Along with the news that Eric Prydz is moving state-side and the historic occasion that will be his New York return to the storied Roseland Ballroom, we think it’s only fair that we dedicate this morning’s Good Morning Mix to the Pryda man himself. This five-year-old Essential Mix illustrates a more minimal side of Prydz, featuring classics like Sander van Doorn’s “Grasshopper” and Pryda “Genesis”. Sometimes it’s nice to visit old mixes from our favorite artists — it really gives us a sense of how electronic music has developed over the years. Tracklist after the break.
After a brief hiccup with Eric Prydz’s return to New York earlier this summer, the Pryda team plans to do it right this time around as they bring the electronic music legend back to the incredible Roseland Ballroom. Over the years, Prydz has championed one of the most distinct and uplifting progressive house sounds to date — and the 5,000 person capacity concert hall will work wonders as the perfect NYC venue for Eric’s triumphant return. Advance tickets start at $39.95 on Live Nation’s website and go on sale Friday, October 12. If you were looking for a way to spend Thanksgiving Eve in New York, this is it. Full trailer below.
Eric Prydz doesn’t make it overseas often and he is trying to make this trip count. After headlining Identity in Mountain View California, Prydz will make his way to Ruby Skye in San Francisco. The party starts at 9PM and tickets are available for $45. If you haven’t seen Pryda yet, you shouldn’t pass this one up.
Though it took until the week of to sell out, expectations ran alarmingly high for Eric Prydz’ return to New York City. On the day of the show, nearly every dance music enthusiast without tickets was clamoring for a last minute chance to see the one and only Pryda.
While there was no shortage of hype for the show, there was a shortage of space at the venue, Beekman Beach Club, which filled up quickly and felt at or near-capacity by midnight. If you did your homework, this wouldn’t have been a surprise; Beekman has had its fair share of misfortunes this summer. Unfortunately for excited Pryda fans in New York City, the night did not exactly go according to plan.
In my view, there is no reason to get wound up over the DJ Mag Top 100. In all likelihood, nothing will change. Twenty million people, who, for some bizarre reason, still like David Guetta, will probably ensure he takes the top spot. Hundreds of people who are really into the “underground scene” will be outraged that a) Carl Cox isn’t ranked number one, and b) their favorite minimal producer from Toronto (who incidentally no one else has ever heard of) didn’t make the list. Oh and Tiesto will be ranked in the top five for the 47th year in a row.
With that in mind, I’m not going to justify my choices with an elaborate algorithm of DJ skill + production ability / sellout-ness. Here are five DJs/Producers that I like and am going to vote for:
Just when we thought he gave us everything he had the legendary Eric Prydz has released another preview under his Pryda moniker. As usual Pryda does an amazing job at layering so many different melodies on top of one another, which sound exquisite with John Ciafone vocals. Touring the USA was an amazing surprise from Prydz, and now his never ending line of previews and releases confirms why Eric Prydz is truly a master at his craft.
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June has come and gone, and we sure made the most out of all the EDM events the big apple had to offer. If you’ve bee
n following, we’ve brought you the surreal experiences from Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Kaskade, Laidback Luke, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Afrojack. Crazy, we know – and July won’t be any different as another hot summer month offers loads of talent, our favorite venues, and much more partying. New Yorkers have the luxury of choosing between Fourth of July celebrations, a dance music-style 21st birthday, a dirty Dutch paint party, and a day festival that includes the most anticipated touring return of the season. We were glad to help our readers make smart event choices last month, and we are back to ensure that you continue dominating the summer as an astronaut would.
It’s been exactly five years since Swedish house producer Eric Prydz graced the decks of Pacha NYC. This summer he embarks on a North American tour with Identity Festival, stopping to play some special shows across the country as well. On July 28th, the same venue that brought you Knife Party will host the musical guises of Eric Prydz. Beekman Beach Club will provide for an intimate and authentic Pryda set; dedicated fans can skip the Identity charade and enjoy music from Eric Prydz on the NYC waterfront.
Should you be interested in doing a Pryda double header (like most of the DA staff), we’re told that Beekman’s doors will open at 10PM, providing enough time for people to make it to both. We encourage you not to sleep on these tickets when they go on sale Friday at Noon EST. An appearance by this longstanding legend is a rare one, and a double-header is even more unheard of.Posted by
Eric Prydz’ assault on America with Identity Festival and some other special shows is just a few weeks away, and he has just released another episode of his EPIC podcast giving us even more music to look forward to. Much like the first episode of the show, Prydz keeps it to mainly his own productions, peppering the hour-long mix with various ID tracks and a few selections from other artists. Despite just releasing his Eric Prydz Presents Pryda album, the new material shows that Pryda isn’t anywhere near slowing down — and hopefully if his first US tour goes over well, we’ll be able to get him back for another one. It’s borderline offensive that the only show he’s playing in New York is Identity Fest, is it not?
To listen to the first episode, go here.
We have incredible news for those residing in Los Angeles. Swedish legend, Eric Prydz, will be playing an Insomniac Event at the Hollywood Palladium on July 14th — he will be joined by Arty and Jeremy Olander. For all those that have worshiped Prydz since hearing “Call On Me,” this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Prydz rarely travels out of Europe and he has not played a show In Los Angeles since 2008. Although he is headlining Identity this summer, the touring festival is not scheduled to make any stops in Los Angeles. So if you live in the area and love EDM, do not miss this show. Tickets go on sale today at 12:00 PST.
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