Eric Prydz

Eric Prydz: “It was for the best that I was removed from Swedish House Mafia”


After launching Pryda 15 Vol III, Eric Prydz recently sat down with Zane Lowe on Apple Music Beats 1, ahead of his first episode of EPIC Radio since 2017. Discussing a range of topics throughout the interview, Pryda (aka Eric Prydz) told the former BBC Radio 1 presenter about his split from the Swedish House Mafia project, after the group initially started as a four-piece, alongside Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. Explaining that they had differences in the styles of music they wanted to pursue, Eric added:

“I was there at the start, but Swedish House Mafia then suddenly became something different. Ax, Seb and Steve decided to take that project on, and, it was the four of us, we all grew up in Stockholm together, we were best friends. All had studios in the same area, and we were making this new type of electro house and I was a part of that. I think the best thing happened, which is that I was removed, and moved to London, and the way I looked at music was quite different from what they liked. But I’m so proud of them.”

You can catch the moment Prydz talks about his SHM origins below in this exclusive Apple Music interview:

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(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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