Prydz at Glastonbury, 2009
|Also known as||AxEr, A&P Project, Cirez D, Dukes of Sluca, Groove System, Hardform, Pryda, Moo, Sheridan, Tonja Holma, Fiol Lasse|
|Born||July 19, 1976|
|Genres||House, techno, progressive house, tech house|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, producer, disc jockey|
|Labels||Pryda, Mouseville, Pryda Friends, Virgin/EMI, Astralwerks|
Prydz is perhaps best known for his 2004 hit single "Call on Me", which samples the Steve Winwood hit "Valerie". It topped the UK singles chart for five weeks and was number one on the German Top 100 for six consecutive weeks. Although this track made him immensely popular, Eric has stopped playing it in his shows in an attempt to distance himself from it. In some respects he has succeeded, and with his newer songs, Eric has gained recognition from both underground and mainstream fans. In 2006, he released a remixed version of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2", titled "Proper Education", with a video. He was also the only artist ever to be given permission to sample Pink Floyd.
Together with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, Prydz formed a group of DJs that informally referred to themselves as the Swedish House Mafia. When the group with the same name officially formed in late 2008, Prydz decided not to join his friends. He has collaborated with Axwell under the name Axer and with Angello as A&P Project.
In 2009, Prydz released "Miami to Atlanta", which is when the Pryda snare was first used. The Pryda snare 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, which is notably used by producers such as Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and W&W.
On 21 May 2012, Prydz released his debut artist album as a 3 disc set 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.
The Ministry of Sound club in London hosted the launch of the Eric Prydz Presents Pryda album on 14 April 2012, where Eric played some of the tracks from the album. Inserting the CD in a computer and visiting Eric Prydz's Facebook page provides access to a download of 'Tijuana', a track previously known as 'Space Miami ID' in .WAV format.
2014 was the 10th year of Prydz's label Pryda Recordings, and as a result, on 9 January 2014, Prydz announced a special upcoming artist album which was initially due for release later that year. On 4 May 2015, Prydz announced PR(10)DA, a collection of unreleased tracks from January 2004 to December 2014. PR(10)DA was released over three EPs, leading up to an album release in February 2016.
On 19 May 2014, Prydz announced via social media the third installment 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. Prydz performed his EPIC 3.0 show on 27 September 2014, playing a large range of new and unreleased material. The show incorporated a 20m, 4K hologram, and 32 lasers.
On 4 July 2015, Prydz was the first DJ with a set featured as a "One Mix" on Beats 1, the worldwide radio station on Apple Music.
On 28 June 2016, Prydz collaborated with Luke Versalko from Mashable to produce a short documentary that details the making of his Epic 4.0 show.
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. Prydz has a fear of flying, which means he mainly tours on a bus.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Eric Prydz Presents Pryda||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Call on Me"||2004||1||1||4||13||1||1||1||10||2||1||29||Non-album singles|
|"Woz Not Woz"
(with Steve Angello)
(vs. Pink Floyd)
|"Pjanoo"||2008||6||22||8||14||21||34||7||3||31||2||—||Eric Prydz Presents Pryda|
|"Niton (The Reason)"||2011||—||—||68||—||—||66||—||82||—||45||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.|
Other charted songs
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"Genesis"||2007||—||Eric Prydz Presents Pryda|
- as Eric Prydz
- By Your Side / Mr. Jingles
- Bass-Ism / Groove Yard (with Marcus Stork)
- Mr. Jingles (2002 Re-еdit) / Chasing It / On the Strip (EP1)
- Tha Disco
- Tha Get Down / Tonight / Deeper Still (EP2)
- In & Out (featuring Adeva)
- Slammin' / Inner Space
- Breathe (featuring Rob Swire)
- as Pryda
- Human Behaviour / Lesson One
- Spooks / Do It
- Nile / Sucker DJ
- Aftermath / The Gift
- Remember / Frankfurt
- RYMD / Armed
- Ironman / Madderferrys
- Muranyi / Balaton
- Europa / Odyssey
- Pjanoo / F12
- Evouh / Wakanpi / Rakfunk
- Animal / Miami to Atlanta / Loaded
- Melo / Lift / Reeperbahn
- Waves / Alfon
- RYMD 2010 / Inspiration
- EMOS / Viro
- M.S.B.O.Y. / The End
- Niton / Vega
- Illusions / Glimma
- Mirage / Juletider / With Me
- Bergen / Recomondos
- Mija / Origins / Backdraft / AXIS
- Rebel XX / Run / Loving You / Neuron [Pryda 10 Vol I]
- Welcome to My House / Annexet / Clapham / Snaz / Rush / TID [Pryda 10 Vol II]
- One Day / SOL / Bussen / Border Control / Bytatag / INOX / Crossings / Seadweller / The Truth / Arpe / Frost / Night Breed [Pryda 10 Vol III]
- as Cirez D
- Diamond Girl / It's Over / W-Dizco
- Control Freak / Hoodpecker
- Deep Inside
- Knockout / Lost Love
- Re-Match / B-Boy
- Teaser / Lollipop
- Punch Drunk / Copyrat
- Mouseville Theme
- Horizons / Tigerstyle
- Stockholm Marathon / The Journey
- The Tunnel / Raptor
- On Off / Fast Forward
- Bauerpost / Glow (In the Dark Dub)
- The Tumble / EXIT
- Full Stop
- Tomorrow / Sirtos Madness (with Acki Kokotos)
- Thunderstuck / Drums in the Deep
- Accents / Revolution (free download)
- Voided / On Top Baby / Chaos / Deep Inside (Remix) / Rise (Cirez D Vol D)
- In the Reds / Century of the Mouse
- Backlash / The Tournament
- as Sheridan
- Sunlight Dancing
- Wants vs. Needs
- High on You
- Fatz Theme / Flycker
- as Moo
- Jonico (Mediterranean Mix) (with Luciano Ingrosso)
- Sunset at Keywest
- as AxEr
- 123 / 321 (with Axwell)
- as A&P Project
- Sunrize (featuring Zemya Hamilton) (with Steve Angello)
- as The Dukes of Sluca
- Don't Stop / Steam Machine / Always Searching (with Andreas Postl)
- Mighty Love (vs. Apollo) (with Andreas Postl)
- as Groove System
- Vacuum Cleaner / Chord Funk (with Marcus Stork)
- as Hardform
- Dirty Souls / Fear tha Pimps / Back to the Groove (with Marcus Stork)
- as ToNjA Holma
- Loco (unreleased)
- Gemo (unreleased)
- Bern (unreleased)
- Spanish Delight (unreleased)
- Trippleton (unreleased)
- as Fiol Lasse
- Outfunk – Echo Vibes (Eric Pryx)
- Star Alliance – PVC (Eric Prydz Remix)
- Par-T-One – I'm So Crazy (Eric Prydz Remix)
- 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)
- 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)
- Axwell – Feel the Vibe (Eric Prydz Unofficial Remix)
- Howard Jones – And Do You Feel Scared? (Eric Prydz Remix)
- 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)
- Sven Väth – The Beauty and the Beast (Eric Prydz Re-edit)
- Jim Rivers & Paolo Mojo – Ron Hardy Said (Eric Prydz Remix)
- Christian Smith & John Selway – Total Departure (Cirez D Remix)
- Eric Prydz feat. Jan Burton – Niton (The Reason) (Pryda '82' Mix)
- Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus (Eric Prydz Remix)
- Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again (Eric Prydz Remix)
- Digitalism – Circles (Eric Prydz Remix)
- Guy J & Henry Saiz – Meridian (Pryda Remix)
- deadmau5 – The Veldt (feat. Chris James) (deadmau5 vs. Eric Prydz Edit)
- Sailor & I vs. Âme – Turn Around (Eric Prydz Private Remix) (unreleased)
- Adventure – Rio (Eric Prydz Remix) (unofficial)
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