Harold Boué aka Abstraxion is a French producer based in Marseille. He released at the end of 2013 his stunning debut LP Break of Lights on HAKT Recordings, and on Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People. At the end of 2014 his I Can’t EP came out on HAKT and he was invited in January 2015 to Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space radio show (NYC), then released in April on Biologic records Origami EP, produced in collaboration with Kasper Bjørke.
Abstraxion has already played in the main clubs around the world, touring live with DARKSIDE (Nicolas Jaar & David Harrington), and for the first time at Berghain / Panorama Bar in 2016.
In November 2014 he launched LAB, a series of bi-monthly events in Marseille. So far, the LAB parties have invited John Talabot, Levon Vincent, Axel Boman, Chloé, Tama Sumo, Bicep, Roman Flügel…
Abstraxion co-manages with Belgium DJ and producer DC Salas the Biologic Records label – which celebrates in 2016 its 10th anniversary with a new series of releases. Among them, Abstraxion’s EP Resonance in March, with remixes from Matrixxman, Massimiliano Pagliara & Fort Romeau. His second album She Thought She Would Last Forever was released in October and the revisited version in November 2016.
Always a singular character with an ear for sound, Abstraxion has built a music studio in Marseille. He spends his time there making electronic music that is as explorative and organic as possible. «I’ve built a system in my studio where I can spontaneously compose with all my instruments.» As a next step, Abstraxion release in october 2016 his second LP She Thought She Would Last Forever, mixed by Francis Harris (Scissor & Thread) and on which he already received support from his inspirations/mentors Dan Snaith (Caribou) & John Talabot.
Full of reveries and hybrid explorations, this work reveals songs that take place in natural atmospheres surrounded by sounds and images of landscapes and forests, moving more on the dystopian end of things – music itself has a real optimism to it. That’s what this album is about exploring the tension between expectation and reality – such as in the tracks She Thought She Would Last Forever, Just What I Always Wanted, An Error Occurred and Needed You featuring Isaac Delusion’s singer. A revisited version of the
LP was released in November, including mixes from Tuff City Kids, Ripperton, Conforce, Clarian, Eduardo De La Calle, Vessels, INIT & more. A strong visual atmosphere is created around the album with three music videos.
He recently released a new EP with Kasper Bjørke – Matin / Nuit.