Canadian born, Berlin based Colin de la Plante aka The Mole remains low-key but loved by many. He thrives off long, late DJ sets and does his best to keep record stores in business with what he earns. The Mole's passion for music speaks through his own - a smoke hazed world without constraint or care for genre but cemented in a foundation built in house music. You can hear him thanks to recent releases for Perlon, Ostgut Ton, Slices Of Life, Haunt, New Kanada, Internasjonal and his long time home, Wagon Repair who released his track that still plays on, "Baby, Your The One". He's remixed many of the finest including Michael Mayer, Imugem Orihasam, Pole and Gui Boratto to name a few.ÊHe continues to record and on occasion perform live with his buddies Cobblestone Jazz that happens to feature Mathew Jonson.
So late last year (over beer) with Kompakt's Jon Berry, they came up with Maybe Tomorrow. Inspired by a conversation aboutÊtheir favorite childhood (Canadian) hero "The Littlest Hobo" - a TV show about a German Shepard that had no home and roamed around Canada helping people out. ÊMakes sense right?
And now The Mole is back – its been 4 years since we heard his Wagon Repair "High As The Sky" – though quite a long time for some…the beat played on through his many 12" releases between but now he's back with album #2. "Caregiver" was recorded in the now defunct Berlin Wagon Repair studio A(rkona) – a psychedelic caravan roaming a disco laced cosmos that seeks to go beyond any specific niche or sound. In his own words…."Caregiver is supposed to be listenable all the way through. So hopefully that unifying thread has something pleasing within it.". (added: 2013-06-18 15:25:54 )