Harold Boué aka Abstraxion is a French Dj and producer that we have been following since a while! He has released on labels such as HAKT, Different, Marketing Music and Other People, while traveling the world djing and co-running with DC Salas Biologic Records, that features releases by artists such as Gameboyz, Morgan Hammer, Zombies in Miami, Marlequin and more. His upcoming EP ‘Resonance’ on his label feat. remixes from Fort Romeau, Matrixxman and Massimigliano Pagliara and has gotten us already hooked! Find out more about him and listen to his killer tunes below!
My name is Harold but you might know me as Abstraxion. I was born in France and grew up in Marseille. When I was a child my idol was Tintin, because he was traveling around the world. When I was a child I use to stay in caves where my father and his band were doing rock music and I started to realise that I like being surrounded by music. It was then when I realised that I wanted to discover new music and create my own sound and decided to dig to learn more around electronic music when I was a teenager. Since then I release music – created the label Biologic records – and tour DJ or live.
One of my best gigs I played was last week with Kasper Bjorke and Matrixxman on our LAB series in Marseille. It was so much fun; we played b2b with Kasper and finished the night playing with Matrixxman too – the crowd was lovely.
One of the best gigs I have been to was Caribou opening for Radiohead. I loved everything about Dan’s band – very inspiring.
Now I live in Marseille with my girlfriend. In my house you can find a recording studio – books – plants – vinyls and my refrigerator is usually full with fruits, vegetables & chocolates. I enjoy spending time in my studio and finding new sounds and melodies and listening to demos for Biologic or reading philosophy a lot. I can spend hours playing tennis. One of my favorite places to visit is Reykjavik, because of the nature and landscapes.
On weekdays I am in my music studio and on weekends I usually travel around the world.
My favorite song at the moment is Junior boys Big Black Coat + Robert hood remix. A film I watched lately and really liked was Anomalisa + Embrace of the Serpent. The last series I watched and loved was Honorable Woman.
I am very inspired by nature. My dream is to see the people that I love happy. My worst nightmare is to stop dreaming.
I love life and hate Manichaeism. I am addicted to music, I just cannot stop traveling and discovering all kind of arts and new artists.
Local Suicide reminds me of contemporary.
Tomorrow I will release a new EP called Resonance (March 7th). Next month I will be touring DJ. Next year I will probably be touring live after the release of my second album at the end of this year. In 10 years I hope I will be proud when I look back and listen to my music – hopefully in 20, 30, 40 years too….
If I was an animal, I would be a Sloth. If I was an invention, I would be curing cancer & aids…. If I could play with anyone it would be Daphni. I would like to collaborate with James Murphy, Brian Eno.
If I had only one wish, it would be to see the people that I love live happy as long as they want.
My word of advice to the reader would be: Don’t take yourself too seriously.