Family Piknik / XLR
Abstraal is a French duo with a shamanic sound. They cook up the sort of absorbing grooves that get you moving and always stir up a storm on the dance floor. Based in Lyon, Tutti & Castelz have been combing their powers for a couple of years now, but have ten years of friendship to draw on when casting their musical spells on dance floors. They recently played for Cercle in Lyon (France) before Adam Beyer. The set was acclaimed as the set played live on Be-at TV during ADE 2019 for Exit Festival. “We are born from the elastic union of astral scientists in a secret lab,” they say of how they cook up their otherworldly sounds : always with afro tinges, melodic synths and an ethnic feel, their music is never too dark and always designed for dancing late into the night. It has come on labels like Natura Viva Music, the vital Family Piknik Music and Click Records, with high profile supporters like Laurent Garnier, Black Coffee, Township Rebellion, Anna, Ida Engberg, Shall Ocin, James Zabiella all dropping & supporting Abstraal tunes in their sets. Despite being a relatively new duo, this pair made an immediate mark: they have already had Top 20 hits on the Beatport Melodic House & Techno Chart with "Massalia" and a Top 20 Afro Track with "The Ancient One", as well dropping a big free edit of Kavinsky’s ‘Nightcall’ which also picked up plenty of plays. Beyond DJing and producing, Abstraal are dictating trends in dance music in many other ways. "Based on Real Facts" is their monthly radio show on Datatransmisison and has seen them host guests like Glowal, Phunkadelica, Citizen Kain, Space Motion, Ivan Masa, Glowal, Monastetiq, Brigado Crew, Coeus and more. As well as this, they run their own cult and pivotal parties in Lyon under the XLR Events banner and have done for seven years now. As such, Abstraal are deeply involved in dance music, shaping it in their own unique way and making a lasting impression with whatever they do.