Review: A most enigmatic producer, Pandreas is a name that surfaced in 2012 and not again until 2017. It was his Back 2 School EP on Full Pupp that brought the artist to attention again which happens once more with this Bulgaria EP. What makes this EP interesting is the release of its lead track "Bulgaria" in 'demo' form which Prins Thomas subtly refixes with two functional drums tracks to match the original's heavy percussion. Pandreas then reenters deep and slow-mo Balearic mode with "Looping Stade D'Originale" in an EP that has us once more intrigued by the sounds of Pandreas.
Review: Prins Thomas's Full Pupp reached their 15th birthday in 2020, an event they've been celebrating all year via a series of five EPs. Now, all five get conveniently bundled together in album for the benefit of anyone who hasn't been paying attention! The album's 23 tracks span a fair range of musical ground, from straight-up deep house (see Marius Vareid's 'Acidus') and shimmering nu-disco (Pandreas's 'N.M.') to leffield electronica (DJ Fett Birger's 'Blot Fis | Hvite Linbukser', floaty prog (JaddaJaddaPlay's 'Flagrende Gevanter') and haunting cosmic/Italo disco (Tarje & Are's 'For Rubicon'), making for an enjoyable and varied listen.
Synk - "Lykkemaskin" (Prins Thomas mix) - (4:58) 131 BPM
Review: What we have here is the fourth in a series of EPs marking the 15th anniversary of Prins Thomas's Full Pupp label, though it should be stressed that all the tracks are brand new, not back catalogue favourites. So successful has Thomas been in carving out his own particular "Scandidisco" niche that, after 15 years, you probably have a pretty good idea what to expect here already - suffice to say that fans of the label are unlikely to be disappointed with this latest salvo, and with seven tracks on offer, coming from as many artists, there's no faulting the VFM on offer either!
Review: Norwegian Pandreas last appeared on local imprint Maksimal with some spacey nu-disco business. He's finally hit the big time: if an EP for local powerhouse Full Pupp qualifies? We sure think it does. The Bergen native throws down a wicked EP following up great EPs by Velfred, Chmmr and label boss Prins Thomas. High octane opener "Trommer Traumer" gets things off to a good start, title track "Back 2 School" is a bleepy jackathon using a sick 303 acid bassline. "Ohm" is cruise control that holds the suspense before you can drop a bigger tune and finally "R.G." is the deepest of the bunch: lo-slung and perfect for the early evening or sunrise set alike.