As you'd expect, Felix believes that his new album, Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco, eclipses all his previous work. Listening to it, hooked, for what must be the fifteenth time this weekend, goosebumps all over, it's hard not to agree. Like his 2001 success with Miss Kittin Kittenz And Thee Glitz, Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco is a pleasure-rush from start to finish, but this time the highs are natural and the tone is cooler, more reflective. From the sleazy, "Like Something 4 Porno," to the 80s throw-back, "Sweetfrosti," and even the minimal, Kraftwerk-inspired "Future of the Dawn" the album is a masterclass in sugar-frosted vocal pop, soulful synth-funk and pulsing electronic disco.
Of the record Felix said, "it's going to be a sexy, black, electronic disco record and I'm gonna call it Virgo Blaktro & The Movie Disco. Why? 'Cos I'm a Virgo - August 25th - and back in the 70s they all used starsigns, and I recorded it at Movie Disco studios in Barcelona." Vowing to keep things simple, Felix limited his studio personnel to two: his Belgian producer, BC, and his attractive new vocalist, Zahna, an opera singer from Eastern Europe he met in Barcelona. For the first time, Felix has written songs rather than tracks, and sings his own lyrics too. "This record has a black, soulful groove, it's more like Sly & The Family Stone," says Felix. "With this album I wanted to go Parliament, I wanted to go Prince, and at the same time I wanted to go like George Michael and Pet Shop Boys, only them being black. This stuff is all black-influenced."
Thu Oct 11: Debonair Social Club, Chicago, USA
Fri Oct 12: OAK, NYC, USA
Sat Oct 13: Pawn Shop Lounge, Miami, USA
Wed Oct 24: Body English, Las Vegas, USA
Thu Oct 25: Ghostbar, Dallas, USA
Fri Oct 26: Ruby Skye, San Francisco, USA
Sat Oct 27: Monster Massive, Los Angeles, USA
Sun Oct 28: Barnone, Vancouver, Canada
Wed Oct 31: Mansion, Boston, USA
Thu Nov 1: SAT, Montreal, Canada
Fri Nov 2: This is London, Toronto, Canada
Sat Nov 3: Rebel, NYC, USA
"Like Something 4 Porno!" Video
Like Something 4 Porno!
The Future Calls The Dawn