Eric Prydz protégé Jeremy Olander blesses us with his eloquent style in this hour long mix for his very own Vivrant Radio. Mixing in only the best selections in progressive techno from Drumcode to Pryda, Jeremy offers us a taste of his latest sets which is nothing short than spectacular. Olander embodies the Prydz sound that is currently taking off yet adds his own touch through personal IDs and deep interplays. Talent like this in the dance music world is rare and should not be taken for granted. Tracklist after the break.
Nearly a month into 2013, Eric Prydz gifted an Essential Mix that was immediately hailed as one that would be the best of the year with still 11 months remaining on the calendar. If massive outings from the likes of Mat Zo or Skrillex followed with any sense of competition, Pryda has announced his encore return with his second Essential Mix of 2013 set to broadcast live from Privilege Ibiza this Saturday from 3-4:30 am CET (Central European Time). For Americans looking to tune into Prydz’s surprise sequel, the mix will be airing at 9pm EST and 6pm PST.
Ahead of a landmark North American tour alongside label mate Jeremy Olander, Norwegian breakout Fehrplay is back with a different shade of club fuel for Pryda Friends this month. Following closely from euphoric A-side “Phantom,” his latest two-track offering digresses considerably from the uplifting resonance we have come to associate with the Norwegian talent. Where “Monte” embodies a deep and dark retro anthem, B-side “Talk To Me” falls a little closer to that of his progressive output whilst still carrying considerably murky undertones. Without turning entirely on his beloved melodic guise, Jonas Fehr’s latest Pryda instalment shows the Norwegian talent tests the waters of a genre already stirring mass appeal for its extended creative scope. With rumour of his next offering returning to that of his uplifting discography, this two-track offering owes to a dynamic picture of the talent floating Prydz’s Norwegian peer upstream at such incredible pace. (more…)Posted by
Tomorrowland will once again invade Belgium this weekend, marking its ninth chapter with an expected attendance of over 180,00 fans hailing from over 214 nations around the globe. With a lineup vast enough to boast over 400 artists, the pool of headliners alone trump rival events, no single dance music genre is left unacknowledged, and the odds of discovering new talent are in favor of the attendees. Before TomorrowWorld touches down in Atlanta this September, Boom offers a heavenly opportunity for festival-goers — but with endless options come difficult decisions.
Want to visit all 15 stages, see your favorite DJ, experiment with new sounds, all while taking the time to witness sets in full? Navigating Tomorrowland will be no easy task, but one all fans should be excited to attempt — and that’s where DA has you covered. In the midst of an endless sea of talent, here are ten moments you won’t want to miss…
It’s that time of year again; the polls for the DJ Mag‘s 2013 edition of their Top 100 DJs ranking have opened. Hailed often as a popularity contest, the chart is indirectly correlated with talent but aligned with the mindset of dance music’s fan base. While my ballot (which I will reveal later in this piece) is still unfinished, I’ve found it a priority led by intuition to predict the fate of the 2013 DJ Mag rankings.
I’ve observed the prestigious top 10 spots, artists who have yet to break the top 100, DJ Mag sophomores, projected winners and losers, and even how the former Swedish House Mafia will affect the polls. Each day, week, and moment of the past twelve months have carried weight in the dance music community; here is how I foresee a changing of the guard amongst the industries revered Top 100 DJ rankings.
As a consistent flag bearer to Pryda’s devout clan of progressive house advocates, Norwegian talent Fehrplay has been hard to miss of late. With a landmark North American romp slated for next month alongside label mate Jeremy Olander, the man lesser known as Jonas Fehr returns to unveil part two of his forthcoming Monte EP for Pryda Friends. Where the A-side tested the waters with deep and melodic club work, “Talk To Me” plays with similar experimental force. A strong hop away from the upfront euphoria of label predecessor “Phantom,” the track harbors deep and murky undertones while preserving the melodic edge that has excelled his name across global club land. (more…)Posted by
I’m particularly partial to this week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine because it features Oliver, Disclosure, and Eric Prydz: three of my favorite acts right now. Topping that off, we’ve got some French Express sweetness courtesy of Isaach Tichauer and a hot deep house edit from Pleasurekraft. It’s safe to say it’s a good week!
After featuring Oliver’s newest work last week, I couldn’t resist revisiting their beautiful Mechanical EP for this week’s edition. While the whole EP is literally golden, the mellow 80′s vibes of “Mechanical” seem like the most fitting choice for an early morning revival.
With any good DJ, there’s always the fear that their set won’t live up to previous experiences. Frankly, it’s a consequence of playing well. I’ve seen Prydz enough times to be irreversibly enamored with his performances, yet I still get anxious every time he enters the booth. Numerous one hour festival time slots have left me a bit shaken undoubtedly (one hour is truly not enough time for Prydz to perform).
My fears have yet to be confirmed, and I doubt they ever will be. Eric Prydz took the decks at Create Nightclub at a half past midnight and proceeded to play an unrelenting four hour set of progressive house, techno, and the numerous subgenres that inevitably accompany such a masterful endeavor.
Ask and ye shall receive: following the release of last week’s progressive house bomb “Layers,” countless Prydz fans were left harkening for a B-side to the polished Pryda single. Mere days later, Prydz responded with a preview of “Rotonda,” a track that has pervaded countless Pryda live sets and mixtapes.
While similar in structure to “Layers,” with its classic Pryza build up that leaves you hungering for the return of the kick, “Rotonda” takes on a more frantic and incendiary approach than its jubilant counterpart. It’s as though “Rotonda” embodies the race against the archetypal hourglass. The first drop and main build leave your blood pumping, as if your survival instincts have caught fire. By the time the second drop finally hits, it’s as though you’ve triumphed over time itself.
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There were once simpler times when success in dance music was measured by the quality of production rather than mainstream commercial appeal. Releases were rife with authenticity and strayed from the artificial drivel that saturates present-day clubland. Today’s Weekend Rewind shines light on those days — showcasing a groovy progressive cut from Axwell’s remake to Eric Prydz’s “Slammin’.”
The track’s lead holds your attention from the onslaught as crisp drum work and swirling synths culminate to a commanding saxophone sequence. The song features true house undertones throughout, laden with retro chord play from first bar to last. If you find yourself becoming disinterested in the repetitive bent of today’s dance music industry, peruse through old release catalogs and you’ll come across classic gems like this one.
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