With his name now resounding across global club land, Norway’s Fehrplay emerges back on the scene with the hotly tipped follow-up to January’s “I Can’t Stop It” for Pryda Friends. Initially unveiled during his guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio show, “Phantom” picks up where its predecessor left off on the trail of no-nonsense progressive house. Euphorically charged and melodically refined, the tracks ascending energy and overriding synths provide a defining guise to the compositional stamina that has made Jonas Fehr indispensible to Prydz’s overarching musical mission. One thing is for certain: Pryda Friends are out to take back the progressive house charts for 2013 and armed with this Norwegian trailblazer, their chances look considerably good.
These days, even a casual follower of pure progressive house music will recognize the name Fehrplay. The Norwegian producer has opened for Eric Prydz at Roseland Ballroom, appeared on Above & Beyond’s ABGT guest mix, shared massive tracks like “Phantom” and “I Can’t Stop It” and remixed Prydz’s hugely popular “Every Day.” That’s only in the last few months. This week, this hot producer is blessing the Dancing Astronaut decks for a very special episode 041 of Axis.
Fehrplay’s own productions can be hard-hitting, light, or some brilliant combination of the two and this mix shows he appreciates the same in his peers. Pryda appears more than once, but you’ll also hear bits and pieces from Nic Fanciulli, Tom Middleton, George Fitzgerald, and Soundprack. Fans of trance, deep house, and progressive will all find something to enjoy on this episode of Axis. Click past the break to listen to the exclusive mix and catch the tracklisting.
Dancing Astronaut has, once again, teamed up with Santos Party House to host one of the hottest Electric Beach parties to kick off February. On Saturday, February 2nd, Fehrplay will be taking to the deck in New York City for the first time since he opened Eric Prydz’s two sold-out shows at Roseland Ballroom back in November. This time headlining his own show in the US for the first time, we want to give one lucky reader and 4 friends the chance to see this up-and-comer from the comfort of their own VIP table! (more…)
It’s quite evident that Pryda-protégé Fehrplay is gearing up for a big year. After the successful release of “I Can’t Stop It,” the Norwegian-born producer is already teasing his next big release. Premiered yesterday on Fehrplay’s guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy 011, “Phantom” is a charming progressive house production more than a year in the making. Raining chord stabs are immediately reminiscent of Pryda, as the masterful Swede’s influence is present throughout the production. “Phantom” has potential to be Fehrplay’s best work yet, but we’ll wait for the final, mastered version to make that call. No info on the release date yet.
After the releases of “Incognito” and “Nightride,” it’s safe to say we’ve become quite enamored with Fehrplay. The Norwegian recently made his American debut by opening up for none other than Eric Prydz at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom — and Dancing Astronaut was there to capture that magic. While his remix of “Everyday” made waves, Fehrplay has returned with a new original entitled “I Can’t Stop It,” released today on Pryda Friends. Boasting haunting chords and a hypnotic vocal sample, “I Can’t Stop It” is blissful progressive house with conspicuous Prydz influence. With a mentor like Pryda, you can be sure that big things are on the horizon for Fehrplay.
First premiered on Eric Prydz’s Epic Radio, “I Can’t Stop It” is Fehrplay’s follow up to his massive remix of “Everyday.” The Pryda understudy is moving up in the world of EDM quickly, having already made his American debut by opening at the Roseland Ballroom in support of Prydz. While his previous originals “Incognito” and “Nightride” first caught our attention, Fehrplay’s forthcoming “I Can’t Stop It” is sustaining our belief in the Norwegian newcomer. With an addictive vocal hook, an engrossing, chord-laden breakdown, and a clean, sparkling drop, “I Can’t Stop It” is shaping up to be a huge release. “I Can’t Stop It” is due out on Pryda Friends in January.
Until a week ago, being able to say you’ve seen Eric Prydz live in action on American soil was a bragging right for few, and a far reach for many. For New Yorkers, in the last 6 years alone, we’ve only had the chance to see him a meager three times — but let’s leave it at two-and-a-half to be fair. As you might know, Pacha’s last attempt to bring the progressive house legend back to New York didn’t go according to plan. An event filled with hype and anticipation left fans angered, but more so saddened. Round two during Thanksgiving break was an opportunity for redemption – this time with an extra treat in tow, an opening set by his apprentice, Fehrplay. Read past the break to see how Pacha and the Pryda camp went above and beyond in mending things with the New York crowd. (more…)
Pryda is back with episode number five of his stunning monthly podcast, Epic Radio. As we’ve noticed in the past, Epic Radio has quickly become the go-to for those of us drooling for Eric Prydz, Pryda, Pryda Friends, Cirez D,Tonja Holma exclusives, private edits, and new IDs. Unlike many of the typical podcasts out there, Epic Radio is always like a mini album release from this Swedish heavyweight. This newest episode has not one, not two, but three ID tracks. It’s totally signature Pryda, but it’s a sound of that we do not tire. The mix also highlights a track of which we’ve been waiting to hear more, Pryda’s “Sol (Everyday of My Life” with Dajae, a new Pryda cut called “Clapham,” and a Eric Prydz dub of Calvin Harris’s ever-popular “Flashback.” He also throws in a new Fehrplay single entitled “I Can’t Stop It.” Enjoy this one, we sure did.
Eric Prydz’s latest single “Every Day” is out today on the Swedish legend’s Pryda Friends label. Pete Tong originally premiered this track back in May and Prydz has been playing this in sets all summer, but as we heard on a more recent show, Prydz asked him to stop playing it for about three months because there was a “dodgy note” somewhere.
“Every Day” is classic Prydz: larger than life synths, sparkling melodies, impressive production, and delicate vocals from John Ciafone to bring it all together. The Fehrplay remix is released today exclusively on Beatport but you will have to wait until the full EP drops on November 15th for the release of Andy C’s drum and bass rework. If you don’t think you can hold out for that long, head over to Rolling Stone to hear their exclusive premiere of Andy C’s remix.
Hot on the heels from his latest single for the Pryda Friends imprint, Fehrplay brings us a mixtape recorded from Eric Prydz’ summertime abode in Ibiza. The mix illustrates that Fehrplay – although relatively new to the scene — knows what quality music is all about. Showcasing everything from his latest “Nightride” single, to Todd Terje’s disco-inspired “Ragysh,” and Maceo Plex’s deep house gem “Sex Appeal,” one thing’s abundently clear — this guy has good taste in music. As you’re sorting through emails or finishing up last minute school work, get lost to this tasteful hour-long progressive house mix. Full track list after the break.