Marc Houle & Sian are heading on their debut LIVE tour as MARSIAN!!
Catch this hot duo performing for the first time together as they showcase a live/ hybrid setup on Salt Lake's only Funktion-One sound system in SLC, UT @ SWITCH. This will be our last show at SWITCH, upon which we are taking a break to revamp and change somethings up. Don't miss out on the best show to kick off the summer!!!
Releases 2017 - 2018
Marsian (Marc Houle vs SIAN) - Don't Stop (Octopus Recordings)
Marsian (Marc Houle vs SIAN) - X-Rays (Octopus Recordings)
Marsian (Marc Houle vs SIAN) - Time To Change Your Time (Octopus Recordings)
Marsian (Marc Houle vs SIAN) - It's
Marc Houle Live at Boiler Room, Guangzhou 2017
Marc Houle Live at Salons Hoche @ Cercle, 2017
SIAN Octopus Recordings techno set in The Lab LA
SIAN Octopus Recordings - Sian & Carlo Lio OCT REC podcast
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MARC HOULE Bio:
While the global EDM scene still debates the merits of “pressing play,” techno veteran Marc Houle has been wowing audiences for over a decade with a live performance that is constantly evolving night after night, in city after city, at clubs and festivals worldwide. 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.
Raised adjacent to Detroit in Windsor, Ontario, in the same fertile music community that spawned his former label boss and mentor Richie Hawtin, Houle’s obsession with electronic sounds goes back to the noise of ’80s video games and vintage synthesizers. And while too many electronic artists use their machines as merely tools of convenience, Houle regards his with a dedication found in few producers.
The results have been extraordinary. A decade-long career of seminal records on Hawtin’s Minus label, as well as his own Items & Things imprint, that not only helped define the beloved minimal sound of the mid-‘00s (“On It”), but had a laugh at its expense (“Techno Vocals”), before transcending the limits of the sub-genre completely by incorporating industrial, disco and new wave influences (“Undercover”).
No wonder Houle’s records have found their way into the crates of DJs far-flung from his typical list of peers. How many producers can create a track as adaptable as “Bay of Figs,” an underground club favorite.
Ironically, even though DJs of all sorts play Marc’s records, you won’t find Houle delivering a DJ set any time soon. A committed live performer, he arrives at each gig equipped six superb albums worth of material (like last year’s playful Cola Party), plus dozens of favorite singles, remixes and collaborations (including his 2013 partnerships with Miss Kittin, “Where Is Kittin” and Click Box, “Razzamatazz.”). And then there is the steady stream of new music - whether it's a brand new tune from Houle's home studio, or a remix of a classic cut (like those found on the 10-year anniversary remix of his Restore album by Joris Voorn, Popof, Julian Jeweil and Danny Daze).
No matter what time or tempo, Marc Houle has exactly the right Marc Houle tunes needed for the nightclub, after party or festival stage.
Classic modern techno is exactly what Sian and his label Octopus represent. When you have interests ranging from entomology, cosmology and marine biology, to the social impact of the rave generation, you tend to make unusual art. Sian stands out as a little more bohemian than the average electronic talent.
Born in Dublin, Ireland and raised in southern Spain, he chose early to drop out of normal society and engage in the extraordinary. Adhering more to the avant-garde side of club culture, his tracks show an otherworldly, slow and hypnotic slant on big speaker electronic music. Having quickly developed an oeuvre of work that appeared on stalwart labels like Soma, Pokerflat, Bedrock and Aus before starting his own imprint,He has been reworked along the way by talent like Steve Bug, Pan-Pot, Carlo Lio, Nicole Moudaber, Efdemin and Minilogue.
After eventually deciding to release exclusively on his own white hot, new Octopus Recordings label, with tracks constantly hitting Beatport top ten positions and gathering glowing reviews, the label has now become one of the top 5 selling Techno labels worldwide. Catching many major league artists on the way up with much attention from print magazines and web blogs to international radio shows. Both Sian and the labels' reputation for delivering huge slabs of peak time techno is snowballing.
His recent artist album, "Before Silence" is an inventive hybrid mix of original tracks and parts. Spanning 130 mins and comprising over 1013 individual clips mixed into one session, showing a bold step in studio experimentation. The project illustrates some achingly forward thinking new production techniques and features everyone from DVS1,Gui Boratto,Xhin and Terence Fixmer remixing the vibrant singles.
Sian is regularly appearing at the worlds most respected clubs and festivals in Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, Eastern Europe, South America, Australia and beyond. He brings voodoo to the dance floor every time at clubs like like Fabric, Avalon, Space, Weekend, Berghain, King King, Inox, The Endup, The Loft, Lantern, Industrial Copera, Social Club, Blackmarket Membership, Arma 17, Secret Sundaze, The Pod and more! Schooling heaving crowds, Sian brings his trademark experimental DJing style to the masses via multiple outputs of explosive techno, combined with FX and loops cut on the fly.
Now also running his own nomadic "Octopus presents" label events, with guests like Josh Wink,Stacey Pullen, Victor Calderone, Anja Schneider, Damian Lazarus, Kenny Larkin, Nick Curly, Slam,Ambivalent etc. Octopus is now hosting sell out parties in Barcelona and beyond, with principal events at Sonar, ADE and WMC in Miami.
Whether conducting everlasting sweat soaked DJ sessions or creating timeless dance music, Sian is a truly diverse and original talent. At once chic and debonaire, always intensely inventive.