Internasjonal Records represents Norwegian label established in 2007 and helmed by Prins Thomas and Kai Fraeger, one of the founders of Wordandsound. The idea is to put out good music and not to stick with a genre, instead opting to stay fresh and individual with each release going in every direction they feel. Their aim is to highlight new talent, re-release some lesser-known nuggets and give you some dancefloor killers along the way, from Japanese techno to California Kraut.
Prins Thomas is responsible for a swag of the eclectic ‘space-disco’ sounds emanating from his homeland, Norway. Thomas is producer DJ and remixer, for himself with his own releases, Way back in time, he started playing around as a DJ at a puerile age. Viewing it as an extension of his break-dancing efforts, Thomas began mixing hip hop, electro and the likes of Arthur Baker and Shep Pettibone. He then took up the bass and played in more bands than Norway has trees.
He joined forces with Hans-Peter Lindstrøm in 2003. They both have backgrounds in different Norwegian band projects, ranging from punk to gospel to heavy metal to folk and psychedelia, but they also shared a passion for collecting records and run their own labels Feedelity, Full Pupp and Internasjonal.
Prins Thomas reserves Full Pupp, the parent label of Internasjonal, for the proggy, snaggletoothed disco from fellow Norwegians; the sound of sister hub Internasjonal, meanwhile, is more concise drifter's rock and coastal Californian fare. Consider it a kind of recovery rock for the night owl set, the balm for the after-burn. For the imprint's second full-length, Thomas turns to southern Oregonian Brandon Johnson to close the summer with a record of analogue constructs that will have fans of this stuff thinking fondly to the summer of oh eight, when similar LPs by Windsurf, Hatchback, and Lindstrom deluded many of us to believing we were in for a renaissance of these kind of sunny getaway jaunts.
Sublabel: Internasjonal Spesial.
The Norwegian imprint is the platform for a variety of artists such as Nick Chacona, Windsurf, Discodromo, The Mole, Cole Medina, The Main Stem, Fernando Pulichino, Ulysses, Hunee, Al Usher, Frankie Flowerz, Galarude, Bell Towers, Crimea X, TTridact, Lovelock, and many many others.
Find A Place (beyond Space And Time)
2500 Vol. 1 (incl. Prins Thomas Remix)