Excursions

Felix da Housecat

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Excursions Review

by John Bush

Already the subject of countless compilation/mix licensings thanks to his electro-clash hit "Silver Screen (Shower Scene)," Chicago kingpin Felix Da Housecat issued his own mix album, one that ably competes with the spate of nu-electro compilations circa 2002. Unlike his Clashbackk Compilation Mix from 1997, which focused on the darker side of Windy City house, Excursions pegs the primitivist electronica scene with tracks from a few oft-anthologized names (Miss Kittin, Ladytron, Felix himself) and, best of all, an abundance of left-field producers. Aside from his own mix of "Silver Screen (Shower Scene)," highlights come from Bolz Bolz (an ace remix of "Take a Walk") and another Felix remix, of Dot Allison's "Substance." And for listeners growing tired of a few too many formula remakes of Giorgio Moroder's "The Chase," Felix inserts a great mini-set of pummeling techno (tracks from Jeff Mills and Tim Taylor, plus one from the User series). Almost as good as the impossible-to-license promo mix Felix did for Emperor Norton earlier in 2002.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Felix da Housecat feat: Ladytron 02:52 Amazon
2 Felix da Housecat feat: We in Music 04:27 Amazon
3 Felix da Housecat feat: Daniel Diamond 02:38 Amazon
4 Felix da Housecat feat: Soffy O / Tok Tok Vs. Soffy O / Tok Tok 02:59 Amazon
5 Felix da Housecat feat: Northern Lite 03:16 Amazon
6 Felix da Housecat feat: Dot Allison 04:58 Amazon
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Felix da Housecat feat: BolzBolz 03:34 Amazon
8 Felix da Housecat 03:33 Amazon
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Felix da Housecat feat: Kiki 03:52 Amazon
10 Felix da Housecat feat: User 010 03:29 Amazon
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Felix da Housecat feat: Thor 54 / Tim Taylor Vs Thor 54 / Tim Taylor 03:09 Amazon
12 Felix da Housecat feat: Jeff Mills 04:10 Amazon
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Felix da Housecat feat: Miss Kittin & the Hacker 05:44 Amazon
14 Felix da Housecat feat: Aphrohead 03:39 Amazon
15 Felix da Housecat 05:08 Amazon
16 Felix da Housecat feat: Zoot Woman 03:50 Amazon
17 Felix da Housecat feat: Ladytron 04:42 Amazon
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Felix da Housecat feat: Archigram 06:48 Amazon
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