2019.05.31 Fri

OPEN PORT CLUB Mix Series – The Mole

Here is the 3rd mix of OPEN PORT CLUB monthly mix series featuring an artist seleced from each continent.
The mix of the month feature The Mole which is the project by canadian producer Colin de la Plante currently based in Berlin. Hope you enjoy!
Q1. How and where was the mix recorded? Could you tell us about the idea behind the mix?
it was recorded at home during the first spring thunder storm. lots of rain and lighting. very beautiful.
my daughter was sleeping for the first half, then she woke up and danced around with her mom. we dance a lot at home.
mixing at home is mixing for my ladies, which often means love song.
Q2. Could you tell us about yourself and your musical background?
i grew up in Vancouver and spent a lot of time in Victoria, British Columbia. music wasn't a big thing in my house, but once i got a walkman it was a big thing in my head and started to direct my life choices.
i moved to Montreal in 98, one year after the ice storm. spent ten glorious years there. i learned too much there.
Berlin was my next destination, a surprise to me, but a welcome one. it was here that music cemented itself as a daily practice and joy support. and i continue to live in Berlin
Q3. You are known as a record collector. What inspired you to start collection the records?
well i take that as a lovely compliment. i became obsessed with records sometime near the end of high school. i'd been to a few raves and small clubs where i heard new things that completely intoxicated my ears. i was bit by the sickness and have been addicted to the black crack ever since. i still think about the ones i 'let get away' from back then.
Q4. Could you tell us about an extraordinary episode of the record collecting?
i was shopping in the dollar record and books shop in Montreal one summer day. me and my buddy chris would ride our skateboards down the hill, a really long, smooth ride. and we'd stop at every record shop on the way down. maybe 7 or 8 of them. most of them discount used stores. the last one, at the bottom of the hill was the cheapest. and the dirtiest. we'd have black fingers after that shop. it was always hard to find stuff in there. but the selection, one giant room, was always changing, always fresh.
well that day i didn't find much, and i while i was in line to cash out, i noticed a box of 7"s . so i had a look. and after noticing a couple of things i wanted i had a closer look and noticed the previous owner had carved their name into their collection. coco. it was on all these records. many i didn't know at the time. i decided to ask how much for the whole box. maybe 600 records. the manager came, counted out 12 discs, they were 10 cents each, 12 for a dollar. great deal.
he used his finger to measure out 12, then ran his finger over the top half of the box. the records were pilled two high. casually he says, 5 bucks. 5 bucks!!!! only 5 dollars! i couldn't understand it! and i did my best not to cry out loud. biting my lip and said great. i'll take em. he saw my excited, how could he not, and he said - plus tax... ! plus tax! i left the shop yelling for joy. i had to get help carrying the box. it was way too heavy to bring back on my skateboard.
i discovered so many great songs in that collection. still makes me happy to this day.
Q5. What are you up to next?
i have more records coming out. one song is out now on Sound of Vast's 5 year compilation.
and an upcoming ep on discobar
and i'm very much looking forward to a couple of festivals this year. Houghton in the UK and Mutek's 20th anniversary in Montreal. this will be very special i think =)
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Release Detail : May 2019 from OPEN PORT CLUB