Belgian DJ/producer Felix Cage is a man on the rise. Having cropped up on a number of seminal imprints over the years, this time around he returns to his home label, Electronical Reeds; for a stunning record that speaks volumes of his eclecticism and his vast expertise in the production studio.
Opening salvo and title-track “A Cat on a Ledge” serves up an instant case in point. Grooving but chilled, it saunters with a firm summer-time vibe that’s matched with a sultry male lyric, classic sounding house beat and effervescent piano chords. A perfect accompaniment to the days at the beach and nights at the club, this is contemporary, effervescent house music with tinges of labels such as Poker Flat.
The second of the two originals is “Magda & Magdalena”, another colourful effort that showcases another side of Cage’s musical agenda. Rugged yet playful-and charged with lackadaisical melodies and hidden intricacies aplenty-this one lends the package a chilled, smile-inducing vibe that carries it further in the direction of the dancefloor. Finally, Superdrums completes the equation with a more robust version of the latter, closing matters amongst a barrage of turbo-charged, hands-in-the-air house music.