Taelor Deitcher (born April 9, 1987) better known by his stage name, Felix Cartal, is a Canadian electronic music producer and DJ. He released his first EP Skeleton in 2009 once he signed with Dim Mak Records. Since then he has gone on to release two full length albums, 2010’s Popular Music and 2012's Different Faces and tour around the world with Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT, and Bloody Beetroots. Cartal set the trend of collaborating with unpredictable vocalists in the dance scene such as Sebastien Grainger of Death from Above 1979, Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds and Johnny Whitney of The Blood Brothers.
After enrolling at the University of British Columbia (where he majored in English), Cartal started producing his own dance tracks. In December 2006, he started creating a following through his emergence in the international blog scene and early supporters MSTRKRFT with hard hitting original tracks such as “Moss vs. Tree” and “Parisienne”. Just as a couple of his earliest speaker-shredding tunes were gathering an Internet buzz, the beatmaker moved to Scotland for a semester at Glasgow University. In the U.K., Cartal signed with a booking agent and started playing weekend shows across Britain and Europe. His third ever show was opening for Justice in front of 4,000 people. By the time he returned to his hometown four months later, he was already an underground star. He opened for MSTRKRFT on their Fist of God tour. He released several more remixes before being signed to Dim Mak Records and releasing his first EP entitled Skeleton in May 2009, featuring 4 songs, including the hard hitting track that defines his early sound, "Montreal Dreams". Only four months later, Cartal released "Drone" as the first single for his debut LP Popular Music. Popular Music came out on February 23, 2010. Along with "Drone", the album featured the singles "Volcano" featuring The Blood Brothers' Johnny Whitney, "World Class Driver" and "Love". Music videos for "Volcano" and "World Class Driver" were made. Following the release, Cartal toured relentlessly, hitting large festivals along the way, such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Camp Bisco, South by Southwest, and Winter Music Conference.
In March 2011, Cartal’s fifth EP The Joker was released. The song initially was not going to be released and was created in just one day and was going to be kept just for Cartal to play during his live sets. It ended up being very successful and found its way to being played in the live sets by artists all over the scene, notably by electronic powerhouses Benny Benassi, Laidback Luke and Diplo, transcending across all scenes of dance music. Another EP was made entitled The Jokers Remixes, which featured John Dahlback and Clouds. After extensive touring, Cartal started working on his sophomore album which blended several guest vocalists and focused more on catchy melodies, yet still retained his trademark aggressive sound. Different Faces came out on March 27, 2012, and featured the singles "Dont Turn On The Lights featuring Polina", "Domo", "Black To White featuring Miss Palmer", and "H.U.N.T" featuring Sebastien Grainger. Different Faces debuted on the iTunes Top 10 Electronic charts in North America. Continuing in his success, Cartal started a biweekly podcast entitled 'The Weekend Workout' which is a one hour mix showcasing new electronic dance music including unreleased Cartal tracks. Starting in June 2012, it became a weekly mix broadcasted worldwide on SiriusXM and available for free download on iTunes and Soundcloud. On July 25, 2012, a music video for "Higher" featuring New Ivory, was released online. On August 14, 2012 Cartal released the final single for Different Faces, "Tonight" featuring Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds, accompanied by an EP featuring remixes by Autoerotique, Botnek and others. On December 04, 2012 Cartal released a new single "No Sleep" featuring Natalie Angiuli. On December 20, 2012, "Lullaby" featuring Natalie Angiuli was released as a free download for the B-side to the recently released single "No Sleep".
Following a busy 2012, 2013 started off more of the same for Cartal, constant touring of North America and Europe as well as releasing brand new material and remixes for Zedd (producer) and The Bloody Beetroots. January 22nd, 2013 saw the release of "The Alarm" co-written with Autoerotique, which was eventually followed up with its own "The Alarm Remixed" EP featuring remixes from Keys N Krates and Charlie Dicker. Continuing to collaborate new music with other artists in the dance scene, Cartal and Clockwork released the single "The Fire (featuring Madame Buttons)", meanwhile producing a track for K.Flay featuring Danny Brown (rapper) "Hail Mary" and releasing remixes for Zedd (producer) and The Bloody Beetroots as well as multiple track edits for his weekly podcast "Weekend Workout". On July 2nd, 2013 Cartal released "Young Love (featuring Koko LaRoo)" as the first single from his 4 track EP titled "Past Present Felix". On July 25th, 2013 the music video for "Young Love (featuring Koko LaRoo)" was released online. "Past Present Felix" was released August 6th, 2013. A remix EP was released August 20th, 2013 for the single "Young Love (featuring Koko LaRoo)", the EP featured remixes from Valentino Kahn and various other artists. Also released August 20th, 2013 was the remix EP for "The Fire (featuring Madame Buttons)" which featured remixes by LoveHigh and Henry Fong. A 16 date headlining North American tour was announced in support of "Past Present Felix" through September - October 2013.