It’s always a treat when Eric Prydz reveals a new EPIC Radio. Unlike other official artist podcasts, Eric’s are few and far between, with a new episode appearing every few months or so. Thus, when a new EPIC Radio does arrive, you can be sure it’s packed with beautiful track IDs and new premieres. Episode 10 is no exception, bringing two awesome untitled tracks to the table, along with Eric’s forthcoming two-track Pryda release of “Lycka” and “F.A.T.” Other surprises include his festive “Thriller 1983″ bootleg, which he employed at HARD Day of the Dead, as well as a potent new Cirez D track, “Gobber,” and a premiere of Jeremy Olander’s new Pryda Friends single, “Bandersnatch.” Start your morning off right with some brand new Prydz and Pryda Friends courtesy of EPIC Radio 10.
For those who aren’t quite ready to embrace full-blown holiday cheer, HARD is swinging it back to early November with their Day of the Dead recap. The three-minute revisit highlights attendees’ skull-adorned and electrifying costumes along with standout performances from one of the most anticipated festival lineups of the year. Watch and reminisce with HARD head honcho Gary Richards, Pretty Lights, Eric Prydz, Boys Noize, a live performance from Bloody Beetroots, Zeds Dead, Calvin Harris, Giorgio Moroder and more. Though the video highlights an incredible array of dance music’s shining talent stars already, the short wouldn’t be complete without a bit from the two chief headlining acts: Catch a glimpse of Skrillex as he moves his sea of a crowd from his illuminating pumpkin stage and Deadmau5‘s haunting Hellraiser ‘Pinhead’ mask and next-level production.Posted by
After wrapping up his tremendous EPIC 2.0 tour, Eric Prydz has wasted little time in re-centering the focus around his glistening Pryda productions. While Zane Lowe got the exclusive on Prydz’s new track “Lycka,” Pete Tong has premiered the B-side to the release, “F.A.T.” While the A-side is a blissful and suave progressive house piece, “F.A.T” is one of Prydz’s many secret dance floor weapons. The track has been an ID in his sets through 2013, fueling his performances with its warping arpeggios and driving melody. The preview does not do the track justice, as anyone who has seen Prydz can attest to its potency in a live setting. “Lycka” and “F.A.T” will be released together on December 9th.Posted by
As the energy of electronic dance music continues to spread across the world, Asia reminds the rest of the globe that this Eastern contender won’t be left behind. Returning in March of 2014, Future Music Festival Asia opens its doors in Mines Wonderland in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 18+ three-day event invites attendees near and far to celebrate the ‘rumble in the jungle’ with both live and DJ sets from a wildly diverse set of headliners: Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Knife Party, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan, Rudimental, Chase and Status, Naughty Boy, Porter Robinson, Baauer, Sub Focus, Tinie Tempah, Gesaffelstein, Paul Van Dyk, ATB, Adventure Club, Arty, Brodinski, Carnage, Deniz Koyu, Markus Schulz, Monsta, R3hab and more, along with a special spotlight for Eric Prydz‘s first music festival appearance in Asia and the return of Armin van Buuren‘s celebrated ‘A State of Trance 650: New Horizons.’ There’s a little something for every type of music lover at Future Music Festival Asia, from heavy bass-step and trance to hip-hop and pop 40.
Tickets are available here for this March 13th to 15th event.Posted by
With his first Pryda record since this summer’s two-track feature of “Layers” and “Rotonda,” Eric Prydz dawns his famed progressive house alter ego for a marvelous new production by the name of “Lycka.” The new track, which is Swedish for ‘happiness,’ contains the irresistible bliss for which Eric is known. Appropriately dubbed Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record of the Week,’ “Lycka” is a return to the classic progressive house vibes from Eric’s seminal 2012 album, Pryda. Upon premiering the latest Pryda production, Zane Lowe takes the opportunity to catch up with Prydz on the new single. While there is no word on the official release date yet, Eric has confirmed that the new Pryda release will contain two tracks, this being the first.Posted by
Two and a half years ago, Eric Prydz took over London’s O2 Academy Brixton for the inaugural EPIC, or ‘Eric Prydz in Concert.’ The storied London nights reverberated through the dance music community, paving the way for an all out hysteria at the announcement of EPIC 2.0, the North American edition. With an emphatic two night NYC run in the books, Eric Prydz returned to his new hometown of Los Angeles for the only West Coast installment of the groundbreaking tour. As expected, what went down this past Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium was something quite spectacular — a feast not only for the eyes and ears but for the mind and soul.
Returning to LA’s Historic Park for the second edition of HARD Day of the Dead, Gary Richard’s versatile Halloween festival brandished one of the most enchanting lineups in recent memory. After some stunning performances on Saturday from Nero, Skrillex, and Maya Jane Coles, HARD Day of the Dead finished strong with standout sets from Amtrac, Eric Prydz, Pretty Lights, Deadmau5, and more. Ultimately, however, it was the masked mouse himself, Joel Zimmerman, who would incite the most intrigue, premiering countless unreleased originals for the packed main stage crowd.
Expectations were high – the line outside Hammerstein Ballroom both nights stretched a full avenue, and Marquee was overrun with club patrons, fighting for the bouncers’ attentions. Full of Prydz disciples restlessly chattering and chain smoking, the scenes outside the venues waeresoaked with drunk excitement. It had been almost a year since Eric Prydz took New York by storm, only this time, he was bringing EPIC 2.0 with him, a spectacle that only London has ever seen.
The reason? The original production two years ago was too large to be transported. In fact, it would not have fit on the Hammerstein stage, one of the largest venues in a town brimming with performance halls. But it was finally in New York City for its US debut, and a legion of Prydz faithfuls eagerly awaited its debut. (more…)Posted by
From supporting label head Eric Prydz on his highly anticipated EPIC 2.0 tour to performing surprise back-to-back sets with Jeremy Olander on the duo’s own co-headlining Pryda Friends tour, Fehrplay has certainly demonstrated his progressive prowess throughout recent months. After performing a guest mix on Dancing Astronaut’s Axis just two weeks ago, the Norwegian lets loose his latest release, “Indigo,” marking his sixth release on the Pryda Friends label. The progressive house mainstay brings fans a more driven track proven by an aggressive lead with his latest release, before introducing a calming synth to give the track the dynamic range Fehrplay has continuously provided through his releases. The track continues to finish strong with an incredible breakdown and the young star’s signature melody-driven drop.
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For the first time in its history, Eric Prydz’s EPIC will be touching down on American soil, starting with a two night performance at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom. An artistic and highly stylized experience, EPIC 2.0 is set to break new ground and redefine the expectation of a “DJ-in-concert” experience. In sharp contrast to many of his peers touring performances, Prydz and his team will be performing 100% live this time around, piecing together the music and the visuals on the fly. It’s no secret that Prydz’s legacy comes from his own deep love for the music, a sort of art for arts sake approach during a time when clarity of vision has been replaced with over-the-top pyrotechnics and flamboyant showmanship. “For us, as a team, and me, as an artist, when you do these big live shows, most of them are pre-planned. The scale of the production, the pre-planning and pre-programming to make everything work together — it’s too static and boring. With EPIC 2.0 my team and I decided we didn’t want to do that, we didn’t want to be boring, so we are doing it live. It’s not just me playing whatever tracks I want, it’s live across the board, the visuals are live, the music is live, it’s just like we are all jamming.”