Eric Prydz has donned his techno moniker Cirez D and released two new singles "Backlash" and "The Tournament."
The first track is techno-driven "Backlash" that fits right in with what he has been pushing out in his Cirez D sets lately. It buzzes with dark energy using distorted bass and hypnotic synths.
He then comes in with another stomper, "The Tournament" with more techy bass. Steadily repeating drum patterns keep the tune grounded underneath some scattered percussion and hi-hats that are introduced from time to time.
As one might from all things Eric Prydz, all of these songs are impeccably mixed. The bass and other elements never sound muddled and always stand out on their own.
Eric Prydz has had quite possibly his best year to date. He released his double disc artist album Opus in February, which had a feature from Knife Party's Rob Swire on vocals for "Breathe." He released five new Cirez D songs in an EP as the continuation of a Pryda EP series in 2015. He also released two more Cirez D tracks in August.
This all followed up three EPs in 2015 under his Pryda moniker, helping to clear some of the backlog of unreleased music that Prydz has accumulated over the years. That is not to say he has even come close to releasing all of the fan favorite IDs that are still floating around on the internet, but the past 18 months have given his fans loads of new music.
Stream both cuts below on SoundCloud and then pick up a copy on Beatport.