Eric Prydz

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Eric Prydz
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Background information
Also known as AxEr, A&P Project, Cirez D, Dukes of Sluca, Groove System, Hardform, Pryda, Moo, Sheridan, Tonja Holma, Fiol Lasse
Born (1976-07-19) July 19, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Täby, Stockholm, Sweden
Genres House, techno, progressive house, tech house
Occupations Musician, producer, disc jockey
Instruments Turntables
Keyboard
Guitar
Years active 2002–present
Labels Pryda, Mouseville, Pryda Friends, Virgin/EMI, Astralwerks
Website ericprydz.tv

Eric Sheridan Prydz (/ˈprɪdz/; born July 19, 1976), also known by his stage names Pryda /ˈpr.də/[1] and Cirez D,/ˈs.rɛz.d/ is a Swedish DJ and producer based in Los Angeles, California.

Personal life[edit]

Aside from producing music, Prydz also runs the record labels Pryda, Pryda Friends and Mouseville, which release most of his own music. On Pryda, he releases music as Pryda. On Mouseville Records, started in 2002, he releases techno tracks as Cirez D.

Career[edit]

Best known for his 2004 hit single "Call on Me", which sampled Steve Winwood's hit "Valerie." It topped the UK singles charts for five weeks and was also number one on the German Top100 for six consecutive weeks. Although this track made him widely popular, Eric doesn't play it in his shows because he wasn't very pleased with how the producers of the video decided to shoot it. He worked really hard on his other tracks to make himself known apart from "Call on Me". He succeeded and gained recognition to both underground and mainstream fans. In 2006, he released a remixed version of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2", entitled "Proper Education", with a video.[2]

It was released in 2012 as a 3 disc album on May 21 through Virgin Records. Disc 1 is made up of new unreleased Pryda productions, which some fans may have heard as works in progress (including Shadows, Agag, Mighty Love, Allein and the intro edit of Pjanoo). Discs 2 and 3 bring together many of the classic tracks from the Pryda catalogue, sequenced and mixed by the man himself, including some of his special re-edits.[3]

The Ministry of Sound club in London hosted the launch of the 'Eric Prydz Presents Pryda' album on April 14, where Eric played some of the tracks from the album.

Inserting the CD in a computer and visiting Eric Prydz' Facebook page provides access to a download of 'Tijuana', a track previously known as 'Space Miami ID' in .WAV format.[4]

His 2013 essential mix was named Essential Mix of the Year by Pete Tong.

Eric Prydz' "Pryda Snare" (contained in his song Miami To Atlanta) is a popular technique in house and trance music consisting of using a compressed and sustained snare sample at the end of a bar. Commonly used to mark progressions in a song structure, many consider it to be one of the most sampled sounds in the electronic dance music world, especially in the Beatport Top 100, which is notably used by producers such as Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W&W.

2014 marked the 10th year of Prydz's label Pryda Recordings, and as a result, on 9 January Prydz announced a special upcoming artist album which is due for release later this year.[5]

On 19 May Prydz announced via social media the third instalment of his concert, Eric Prydz In Concert, titled EPIC 3.0. Promising the 'world's largest indoor hologram', new music and new visuals, the show was to be held at Madison Square Garden during the Fall.[6]

Prydz performed his EPIC 3.0 show on 27 September, playing a large range of new and unreleased material.[7] The show incorporated a 20m, 4K hologram and 32 lasers.[8][9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
BEL
[10]
UK
[11]
Eric Prydz Presents Pryda
  • Released: May 18, 2012
  • Labels: Virgin Records
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
84 40

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUT
[12]
BEL
[10]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
IRE
[15]
NL
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[11]
US
Dance

[19]
"Call on Me" 2004 1 4 1 1 1 10 1 2 1 29 Non-album singles
"Woz Not Woz"
(with Steve Angello)
2005 50 63 84 55
"Proper Education" 2006 20 2 10 4 9 4 7 12 2 1
"Pjanoo" 2008 22 8 21 34 7 3 6 31 2
"Niton (The Reason)" 2011 68 66 82 45
"Every Day" 2012 55 61 3
"Liberate" 2014 71
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance

[19]
"Allein" 2012 12 Eric Prydz Presents Pryda

Pryda[edit]

2004
  • "Human Behaviour" / "Lesson One"
  • "Spooks" / "Do It"
2005
  • "Nile" / "Sucker DJ"
  • "Aftermath" / "The Gift"
2006
2007
  • "Genesis"
  • "RYMD" / "Armed"
  • "Ironman" / "Madderferrys"
  • "Muranyi" / "Balaton"
  • "Europa" / "Odyssey"
2008
  • "Pjanoo" / "F12"
  • "Evouh" / "Wakanpi" / "Rakfunk"
2009
  • "Animal" / "Miami To Atlanta" / "Loaded"
  • "Melo" / "Lift" / "Reeperbahn"
  • "Waves" / "Alfon"
2010
  • "Inspiration" / "RYMD 2010"
  • "Emos" / "Viro"
  • "M.S.B.O.Y." / "The End"
  • "Niton" / "Vega"
  • "Illusions" / "Glimma"
2011
  • "Mirage" / "Juletider" / "With Me"
  • "2Night"
2012
2013
  • "Power Drive"[26]
  • "Layers"
  • "Rotonda"
  • "Lycka" / "F.A.T."[27]
2014
  • "Mija" / "Origins" / "Backdraft" / "Axis" [28]

Cirez D[edit]

2003
  • "Diamond Girl" / "It's Over" / "W-Dizco"
2004
  • "Control Freak" / "Hoodpecker"
  • "Deep Inside"
2005
  • "Knockout" / "Lost Love"
  • "Re-Match" / "B-Boy"
  • "Teaser" / "Lollipop"
2006
  • "Punch Drunk" / "Copyrat"
  • "Mouseville Theme"
2007
  • "Horizons" / "Tigerstyle"
2008
  • "Läget?"
  • "Stockholm Marathon" / "The Journey"
2009
  • "The Tunnel" / "Raptor"
  • "On/Off" / "Fast Forward"
2010
  • "Glow"
  • "Bauerpost" / "Glow (In the Dark Dub)"
  • "The Tumble" / "EXIT"
2011
  • "Full Stop"
  • "Tomorrow" / "Sirtos Madness" (with Acki Kokotos)
  • "Mokba"
2013
  • "Thunderstuck" / "Drums in the Deep"
2014
  • "Accents" / "Revolution" (free download) [29]
  • "Ruby"

Sheridan[edit]

2002
  • "Sunlight Dancing"
  • "Wants vs. Needs"
2004
  • "High On You"
2006
  • "Fatz Theme" / "Flycker"

Moo[edit]

2002
  • "Seashells"
2003
  • "Jonico (Mediterranean Mix)" (with Luciano Ingrosso)
  • "Sunset At Keywest"

AxEr[edit]

2006

A&P Project[edit]

2003

The Dukes of Sluca[edit]

2002
  • "Don't Stop" / "Steam Machine" / "Always Searching" (with Andreas Postl)
2003
  • "Mighty Love (vs. Apollo)" (with Andreas Postl)

Groove System[edit]

2001
  • "Vacuum Cleaner" / "Chord Funk" (with Marcus Stork)

Hardform[edit]

2003
  • "Dirty Souls" / "Fear Tha Pimps" / "Back to the Groove" (with Marcus Stork)

Tonja Holma[edit]

2007
  • "Loco" (unofficial)
  • "Gemo" (unofficial)
2012
  • "Bern" (unofficial)
2013
  • "Spanish Delight" (unofficial)

Remixes[edit]

2002
  • "Outfunk – Echo Vibes (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Star Alliance – PVC (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Par-T-One – I'm So Crazy (Eric Prydz Remix)"
2003
  • "Harry's Afro Hut – C'mon Lady (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Outfunk – Lost in Music (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Steve Angello – Voices (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Snap! vs. Motivo – The Power (Of Bhangra) (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "M Factor – Come Together (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "The Attic – Destiny (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Futureshock – Pride's Paranoia (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Oliver Lieb & Shakeman Presents: Smoked – Metropolis (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Pet Shop Boys – Miracles (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Aloud – Sex & Sun (Eric Prydz Remix)"
2004
  • "Duran Duran – (Reach Up For The) Sunrise (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "The Shapeshifters – Lola's Theme (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Mutiny vs. Lorraine Cato – Holding On (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Alter Ego – Rocker (Eric Prydz Remix)"
2005
2006
  • "Double 99 - R.I.P. Groove (Cirez D Remix)"
  • "Switch – A Bit Patchy (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Paolo Mojo – 1983 (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Michael Jackson – Thriller (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Duran Duran – Nice (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Inner City – Good Life (Eric Prydz Summer 2006 Edit)"
2007
  • "Sven Väth – The Beauty & The Beast (Eric Prydz Re-edit)"
2008
  • "Jim Rivers & Paolo Mojo – Ron Hardy Said (Eric Prydz Remix)"
  • "Christian Smith & John Selway - Total Departure (Cirez D Remix)"
2009
2010
2011
2012
2014
  • "CHVRCHΞS - Tether (Eric Prydz Remix)" [forthcoming]
  • "Sailor & I - Turn Around (Ame Remix) (Eric Prydz Private Remix)"

References[edit]

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  27. ^ "Pryda - Lycka". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
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  29. ^ "Accents/Revolution". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 

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