Having first appeared on Dirtybird in 2016 with a remix of Claude Vonstroke’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Detroit,’ Canadian techno master Marc Houle made his return to the California label today. This time with an EP of his own.
Comprised of two cuts of stark, high-energy acid, Min and Soda, stays true to Houle‘s unmistakable sound. Featuring signature, liquid synths, and full, heavy basslines, the timeless album packs a punch that is fitting for any function.
Lead track “Car and Driver” kicks off the EP with a fierce, driving acid line that immediately captures the listener’s ear. With hypnotizing, spinning synths and sizzling percussion, this A-side is a proper otherworldly journey into the underground.
On the flip-side, “Min and Soda” utilizes conflicting elements and empty space to create heavy dissonance throughout. A punchy and vigorous groove, this minimal, but dynamic track possesses the perfect amount of weird. Listen below and let us know what you think!
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About Marc Houle
A staple in the underground scene since the early 2000s, Houle is best known for being a live act and producer. His unique approach using analog equipment and drive to push technology to its limits is something that has set him apart for over 10 years.
Houle‘s distinct, one-of-a-kind sound is also what caught the attention of techno heavyweight Richie Hawtin. Ultimately leading to a decade-long career of groundbreaking records at Hawtin‘s label Minus and Houle‘s own Item and Things imprint. A true musical influence, it’s no wonder why his tracks have been rinsed by DJ’s across the globe for years.
Featured Photo: From artist’s socials.