Prins Thomas (all night long)
Prins Thomas cooks up some rare grooves and slow steppers from the furthest reaches of a vast record collection for his monthly residency at Jaeger. Taking the scenic route around his record bag, through the obscure corners of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, IDM and Dub the Full Pupp mainstay and DJ provocateur travels the serene pastures of a vast musical library in search of those records that will bring Serenity Now(!) in these unprecedented times. Prins Thomas comes home in this residency, back to his roots with a flair for the eccentric, for a listening experience that turns the focus back onto the music.
Serving up a heavenly goulash of sounds from the sauna, Prins Thomas steps up so we can all take a beat as he plays through an eternal warm-up set for a dance floor that remains dormant during the pandemic. It’s Prins Thomas all night long, playing 5 hours from 22:00 to 3AM, selecting tracks from the temperate zones of the BPM range, playing outlier DJ sets with his truly eclectic approach. The Oslo DJ legend keeps it cozy in our backyard for a limited capacity with seating-room only, but for those unable to attend we’re streaming the Prins directly to your screen from select channels.
Clubbing in the age of a pandemic
We continue to grapple with a pandemic that has had an incredible impact on our culture and has completely changed everyday life in our society. Covid-19 regulations are still in effect and we’re operating under shorter opening times, under a limited capacity with seating room only. Table service is in effect, but there’s some room for movement now, so get there early and make yourself familiar with the pandemic measures we’ve taken to keep our guests and our staff safe. We’re streaming everything live across our two floors as we continue to adapt to the situation. You can stream every set live from mixcloud.com/JaegerOslo/
Prins Thomas’ contribution to the Oslo music scene is unmatched, but his beginnings are humble. The Prins had to go through the school of hard knocks like so many before him. 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 where enough to support his mix of hip hop, electro and an array of Arthur Baker’s and Shep Pettibone’s jewels. But as soon as he picked up the bass and played in more bands than Norway has trees, the joy of the turntable took a back seat. Until the early nineties arrived that is. Prins still didn’t have his reliable gang of co-conspirators, but he picked up a weekly residence, where he championed sounds as far fetched as Miles Davis or The Doors together with the craze that was started by Phuture’s “Acid Tracks”. 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 musical connoisseur with unparalleled skills in the booth.