If there's one theme that fills Canada-born Marc Houle's life, besides music, it would be his affinity for fun. When we catch up with him to speak about his latest album, Cola Party, he uses the word to describe just about everything - from his musical upbringing, to the parties he first attended and played in the '90s, to interacting with his followers on Facebook. This is not an exaggeration, Marc Houle uses the word “fun” just about every two minutes.
The top dog of live techno, Marc Houle, has revealed details of his forthcoming album — 'Cola Party'.
Due for release on July 4th via his own Items & Things imprint, 'Cola Party' will be Houle's sixth album. This follows on from 2012's 'Undercover' — the first full album release on the label. 'Cola Party' is billed as exploring Houle's “signature take on techno and jacking minimalistic-funk”.
With a regular spot in our DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll, it’s no wonder Brooklyn’s favorite techno outpost, Output, clinched out a Best Of North America win. As one reader commented, “The sound system is hands down one of the best in the five boroughs.” Having spent more than one night immersed inside its Funktion One laden walls, we are hard-pressed to disagree. The 12,000-square-foot venue is a converted warehouse, with unvarnished concrete and exposed steel beams lending a vibe that suits its regular line-ups – think residents like Horse Meat Disco, Bonobo and Seth Troxler.