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 new frontiers. 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 labels 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 face-to-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.
Paskal & Urban Absolutes are celebrating the release of their debut album „LUX“ (released in November 2013 on Sonar Kollektiv) with a big bash, encompassing two special remix packages (vinyl and digital) and with an illustrious group of liked minded peers. Same as with their own work credo of cross-city collaborating the twosome assembled half of Germany for the first 12inch of the LUX remixes („LUX Remixes 1 by Manuel Tur, Trickski, Sevensol & Bender, Henry L & Ingo Sänger“). But also the second LUX remix suitcase packs a punch and is – be assured – jam-packed with potential club monsters of all the nights to come. „LUX Remixes 2 by Jimpster, Larse, Langenberg, Kai von Glasow & Nils Penner“ was released in June 2014.