If you aren't familiar with Plastic Plates (aka Felix Xavier), you are either living on another planet or new to the disco scene. Seriously, where have you been? The Sydney born DJ/Musician/Producer who now makes his home in L.A. returns to U Street Music Hall for his third visit on Wednesday, along with headliner The Magician Perseus for a night of disco madness. Unfortunately, The Magician had to cancel the rest of his U.S. tour due an emergency back home. Instead, D.C. will have the pleasure of getting down to French Express label boss, Perseus as headliner for the evening.
Plastic Plates has been somewhat of a quick riser, feeding off his lush remix of Adele's, "Set Fire To The Rain" early last year. His well-balanced combination of pop and disco has made him a regular on the "mix tape" circuit and helped lay the framework for mainstream exposure with takes on Katy Perry, Mark Ronson, Empire of the Sun and so on. Unlike many producers who stress the percussion and/or bass elements, Felix lets the keys/synths do the heavy lifting and the end result is...well...magical. His greatest asset is a willingness to think outside the box...or rather DJ outside the box! The point I'm illustrating is that he fears no boundaries and clearly has a desire to set himself apart from the pack. These intangibles should prove invaluable as he looks to continue disco dominance in 2012.
AFTER THE JUMP...
All tracks below are highly recommended (plenty more available on his soundcloud page).
I heard him play this track last year and instantly became obsessed. Rumor has it that it will be released soon. Let's hope so!
Here's an original which really borders on the verge of darkness yet his joyous synths keep the song full of life. Once again, another example of Felix walking that fine line.
I'll be honest...my favorite Plastic Plates track right here! Maybe not as flashy or commercially successful as his others but this one takes the cake. His signature disco pop vibe that always seems to kill it on the dancefloor.
If you're in the area and like what you heard above, come join the DPC crew when Blisspop brings Perseus, Plastic Plates, and Only Children for a proper night of disco!
Blisspop Presents: The Magician PERSEUS w/Plastic Plates & Only Children Wednesday June 20th @ 10pm (10$)
Get your Tickets -> here
Congratulations to our ticket giveaway winner: David L.
Your name (+1) will be on the guestlist at U Street Music Hall ticket counter.