Houle's releases on Richie Hawtin's Minus and his own Items & Things played a major hand in defining the minimal techno sounds of the mid-2000s. His highly regarded 2006 minimal techno anthem "Bay Of Figs" found its way into sets from fellow techno DJ Magda to stadium trance superstar Tiesto. Houle most recently released a collaborative EP with Miss Kittin Where Is Kittin? (Items & Things), featuring remixes from Dubfire and John Foxx & The Maths. Houle continues to head up the "Items and Things" label alongside Magda and Troy Pierce, hosting artists such as Seth Troxler, Jimmy Edgar and Alexi Delano.
Outputmessage (DJ Set)
Outputmessage is DC resident Bernard Farley, a singer, producer, and DJ whose style ranges from upbeat electro pop to techno and house. He's a member of Volta Bureau (whose song, "Alley Cat", topped the Beatport indie-dance chart), but has also been churning out tunes on his own since 2003, releasing stand-out tracks and remixes on labels such as Ghostly, Melodic, and his own Output Noise Records. In 2006, he released his first album Nebulae, a set of instrumental songs displaying his knack for catchy melodies and lush synth work. Since then, Farley's honed his "creamy baritone" and released an eclectic array of vocal tracks from the uplifting electro house album Autonomous, to the funky indie and nu-disco of the Game Over EP and most recently, the lush futuristic R&B of the Quantum Love EP. He is currently finishing work on a new album of "space music", which promises to be his most sonically adventurous yet.