Photo credit : Barbara Klein

While the global EDM scene still debates the merits of “pressing play,” Marc Houle has been wowing audiences for over a decade with a live performance that is constantly evolving. The skill and effort that goes into creating these truly “live” sets is the result of an entire lifetime dedicated to electronic music and a deep love of the machines that make it, with electronic sounds goes back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage synthesizers. Behind the scenes with the techno veteran before his date at infamous Rex Club with Overground on Wednesday.

One track you listen to in secret?

La Lambada, ’cause it’s the forbidden dance.

What are you good at, besides music?


Your worst ‘random memory’?

Being lost at Disney World.

If you had to be reincarnated as an animal?

Kitty the dog, because she’s the best.

If you were a female, who would you be?

Melania Trump.

If you were an object? A keyboard.

Which artist would you like to see? (dead or alive)

John Coltrane.

Do you have any rituals before stepping onto the stage?

I try to get a feel for the crowd.

Your favourite machine?


Read his feature on Resident Advisor.


A guilty passion?


What question would you like to answer in an interview?

I love trivia questions.

Your favourite instrument?

Again, Juno-60.

If you had to play or sample the soundtrack of a movie, which one?

Blade Runner.

An unusual place where you dream to play?


A ‘Hard Life’ anecdote you could share with us?

Having to look for money for coffee in my couch before finding success.

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Overground x Items&Things / Rex Club 30 Years: Magda, Marc Houle