Eric Sheridan Prydz born 19 July 1976, also known by his aliases Pryda and Cirez D among a number of others, is a Swedish DJ, record producer, and musician. He rose to fame with his 2004 hit single “Call on Me”, and saw continued chart success with “Proper Education” in 2007, and “Pjanoo” in 2008. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, Opus.
Together with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, Prydz formed a group of DJs that informally referred to themselves as the Swedish House Mafia. When the group with the same name officially formed in late 2008, Prydz decided not to join his friends. He has collaborated with Axwell under the name Axer and with Angello as A&P Project.
In 2009, Prydz released “Miami to Atlanta”, where the “Pryda snare” was first used. The Pryda snare is a popular technique in house and trance music consisting of using a compressed and sustained snare sample at the end of a bar. Commonly used to mark progressions in a song structure, it has been widely sampled in the electronic dance music world, notably by producers such as Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and W&W.
In 2017, he won DJ of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards and was also nominated for Live Act of the Year.
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Without further ado, Eric Prydz’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Eric Prydz – Every Day
4. Eric Prydz – Liberate
3. Eric Prydz – Call On Me
2. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Club Mix)
1. Eric Prydz – Opus
BONUS: Eric Prydz – Generate