House | Eric Prydz – Pryda 028

Posted by on August 5, 2014

Eric Prydz - Pryda 028
Eric Prydz is my favorite producer, so I am biased when it comes to reviewing his material, but when he releases 4 new tracks at once, the dance world stops and listens. It isn’t just because other producers cry at how impeccable his mixdowns are, or his genius samples, but because of how innovative, fresh and timeless each track is. This 4 track is no different with addictive vocal bits throughout, notably on “Mija” and “Origins” with a nice balance of dark, brooding bass lines, not too far away from a Cirez D production and the cheery, fluttering arps and synths Pryda is so well known for.

Unfortunately for him, Porter decided to release the stream for “Worlds” yesterday, which took over the internet spotlight from this. If any of you are heading to MSG on 9/27, I hope to see you there. Let’s pray that the Pryda album gets released this year….

Beatport: Eric Prydz – Pryda 028

House, Progressive House | Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Laurent Iacomucci Bootleg)

Posted by on May 5, 2014

Eric Prydz- Pjanoo (Laurent Iacomucci Bootleg)

Take a good look at the young man in the image above because not only does he clearly have top-tier pectoral muscles (thank God for tight v-necks am I right ladies?), but he is also helping to revive the groove filled style of progressive house that was so popular prior to the genre becoming mainstream and switching to the euphoria driven sound. Laurent lacomucci is a 20 year old from the tiny country of Luxembourg and has broken away from his string of originals to put his own spin on the Eric Prydz classic, “Pjanoo”. The signature piano melody as well as the background arp remain but they have been reworked to fit into a groove heavy context. Everybody thought that Ja Rule and Ashanti were perfect together when they did that song back in 2002 but times changed and groove in house music took a back seat to Ashanti and uplifting chords so it’s nice to see young producers reverting back to that classic style.

Free Download: Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Laurent Iacomucci Bootleg)

Progressive House | Eric Prydz – Liberate

Posted by on March 21, 2014

Everybody knows that Eric Prydz is awesome and almost every track of his is amazing. Typically, he releases his progressive house songs under the Pryda moniker. His real name is reserved for only the best of the best and this is one of them. My good pal and long time lover Middy has already given you the summertime metaphor when he posted the preview a while back so you should know what the song entails by now. Summertime, pretty much. This is progressive house at its finest.

Beatport: Eric Prydz – Liberate


Preview, Progressive House | Eric Prydz – Liberate (Preview)

Posted by on March 10, 2014

Eric Prydz - Liberate

Eric Prydz is the man. What was previously titled the “Waterpark ID” by his ID hungry fans on the torturous Eric Prydz forum (so many unreleased songs, it is hard to deal with) has been given a name by the melodic master “Liberate”. This is the type of a song that makes you feel like you are floating on a bed of cumulous clouds while being gently massaged by a warm sun rays and a steady breeze as you drink a cold mojito. Close your eyes and let Eric Prydz take you away. No word on release date, but it will be the title track from his next EP. Also if you are in Miami on March 27th, you are going to Eric Prydz’s party with Deadmau5 at the Ice Palace, it is just going to happen. It is the best party that night in town, hands down, no questions asked, where do you sign.

Progressive House | Richard Knott – Push

Posted by on February 13, 2014

Richard Knott - Push
Ahhhhh, some real, bonafide progressive. Richard Knott was thrust into the spotlight when his tune “Locus Solus” was released on Eric Prydz’s Pryda Friends, a fine destination for his tracks, but has since fallen out of the general public’s eye. A lot of his songs are free releases and here the UK producer is back with another “Push” with its delicate arps, carefully constructed melodies, and strong bass line that makes this one of his best original efforts to date.

Free Download: Richard Knott – Push

Electronic, House, Techno | Spice’s Top 10 Tracks of 2013

Posted by on December 22, 2013

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2013 was a year of many momentous things. Including the insanely awesome above shot, which was taken by yours truly with a cracked iPhone (and it’s frankly still a mystery as to how I managed to pull it off. I mean, look at that thing. That thing is next level. Eat your heart out, Rukes). In keeping with all the seasonal nostalgia, here are my picks for the best tracks of the year.


Electronic, Progressive House | Pryda – LYCKA

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Collab post from your favorite Swedish partners in crime, Mimada & Rebecca.

”Anyone who listens to this show regularly or knows me personally, will know how I feel about Pryda”, was one of the comments from Zane Lowe on Eric Prydz’s booming hit, “Power Drive.” Tong has never been quiet with his worship of Prydz, and nor have we. This latest release, “LYCKA,” uploaded yesterday for the crowd to indulge in, gives us 100 more reasons to go on about the man and his almighty talents. In fact, Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 have already deemed this the “Hottest Record In The World.”

The title LYCKA, which is ”Happiness” in Swedish, fits the track like a glove, as Prydz now has opened the shutters to his dark (but oh so lovely) California studio. Pryda describes to Lowe his inspiration for the track in a brief interview below, claiming he was simply in a “good place” when he produced this project. And boy do the good vibes radiate through this sound. LYCKA is light, uplifting, just pure bliss, which is much needed in this pitch-black Swedish winter. This guy always knows how to provide listeners with what they need to warm their hearts.

Stick around to catch the interview at the end of this journey of a track, because you will be listening to the friendly voice of the most modest, down to earth DJ in the world. Enjoy his epic work below.