ABSOLOM

 

 

..:: BIOGRAPHY ::..
   

Members :
Christophe Chantzis : producer, composer, writter
Jimmy Goldschmitz (1997-1998) : producer, composer
Pascale Feront : vocals, writter

 

Absolom was a dance project produced by Christophe Chantzis and Jimmy Goldschmitz. The group was popular in Europe by the end of the 1990s. For remixer and main-producer Chantzis the project was his first major effort in the Belgian dance scene. Vocals were done by Pascale Feront who gained some attention by entering the final of the The Soundmix Show. A live-act was put together, consisting of singer Pascal Feront, two professional female dancers (Cindy and Ellen) and Christophe Chantzis on keyboard.

The debut single “Secret” was Absolom’s most successful single. The B-side, the more trance-based track “Baby Boomers”, was also very popular. The 12” release of “Secret” topped the Belgian and Spanish Dance Charts by the end of 1997. A few weeks later the cd-single reached the top 10 in both countries. Several other countries followed in 1998 and Absolom was signed in France, Italy, UK, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Israel and South-Africa.. At the same time Christophe Chantzis became involved with Astroline, another Belgian dance project.

After the successful debut single, both producers worked on a follow-up single. In October 1998 the came up with “Where?”, a song that only reached to #21 in the Belgian charts. One year later a third single was released. “The Air” peaked at #16, the second highest position since "Secrets". By the time Jimmy Goldschmitz was no longer credited as producer. Absolom returned with one more single called “Stars” in August 2000, but the song failed to chart in Belgian and the rest of Europe.

By the end of 2000 an album was announced but never released. Instead Christophe Chantzis decided to stop recording songs in 2001 as Absolom after the disappointed European release of “Stars”. He moved on to another successful project and joined the team behind international dance group Ian Van Dahl.

 

Source : www.wikipedia.org
Picture : Cindy, Pascale Feront, Christophe Chantzis, Ellen

 

..:: SINGLES ::..
 
  Secret
  Released : 28/11/1997
  Format : CD Single

  Label : Antler-Subway (AS 5673 CDS)
  Tracklist :
  01. Secret (Radio Edit)
  02. Baby Boomers
 

 


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  Secret
  Released : 28/11/1997
  Format : CD Maxi

  Label : Antler-Subway (AS 5673 CDM)
  Tracklist :
  01. Secret (Radio Edit)
  02. Secret (Extended Vocal Mix)
  03. Secret (Fiocco Remix)
  04. Baby Boomers
  05. Secret (Jimmy Goldschmitz Outline Mix)
  06. Secret (Extended Instrumental Mix)

 

 

 


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  Where?
  Released : 22/06/1998
  Format : CD Single

  Label : Antler-Subway (AS 5723 CDS)
  Tracklist :
  01. Where? (Radio Edit)
  02. Where? (Extended Vocal)

 

 

 


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  Where?
  Released : 21/06/1998
  Format : CD Maxi

  Label : Antler-Subway (AS 5723 CDM)
  Tracklist :
  01. Where? (Radio Edit)
  02. Where? (Extended Vocal)
  03. Where? (Extended Club Instrumental)
  04. Where? (Airscape Sensation Remix)
  05. Where? (Jimmy Goldschmitz Remix)

 

 

 


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  The Air
  Released : 01/03/1999
  Format : CD Single

  Label : Antler-Subway (AS 5771 CDS)
  Tracklist :
  01. The Air (Radio Edit)
  02. The Air (Trance Mix)

 

 

 


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  The Air
  Released : 02/03/1999
  Format : CD Maxi

  Label : Antler-Subway (AS 5771 CDM)
  Tracklist :
  01. The Air (Radio Edit)
  02. The Air (Trance Mix)
  03. The Air (Extended Vocal)
  04. The Air (Prophecy Mix)
  05. After The Sun

 

 

 


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  The 90's
  Released : 05/04/2011
  Format : Digital

  Label : One Beat One Nation (100262 50)
  Tracklist :
  01. The 90's (Radio Edit)
  02. The 90's (Extended) 

 

 

 


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..:: VINYLS ::..
 
  Secret
  Released : 1997
  Format : Vinyl 12''

  Label : Freestyle (FS 2007)
  Tracklist :
  A1. Secret (Extended Vocal Mix)
  A2. Secret (Jimmy Goldschmitz Outline Mix)
  B1. Baby Boomers
  B2. Secret (Fiocco Remix)

 

 

 


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  Where?
  Released : 1998
  Format : Vinyl 12''

  Label : Freestyle (FS 2009)
  Tracklist :
  A1. Where? (Extended Vocal)
  A2. Where? (Extended Club Instrumental)
  B1. Where? (Airscape Sensation Remix)
  B2. Where? (Jimmy Goldschmitz Remix)

 

 

 


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  The Air
  Released : 1999
  Format : Vinyl 12''

  Label : Freestyle (FS 2012)
  Tracklist :
  A1. The Air (Prophecy Mix)
  A2. The Air (Extended Vocal)
  B1. The Air (Trance Mix)
  B2. After The Sun

 

 

 


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    Stars
  Released : 2000
  Format : Vinyl 12''

  Label : Freestyle (FS 2019)
  Tracklist :
  A1. Stars (Extended Mix)
  A2. Stars (DJ Jan & Christophe Chantzis Remix)
  B1. Stars (Elijah McMillan Remix)
  B2. Stars (Headz On Trance Remix)

 

 

 


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..:: LINKS ::..
 
www.a-s.be
www.antler-subway.be