Felix Cartal Releases Video For “Volcano”
Felix Cartal vs (The) “Volcano”
New Video Features Dan Rather in Twisted Take on “the News”
Check out the PopMatters premiere HERE!
Felix Cartal just finished a new video for “Volcano,” featuring Johnny Whitney of The Blood Brothers and Jaguar Love, who adds his unmistakable vocals over Felix’s crunchy melodies.
The video, produced & directed by Ace Norton (LCD Soundsystem, She and Him, Death Cab For Cutie, etc.), compiles footage from the Mount St. Helens eruption of 1980, juxtaposed with a hilarious modern twist. Norton even managed to match up some stock footage of Dan Rather, seemingly lip-syncing to Felix’s distinctive vocals.
“As a kid, my parents would put on the CBS Evening News every night while we ate dinner,” notes Norton. “When they fired Dan Rather, I didn’t realize how comforting his voice was until it wasn’t there anymore. With all this coverage about the volcano in Iceland, it only seemed right to give the man one last broadcast, and make it about the biggest news story of all time – the impending apocalypse. This video is Dante’s Peak, meets Ron Burgandy, meets Poltergeist.” Definitely something you must see to believe.
Although a relative newcomer to the dance scene, Felix has already made quite the name for himself. Building a reputation off a stellar batch of early tracks, Felix has become one of the most sought after remixers, cutting tracks for artists like MSTRKRFT, Acid Kids, and Moving Units — not to mention his work with the pop icons like of Ashlee Simpson, Hillary Duff, and Britney Spears. It’s no wonder that before he even had an EP under his belt, Felix was scoring opening spots for Justice and Busy P and getting picked up by Undocumented Management (LA Riots, The Bloody Beetroots, MSTRKRFT).
You can also view the video on the Dim Mak Records YouTube page!