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SOUNDS | By Prins Thomas

This mix is a special one. Not only because of its theme – ‘Disko Spesial’, but also because it’s our 10th guest release. We’re extremely honored to have already worked with nine amazing artists thus far, and we’re very happy to be celebrating our 10th mixtape with none other than Prins Thomas.

Words by Isabel van Zeller

 

Prins Thomas is at the helm of record labels Full Pupp, Internasjonal, Rett I Fletta and Horisontal Mambo. These labels, and his productions, have strongly influenced the music scene in his home country Norway and beyond. Most producers tend to focus on a specific sound or genre, but if you listen to the pop sound of ‘Kasper Bjorke – Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)’, the techno of ‘H’ and the ambient ride of ‘A2’, it becomes clear that Prins Thomas is not your average producer.

The outcome of his studio work is remarkable, and his remixes highly coveted – having remixed almost 300 records to date for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Metronomy, Flight Facilities and Lana Del Rey. And he feels just as home in his studio, as he does in the world’s most respected clubs, like Panoramabar or London’s recently shut down ( L ) Fabric.

The mixtape he recorded for us starts off with the enticing ‘Midnight Rhapsody’ by William Goldstein, and subsequently eases into an abundance of layed-back disco and funk. Here’s to number 10!

Please describe yourself in 3 words.
Water above head

What was the last song you listened to?
Van Morrison – Madame George

Could you describe your mindset when you recorded this mix for us?
“Just get it done!” (Laughs)

Where would you rather spend your time, in a DJ booth or in your studio? And why?
They really feed off each other so if I stopped doing one of them I would probably get sick of the other. Of course, being in my home studio is more convenient and I get to spend more time with my family but with everything in life you need to find a balance that works for you.

Do you have any upcoming releases or DJ gigs you’re especially excited about?
There’s still 3 12’s of remixes and unreleased tracks to come out from my “Principe del norte” album on Smalltown Supersound. Also, there’s upcoming 12’s coming out on both Rett I Fletta and Full Pupp early next year, followed by an album together with Bjørn Torske for Smalltown Supersound as well, plus my 5th solo album on Full Pupp. I’m also really looking forward to my first US tour in 7 years starting in Miami on the 1st of December.

Check out other mixtapes on our Soundcloud page, or view our latest collection here.