[lead]Gracing Australian shores for the first time in over two years, ELECTRIC GARDENS FESTIVAL is proud to announce one of the most extraordinarily talented artists currently on the world stage![/lead]
With a promise of mind-melting extended sets, ERIC PRYDZ is confirmed to hit Australia in January/February 2017 for a string of shows headlining ELECTRIC GARDENS FESTIVAL in both MELBOURNE and SYDNEY before heading to BRISBANE and (for the very FIRST time) ERIC PRYDZ will be hitting PERTH for one smoking hot show only!
“A master craftsman and a masterful manipulator of emotions” – Pitchfork
On sale Thurs 10 Nov
» MELBOURNE – THURS 26 JAN 2017 – MOSHTIX
» SYDNEY – SAT 28 JAN 2017 – MOSHTIX
» BRISBANE – SUN 29 JAN 2017 – TICKETMASTER
» PERTH – SAT 4 FEB 2017 – OZTIX
There is no denying the formidable ERIC PRYDZ is now one of the most in demand DJ’s & producers. For over ten years, his name has been synonymous with immaculately produced and unique sounding electronic music. The Platinum-selling producer is responsible for some of the biggest progressive house tracks of the last decade, not to mention some of the most technically impressive live shows of any touring artist.
As a solo artist, Prydz has headlined some of the world’s most revered venues, from Madison Square Garden to Brixton Academy and Alexandra Palace, earned multiple Grammy nominations and topped charts with his alter-egos Pryda and Cirez D. It’s his dedication to his craft as a producer and DJ that leaves him in the highly enviable and singular position of appealing to dance music’s underground connoisseurs and main-stage masses alike.
This appeal is most evident in Prydz’s 2016 debut album, OPUS. Its title track has graced festival main stages and blacked-out warehouses alike, and its spine-tingling, slow-burn beauty made a fan out of Four Tet, who ended up remixing it for himself. A project ten years in the making, the two-disc, 19-track album balances pop and prog house, and euphoria and melancholy, in a career-spanning capsule that, according to Pitchfork, “confirms him as both a master craftsman and a masterful manipulator of emotions.”
Pryda is Prydz’s most well-known alias, one whose sound is replicated endlessly in dance music. Listen to the discographies of any current electronic music success and you can hear Pryda’s influence—the ‘Pryda Sound,’ comprised of immaculately layered melodies and harmonies, is now almost a sub-genre unto itself. Pryda’s origins can be traced back to 2004, with the releases of “Aftermath” (2005), “Muranyi” (2007) and
“Pjanoo” (2008) solidifying the Pryda name within the new breed of progressive house. The 2012 release of the three-disc album, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda, offers a full retrospective of one of dance music’s most storied discographies.
Cirez D offers a stark contrast to the rich melodies of Pryda, its stripped-back techno dark, raw, and designed for ominous warehouses and long, late-night sets. It’s a deliberate point of focus for Prydz, who relishes playing those environments, and Cirez D, like his other monikers, offers him the freedom to make and release the records that he wants to play, unconstrained by expectations.
Prydz’s productions are only one half of the story. As a DJ, he’s been celebrated as one of the most consistent live performers around. It’s not only his abilities that set him apart, but the vision behind his performances.