The two albums feature contributions from Bugge Wesseltoft (on 8) and John Carroll Kirby (on both 8 and 9), and follow on from a somewhat fallow period for the Paradise Goulash producer.
“At the start of 2021, I realised I hadn’t paid much attention to my own productions lately, rather spending time doing remixes or mixdowns for others or like many others, worrying over what the future will bring,” Thomas explained.
“I started going through tracks and ideas I had started on but not completed and now as another annus horribilis nears the end, I have two albums ready for 2022 release, entitled 8 and 9.
“Although I promised myself to never say it I personally think they’re my best work so far and I hope someone else will get the feeling of ‘a light at the end of the tunnel’ when listening to these tracks just like I feel when listening back to them.”
Blending disco, house and Balearic grooves, 8 and 9 will be released on 25 March. The album will be released as a whole on CD, and then as two separate vinyls.
To get yourself in the mood, here’s a set that Prins Thomas put together this time last year, for OsloClubCast – we particularly love the jumper! 🙂