ABBE & TOTH

ABBE & TOTH

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One of the freshest pairings to come out of Detroit’s techno tradition, neither Trent Abbe nor Andy Toth are newcomers to the scene, or the sound. In the late ‘80s, Abbe wa... read more
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Biography

Location: Detroit, United States United States
Genre: House

One of the freshest pairings to come out of Detroits techno tradition, neither Trent Abbe nor Andy Toth are newcomers to the scene, or the sound. In the late ‘80s, Abbe was recording Jeff Mills and Derrick May radio mixes onto cassette and attending parties at the Shelter that still saw Richie Hawtin a mere member of the crowd. By the ‘90s, Abbe and Toth were spending their paychecks at legendary shops Record Time and Buy Rite, equally swept up in Detroit’s storied rave culture.

They were each producing by the end of the ‘90s, Abbe after co-founding his first label, and Toth after accepting a position at a local recording studio, immediately following his graduation from the Recording Institute of Detroit. After successful musical projects both solo and collaborative—Toth was a founding member of Detroit Grand Pubahs—the two linked up in 2014 when Abbe sought out Toth to engineer the first release on his new label, Liftkit.

Utilizing technology both old and new, including the classic 303 synth, 808 and 909 drum machines, as well as Ableton Live and outboard effects, the two achieve an acid-influenced sound that transitions smoothly from one theme to the next. Subsisting in a dimension that is experimental yet polished, Abbe and Toth produce and play vintage sounds, in a uniquely revitalized way.

Music

Abbe & Toth