Eric Prydz has at last released his new artist album Opus. Coming in 19-tracks, the LP is packed to the gills with some of his fans most requested IDs that have appeared in his live sets over the past few years, as well as some of previously released of his like "Every Day" and "Liberate."
Opus captures the magic that Swedish dance music tries to bring to the table, with strong and hypnotic melodies that aren't as over exuberant as some of his peers, but can capture the attention of his audience with just four bars.
This is the first proper album from Eric Prydz. He released an artist album under his moniker Pryda in 2012 that also included two retrospective LPs. In theory he likes to keep all of his monikers separated with Pryda making more progressive tracks, Cirez D there to rinse out some techno and Eric Prydz similar to Pryda but with bigger and bolder melodies. However this can difficult to manage with all of the music that he makes and in practice on Opus those lines are blurred.
Opus plays like a DJ set, dipping down into some more Pryda-esque tracks like "Trubble" and "Sunset At Café Mambo" before returning to the festival stage with possibly the biggest track he has released to date "Breathe" alongside Rob Swire that hints at something suited for a stadium setting.
To support the album, Prydz is kicking off his EPIC 4.0 tour next weekend with three nights at Terminal 5 in New York City, before heading to his new home of Los Angeles for another two nights at the Palladium and then capping things off the following weekend with two nights at the Armory in San Francisco. Get details on the tour here.
He is doing a Reddit AMA today at 1 p.m. PST.
2. Black Dyce
4. Som Sas
5. Last Dragon
6. Moody Mondays feat. The Cut
11. Sunset At Café Mambo
12. Breathe feat. Rob Swire
16. Every Day
18. The Matrix