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Eric Prydz
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Position: 
36

Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Style: 
Electronic dance music
Best known for: 
The big singles under the name Eric Prydz and the music released on Pryda Recordings and Mouseville Records.
Tune of the year: 
Beanfield feat Bajka 'Tides (Ripperton Remix)'
Producer of 2007: 
Don't really have one for this year.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Sebastien Leger. I played with him at Exit festival, in Serbia, and he blew the area apart.
Your musical inspiration: 
The people I meet every day, the things I see when travelling and the people coming to my shows.
Best festival on the planet: 
Exit festival in Serbia.
Best bit of kit: 
My shitty old Frost network laptop I still use to make tunes while travelling.
What tune makes you cry: 
'Call On Me'
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
Sampling Pink Floyd.

Eric may have first made friends courtesy of some bikini-clad girls and a Winwood sampled 'Call On Me' back in 2004, but it's with his labels Mouseville, Pryda and Pryda Friends that he's really influencing people. He brought beauty to the underground courtesy of tracks including 'Punch Drunk' and 'Horizons' on Mouseville, 'Fatz Theme' on Joia Records and 'Remember', 'Rymd' and 'Armed' on Pryda Recordings.
"The ethos behind the labels was truly underground, scarcely any promotion, no press intrusion and true label/design identity," says Prydz. "Because when it comes to music I'm a total control freak, everything about it has to be perfect."
His perfection seeking works, as DJs including Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Herman Cattaneo and Robbie Riveria make Pryda the backbone of their sets.

Prydz is the DJ De Niro of the Swedish House Mafia and when he joins fellow Swedes in the studio the result stuns. As his collaborations with Axwell - first for Paolo Mojo's '1983' and then together as Axer's '123' and '321' - proved.
Of course, you can't mention Prydz without a nod to 2006's 'Proper Education'. Sampling Pink Floyd, Eric went where the Scissor Sisters never dared therefore guaranteeing a global hit.

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