Its the master’s birthday! Internationally revered DJ & Producer Eric Prydz celebrates his 39th birthday today and we couldn’t see a better way to wish him than to share a list of his trophy tracks. The Progressive House scene’s torchbearer has been all about innovation, apart from the beautiful melodies, be it breaking away from the 2004 classic ‘Call On Me’ bandwagon or experimenting with genres using a long list of aliases/groups such as Pryda, Cirez D, Sheridan, Dirty Funker, Moo, A and P Project, Axer, Hardform, Dukes of Sluca,Fiol Lasse and Groove System. Congratulations are also in order for becoming the first DJ on Apple’s streaming service ‘Beats 1’ and the awaited release of his upcoming single ‘Opus’. We have reviewed the absolutely magical track here.
Without further delay, we give you the top 15 tracks from the melodic trailblazer – of course, in no particular order!
Eric Prydz – Generate
Peppy beats and progression, the two aspects of the brilliant producer displayed in one track.
Eric Prydz vs CHVRCHES – Tether
Soft vocals backed by a melody pulled out of the top drawer.
Eric Prydz – Liberate (Original Mix)
A 2014 hit from Prydz, decorated with ethereal melody and fitting vocals. A complete journey in all.
M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
Eric Prydz took on the 2012 hit from Indie band M83, and delivered an absolutely smashing remix keeping the song’s feelings intact.
Pryda – Miami To Atlanta (Original Mix)
The iconic snare sounds accompanied by enjoyable melody, only this time under the Pryda moniker.
Eric Prydz – Every Day (Original Mix)
Club sounding vocals and a jazzy melody to top it all off with, this one sure made it to the dance floors.
Eric Prydz & Empire of the Sun – We Are Mirage
Made famous by the Tomorrowland 2011 after movie, the song is a perfect potpourri of both the artists’ musical styles.
Pryda – Melo
Just wonderful! Showcases everything that Eric Prydz is capable of. Top of his game, really.
Pryda – Allein
Progression at its best. 2012 hit from the ‘Eric Prydz Presents Pryda‘ album.
Eric Prydz – Call On Me
Arguably his most famous work. Taking vocals from the Steve Winwood’s 1987 classic ‘Valerie’, the track was dominant on worldwide charts and even turned gold in 3 countries. A sleazy video too!
Eric Prydz – Pjanoo
Cheerful melody, claps and an excellent progression. What else do you need?
Eric Prydz – 2Night
The song is exactly what it’s titled. Comforting and rejoicing at once. A perfect night melody!
Eric Prydz vs. Floyd – Proper Education
Three things – Pink Floyd, Eric Prydz and charted #1 on US Dance charts.
Eric Prydz – Niton
Beautiful vocals and a melody that might just be one of the best from Eric Prydz. Ingenious video too!
Steve Angello – Voices (Eric Prydz Remix)
A personal favorite for the last, its just an absolute gem of a remix! A little Swedish match up.
Of course, we couldn’t keep all of the tracks in our selection but as a bonus we would like to share one of his lesser known aliases, Fiol Lasse. Here is ‘Svedala’ which showcases brilliant ethnic sounds and a melody that wouldn’t keep you guessing the artist for long!