Sunday, June 10, 2007

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas

"The Kings of Cosmic House"

Hailing from the musical hotspot of Scandanavia (Norway to be exact), Hans Peter Lindstrom & Prins Thomas have helped define a new genre of electronic music lovingly known as "Space Disco" or "Cosmic House." As the name suggests, the music is beat oriented, but much more relaxed and psychedelic than traditonal disco or house music. The "Essential Mix" posted below is an excellent crash course in the unique sound of the genre.

Both Lindstrom and his counterpart Prins Thomas are successful electronic musicians/producers/remixers/DJ's in their own right: Lindstrom owns the Feedelity label and originally made a name for himself in 2005 with the incredible "I Feel Space" 12"; Prins Thomas, meanwhile, maintains an impressive and extensive resume of remixes and production credits. But true to the old saying, two heads ARE better than one, as is demonstrated in all of the duo's work.

The pair originally joined forces in 2003 out of an intense and mutual admiration for each other's work. 2005 saw the release of the aptly titled LP "Lindstrom & Prins Thomas" on Eskimo Records. The album was lauded for its striking originality and incorporation of 'organic' instruments (mainly the drums) in the creation of 'electronic' music. It was so well received, in fact, that the pair recently went back into the studio and remixed the entire album themselves, trying to create a more club-friendly dance floor vibe. The result: Reinterpretations, another exceptional album for the pair and definite milestone in the Space Disco genre.

Check out the results below.

Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix (original airdate of May 06, 2007)
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Boney M Down (Original Mix) (from "Lindstrom & Prins Thomas")
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - Boney M Down (Alternate Version) (from "Reinterpretations")

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