Felix Cartal Talks His New EP & Track “Let It Go” ft. Lily Elise

Felix Cartal Talks His New EP & Track “Let It Go” ft. Lily Elise

Canadian electronic producer Felix Cartal, hooked up with California R&B/Pop singer Lily Elise for his latest EDM-Pop single, “Let It Go”. Off his new Credits EP, Cartal may have saved the best for last on the three track record. Unlike the EP’s lead single “Ready For Love’ and the producer’s previous quick paced, pop focused tracks like “Young Love” or “New Scene” – “Let It Go” dials things back for a much deeper, emotional vibe with Lily’s amazing vocal at it’s helm.  A rich, swirling partnership of sound and voice, worthy of your attention and multiple re-plays. It takes our song of the day spot for April 30th, 2014.


Felix released the new Credits EP Friday, April 25th via Steve Aoki’s imprint, Dim Mak Records and it is a one, two…three punch treat. Although we chose his collaboration with Lily as today’s featured song, the records lead track “Ready For Love” with Chloe Angelides, satisfies at all levels. After returning to the studio, following last years successful tour promoting his previous Ep – Past, Present, Felix, the Canadian producer keeps the trend of strong collaborations and a fresh approach musically going. That’s pretty incredible after two studio albums, dozens and dozens of EP’s, remixes, singles and a weekly podcast, Weekend Workout.

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We caught up with Felix and asked him about today’s featured song, the new EP and those two banging collaborations:

1) Two collabs and your own EDM track on the new record. Was there an established plan for the EP or did it evolve organically?
It’s sort of a mix of both things. I had this game-plan to make tracks that all sound a bit different, but still sound like one continuous work. The one instrumental was sort of a last minute decision however, but I really like how it rounded out the EP.

2) Both Lily and Chloe are brilliant on their respective songs – how did you meet up and are the songs penned by them as well?
I had demos from both them sent to me through management and loved what I heard right away. They were both strong singers but in different ways so I knew they would contrast each other really well on the EP. Also it was great to get into the studio with them and actually sit down and write the songs together. It was a true collaborative process. They are extremely talented and this wouldn’t have been possible without them.

3) On our featured track, “Let It Go” everything is dialed back from your previous work, with the introduction of a more brooding vibe. Where does the influence for this song come from?
I think I’ve always liked music with a bit of a melancholic vibe, but I don’t always want all my songs to sound that way. I like ending EP’s and records with that feeling though where you’re unsure of what’s to come next. Not sure if this rubbed off on me growing up listening to Radiohead, but it’s consistent with my past work as well, such as New Scene on my last EP. I also love the challenge of making something with a bit of sadness in the dance scene, because i don’t think it happens enough.

Before you waste it on a latte, jump over to iTunes and treat yourself to Felix Cartals new EP – it’s worth every penny. Check out the links below to find out more about all three artists and to keep up to date with what’s next. Love it and share it!

Buy Credits EPiTunes

Visit Felix Carta: Official
Visit Lily Elise: Official
Chloe Angelides: Twitter

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Photo: © Felix Cartal Facebook

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