Eric Prydz’s debut album ‘Opus’ turns 4 years old today
Eric Prydz is considered one of the biggest names in electronic music of all time. Whether performing with Pryda‘s progressive sound or Cirez D‘s techno, in partnership with Adam Beyer, his performances at festivals such as Tomorrowland, Ultra Miami, and Creamfields are iconic. Besides, he is a pioneer in innovation, masterfully presenting the fantastic Holosphere last year. The 5th of February is also marked in the career of Eric Prydz because exactly four years ago his first studio album was released – ‘Opus’ released by Virgin Records Ltd. According to the DJ himself in an interview that preceded the release, he was emphatic to say that it was ten years in the making until ‘Opus’ was finally released.
The album contains 19 songs divided into CD 1 and CD 2. On the first CD, listeners will notice that progressive line characteristic of the alias Pryda prevails, taking us on a melodic journey, with moments of euphoria presented in ‘Last Dragon’ and ‘Collider’. The only track with vocals from this first part is ‘Moody Mondays’, which reminds us of the 1980s New Wave genre, represented by Depeche Mode, one of the great inspirations in Prydz’s career.
The second part contains nine songs, among them, the great hits ‘Every Day’, ‘Generate’ and ‘Liberate’, present in the sets of the Swedish DJ until today. Honorable mention also for ‘Breathe’, collaboration with Knife Party’s Rob Swire.
The last track on the album could not be another – ‘Opus’. This classic has a glorious ending to one of the best electronic music albums ever released. On the anniversary day, fans are expecting news regarding the release of a second album of the legend.
While we do not have confirmation of this, you can check below ‘Opus’ by Eric Prydz and go on a trip down memory lane with his euphoric melodies.