Felix Da Housecat
|Genres:||Dance Electronic & Ambient|
Felix Stallings, 12 July 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The childhood friend of house legend DJ Pierre, Stallings youth was spent experimenting with electronic musical equipment. He taught himself keyboards by the age of 14, and a year later stepped into a studio for the first time. An early tape had been passed on to the elder Pierre by a mutual playground acquaintance. Intrigued, he decided to record it properly, and from those sessions the 1987 single Phantasy Girl emerged. Based on the original keyboard motif from the demo tape, it became one of house musics biggest early cult smashes. Felix went on to release a steady stream of dance vinyl, establishing his name alongside that of Pierre, who remained his mentor. Unfortunately, as school ended so did his parents tolerance of his extra-curricular pursuits, and he was ordered to attend college in Alabama. Three years later he returned to Chicago, taking up the house mantle once again....