Remiix Marc Houle lets you combine, transform and rearrange tracks from the seminal Canadian techno artist.
The app is modeled after the musical creativity of live artist and producer Marc Houle of Items & Things. A total of seven featured songs including early releases: Bay of Figs, Edamame, On it, Porch, Triple E, plus two brand new titles from the Undercover album, Undercover and Mooder. Whether it is launching loops in tight sync and using disorientating reverb and twisted, pitched tape delays to transform the sound or bringing in bits from other tracks, the unique matrix-balanced mastering process delivers an authentic straight-off-the-record sound.
Marc Houle grew up in Windsor, Canada with Detroit as his mid-90’s backyard party playground – as a kid he had a love for obscure new wave & analog synths, so it was just a matter of time before he started making music of his own. Ask any of his friends, and they’ll tell you the same: the guy is a prolific music-making-machinist, dedicated to quality, but quantity as well – with nearly 1,000 tracks to his credit (most of which are tucked away on his hard drive as super secret weapons).
Now taking the reigns alongside his A&R partners Magda & Troy Pierce, Marc Houle has resurrected their label Items & Things, breaking it free from its former Minus sub-label status. Spanning electronic genres in a variety of forms… from disco tech to experimental to techno, to bring their eclectic tastes together as an outlet for music they discover on their travels & a home for their own releases.
Marc Houle’s current sound can be described in cityscapes – somewhere between Chicago & Detroit, with a new-wave underbelly. His live performances are always diverse & genre-bending reigns supreme. No two sets are ever the same, except perhaps, their ability to impress the crowd.
He’s travelled a long way from his 1997 residency at Richie Hawtin’s club “13 Below” in Detroit, to being asked to join the legendary Minus label, now making Berlin his home & continuing to show his diverse musical roots on his upcoming productions for Items & Things.,/