Out soon on Crosstown Rebels: ‘Touch Your Body’, a track that brings together legendary house music pioneers Felix Da Housecat, Jamie Principle and Vince Lawrence, backed with invigorating remixes from the mighty Moodymann.
Felix Da Housecat explains how the new project came about: ‘growing up in the south side of Chicago I was a huge fan of Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle. Vince Lawrence was over at Chicago Trax and was the blueprint A&R and catalyst there signing anything hot. I was around 14 and I had just made my first record called ‘Fantasy Girl’ with DJ Pierre. Over the years I was becoming obsessed with Jamie’s sound. We soon became friends and always discussed working together. Frankie’s passing woke me up. I felt I wanted to do something special and it was time to fly back to Chicago to my roots. I wanted to go back where it all began and work with the originators. I called Vince and said ‘I need your mind, guidance and your studio and all of us in one room to bring that spirit back in my soul’. I told him we had Jamie Principle and the rest, I guess, is history. I wanted Crosstown for the project as I felt Damian was the only guy worthy and would understand and treat this project right. House music needs this right now, so here we are.”
Crosstown Rebels head honcho Damian Lazarus: “the coming together of three of house music’s legends was always going to produce something special, in ‘Touch Your Body’ we have nothing short of an all time classic. Add to that incredible remixes from Moodymann and the dream release is complete for Crosstown.”
‘Touch Your Body’ is out on Crosstown Rebels on June 24.