Single of the Day – Felix – You Can’t Hold Me Down (extended version)
Released in 1984 on the legendary Sleeping Bag Records, Felix was the brainchild of Arthur Russell and Gallery DJ Nicky Siano. ‘You Can’t Hold Me Down’ was the b-side to their classic tune ‘Tiger Stripes’ (Russell refused to take any recording credit for Felix, due to his immense dislike for the song – the crazy fool, it’s an absolute belter!).
With it’s snappy yet druggy grooves and jagged keyboards, it shows off the incredible talent of Russell and the dance savvy of Siano. A disjointed and soulful downtown disco track, it’s one of the many gems that can be found lurching in Sleeping Bag’s glorious back catalogue.
It’s a ‘bad little kitten’!