20 years of perfect loops with Berlin's seminal hardware duo.
You might not have heard of Cab Drivers, but there's a good chance you've danced to their music. Daniel Paul and Jens Augustowsky are lifelong Berliners who've been releasing swinging, functional house records for two decades. Lean, stripped-back and loopy, their work together is built with a timeless blend of groove and splashes of melody. It's an effective combination that ensures Cab Drivers tracks are a sure-shot on the dance floor, making them a firm favourite of DJs around the world.
Paul and Augustowsky are currently celebrating 20 years in the business. In the past two decades they've released dozens of 12-inches on their own Cabinet Records and its numerous sublabels, almost all of which showcase a DJ-friendly sound. Despite their busy release schedules, Paul and Augustowsky have kept a low profile for much of their careers, touring only occasionally while remaining active producers. But with a string of popular new releases and a growing reissue schedule, it's looking like you might get a chance to catch them in your city soon. In conversation with Matt Unicomb at RA's Berlin office, the duo looked back on their career and unpacked the process behind their hardware-driven sound.