At the moment, the buzz around some of our Danish hip-hop and rap artists are beyond control both in domestic and foreign tastemakers’ spheres. One of these brilliant and blooming artists is Danish Felix De Luca. Currently, he is moving in the fast lane, both in flow, discography and geographically. He just released another EP yesterday (July 11th), which even premiered via major TheLineOfBestFit, and we know for sure that big international eyes are lurking at him just waiting to get their piece. We’ve been following him around for a while, watching him, attending his gigs, reviewing him and also following him on social media.
Somehow, even though he’s pretty outspoken and open about his life on social media, there were still some questions about the private Felix that at least we ourselves and our readers should have the chance of getting answered: His accent, his EP, them girls and his smoking habits.
We felt like we had to move fast to get him in for an interview about his lifestyle, how he’s not an asshole and his new EP. So here it is. Felix De Luca uncensored.
Press play and learn more about the individual behind Felix De Luca in the interview below.
SOA: So the last time Sound of Aarhus saw you live was at this year’s Spot Festival in Aarhus where you basically left the place on fire. You even handed out ”cigarettes” to people encouraging them to take a smoke break with you, right there in front of the stage. You got quite some street credit for that.
Since then you’ve released a new single ‘First of the Month’ where you state that you’ll ”smoke in the club if you want to”, and support it with a repeated ”Fuck your rules”. Now, what rules are we talking about here? Is there an underlying issue with authority?
Felix: It was actually a joint I handed out – I rarely smoke cigarettes on stage you see… But nah, I don’t have any issues with authority per se.
I guess I just kinda do what I wanna do, especially if I’m in a club environment where people usually carry themselves a certain way. I don’t care about none of the flashy shit, I just wanna enjoy myself.
I’m not an asshole, so I’m not trying to light up wherever I go. But if you got a club packed with people high on coke, dancing on couches with bottles in their hands, don’t trip when I roll up some weed.
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SOA: On your Instagram (yes, we have an inside stalker on our team), you nearly always post photos with smokes, drinks, a couple of friends and sometimes a banana. ‘Smoke good, eat good, live good’ seems to be your mantra. Is that right? And every day is a party?
Felix: Good ol’ Instagram huh ha ha! That’s a nice mantra, but reality doesn’t always allow me to live that way.
I’ve been doing music full time for a minute now, and it gives you a certain type of freedom, I mean, I can go out on a Tuesday if that’s what I want to, but I really try to focus on my work. I feel like I’ve got so much I want to achieve right now, and partying only distracts me from the real goals.
So nah, every day is definitely not a party, and I don’t think it should be either.
SOA: Your sick American accent creates a flow that can swoon all the girls (did you know that?). We gotta ask, where did this accent come from? Do you have a lot of American friends, is it just musical influence or practice, practice, practice?
Felix: Well, shout out the gurl gurls then!
I just got started real young, I grew up in an apartment where music and tv was a constant thing, being 5-6 years old, going through all my father’s VHS tapes, later on getting into rap music – I just soaked it all in.
I was doing bedroom recordings over Ice Cube outros at 9 years old. When we started getting English classes in school, I was already speaking more fluently than the teachers.
SOA: Now, we know you’re a badass on stage, and your flow is pretty dope. But what are you like in private either with family or friends? A Momma’s boy, the rebel or just the jaunty guy in class who can always talk himself out of trouble? You can pick more than one, as long you tell us the reason for your choice.
Felix: I’m just doing ”me”, man. I like to make music, I like gurls, I like to smoke weed and watch Lord Jamar interviews on VLAD TV.
I like to make fun of people who take themselves too seriously… It is what it is.
I’m a cancer baby so my mood swings are kinda crazy – it’s pretty hard to put me in a box and say ”that’s Felix”, or at least I like to think so LOL.
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SOA: Your EP just came out the 11th of July – What mental forces have you put into this work and is there something about this EP that you would like to emphasize as different from your former work? Any huge inspiration sources for this EP?
Felix: This project is sort of a collage of experiences I’ve had over the last 2 years. It’s a little more loose than my last EP, but I hope it gives the listener a broader look into my life, and a sense of personal as well as musical growth.
It’s another stepping stone for me, and there’s always room to evolve. I’ll leave it at that.
SOA: So do you have a personal favorite track from the EP and if yes, then why this one?
Felix: Yeah probably “Smoke Break”.
From start to finish it might be the most honest, straight forward song I’ve ever written. I think even if you can’t relate to the lifestyle being depicted in the song, you can still feel the honesty in the lyrics, plus Temu who’s singing on the track did an amazing job, and Dontax’ killed it with the production as always… It’s just a smooth banger, and if you don’t like that song, you’re probably the type’a guy who sits home alone, bumpin’ Tyga while your girl is out clubbin’ with her friends.
SOA: What are the future plans for Felix De Luca – is there anyone you are dreaming of making music with? Or certain places you are dreaming of playing at?
Felix: There’s a lot of people I would love to work with, but right now I’m very much focused on my own thing. Whatever type of collaborations I’ll be doing down the road, it just needs to come natural.
As far as shows go, I would love to play in Japan soon, I’ve been wanting to go there for a Nørrebro minute.
And with these last words from Felix, we’ll encourage you to follow up by watching his new video for his first single ”First of the Month” from the self-titled EP ”FELIX DE LUCA”. It’s rough, it’s street simple, and it’s Felix as he is, doing his ”me”.