20 Questions: Magda
The Polish-born DJ-producer talks Lionel Richie, PERM events, and Terry Riley.

Magda is another one of those artists who shouldn’t really need an introduction. Born in Poland and raised in Detroit, Magda has soaked up the various characteristics of her surroundings, learni…

Marc Houle Shares New Track
'Sinister Mind' is scheduled for March 24 release.

Marc Houle is soon set to release the first part of his new three-part album series on his own Items & Things label Sinister Mind sees the Canadian artist serve up “nine tracks that once aga…

Marc Houle Unveils Album Trilogy Part 1
'Sinister Mind' LP is scheduled for March 24 release.

Marc Houle will kick off 2017 with the launch of a new three-part album series on his own Items & Things label—starting with part one, entitled Sinister Mind. Houle has been a definitive techno an…

Innervisions Recruits Trikk
'Florista' is due out December 9.

A new EP will land on Innervisions later this week. Four-tracker Florista is the debut appearance of Trikk on Dixon & Âme’s label. The Portuguese producer, who has been releasing music since…

Marc Houle Debuts on Innervisions
'Silver Siding' EP is scheduled for July 29 release via Muting The Noise.

Marc Houle is set to make his debut on Dixon and Âme’s Innervisions imprint. Entitled Silver Siding, the four-tracker includes two original tracks and two remixes from Golden Filter and Red Axes…

FACT Announces Pool Party Series During Off Sonar Week
Each event will take place at a poolside venue northwest of Barcelona in Hospitalet de Llobregat.

FACT Worldwide are set to make a big splash during Off Sonar week this year with another edition of its FACT Pool Series, set to take place at a poolside venue in Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona be…

LANDR Launches Desktop App
Grab a 15% discount off any LANDR subscription with XLR8R's coupon code.

Recently, the online mastering service LANDR, a tool which enables producers to polish up their tracks in the blink of an eye, announced the launch of its desktop app. Having mastered well over one mi…

Marc Houle Releases New Fish Love Video for Fans
Watch the video here.

Items & Things label head, Marc Houle, has released a new quirky video for his fans titled: Fish Love. Leaving his computer behind, the video features the Canadian artist inside his rarely seen st…

Dutch treat: Nine Takeaways from ADE 2015
Half party, half conference, all action—this year's Amsterdam Dance Event was bigger and better than ever.

If we’re ever forced to change professions, we want to join the twenty-year-old Amsterdam Dance Event’s marketing team—it has to be the easiest sell around, since everyone who’s ever…

Marc Houle to Perform Live Film Score During ADE for: A Page of Madness
The performance will be part of ADE's Playground program and will take place in Amsterdam on October 15.

Canadian techno artist Marc Houle has been mastering the art of live performances for over a decade. Always one to challenge himself, the devoted live performer has decided to push himself even furthe…

Items & Things Set to Release Madato's Debut Album
The Berlin based label will release the Italian producer's upcoming full-length in September

Crafted will mark Madato’s third effort for Berlin based imprint Items & Things — the label run by Magda, Marc Houle and Troy Pierce. The full-length features a blend of techno, electronica,…

Hi-Five: POPOF
A new album in the shops, the French vet fills us in on his five all-time fave LPs.

He’s known for a hard-charging, tech-housey sound, but POPOF can do “intimate” as well as anyone—check out 2009’s holding-hands-at-dawn track “Serenity” if you need…

20 Questions: Marc Houle
A master of live electronics celebrates a set of remixes from his seminal debut album.

Canadian-born Marc Houle is not a DJ; he is widely acclaimed electronic musician who produces his own music and performs it live, beat for beat, drum for drum. Artists today can spend their whole care…

Podcast 233: Marc Houle

Last summer, techno veteran Marc Houle—along with DJ comrades Magda and Troy Pierce—left his longtime home at Richie Hawtin’s Minus label and rededicated himself to the dormant Items & Thin…

Marc Houle Drift

It’s unfortunate that Berlin’s Marc Houle is probably best known for “Techno Vocals,” his cheeky 2007 stab at the trend of pitching down vocals in minimal dance music. The plod…

Marc Houle Bay of Figs

If any electronic style should earn the adjective “intelligent,” it‘s Richie Hawtin’s acquisitions for Minus: music that, for most people, is enjoyed with the head, not the heart. Pr…

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