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Poll 2018: Eric Prydz

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From: Stockholm, Sweden
DJ style: “Electronic.”
Best known for: “The music and the shows EPIC & HOLO.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Cristoph ‘Voice Of Silence’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Cristoph.”

It's been a typically big year for Swedish DJ/producer Eric Prydz. He just wrapped up his second installment of his ultra-popular residency at Hï Ibiza, which ran throughout the summer with support from local UK lads like Solardo, Cristoph and CamelPhat, alongside a much-anticipated cameo from Deadmau5. No stranger to a marathon set, Prydz says one of his favourite things about the residency is the chance to play longer, with the Pryda man spinning three hours or more on most nights.

“I’m playing three or three-and-a-half hours each time,” he told DJ Mag Ibiza. “I just really want people to feel like they’re stepping into a different world — the world of Eric Prydz!”

But it’s not just the music selection that’s bringing in fans in their droves — it’s the impressive lightshow too. The Swede is well-known for his penchant for lasers and big budget holograms, with his EPIC shows helping catapult him from headline DJ to household name over the last decade. 2018 has seen him launch a whole new performance project titled HOLO, that made stops in both Glasgow and Belfast before a sold-out slot at UK festival Creamfields in late August. Next up, he’s set to close out the year with several b2bs with long-time pal Adam Beyer, with Prydz playing under his well-loved techno alias, Cirez D. They’ve got shows locked in LA and New York for late November, so get yourself Stateside to nab your final Prydz fix before the year is out.

Words: CHARLOTTE LUCY CIJFFERS

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2018-10-12 10:37

Poll 2017: Eric Prydz

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Eric Prydz is a man of many monikers. Over the last two decades he's released everything from industrial techno to progressive house under his many aliases that include Pryda and Cirez D, as well as lesser-known names like Tonja Holma and Sheridan.

He’s managed to successfully traverse the delicate line between dance music’s commercial and underground scenes, making No.1 hits like ‘Call On Me’ plus seminal (and still widely-played) club anthems like ‘Pjanoo’, alongside his debut and record-breaking 2016 LP, ‘OPUS’.

2017 has been one of his biggest yet, with festival and club bills worldwide — from Australia to India, USA and Europe — triumphantly topped by the Swedish selector. He put down roots in Ibiza for the very first time this year with a residency at brand-new Ibiza superclub Hi Ibiza — the new club set-up on the former site of legendary nightclub, Space.

He's also still running his three labels — Mouseville, Pryda and new addition Pryda Presents — and continuing to push his ever-evolving, holograph-laden stadium show, EPIC, to new heights. Prydz is also still producing astounding amounts of music — up to five tracks a week, according to a chat we had with him earlier this year — and is a man resolutely committed to his craft.

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Jon Dommett - 2017-10-17 10:47

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