Every time Eric Prydz releases a track, it feels like a momentous occasion. From the stupendous progression of “Power Drive” to the deft, dark percussion of “Thunderstuck” and “Drums in the Deep,” Prydz has made serious waves with every release in 2013.
Dawning his revered Pryda moniker, “Layers” is the newest Prydz original to see the light of day. With its royal bassline and paralleling synth melody, “Layers” effortlessly glides along like a joyous caravan. The simple yet flawlessly crafted sound design evokes the grandeur for which the Pryda name is known.
As usual, any Pryda release will only leave fans harkening for more. I know I’m still waiting on the Prydz dub mix of “Let Me Feel.”
Indulging us in another week of dance music hits, Pete crowns Eric Prydz new track “Layers” not only as the one of the “most in demand tunes in the world” but also as his Essential New Tune. We also get to hear Nervo’s favorite picks for the weekly Goody Goodies, and witness Armand Van Helden as the fifth member knighted into Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame.
Kicking off the progressive take of Pete’s show, we are infiltrated with the Swedes including Sebastian Ingrosso & Axwell’s new Monster’s Inc tune “Roar,” the hyped of Carli remix of Ingrosso & Tommy Trash’s “Reload” and Axwell’s massive new tune “Centre of the Universe,” among others. Pete plays Disclosure’s “Grab Her” as his favorite cut off their new album ‘Settle.’
Nervo slides us through their current personal picks including Ummet Ozcan’s “Airport” and Mike Magoo’s “The Show” while talking about their upcoming album and Ibiza summer plans. Pete names his future new star as the Miami born techno star Danny Daze, while we finish off with a limited edition weekend hot mix from German deep house master Henrik Schwarz.
Listen: BBC Radio 1
Eric Prydz is one of the few DJs who can build hype in only forty seconds, but the man with many pseudonyms has done it again. The untitled snippet, set for release under his Pryda alias, doesn’t reveal much but the brief (and groovy) bass line still has fans in eager anticipation. For diehard fans the track isn’t new as he’s previously dropped it in his Coachella set, Essential mix, and episode three of Epic Radio, but with a June 17th release date they won’t have to wait much longer. In the meantime, some overly eager Prydz aficionado will likely loop it to the pleasure of some and the dismay of others.
It’s been months since Eric Prydz has decided to grace the world with a new episode of Epic Radio, and this time he’s celebrating the return of Mouseville Recordings and the rise of Cirez D in recent weeks. Prydz rips through Cirez material new and old, celebrating his techno-focused alias first established in 2002. The majority of the mix is original material, but he also throws in his own remix of Dirty South’s “Champions” and a Deadmau5 remix of his own “Teaser” from back in 2011.
With forthcoming Cirez D tracks set to release in the coming weeks, it’s only appropriate to revisit Eric Prydz’s past techno-inspired productions. “The Tumble” will forever be slated as a Cirez D classic; its fitting title depicts how Prydz delicately layered and programed the 2010 release. The track features an endless array of rolling percussions that mount to a subtle yet distinct drop. With a long hiatus from the Cirez D moniker, the Pryda man has some tracks readied for a release. You can check them out here.
Having re-emerged to a hero’s welcome at Miami’s WMC last month, Eric Prydz brings the spotlight back to his Cirez D moniker with a formal return to Mouseville. For the label’s 18th installment of techno wonderment, the Swedish icon unleashes two tracks that successfully pinpoint the power of his techno pseudonym. Led by boisterous A-side “Thunderstuck,” ensuing EP B-side “Drums In The Deep” rounds off an essential outreach of cutting edge techno from one of Europe’s most diverse studio forces. Cirez D looks set to remind the world that before the Mau5, there was one mouse that ruled the darker ranks of electronic dance music, and he is back in the fast lane for 2013. Jump past the break for the streams.
“Thunderstruck” and “Drums In The Deep” will be released on May 6th. (more…)
With the long overdue North American debut in New York last year, Sensation announces another notable first for 2013. This time a Canadian venture at Toronto’s Rogers Centre on June 1. With a diverse line-up including the likes of Eric Prydz, Fedde Le Grand, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Otto Knows and 2000 and One, the one-day event will bring regular event assets Mr. White and MC Gee alongside an A-list collection of global talents to prove that their forward-motions are not to be limited to North American club land.
More information and tickets can be found at Sensation Canada’s official website.
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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Eric Prydz notes that his dream collaboration would be with Martine Gore of Depeche Mode. While a Depeche Mode collaboration would be undeniably massive, the bigger news is what he hinted at next. Prydz went on to announce his upcoming American tour this fall, one that would replicate his EPIC event series that’s been exclusive to Europe. An acronym for Eric Prydz In Concert and the name of his radio show, EPIC is Prydz’s special show centered around holograms and 3D mapping, and he reveals that he is going to try to bring the massive concept to America as he makes his next go around.
Via: Rolling Stone
After two days of scorching sun, the earlier part of our third day in Indio was spent much the same way – glued to the tents where Paul Kalkbrenner, Paul Oakenfold, Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Joris Voorn, James Blake, Pretty Lights, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Jamie Jones, and Richie Hawtin would deliver some of the days stand out performances. As the day wore on the wind picked up, transforming the polo grounds into a massive dust storm, tearing through the campsites with a vengeance.