FELIX DA HOUSECAT
"Silver Screen (Shower Scene)"
Record label: Emperor Norton
Felix Da Housecat first roped me in almost a decade ago with tracks like "Thee Dawn" as well as the undisputed classic "In The Dark We Live" (recorded under the name Aphrohead). The UK has been going nuts over his new album Kittens and Thee Glitz, even naming it one of the best releases of 2001. This single from the Emperor Norton label is designed to let us stateside heads know what all the fuss is about. "Silver Screen" is a great choice for a first single, with jagged daggers of acid carving techno out of hard house. Miss Kittin delivers a simple chorus with a brilliantly unaffected tone. There is nothing more sexy than a vocalist that sounds like they don’t care, and Miss Kittin’s got that angle down cold. Listen to her first person posing on "Madame Hollywood" or "Harlot," where she could be a dead ringer for Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon (they both have very similar styles of vocal phrasing). Plus seeing as how ‘80s nostalgia is all the rage right now, the electro/new wave feel of these tracks should make folks take notice. Very authentic and loads of fun.
"Silver Screen" ||| "Madame Hollywood" ||| "Harlot"