The long time friends Jikkenteki and Katapult grew up together in St. Paul, Minnesota.
During their younger years they had similar interests in hobbies and in music. Though
each had their own specific tastes in music, they would introduce the other to new and
different styles. As they got older, they found themselves living in different parts of
the country and even of the world thus making musical collaboration difficult. Both even
lived in Japan, only at different times. Jikkenteki was the first of the pair to begin
creating tracks while Katapult was the first to spin records. As time progressed, they
have aquired a substantial colleciton of both records and studio gear.
In 2001 the two finally ended up in the same place long enough to give them a chance to
mess around together in the studio (spread out over two different countries and several
states no less), which planted the seeds for their future musical collaborations. During
this period they also threw the first installment of "In the Woods" series of parties.
In 2002 they completed work on the track "It Is (What Isn't)" and at that time also
solidified PAR-2 as an ongoing project.
PAR-2 Productions :
Since throwing their first party in 2001, the two have teamed up to work on several tracks
as well as throw more parties as well as play several seperate events. While working on
their second track they came to the realization that they needed to take their goals one
step further. In doing so they created PAR2 Productions. PAR2 Productions oversees their
work together as PAR-2 as well as their individual efforts as Katapult and Jikkenteki,
party promotion and dj/live appearances.
With new ambitions presented, it was decided to develop a needed outlet for the rapidly
emerging generation of highly talented psy-trance artists who were not following the
current trends of mainstream psy-trances acts thus being missed by the majority of the
scene. In an effort to help fill this void, PAR-2 Productions has begun operations as a
record label focusing on releasing new and talented artists in order to get them the
exposure they deserve.
PAR2 Original Tracks :