In the midst of meetings across the pond, Eric Prydz took the time out of his busy day in London to open about everything from his integrity as an artist, his migration to the United States, and his upcoming return to New York City after his infamously short performance at Beekman Beach Club. His absence from — and return to — the states has been well documented, but the summer touring buzz has simmered down since autumn struck. Thankfully (pun intended) it’s the holiday season, and Mr. Prydz is looking to bring the magic back one more time.
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.
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.
Update: ”Every Day” will be released October 15th, along with a remix from Fehrplay.
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.
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?
Pryda is out with a new release on Beatport today, and it’s called “Mirage”. The title track has been floating around since Prydz dropped it in his unbelievably epic set at O2 Brixton Academy in London a while back, and also included in the release are “Juletider” and “With Me”. The signature Pryda build and sensuous sounds that characterize many of the mega-producer’s previous hits are all present here, and come together to produce beautiful melodies nothing short of bliss. The good news though is that the EP itself isn’t a mirage; you can plunk down your hard-earned cash on right now on Beatport.
Pryda – Mirage (Original Mix)