Review: It's been a long time between drinks for Eirik Seu Stokkmo, who returns to Prins Thomas' Full Pupp label after six years without a release of any sort. There's plenty to get the pulse racing throughout, from the hybrid classic deep house/Scandolearic space disco flavour of 'Horizon' (all cascading melodies, driving bass, glassy-eyed chords and colourful synth sounds), and the squelchy, intergalactic goodness of 'Aereo' (whose lead line reminded us of another Full Pupp release, Magnus International's terrific 'Kosmetisk'), to the alien-sounding Scandolearic house beauty of 'Barchetta'. Prins Thomas' remix of 'Horizon', a slightly darker take with more jacking drums and echoing lead lines, is also predictably impressive.
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!