Felix (musician)

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Felix
Birth name Francis Wright
Also known as Felix
Origin Chelmsford, Essex
Genres House, dance
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Years active 1992–present

Felix (born Francis Wright, Chelmsford, Essex)[1] is a British DJ and producer.

Life[edit]

Felix and his sister, Rebecca Wright, starred in an advertisement for the soft drink, Irn-Bru.

His 1992 track "Don't You Want Me", which sampled Jomanda's "Don't You Want My Love" and credited as Felix Featuring Jomanda (co-produced by Rollo and Red Jerry), went to number one on the Billboard European Hot 100 Singles and Hot Dance Music/Club Play charts. It also reached number 6 in the UK Singles Chart in 1992.[2] A remix of the song - "Don't You Want Me: Pugilist Mix" - formed the soundtrack to the multi-award-winning 1997 TV commercial for Blackcurrant Tango. "Don't You Want Me" was also sampled by David Guetta and Snoop Dogg on their collaboration "Wet" ("Sweat" - clean version) in 2011.

"Don't You Want Me" was sampled by Meck in 2007, to provide the majority of the music for his single, "Feels Like Home". In 2008, Madonna used elements of Meck's version during "Like a Prayer" on the Sticky & Sweet Tour.

Other UK charting singles for Felix included "It Will Make Me Crazy" and "Stars".[2]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
AUS
[3]
AUT
[3]
FIN
[4]
GER
[3]
IRE
[5]
NED
[3]
NOR
[3]
SUI
[3]
SWE
[3]
UK
[2]
1992 "Don't You Want Me" 17 3 1 2 7 3 5 1 4 6 #1
"It Will Make Me Crazy" 8 1 5 4 9 3 6 11
1993 "Stars" 16 29
"Fastslow"
1994 "Get Down" Singles only
1995 "Don't You Want Me" (Patric Prins remix) 16 19 10
1996 "Don't You Want Me" ('96 Pugilist mix) 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs.com
  2. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 197. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g International peaks
  4. ^ Nyman, Jake (2005). Suomi soi 4: Suuri suomalainen listakirja (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Tammi. ISBN 951-31-2503-3. 
  5. ^ Search for Irish peak
  6. ^ "Certifications Albums Argent - année 1992". Disque en France. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Felix)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 

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