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Prins Thomas

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  • Born: Norway
  • Years Active: 2000s

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Often associated with occasional collaborator Hans Peter Lindstrøm (aka Lindstrøm), Prins Thomas is a Norwegian electronic dance music producer and DJ whose so-called space disco style is a mélange of disco, house, minimal techno, electro, Krautrock, jazz fusion, space rock, and more. Born Thomas Moen Hermansen and based in Oslo, Norway, he initially made a name for himself as Prins Thomas in the mid-2000s in collaboration with Lindstrøm. The two Norwegian producers at first teamed up for the Further into the Future EP (2004) on Lindstrøm's Feedelity label before releasing the trend-setting full-length album Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas (2005) on Eskimo Recordings. Also in 2005, Thomas released an eponymous full-length album under the Major Swellings moniker on Noid Recordings and founded a label of his own, Full Pupp. In addition to releasing on Full Pupp the work of similarly styled space disco producers, most notably Todd Terje, he released EPs of his own such as Goettsching (2005) and Fehrara (2006). Meanwhile, he quickly became an in-demand remixer (for instance, the Justus Köhncke vs. Prins Thomas EP on Kompakt, Elan [2007]) and DJ (the double-disc Cosmo Galactic Prism mix album [2007] on Eskimo Recordings). As his profile rose in stature -- along with that of the entire space disco movement, whose popularity extended well beyond the electronic dance music community -- Thomas joined the globe-trotting DJ circuit and revived his celebrated partnership with Lindstrøm for a remix album, Reinterpretations (2007), and follow-up full-length effort, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas II (2009). He also kept active with his label, releasing a succession of EPs and the double-disc label sampler Full Pupp Presents the Greatest Tits, Vol. 1 (2008). Following countless collaborations, EP releases and involvement in remixes and other people's projects, Thomas focused in on releasing his own albums, beginning with a self titled record in 2010, Prins Thomas 2 in 2012 and III in 2014, all released on his own Full Pupp label.