski, Christian Martin, Jess & Crabbe, Sinden, Feadz, Acid Girls, Fluokids and many, many more. 

Armed with the musical taste, talent and tenacity to succeed, Harvard Bass is poised to put his stamp on 2009. Add to that an impending European tour, remixes of DJ Orgasmic, Acid Girls, Toxic Avenger and many more original tracks in the works, the sky is the limit for how high he can go. It's as simple as that.