Jerry Abstract


Jerry Abstract completely encompasses electronic music in his lifestyle as a DJ, Producer, Remixer, Designer, Promoter and Friend to the community. He’s the former Art Director for Seattle’s Decibel Festival. He also consults promoters around America, judges laptop battles, hosts his own events and was tagged as a “Next 100” artist by URB Magazine in 2007 and 2008 for his production talents.

He creates tracks and remixes in his personal studio for the labels Shitkatapult Musick, Semisexual, From 0-1, Schematic, Knight Riders, Equal Recordings, Slant Records, Sub Sensory, Daly City, mass.mvmnt, Innerflight Music, Memex, Fourthcity, Peloton, Dragon’s Eye Recordings and Dulcette. Jerry Abstract has published customized DJ mixes for Shitkatapult, Electric Deluxe, Detroit Underground, From 0-1, Mass.Mvmnt and Slant Records. In addition to his monthly contribution to Resident Advisor’s top ten charts, Jerry has been featured many times over on a multitude of worldwide radio broadcasts. His production aliases include Ian Ginsing for his experimental tech-house adventures, and Former Selv for his more ambient and non-dance floor oriented compositions, Avee Libretto for his collab IDM project (with Derek Linaman), while saving the Jerry Abstract moniker for all of his other creations.

Mr. Abstract’s influences come from a variety of places, starting with his counter-cultural growth in Detroit during the earlier waves of techno while attending secret inner city underground parties in the early 1990’s. In 2004 he spent the summer living in Berlin, but currently resides in Seattle taking inspiration from the scenic Pacific Northwest. As a true asset, Jerry has kick-started both the second and third waves of the Cascadian electronic music movement. Locally he has held a residency at the popular but now defunct Groovetech, co-promoted the infamous Robo.Trash weekly and helps with regular Decibel events.

On top of all of his multi-disciplinary functions, JAbstract maintains a healthy international DJ schedule with multiple appearances at Detroit’s Movement (DEMF), Tresor (Berlin), Tonic (NYC), Miami’s WMC, Bumbershoot (SEA), and of course a rare live set each year at the Decibel Festival (SEA). He has played alongside the likes of Richie Hawtin, Derrick May, Green Velvet, Modeselektor, Apparat, T.Raumschmiere, Bruno Pronsato, Richard Devine, The Advent and countless others. With Cascadia itself now home to a bevy of talented electronic music producers, Jerry Abstract has raised his game to become one of the city’s only elite DJ’s, Producer’s, and Remixer’s while bringing a positive attitude and skills to match other international talent.

Selected discography Jerry Abstract

Jerry Abstract _ Mudtsmut EP _ Shitkatapult
Jerry Abstract _ Luvbytes EP _ Shitkatapult
Jerry Abstract _ One Trakk Mind EP_ Semisexual
Jerry Abstract _ A Bitch In Bro’s Clothing EP _ Knight Riders
Jerry Abstract _ Satiated Elation _ Equal Recordings

Avee Libretto _ Symbolon LP _ Schematic Music Company

Former Selv _ Wandering In A World Without Gravity LP _ Peloton Musique

Ian Ginsing _ Champagne Eiscubes EP _ Semisexual
Ian Ginsing _ Cosmetic Blemish EP _ Equal Recordings

Musick To Play In The Club v.1 _ Jerry Abstract – “Grittn” _ Shitkatapult
Musick To Play In The Club v.4 _ Jerry Abstract – “Drvnk” _ Shitkatapult
Musick To Play In The Club _ Jerry Abstract – “Mudtsmut” _ Shitkatapult
The Black White Vol. 1 _ Jerry Abstract – “Youth On Age” _ From 0-1
Solstice EP _ Jerry Abstract – “Glass Chatter” _ From 0-1
Solstice Realignments _ Jerry Abstract – “Glass Chatter” (Remixed by Kynd) _ From 0-1
Violation of Symmetry _ Jerry Abstract – “Symbols Fall Sick From My Lips” _ Slant Records

Bicycles Are Your Friends _ Ian Ginsing – “Peliokaan” _ Peloton Musique

Cumulous _ Former Selv – “Eviqelect” _ Memex
Fourthcity Comp.2004 _ Former Selv – “Nichiyobi” _ FourthCity
Leather _ Former Selv _ “Irn” _ Dragons Eye Recordings
Seattle Compilation 1 _ Former Selv – “Xodiaxia” _ tui cfex musiq
Our Lost Summer _ Former Selv _ “Evalivia” _ Dulcett Records

Sone – “Pick Sides (Jerry Abstract Chooses Tails Remix) _ Subspec
Logic Probe – “Lets Do This (Jerry Abstract Remix) _ Pleasure Boat Records
Sleepy Eyes of Death – “Crushed By Stars (Jerry Abstract Remix)” _ Mass.Mvmnt
SciFiSol – “Neon (Jerry Abstract’s Anti-Matter Glow Remix)” _ Pleasure Boat Records
Jesse Somfay – “All Above All (Jerry Abstract’s Apathy Remix)” _ Detroit Underground
Jesse Somfay – “All Above All (Jerry Abstract’s Empathy Remix)” _ Detroit Underground
QP – “Go Dum” _ Car Crash Set
Obelus – “Wisteria” _ Released by Static Factory/Basskamp
Revy – “Brainburn (Jerry Abstract Remix)” _ Slant Records
JAK – “Automatonic (Jerry Abstract Remix)” _ SubSensory
Splatinum – “Ain’t No Fool (Jerry Abstract’s Flapjax Remix)” _ Daly Cityl
Vincent Parker – “Zombie (Jerry Abstract’s Hatchet Remix)” _
Truckasauras – “Fak!!!” _ Fourthcityl
m.0 – “Lift Us Up” _ InnerFlight Music
The Trucks – “Shattered” _ Clickpop _ Unreleased
Kero – “Where The Fuk Is D3?” _ Neo Ouija _ Unreleased
Kara Dupuy – “The More I Love You” _ *** _ Unreleased
Immortelle – “Remember The Future” _ *** _ Unreleased

Jerry Abstract – “Mudtsmut” _ Decibel 2006 TV Commercial

Former Selv – “Nichi Yoobi” _ Fourthcity Laptop Battle DVD
Former Selv – “Aidov” _ Daylight Webisode

featured dj mixes:
Jerry Abstract – “From 0-1 Studio Sessions Vol. 075” _ From0-1
Jerry Abstract – “Electric Deluxe Podcast : Episode 118” _ Electric Deluxe
Jerry Abstract – “Electric Deluxe Podcast : Episode 045” _ Electric Deluxe
Jerry Abstract – “STRIKE To The Body DJ Mix” _ Shitkatapult
Jerry Abstract – “Carpe Noctem DJ Mix” _ Slant Records
Jerry Abstract – “Friendly Integration DJ Mix” _ Detroit Underground
Jerry Abstract – “From 0-1 Studio Sessions Vol. 011” _ From0-1
Jerry Abstract – “Diken Brosco DJ Mix” _ Mass.Mvmnt
Jerry Abstract – “Closer Festival Mix” _ Closer Festival

remixed by:
“One Trakk Mind” – Lusine _ Semisexual
“One Trakk Mind” – Mr. Projectile _ Semisexual
“Glass Chatter” – Kynd _ From 0-1 Music
“A Bitch In Bro’s Clothing” – Punisher _ Knight Riders