The Mole (CA)
Victoria native Colin de la Plante, aka The Mole, is one of the most accomplished yet low-key Canucks who’ve relocated to Berlin. After a solid decade in Montréal that saw him perform legendary live sets (his 2004 MUTEK set being a career highlight, singled out by The Village Voice) and distill his uncanny ability to drive the most complacent crowds into a frenzy of cheerful, looped grooves, this laid-back purveyor of a kaleidoscopic techno/house/acid/disco collage packed his rhythmic flow, and patched into the German capital in 2007. De la Plante, a longtime member of the now-defunct Wagon Repair stable, also contributes to the Cobblestone Jazz techno project and vibrant tech-house outfit Modern Deep Left Quartet alongside fellow countrymen Mathew Jonson, Danuel Tate and Tyger Dhula. Canada's techno goofball has also released countless soulful edits and infectiously perky patchworks on labels such as Kompakt and Ostgut Ton. Since releasing his debut album As High as the Sky (2008), The Mole has leaped from success to success, injecting fired-up disco cuts into the techno blender (as later confirmed by his sophomore LP, Caregiver). In 2012, the forward-looking producer launched his own label venture, Maybe Tomorrow, as a way to give back to the electronic community he learned so much from. On the heels of a forthcoming, psychedelic collaboration with Jonson and fellow expat Chris Hreno, The Mole returns to Montréal with a brand new live that’ll beckon festivalgoers to get lost in the magic of ‘El Molito’.