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Last summer, techno veteran Marc Houle—along with DJ comrades Magda and Troy Pierce—left his longtime home at Richie Hawtin's Minus label and rededicated himself to the dormant Items & Things imprint. A few releases from Items & Things trickled out during the latter half of 2011, but the reinvigorated label is truly beginning to bear fruit in 2012, beginning with a Undercover, the soon-to-be-released new full-length from Marc Houle himself. Undercover won't officially see the light of day until March 5, but we invited the Canadian-born artist to put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series in the meantime. Drawing almost exclusively from his own productions, including several cuts from the new album, Houle has put together a mix that folds together elements of techno, house, and electro into one incredibly clean and precise package, albeit one that finds him increasingly experimenting with new and surprisingly fun sounds.