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 developped more formats like le cinéma abstrait, performing a dj-soundtrack on german classic movies like nosferatu, le concert abstrait at mojo club, phil & chill at the musikhalle of hamburg and many more. in 2001, le classique abstrait has been weekly broadcasted on klassik radio and n-joy abstrait was on air every sunday night on the german public broadcast N-JOY from NDR from 2004 to 2015. in 2015, raphaël marionneau is back on klassikradio with le classique abstrait after a 10 years pause.

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. read more


1996 to 2003
le café abstrait,
first chill-out event at mojo club on 23.10.1996

1996 to 2003
le café abstrait
becomes one of
the most loved events
im hamburg

release of le café
abstrait volume 1. start of the chill-out serie and label

le classique abstrait, at mojo club in hamburg

le voyage abstrait, first show at planetarium hamburg

2002 to 2003
radio show
le classique abstrait on klassikradio

2002 to 2006
le classique abstrait at the konzerthaus dortmund

2003 to 2007
l'été abstrait, summer event at sandworld
festival in travemünde

raphaël marionneau creates his own label abstrait music

2004 to 2015
n-joy abstrait, weekly radio show on NDR's broadcast N-JOY

le voyage abstrait deluxe, at planetarium hamburg

le cinéma abstrait at filmfest hamburg with das cabinet des dr. caligari

2007 to 2011
phil&chill, residency at musikhalle hamburg

le moment at meßmer momentum hamburg

celebrating 15 years abstrait

celebrating 10 years le voyage abstrait at planetarium hamburg

radio show
le classique abstrait on klassikradio.

abstrait im park in planten un blomen