JM#019 – Olle Abstract

Olle Abstract is part of the nukleus from with the Oslo DJ community has spawned into the thing it is today. Among g-Ha & Olanskii, Strangefruit, Prins Thomas and Todd Terje, Olle Abstract counts as the epicentre of it all, the big bang moment from which it burst out into the music cosmos. We’ve tried in the past to get Olle Abstract on the Te Dans mix, but our efforts have never resulted in anything concrete and we were always left with the inconclusive “what if” after trying to entice the DJ over to our booth… until now, that is.

Olle Abstract is a DJ with his finger firmly on the pulse of this music, an unpartisan tastemaker, that is as comfortable in the company of the latest pop sensation as he is sampling the delicacies from House music’s more obscure origins. His monthly podcast in which he introduces us to New Norwegian Music is an imperative part of our ongoing musical education here at Jæger and when we do have the honour of his larger than life presence in our booth, we’re always amazed by the versatility of the DJ. He joins our Æ list with a mix that burns through the rings of Space Disco, passes by the lunar stations of Afro-Beat, and gets sucks in to the black-hole of acid into the furthest possible dimensions of House, Techno and Disco. Olle Abstract is as versatile as ever as he travels through the entire universe of club music, bridging a gap between the then and now as he calls on some classic cuts in this mix, while bringing a forgotten dynamic charm to the mix.