Marc Houle – Fusion Pop EP

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Marc Houle – Fusion Pop EP

After a series of collaborations, Marc Houle presents his first solo EP on Items & Things since 2012 – “Fusion Pop”, a four track EP with two original cuts and two remixes: one from Magda, the other from label artist NYMA.

True to Items & Things form, “Fusion Pop” acts as an amalgamation of warped sound – haunting synth lines, jagged bass-lines, eerie vocals and bouncing leads feed the sonic landscape for the 115BPM title track. On the flip, the acid-infused overtones of “Hello Friend” paint an equally eerie scene. As the distorted repetitions of the male vocal mantra drift off into the ether, steady hats hold the reverberating groove: part Carpenter soundtrack, part twisted after-party anthem.

Magda turns the focus of the A-side towards the club, her “Lost in Mezcal Mix” upping the tempo and thickening the groove whilst maintaining the experimentation of the original: an ode to the extremities of the inebriation from which the mix derives its title. NYMA’s “Confusion Mix” fuses elements from both of the originals into his own interpretation, rounding off proceedings with an ode to the two slices of dance floor eccentricity that precede it.

MARC HOULE ON TOUR
 
MARCH ’14
FRIDAY 14 Items & Things Showcase, Bogotá, Colombia
SATURDAY 15 Electric Planet,Centro Dinámico Pegaso, Toluca, Mexico
FRIDAY 21 Marc Houle Live, MDM Disco, Rosario, Argentina
SATURDAY 22 Marc Houle live, La Fabrica, Córdoba, Argentina
SUNDAY 23 Marc Houle live, Mandarine, Buenos Aires, Argentina
TUESDAY 25 Octopus WMC Showcase, Trade, Miami, Florida, United States
SATURDAY 29 Treehouse,Miami Beach, United States

APRIL ’14
SATURDAY 5 Marc Houle Live, Spazio 900, Rome, Italy
FRIDAY 11 Marc Houle live, Boat 20/44, Belgrade, Serbia
SATURDAY 12 Marc Houle Live, Bolgia, Bergamo, Italy
THURSDAY 17 Arches Festival, The Arches, Glasgow, Scotland
SATURDAY 19 Items & Things Showcase, La Cité du Cinéma, Paris, France
THURSDAY 24 Marc Houle live, 5quinto, Brasília, Brazil
FRIDAY 25 Marc Houle live, The Garden, Joinvile, Brazil
SATURDAY 26 Marc Houle live, El Fortin, Porto Belo, Brazil

MAY ’14
WEDNESDAY 7 Marvellous Island, Chalet de la Porte Jaune, Paris, France
SATURDAY 17 Fraktion Tanz, Rondel Club, Bern, Switzerland

JUNE ’14
SATURDAY 7 Marc Houle live, Rockstore, Montpellier, France
FRIDAY 13 Items & Things Showcase, City Hall, Barcelona, Spain
 
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