Frædag x Loft Tribute: Prins Thomas + Espen Haa

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Prins Thomas | Espen Haa | g-HA & Olanskii | Øyvind Morken (early set)

Disco, House, the concept of a club; It was all born out of the loft space and residence of David Mancuso. The godfather of the modern club as we know it today, Mancuso didn’t beat mix, he didn’t serve alcohol and he opened his home up to all the disenfranchised nocturnal pleasure seekers of New York in the 1970’s to establish what would become disco, and eventually the night club. Paradise Garage, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Alex Rosner, Studio 54 and  Jaeger – they all owe everythhing to what Mancuso started his living room all those years ago. The Loft is etched in the opening chapter of modern club music, and tonight, Prins Thomas and Espen Haa pay tribute yet again to what the Loft represents and it’s owner established. Jaeger’s ”living room” is transported back in time and our Norwegian counterparts channel the spirit of a true legend through their impressive record collections.

Gården:  Prins Thomas + Espen Haa + Øyvind Morken (early set)
Diskon: g-HA & Olanskii
#disco #house #theloft #davidmancuso

Espen HAA

Espen Haa is DJ royalty in Oslo. Regent to the Prins he’s the brother of Thomas Moen-Hermansen and the two siblings share an incredible passion for all things music, from collecting records to making their own. A traditionalist that likes to honour the origins of DJ music, he’s a significant figure on the Oslo scene between hosting events, running labels and Djing.

Prins Thomas

Prins Thomas’ contribution to the Oslo music scene is unmatched, but his beginnings are humble. Back, way back in time, he started playing around as a DJ at a puerile age. Viewed as an extension of his break-dancing efforts, belt-driven turntables were enough to support his mix of hip hop, electro and an array of Arthur Baker’s and Shep Pettibone’s jewels. That passion for the music and the legacy of places like paradise garage has been channeled through every aspect of Prins Thomas’ being. Through his label Full Pupp and through his sets he is a musical connoisseur with unparalleled skills in the booth.

g-HA & Olanskii

Two pivotal bodies in the sphere of Norwegian electronic music, g-HA & Olanskii are an event, a club, a DJ duo, and a musical authority for Norway. Individually adept as DJ, selectors and tastemaker, Ola “Olanskii” Smith-Simonsen and Geir “g-HA” Holger’s musical voices unified for Sunkissed, an events series that has become the backbone of Oslo’s electronic music scene and  beyond. They have played a fundamental role in the development of Norwegian music abroad with residencies at Panorama Bar, Fabric, Robert Johnson, Into the Valley and Moog, where they’ve given fellow Norwegian artists a platform to the outside world, proving to be a motivational force behind Oslo and Norway’s thriving electronic music scene, through Sunkissed and more recently through Jæger – the club founded by Olanskii and host to their internationally acclaimed Frædag residencies.

Øyvind Morken

Oslo`s Øyvind Morken (pronounced Oy-vind) has a unique ability to play everything from A to Z of what genres concern. Working the dance floor in the most unexpected ways. For the last ten years he has held down a residency at Jaeger. Drawing in a crowd of open-minded party freaks for nights of wild abandon, and where musical diversity and self-expression is encouraged. Gigs also appeared all over Europe and in Asia. And there are productions taking up catalog space on such diverse labels as Moonlighting, Full Pupp, Mysticisms and Gravity Graffiti. There was also Road Trippin, a cassette mixtape on L.I.E.S. Records.