21 QUESTIONS: ABSTRAXION

By NINA TABIOS
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Abstraxion is that dude. Since the release of his debut album, Break of Lights, we just can’t seem to get enough of the kid. His brand of house music is heavy in shadow and darkness that is brought to light with soft guitar rifts and futuristic beats, but remains just as infectious. To get a glimpse of the man behind the music, we railed out a series of questions for the 28-year-old London producer before he gave us the boot, but at this point, we’ll take what we can get. Check it out below:

So what’s up?
I’m in my studio right now in Marseille, south of France, finishing a session.

Can we get you something to drink?
A glass of rosé, from Miraval please.

Favorite thing to look at?
Waves

Rock, paper, or scissors?
Rock

Do anything last night?
Yesterday was my birthday, so I stayed with few close friends at home, that’s one of my favorite moments.


How late did you stay up?
Not that late, 3am, as I had to wake up early to work around the release of my album.

Favorite hometown landmark?
I don’t have anything specific in mind but I would say Les Calanques of Marseille in south of France. It’s limestone rocks, peaceful creeks with intense, clear turquoise water.

Live instruments or computer software?
Live instruments as I compose everything with analog instruments in my studio

Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party? Must be alive.
Maybe James Murphy, Brian Eno or Roger Federer. All at the same time.

If life could resemble any film… any film score?
Man on the Moon of Milos Forman… Vangelis film score for Blade Runner

Who would you commission to take/paint/draw your portrait?
Kandinsky

Your worst vice?
Internet


Describe your music in three words?
LIGHT DARK HEART

What was the first thing you said aloud this morning?
BONJOUR!

What are you listening to?
Arcade Fire & Darkside LP, Mount Kimbie remixed by Dj Koze.

Your dream collaboration?
James Murphy, Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke or Richard D James (Aphex Twin)

Where and when can we catch your next show?
Birthdays in London 6th December, and I’ll be in New York on 14th December at Cameo Gallery for my debut US performance.

If we gave your $50, what would you buy?
I’d probably buy some Vinyls & CDs from Rough Trade.

Last 3 Google searches?
1 – Boiler Room
2 – Homeland S03E10
3 – rough trade NYC

What are you doing later?
I’m gonna have a nice dinner at home, then I’m going out!

Can we come?
No! 😉

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