- Paskal & Urban Absolutes
- Beatport/Urban Absolutes
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Paskal & Urban Absolutes sound like the perfect invented band name.
But Alexander Kastner released under the moniker Paskal, as well as Adrian Hoffmann as
Urban Absolutes, music long before the two got together in late summer 2009 to conquer
And as it is when two like-minded creative spirits join forces the sum is always much
bigger than its mere addition. That's what also Sonar Kollektiv's A&R manager and
member of Jazzanova, Alex Barck soon found out and it didn't take a lot of persuasiveness
to sign the duo to his label in 2012.
Actually for Alex and Adrian this new home is exactly the environment where they
feel at ease and want to get a move on. The love for electronic dance music between the
poles of pop, downtempo and house is eventually what made Sonar Kollektiv one of the
most prestigious label in the world over the last 16 years. A love shared by Paskal & Urban
Absolutes unconditionally head over ears.
You can hear that on all of their numerous releases and remixes (f.e. also for
Quintessentials, Farside Records, Peppermint Jam and Shaboom), as well as now especially
on their debut album for Sonar Kollektiv. Despite the geographical distance (Alexander
lives Berlin, Adrian in Düsseldorf) the twosome even intensified their collaborative work
over the last few months and developed their very own signature sound. It's a sound you
can distinctively observe that the communication isn't based on the internet rather on faceto-
face contact, be it in Adrian's studio in Düsseldorf or at Alex' place in Berlin.
In these endless sessions music is created full of blood, sweat and tears.
Because, contrary to what you learned in school, one and one is not two, but:
Paskal & Urban Absolutes.