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10 iconic Eric Prydz moments

From Cirez D to EPIC

  • Harrison Williams
  • 27 May 2017
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​Eric Prydz presents 'Pryda'

The debut album from Eric Prydz titled ‘Pryda’ was released in 2012 and served as the culmination of his career spanning nearly a decade at the time. He had veered into the mainstream and also released numerous underground tracks that ruled over dancefloors around the world as Cirez D. So he went big and the 'Pryda' album was packed with material, delivering a catchy and melodic motif with the dancefloor in mind on an album’s worth of new tracks. But he didn’t stop there. He also released two more discs, revisiting classics with re-edits and mixes. In a way, it's like a great hits album, except with new tracks as well.


An early Pryda release, ‘Frankfurt’ showcased his affinity for synth variations that would become his calling card in years to come. Released in 2006, the track had a retro, 80s feel, with steady rhythms laying the foundation for delicate and atmospheric synths. There’s a cosmic essence present that he would continue to expand upon, but during the early years ‘Frankfurt’ was thee tune to inject emotion and energy onto the dancefloor and the track stands the test of time as a shining and anthemic production.


It had been four years since Eric Prydz presents 'Pryda’ had been released and it was time to bring his persona into the future by revisiting the studio album format. He didn’t necessarily take a hiatus, but previously he only released a pair of Pryda EPs within the span of 3 years. When Prydz released ‘Opus’ in 2016 the industry and his fans were blown away, as it climbed to number one on both the UK and US Dance Albums charts. The title track alone seemed to become an instant classic, with a progressive and anthemic essence that captivated the industry. Plus Four Tet offered up a remix that broadened its reach immensely as one of the biggest tracks of the year on the club circuit. This album proved that contemporary Prydz is as strong as ever and his career is far from over.

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