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Eric Prydz

For a man who seems fairly chilled out – certainly by Top 100 standards – Eric Prydz really doesn’t slow down very much. 2019 has been yet another behemoth year for the Swedish titan, so seeing him sitting comfortably high in this year’s top 20 comes as no surprise.

Prydz kicked the year off with the announcement that he would be debuting his brand new 3D live show at Tomorrowland 2019, titled EPIC: Holosphere. And that he did, with absolutely mindblowing results. Though its weekend two slot was cancelled due to a damaged stage. An extensive Pryda tour and a few legendary b2b sets with Adam Beyer as Cirez D ensured that Prydz was never far from the spotlight this year, despite needing to cancel a handful of North American dates due to health reasons. Not only that, but 2019 saw Prydz celebrating 15 years of Pryda with three extended EPs of typically celestial progressive house. How Prydz finds the time to get everything done is anyone’s guess, but it’s that work ethic and dedication to quality production that’s seen his fans voting him up the ladder of the Top 100 once again.

What more can we do to combat the mental health crisis in our scene?

“Well, first you will have to look at if the problem is specific to the DJ scene or if it’s today's society that's behind it. Also, use common sense; don’t do 300 shows a year and expect to feel great.”

What changes have you made this year to be more environmentally friendly?

“I toured Europe by train.”

What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?

“My skateboard.”

What’s your guilty pleasure?

“Doing these little interviews.”