As Abstract without Abstraction was coming into being, there were a handful of projects that served as direct inspiration for the series. Of those, Acid Daddy's DIESELcast is exemplary.
jarvi (aka Acid Daddy) is a Detroit-born, Chicago-based DJ, organizer, label head (at the recently launched @identityspectrumrecords) and member of the Naughty Bad Fun Collective crew. Above, beyond, and because of those things, jarvi is also a vocal proponent of discourse on non-binary identity and Taurean gardener, catalyzing and tending to spaces (sound-space, event-space, relationship-space) where queer energies of acceptance, being, and becoming can flourish. In their contribution to AW/OA, "Wandering Through the Swamp of Sadness", we are given glimpse into their vision of mix-as-worldmaking; mix-as-portal; mix-as-reconciliation and therapeutic return.