After what already seems like the longest winter (and it’s not even over yet) we’re back with our first podcast of 2013, and after Charlton provided an aggressive techno workout for 015, we’re back to the Netherlands for the duo of Paul Boex and Dave Miller, otherwise known as Abstract Division.
Abstract Division is a young and exciting collaboration between two veteran techno artists; Paul Boex and Dave Miller. Paul is label-boss of the respected Dynamic Reflection imprint, experienced DJ and producer, and the driving force behind the series of succesful Mental Evolution events in the Netherlands. Dave has earned his stripes through his longstanding career of (vinyl-only) DJ-sets, productions with Damian Keane and as part of the Audiosculpture collective. Combining their love of and keen ear for techno that stands out from the gray majority, Abstract Division knows how to surprise, teach and get people dancing their faces off all at once.
Conveying a characteristic sound that stems from a mutual background in Detroit, Berlin and Birmingham techno Abstract Division merges a basement vibe with a warehouse feel; drones and soundscapes meet straightforward uplifters in a way that simply makes sense. With well over twenty years of shared experience in playing out and producing tracks under their belt, Abstract Division knows their game and fits any bill perfectly. Getting a room in the right mood, building on an present vibe or tearing a club a new one; leave it to them to deliver on all occasions.
Abstract Division is actively putting out new material at the moment after having released their first lauded trilogy “Form and Function” containing original tracks and remixes by among others Norman Nodge, Mike Parker, Ben Sims and Delta Funktionen on Dynamic Reflection. They are set to release their “Relevance” EP on Labrynth shortly and more material, including a remix on Orbis Records is planned for the near future.
The podcast was taken from last months Berghain Mixtour event, in Utrecht, as Abstract Division warmed up the night for Marcel Fengler and Norman Nodge to follow. Using a combination of hypnotic rhythms, solid percussion and atmospheric textures they subtlety build the energy to have the club set to a frenzied level before the Berghain residents take over...
You can stream and download the mix from the soundcloud player below, or subscribe to the podcast in iTunes