If you’re an American and you’re not planning on traveling to Europe anytime soon, an MP3 file, a camera phone youtube video, or just your imagination will have to due. Unfortunely, Eric Prydz is deathly scared of flying and won’t venture anywhere besides the confines of itty bitty Europe. Nonetheless, the progessive god still churns out some of the best EDM music to date. He’s a living legend and a founding father of what we worship these days in electronica. My friends, I present to you, albeit a couple weeks late, Prydz’s latest installment of melodic house done right. And by right, I mean very fucking right. Not too poppy, not too poppy, and did I mention not too poppy? Yea, point your fingers at someone who may be popping out his ballads lately (think the lowest level of Buddhist hell – if you aren’t sure, google that shit). No hating on the aforementioned artist, but Prydz finds an impeccable balance of incorporating the perfect amount of EDM sounds into his finished product. He has successfully managed to stick to what works, not letting fame, fortune, or the pursuit of the ever-evolving glory many house music artists seek. For Prydz, a Swedish native, he is a pioneer that continues to push the horizon. An Eclectic motherfucker at that. Don’t just limit him to “Call on Me”. And if you were curious, he is an honorary member of SHM (seriously). Props to Big10 for posting this a week back, you beat me to it. Cheers.
Disclaimer: Young EDM fans, I beg of you to venture out of your comfort zone a bit and see what the community really has to offer. The buck doesn’t just stop at Avicii, Afrojack, and Tiesto. They are innovators and should be credited more than they already have for what they’ve done, but EDM has been around for some time with a host of different sounds. Test your limits a bit and check out the iTunes of EDM…Beatport.com. This is where EDM starts and stops. Do yourself a favor and give it a go, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Second Disclaimer: That first disclaimer was aimed at the amateurs, so for you aficionado folks, don’t worry I know you know the dill.
Bonus: If you didn’t believe me he had an eclectic sound check out this cut by Cirez D, one of Prydz’s monikers. One of many.