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With hardcore support from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Gerd Janson, Tiga and The Blessed Madonna, who correctly noted that he has “the hardest working hair in show business,” ABSOLUTE. has raised himself above the rabble of contemporary dance music with stone-cold hits “String Theory, “Papi’s Pumping Piano” & and an official remix of Kylie’s anthem of the decade ‘Padam Padam’ that will ensure free water in his green room for the rest of his life. As the London-based DJ/producer is a virtual lock to earn the kind of clout that will allow him to scrub the internet of all biographical detail, it seems wise to revisit his early days and career-to-date while we still can.

As a child, ABSOLUTE. was enthralled by dance music, to the extent that he took the money his father had given him to buy clothes and spent it on a single turntable. While initially furious, once his dad heard the music, he calmed down and said, “Son, that is a low-slung floor-filler, and I have no choice but to respect it.” Later, ABSOLUTE. honed his DJing skills by using the lone deck to beat-match to Pete Tong’s BBC Radio show, a fact that will take on eerie significance if you read this bio backwards.

A teenage ABSOLUTE. found his chosen family among club kids and drag queens in East London queer spaces, eventually going on to promote and curate spaces like these himself. "For whatever reason, the people in the queer scene hadn’t found liberation in pub trivia nights held at Wetherspoons breeding pits," he says. “So they had to create their own world instead. At this point, my politics are actually less progressive than the British Airways twitter account, so things seem to be moving in the right direction."

These experiences led to ABSOLUTE. to notice that queer spaces are largely dependent on the viability of human existence. As such, his nascent activist streak led him to sample climate icon Greta Thunberg on the track “Rave Against the Machine”, despite the fact that the 40-and-over conservatives who regularly challenge Thunberg to debate and/or wrestle on social media make up a huge part of the acid house market. The track led to a collaboration with the Extinction Rebellion collective, for whom ABSOLUTE. curated the “Rave Against the Machine” queer stage at the activists’ event in London. Unfortunately, the stage was promptly shut down by police. While many of the cops had no opinion on the political message, they were reportedly pissed that the event was overshadowing an after-hours the local station had been promoting.

To the extent that there is a habitable future for anyone at all, ABSOLUTE.’s is looking bright. With official remixes for icons Fever Ray and Tony De Vit, and a mass of original music including EPs on Shall Not Fade, DJ Haus’ Hot Haus, New York Queer stalwart Chrissy’s new label Maximum Airtime, a Radio 1 Essential Mix live from Glastonbury and named 6Music Mix of the Year by The Blessed Madonna and a recently completed fourth U.S. tour. “Whether my music helps inspire the advance of cold fusion technology or I end up DJing the Emerging Artists Stage of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, I’m going to keep bringing the same BIG NEON ENERGY intensity to everything I do. So the next time someone tells you there’s no absolutes, give them a knowing grin and say, 'There’s just one, honey. Just one.’
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Follow Ur <3 (Sam Alfred Remix)
Follow Ur <3 (Sam Alfred remix) - (4:09) 140 BPM
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APR 089
21 Mar 24
Electro House
Follow Ur <3
Follow Ur <3 - (2:51) 136 BPM
Andale! - (4:41) 72 BPM Hot
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APR 075
23 Nov 23
Electro House
Ride - (5:55) 135 BPM
6AM - (4:38) 138 BPM Hot
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SAR 004
03 Nov 23
Is It Raining In Berlin?
Only Me - (6:22) 148 BPM
In My Mind - (6:10) 140 BPM
Is It Raining In Berlin? - (3:56) 140 BPM
So Good - (3:14) 140 BPM
Creeper - (4:28) 137 BPM Hot
Review: Sometime Skint, Twin Tub and Hot Haus contributor ABSOLUTE makes his Shall Not Fade label debut via a five-track missive full-to bursting with energetic, mind-mangling club cuts. Bold electronic melodies, doom-laden 'Hoover' bass and breathless techno beats are the order of the day on 'Only Me', while 'In My Mind' wraps sharp, heavily edited rave riffs around another booming bassline and tribal techno drums. Title track 'Is It Raining In Berlin' sees him blend chunky house beats with deep bass and infectious melodic motifs, while 'So Good' is a booming, bassline-driven breakbeat house monster and 'Creeper' is a deep, ghostly and hypnotic house number that sprints along at a techno tempo.
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SNF 111
13 Oct 23
Deep House
Garage Queen EP
Don't Ya Want It - (5:09) 130 BPM
Take You There - (4:55) 140 BPM
Garage Queen - (4:09) 131 BPM Hot
Don't Ya Want It (Shaun J. Wright remix) - (6:22) 130 BPM
Review: Next up from the Maximum Airtime crew, a pulsating four track display, jumping into Absolute with a fiery collection of new school garage heat. We begin with the bubbling sub rolls and choppy drum breaks of 'Don't Ya Want It', a vibrant introduction that is followed closely by the hardcore piano melodies and slightly faster drum shifts of 'Take You There'. Next, the title track 'Garage Queen' unloads a dizzying combination of sub warps and bouncing drums, with the more abstract percussive processing of Shaun J. Wright's remix in close pursuit. This is a very exciting collection that shows off a great range of styles.
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01 Sep 23
UK Garage
TDV25 Remix EP 4 (Alan Fitzpatrick, ABSOLUTE.)
To The Limit (Alan Fitzpatrick extended remix) - (5:36) 150 BPM
I Don't Care (ABSOLUTE. We Still Don't Care extended remix) - (6:01) 142 BPM Hot
Review: To mark the 25th anniversary of Tony De Vit's untimely passing, Tidy Trax has commissioned a series of remixes of his classic tracks. This fourth edition features a remix of "To The Limit" by Alan Fitzpatrick. In some ways, Fitzpatrick is the spiritual heir to the iconic hard house DJ - and this reshape demonstrates why that is the case. The drums are tough and the claps dense, with Fitzpatrick effortlessly managing to meld these elements with soulful vocals and buzzing synths. ABSOLUTE goes in a different direction for his version of "I Don't Care". Led by a rolling rhythm and rasping percussion, the rave stabs come crashing in, another fitting tribute to De Vit's legacy.
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25 Aug 23
Unarmed And Extremely Dangerous EP
Rush Hour - (4:21) 140 BPM Hot
Unarmed And Extremely Dangerous - (5:20) 133 BPM
Papi's Pumping Piano - (5:08) 137 BPM
Drop Kick - (3:57) 135 BPM
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28 Jul 23
Funky/Club House
Voices (Extended Mix)
Voices (extended mix) - (5:23) 131 BPM
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405053 8892529
27 Jan 23
Progressive House
Stuck In Love (Extended Mix)
Stuck In Love (extended mix) - (4:46) 129 BPM
Played by: GL0WKiD
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4050538 838510
11 Jul 22
Creative Source
Creative Source (ABSOLUTE. Neon Energy remix) - (5:58) 132 BPM Hot
Creative Source (ABSOLUTE. Neon Energy remix edit) - (3:29) 132 BPM
Braxe + Falcon, Alan Braxe & DJ Falcon - "Creative Source" - (3:36) 51 BPM
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03 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
Creative Source
Creative Source (ABSOLUTE. Neon Energy remix) - (5:58) 132 BPM
Creative Source (ABSOLUTE. Neon Energy remix edit) - (3:29) 132 BPM
Played by: DiCE_NZ
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03 Jun 22
Funky/Club House
D?mmerung - (6:03) 128 BPM Hot
D?mmerung (Neon Energy mix) - (5:39) 137 BPM
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FP 005
11 Feb 22
Minimal/Tech House
Wonderland (Deluxe)
Welcome To Wonderland (feat Ravyn Wngz) - (2:55) 122 BPM
Can U Still Feel It? - (3:22) 128 BPM
My Love (Mixtape edit) - (2:49) 125 BPM
ABSOLUTE. & A Shadow Of My Former Self - "Convalesce" (feat REGALJASON) - (4:09) 123 BPM
Studio 54 (Interlude) - (0:15) 153 BPM
Sage Comme Une Image (Good As Gold) - (3:56) 125 BPM
Walk, Walk, Live (Interlude) - (0:08) 104 BPM
Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" (ABSOLUTE. Feelin' '98 remix) - (3:46) 124 BPM
Rave 4 Love (feat Hard Ton) - (4:05) 133 BPM
Chief Inspector (Interlude) - (0:16) 145 BPM
Peace In The East - (3:10) 132 BPM
String Theory (Mixtape edit) - (3:29) 125 BPM
Love As One (Interlude) - (0:13) 119 BPM
Piano Theory - (3:36) 128 BPM
Dance Boi (Interlude) - (0:10) 144 BPM
U4IA (feat Bklava) - (4:38) 159 BPM
Dancing Forever (Interlude) - (0:08) 154 BPM
Fauna - (3:36) 126 BPM
Sage Comme Une Image (Good As Gold) (ABSOLUTE. Neon Energy) - (6:51) 134 BPM
Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" (ABSOLUTE. Rave mix - edit) - (3:27) 131 BPM
U4IA (feat BKLAVA - extended mix) - (5:38) 159 BPM
Sage Comme Une Image (Good As Gold) (extended mix) - (5:05) 125 BPM
Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" (ABSOLUTE. Feelin' '98 remix - extended mix) - (4:17) 124 BPM
Peace In The East (extended mix) - (4:30) 133 BPM
Raw Silk - "Do It To The Music" (ABSOLUTE. Rave mix) - (6:22) 131 BPM Hot
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405053 8752861
08 Oct 21
Deep House
U4IA - (4:38) 159 BPM
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405053 8744712
05 Oct 21
Drum & Bass / Jungle
Piano Theory (Club Mix)
Piano Theory (Club mix) - (4:41) 130 BPM
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405053 8669183
29 Jan 21
Funky/Club House
Twin Turbo Volume Three
Jakwob - "Feel So Good" (TRACE7000 remix) - (5:43) 123 BPM Hot
Kill Frenzy - "Follow Me" - (7:35) 118 BPM
Jordan Nocturne - "Coup De Grace" (Zia remix) - (5:21) 126 BPM
Anna - "Artha" - (8:11) 123 BPM
Shaded & Harvard Bass - "Time Wasting" (Kenny Glasgow remix) - (6:16) 125 BPM
Hoshina Anniversary - "Build Up Your House" - (5:22) 120 BPM
Tiga - "Louder Than A Bomb" (Dense & Pika remix) - (6:34) 127 BPM
Carlo Lio - "All She Wants" - (7:17) 124 BPM
Vakkuum - "Speaker Sounds" - (5:43) 125 BPM
Billy Turner - "Break Through" - (6:49) 130 BPM
Harvard Bass & Shaded - "Body Feels" - (6:53) 126 BPM
BETON - "Directions" (feat Wevie Stonder - The Cirez D edit) - (7:21) 124 BPM
ABSOLUTE. - "Not Tonight" - (4:13) 122 BPM
Pilo - "Requiem" - (7:02) 114 BPM
The Dove - "Feels Like Fire" - (8:11) 125 BPM
ABSOLUTE. - "Malfunction" - (4:54) 122 BPM
Dean Grenier & Pilo - "Take Form" - (6:25) 127 BPM
Madame & Deapmash - "Acquiesce The Front" - (9:06) 130 BPM
Shaded - "Attitudes" - (6:07) 126 BPM
Cora Novoa - "Sun" - (4:07) 125 BPM
R.O.S.H. - "Start New Life" - (6:26) 130 BPM
Review: This third volume of the Twin Turbo compilation is a timely reminder of Turbo's consistency when it comes to delivering varied dance music. The TRACE7000 remix of Jakwob's "Feel So Good" is a pulsating, acidic track, while Kill Frenzy ups the intensity levels with the swampy electronics and ghetto jack of "Follow Me". In contrast, ANNA's "Artha" is a sleek affair, its linear rhythm supporting tranced out rhythms, while on "Build Up Your House", Hoshina Anniversary delivers a modern take on Chicago jack, with repetitive vocals underpinned by a grainy rhythm. Label owner Tiga also makes an appearance, with Dense & Pika delivering a techy take on his version of Public Enemy's "Louder Than A Bomb".
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13 Nov 20
My Love
My Love - (6:11) 125 BPM Hot
My Love (Breakbeat VIP) - (6:10) 125 BPM
My Love (dub) - (6:11) 125 BPM
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FP 004
10 Apr 20
Minimal/Tech House
String Theory
String Theory - (6:24) 125 BPM Hot
String Theory (121 Breaks mix) - (6:05) 121 BPM
String Theory (Acid N Speed VIP) - (7:03) 132 BPM
String Theory (edit) - (4:35) 125 BPM
Played by: Pete Tong, Mista Jam
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FP 003
27 Dec 19
Harmony - (5:19) 133 BPM
Not Tonight - (4:13) 122 BPM Hot
Not Tonight (Vakkuum remix) - (4:55) 130 BPM
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TT 052
13 Apr 18
Acid Summer
Acid Summer - (7:03) 124 BPM
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WPNS 014
15 Sep 17
Funky/Club House
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