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10 iconic Eric Prydz moments

From Cirez D to EPIC

  • Harrison Williams
  • 27 May 2017
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​“Pryda Snare”

Nobody really knows who the first person to use the “Pryda Snare” was. It was likely used in dance music well before Prydz brought it into the spotlight. That said, the reason why it’s called what it is, is because he sparked the trend that continues to be used today. The distinct, compressed and atmospheric snare that has been dubbed the “Pryda Snare” first found its way into Prydz’s music around the late 2000s. Tracks like ‘Pjanoo’ served as a precursor due to the sound profile, but ‘Miami To Atlanta’ delivered it for the first time. It added an infectious touch to his music that caught the attention of dance music fans and producers around the world and would have a strong influence on the future of EDM.


It was clear early on that Prydz had a lot of music to share. Within the span of just a few years during the mid-2000s he launched three label, Pryda, Pryda Friends and Mouseville, the latter imprint becoming the home for his techno-focused material as Cirez D. The label was launched in 2004 and would cement his place within underground dance music, even while his other moniker was soaring through the mainstream spotlight. Arguably, more of his current fans are drawn to his raw and edgy techno tracks. There seems to be more of a gritty essence to his recently released material and his latest offerings on the Mouseville imprint standout above the rest. With that, Mouseville is one massive iconic moment for Prydz, showcasing versatility throughout his career.

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