abel31: The architect of new French rap

abel31 : L'architecte du nouveau rap français - HYTRAPE

Abel31 doesn't just produce music; he redefines the soundscape of French rap by boldly integrating electronic elements. With two albums released in 2022 that have captivated listeners, he is undeniably one of the most influential beatmakers of his generation.

Nestled in the heart of the Marais, his studio is the sanctuary where the new era of French rap was born. It is here that Abel31, in collaboration with his friend Yev, founded the NAVA label. Although the studio is about to move to a larger space, its creative legacy remains indelible.

Positioning himself as the pioneer of digicore, Abel31 fuses rap with an eclectic palette of electronic influences. His album “200” is a reflection of this alchemy, highlighting the most promising talents on the French scene. His ability to build relationships with artists discovered online, who quickly became trusted collaborators, is a testament to his passion for the art of music.

Since his humble beginnings in 2018, Abel31 has always been drawn to the intersection of rap and electronica. His relentless exploration has led him to mix genres such as trap, eurodance, drum'n bass and house, creating avant-garde tracks. Each new release is an invitation to a sonic journey, refusing to be confined in a box.

His first album, "Obliv!on", was a turning point. Born from a deep collaboration with rapper Zoomy, this opus not only redefined their careers, but also established Abel31 as a force to be reckoned with. With this success, he realized that his creative journey was only just beginning.

With "200", Abel31 pushed the limits. Bringing together a combination of established and emerging talents, the album offers a dive into a digital universe, offering sonic textures never heard before.

But Abel31 doesn't stop there. A visionary, he plans to integrate artificial intelligence into his creative process. For him, AI is a tool which, far from replacing humans, can enrich and transform music in unimaginable ways.