Felix Bloxsom

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Felix Bloxsom
Birth nameFelix Bloxsom
Also known asPlastic Plates
BornSydney, New South Wales, Australia
GenresJazz, rock
Occupation(s)Record producer, drummer, composer, DJ
InstrumentsDrums, vocals
Years active2000 — present
LabelsKitsuné, Ultra, Sony, Sweat It Out
Associated actsChristina Aguilera, David Bridie, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Cohen, Samuel Dixon, Empire of the Sun, Paloma Faith, Sia Furler, Paul Grabowsky, Missy Higgins, Jamie Lidell, Alex Lloyd, Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Merriweather, MIKA, Leona Naess, Mike Nock, Katie Noonan, Greg Osby, The Presets, Sam Sparro, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Sleepy Jackson, Sneaky Sound System, Kristina Train, Elliott Yamin, Will Young, Ola Englund

Felix Bloxsom, is an Australian musician and songwriter, best known for his drumming and percussion playing and also as a DJ and record producer, working under the name 'Plastic Plates'.[1]

Since completing Jazz studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Bloxsom has performed live and in the recording studio with a diverse group of artists across many styles and genres. These artists include MIKA, Sia Furler, Daniel Merriweather, Empire of the Sun, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Lopez, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Paloma Faith, The Sleepy Jackson, Jamie Lidell, Kristina Train, The Presets, Leona Naess, Elliott Yamin, Sneaky Sound System, Will Young, Missy Higgins.[2] Felix lives in New York City.

Felix was awarded 'Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year' on 25 August at the 2004 Australian Jazz Bell Awards[3][4][5] and 1st place in the National Jazz Awards at the 2004 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz.[6]

Connection to Sam Sparro[edit]

Bloxsom went to the same primary school in Sydney as Sam Sparro. Sparro has stated that the two were close friends. While the two were growing up, Felix's father and Sam's grandfather played in local jazz bands together.[7] Bloxsom is credited as having played drums for every song that features the instrument on Sparro's second album Return to Paradise, as well as remixing the song "Shades of Grey" for the album's re-release.[8] On February 14, 2014 the two collaborated again on Plastic Plates' single "Stay in Love".[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • Things I Didn't Know I Loved (ft. Simon Lord)
  • More Than Love
  • Toys
  • Come On Strong
  • Stay In Love (ft. Sam Sparro)

Remixes[edit]

  • Midnight Juggernauts - Lara Vs The Savage Pack
  • Empire of The Sun - Girl
  • Sia - Cloud
  • I Blame Coco - Turn Your Back On Love
  • Body Language - Social Studies
  • Gypsy and the Cat - Jona Vark
  • Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
  • The Human League - Sky
  • Mark Ronson - Record Collection 2012
  • Para One - Every Little Thing (ft. Irfane & Teki Latex)
  • Strange Talk - Cast Away
  • Katy Perry - The One That Got Away
  • The Magician - I Don't Know What To Do (ft. Jeppe)
  • Sam Sparro - Shades of Grey
  • Van She - Jamaica
  • All The Nights - Chasing Colours
  • Sneaky Sound System - Friends
  • The Presets - Promises
  • The Wombats - Our Perfect Disease
  • The Aston Shuffle - Can't Stop Now
  • Nile Delta - Aztec
  • Miami Horror - Real Slow
  • Munk - Intimate Stranger
  • Yolanda Be Cool - All That She Wants (ft. Fritz Helder & SYF)
  • Sia - Chandelier
  • Sia - Alive

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freedman Jazz Fellowship". Jazz Australia. 2006-06-03. Archived from the original on April 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  2. ^ "Felix Bloxsom". MSN Music. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  3. ^ "2004 Bell Awards". Jazz WA. 2004-08-30. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  4. ^ Jackson, Andra (10 August 2004). "Festival to have touch of Umbria". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
  5. ^ "The Australian Jazz Bell Awards 2004". The Australian Jazz Bell Awards Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Wangaratta Festival of Jazz". Wangaratta Festival of Jazz. Archived from the original on August 29, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
  7. ^ "Blog Post". Sam Sparro. Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  8. ^ "Re-Return to Paradise". iTunes/Apple, Inc. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  9. ^ "Stay in Love". iTunes / Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-02-21.