On the podcast this week: 135 minutes of psychedelic disco from Norwegian spaceman Prins Thomas.
Prins Thomas first poked his head up in dance circles in 2003, joining forces with pal Lindstrøm to bring a new kind of vibe to disco circles, one that was as in love with instrumental rock and noodly seventies jazz as dusty old disco gems. Peer over the decks at their early gigs and it appeared that Prins was the DJ and Lindstrøm was the live act, but recently Prins has struck out on his own, producing for labels such as Kompakt, Mindless Boogie and his own imprint Full Pupp (Check his 'Ferrara' twelve for the dirtiest bass action of 2006).
As a DJ, Prins brings a bit of a live vibe to his sets, as evidenced by his debut mix CD 'Cosmo Galactic Prism' this summer, which took the prize for the most super-eclectic tracklist of the year, finding room for Hawkwind, Joe Meek and even Bob James amid the beats. Likewise for his RA Podcast, Prins spins a set made up of a whole lot of names we haven't quite heard of, and some we have, but the rarity of the cuts is part of the pleasure. As is the length. "It's a 'set' from A-Z, done as compressed and short as I can," explains Prins. "It would be different if I was happy doing strictly minimal sets or something but that's not where I'm from..." Settle in for the ride.
Three questions for Prins about the mix:
What have you been working on recently?
I've been working on upcoming stuff for my two labels, Full Pupp and Internasjonal, I just wrapped up a couple of remixes for DFA, and last but not least I'm working on Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas II album.
Where was the mix recorded?
The mix was recorded at the Social in Toronto where I was for the Red Bull Music Academy.
What are you up to next?
More travelling. I'm almost finished picking tracks for a forthcoming mix CD for Playhouse, more studio work and maybe make some more babies too... ; )
01. Lindstrøm - Contemporary Fix (Bjørn Torske Remix) - Smalltown Supersound
02. Blackbelt Andersen - Cock O Steel (Full Pupp) - cdr
03. Aeroplane - Caramellas - Eskimo
04. Metro Area - Miura (Maelstrom Edit) - white
05. LCD Soundsystem - 45.33 Part 2 - DFA
06. LCD Soundsystem - 45.33 Part 3 (Prins Thomas Miks Diskomiks) - cdr
07. Matthew Dear - Elementary Lover - Ghostly
08. Karou Inoue - Secret Field (Todd Terje Remix) - Mule Electronic
09. Giorgios Gatzigristos - Boggling About The Future (Jussie Pekka Goes Bongo remix) - Channels Records
10. Worthy - Irst Te? - Dirtybird
11. Cole Medina - Red Hot - cdr
12. Paul Lewis - Inner City Blues (Edit) - cdr
13. Osibisa - Move Your Body (Edit) - cdr
14. Ron Trent - Altered States - Djax-Up-Beats
15. Osibisa - Move Your Body (Edit) - cdr
16. Jasper Street Company - A Feeling (After Midnight mix) - Outland
17. L.I.F.E. - All Played Out (Club Mix) - Dance-Sing Records
18. Neal Howard - The Gathering (Joey Negro edit) - NRK
19. Kenlou – Bounce - MAW Records
20. Jean Luc Ponty - Open Skies (Todd Terje edit) - cdr
21. Isoleé - Beau Mot Plage (Mental Overdrive remix) - cdr
22. Billy Cobham - Pleasant Pheasant (Edit) - cdr
23. Robin Trower - The Fool And Me – Chrysalis
24. Prins Thomas - Morning Dew (Edit) - Mindless Boogie
25. Glass Candy - Miss Broadway - Italians Do It Better
26. Sheila B Devotion - Spacer - Carrere