abstrait's story started in 1996, when raphaël marionneau created
the first chill-out event le café abstrait at the legendary mojo club
on the reeperbahn 1 in hamburg. the monthly event became fastly from an insider hit to one of the well-known chillout club in germany. with this success and the great feedback from the public and press, raphaël developped over the years different event formats with classical music called le classique abstrait at mojo club and konzerthaus dortmund, summer events l'été abstrait and le voyage abstrait, a multimedia show in residency since 2002 at planetarium hamburg. raphaël developed more formats like le cinéma abstrait, performing a dj-soundtrack on german classic movies like nosferatu or metropolis, le concert abstrait at mojo club, phil & chill at the musikhalle of hamburg and many more. the abstrait sessions are on air every week on many national and international radios: n-joy, klassik radio, das inselradio mallorca, chill, zen fm, mallorca sunshine radio, etc.
raphaël marionneau's abstrait focuses on the chillout culture
in many ways: events concepts, recordings, radio show and much more. the french artist developped and created the french chill-out and the couch culture in germany. abstrait became a first actor for this music movement in europe and raphaël's dj sets makes him one of ambassadors of the genre with a very special blend. mixing chill out, ambient, lounge, electronica, ethno and classical music, the musical world of abstrait is unique and in never ending evolution.