Harold Boué aka Abstraxion and Lion’s Drums, is a French producer based in Marseille.
He started to produce music as Abstraxion in 2005, and has so far released a fair amount of EP’s as well as two studio albums (“Break of Lights” on Nicolas Jaar’s label Other People – 2013 & “She Thought She Would Last Forever” on Biologic Records – 2016). His latest EP “Black Vulture” was released May 2019 on Jennifer Cardini’s label Dischi Autunno, including remixes by Black Merlin and Interstellar Funk.
In 2018 Harold felt the desire to explore different musical territories and launched Lion’s Drums, which he’s developing in parallel with his Abstraxion project. Lion’s Drums music is inspired from and pays tribute to the character of his city Marseille: a bit rough though luminous, and influenced by elements of the Mediterranean, African and Northern European cultures. This translates into heavily percussive sounds, in which tribal disco grooves invoke the spirits of voodoo-techno. He released a first EP on John Talabot’s label Hivern Discs, which featured a track co-written with Fantastic Man, and made a psychedelic acid remix of “Goca Dunya” by Turkish band Altin Gün.
Harold co-runs Biologic records with partner in crime DC Salas, and has released music by Matisa, ڭليثرGlitter٥٥, Malcolm, among others. He travels across the globe to perform a hardware live act or dj sets in places such as Pitchfork festival or Berghain/Panorama-bar, and occasionally sharing the decks for wild back-to-back sessions with beloved musical friends such as Roman Flügel, Budino, Bufiman, Chloé, Zozo…
2021 will see the release of Lion’s Drums debut album “Kagabas”, an audio project and album comprising of new compositions based on field recordings of original songs the Kagabas people sing to wild animals, and the nature they habitat. A second album will follow in 2021 on Cocktail d’Amore.