TMA-1 Tester Profile: Prins Thomas


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If someone had told us 11 years ago that Norway was well on its way to becoming an epicentre of krautrock-influenced space-disco we would have laughed our asses off. Sorry, Norway, but that just wasn’t in the cards for us. Nevertheless, here we are in 2011 and Norwegian Thomas Moen Hermansen AKA Prins Thomas is one the prime exponents of a trippy genre that shows no signs of dying out. The worldwide disco mafia is still in full effect and the psychedelic Prins Thomas DJ set is one of their most frequent places of worship.

Prins Thomas first shot to global underground fame in 2005 with the glorious, self-titled album (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas), which he co-produced with famous fellow Norwegian Hans-Peter Lindstrøm. Five years on, and a string of seamlessly crafted, quality releases behind him, and he’s name-dropped at swish New York gallery openings and playing in taste making clubs such as Robert Johnson in Frankfurt. Not bad for a disco nerd from Oslo.

He’s the bearded crown prince of spaced-out fjord boogie. And that makes us super jealous.