Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda run

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Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runEric Prydz Live

Eric Prydz closed out 2018 on a high note, going back-to-back with Adam Beyer under his Cirez D moniker for a number of high-profile co-headlining performances. Now, as 2019 begins to ramp up, the Swedish electronic visionary has already promised his most technically advanced live performances to date, along with confirmation that he’s bringing his jaw-dropping HOLO performance to Creamfields later this year. Sweetening the deal even further, Prydz has revealed a limited run of dates under his Pryda alias throughout February and into March, with Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago all in his cross hairs.

Among the mini-tour’s planned stops is a timely return to Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, where just over a month ago Prydz and Beyer shook New York’s underground to its core with three hours of unadulterated techno. The “Proper Education” producer will perform the final show at Navy Yard, which is expected to shutter after February 23—an honor requested by Prydz after news of the venue’s impending closure broke. See the full list of upcoming Pryda shows below.

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runPryda Mini Tour Run

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda run

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Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runEric Prydz Live

Eric Prydz closed out 2018 on a high note, going back-to-back with Adam Beyer under his Cirez D moniker for a number of high-profile co-headlining performances. Now, as 2019 begins to ramp up, the Swedish electronic visionary has already promised his most technically advanced live performances to date, along with confirmation that he’s bringing his jaw-dropping HOLO performance to Creamfields later this year. Sweetening the deal even further, Prydz has revealed a limited run of dates under his Pryda alias throughout February and into March, with Washington D.C., Boston, and Chicago all in his cross hairs.

Among the mini-tour’s planned stops is a timely return to Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, where just over a month ago Prydz and Beyer shook New York’s underground to its core with three hours of unadulterated techno. The “Proper Education” producer will perform the final show at Navy Yard, which is expected to shutter after February 23—an honor requested by Prydz after news of the venue’s impending closure broke. See the full list of upcoming Pryda shows below.

Eric Prydz closing down Brooklyn’s Navy Yard on upcoming limited Pryda runPryda Mini Tour Run

Eric Prydz Announces North America Pryda Tour Starting Next Month

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Eric Prydz started off the new year with truly unbelievable news. After stellar performances at new years eve events all over the country, including a remarkably curated set at SnowGlobe, the first major news from the Swedish legend, was that he would be bringing his iconic HOLO show to Tomorrowland 2019. While European fans celebrated

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Ultra Music Festival unveils awe inducing 2019 RESISTANCE lineup for Miami iteration

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Ultra Music Festival unveils awe inducing 2019 RESISTANCE lineup for Miami iterationRESISTANCE Carl Co MegaStructure Photo By RVR 16

Ultra Music Festival (UMF) has proven its RESISTANCE brand to be a well-oiled industrial machine that unceasingly manufactures some of the finest house and techno lineups in the modern festival circuit. The revelations of its 2019 lineup continues this process. For its 2019 edition, Ultra Miami will present the RESISTANCE concept in an unprecedented manner, devoting a considerable portion of the Virginia Key festival grounds to what UMF organizers have newly dubbed “RESISTANCE island.”

Given the artists who grace Ultra Miami’s 2019 RESISTANCE lineup, “island” is indeed an apt descriptor. UMF crafts an underground paradise of electronic sorts via live sets from Maceo Plex, Black Coffee, Sasha | John Digweed, Richie Hawtin, and Charlotte de Witte. Adam Beyer and Cirez D will link up for another installment in their mythical back-to-back format series. Eric Prydz, however, won’t be the only producer appearing under an alias–deadmau5 notably figures among the RESISTANCE lineup as Testpilot. deadmau5′ Testpilot set flanks his headlining set as deadmau5. The mau5trap label head’s headlining set that will be the platform of deadmau5’s worldwide debut of his Cube 3.0.

In the midst of RESISTANCE’s luster gleams a back-to-back Carl Cox set. Ultra maintains the mystery for now, as festival organizers currently conceal of the name of Cox’s back-to-back partner behind the decks, which Ultra will expectedly declare at a later date. Ultra Music Festival will record its inaugural edition at its new home of Virginia Key from March 29-31.

Photo credit: RVR 16

 

Eric Prydz announces his ‘most technically advanced’ live production to date

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Eric Prydz announces his ‘most technically advanced’ live production to datePrydz Epic 3.0 Rukes

For years, Eric Prydz has been at the forefront of intricacy and grandeur in his live performances. From intense lasers to 3-D holograms, it’s easy to wonder if Prydz has anywhere left to go with his stage production. However, the Swedish producer and DJ extraordinaire has announced that his next tour will feature his “most technically advanced” production to date.

Debuting at Tomorrowland this July, this stage setup was carefully crafted by Prydz and his team. A complete overhaul of his prior production led the producer to the conclusion that the world’s available technology was not enough. Spending more than two years developing their own proprietary technology, the result is EPIC: HOLOSPHERE. While details of the show have yet to come, one can only expect big things to come at Tomorrowland 2019.

Photo credit: Rukes

Saturday Night Session 007: Jay Pryor gets quirky and crafts the perfect mix for house lovers [Q+A]

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Saturday Night Session 007: Jay Pryor gets quirky and crafts the perfect mix for house lovers [Q+A]JayPryorDJ

Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

23-year-old Jay Pryor has one of the most quintessential stories there is when it comes to his foray into dance music. A night out with friends at a Calvin Harris show inspired him to ‘become’ a music producer. To this day, he notes that Eric Prydz‘s “Everyday” is his favorite song because when Harris played the track, that’s when he knew that music production was what he had to do. So, he dropped out of college and did it. Pryor notes, “He (Harris) played this song, and it was a moment of clarity for me when I heard it.” He continued, “The place, the song, and Calvin as a figure was just so incredibly inspiring. When I got home from that trip I started teaching myself how to create dance music.”

A few years into this decision, Pryor has gone platinum thanks to his co-production credits with Steve Aoki on “Just Hold On” featuring Louis Tomlinson, and the rest is recent history. Many people who have produced music for decades will not hit platinum, and even fewer who drop out of college to chase this glamorous dream will be able to sustain themselves financially through music production. Pryor has seemingly defied the odds, and he is a true testament to the idea that nature can beat out nurture. He is innately wired to be a producer, drawing sonic inspiration from everything from an Ikea store to the Marina outside of his home in Ireland. In fact, a recent track of his titled “All This” was created after he heard a boat passing by and he captured the sound.

While he has successfully navigated the entry into being a successful DJ and Producer in terms of achieving high streaming numbers on his productions and booking club sets, he is the first to admit there is work to be done. Pryor has spoken about how, with every success, his goals have only gotten bigger. This is especially the case when it comes to live performance, and he says he will not stop until he fulfills his dream of headlining the 3arena in Dublin. Pryor mentions, “I used to go there as a kid, and it’s always been a dream of mine to headline it and play to 13,000 people in my homeland.” A big 2019 will be instrumental for Pryor when it comes to achieving this feat.

Anyone who does get the chance to see Pryor perform live may notice the DJ wearing war paint on his face. No, the paint is not a fashion gimmick, but rather a sentiment to give him the courage to go on stage and perform in front of thousands of people. He explains, “when I was younger I used to be a really anxious kid.” Pryor continues, “My mam used to tell me that I wasn’t a ‘worrier,’but a ‘warrior.’ When I started playing shows, I would get nervous and anxious. I decided to apply the war paint to remind me that I’m not a worrier, but a warrior.” The war paint has now become a trademark of sorts for the producer, who is usually seen sporting the paint during his live shows.

Another location the producer draws inspiration from when it comes to live performance is house parties. He lives in a community in London that houses many DJs and Producers who all get together to play for each other when they don’t go out to clubs. Pryor’s Saturday Night Session mix is an example of what he would play for one of their nights in with each other, and he dubs the hour long Saturday Night Session as the perfect backdrop for a low-key pre-drinks before the night gets too crazy.


For those who are curious to hear more of Pryor’s productions, he has just released a brand new remix pack for his track “Make Luv” featuring remixes by Redfield, Crush Club, Illyus & Barrientos in addition to his own VIP mix of the track.

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You have said that with every success you have, your goals get bigger and bigger. What are your goals right now for 2019?

Yeah that’s true! In 2019 I want to release as much music as I possibly can. I have so much content ready to go as I’ve been in the studio 12-16 hours a day since this past summer. I also have a lot of collaborations lined up for this year, which is something I haven’t really thought about doing until now. A big goal for me this year is to get out there and tour as much as possible. I really love throwing parties and playing to people, aside from working in the studio, it’s my favourite thing.

What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night that you are not performing?

As much as I love working in the studio all day, an important lesson my brother taught me was to create balance between work and social life. I live in London in a sort of campus of apartments where a lot of my DJ and producer friends also live. Most weekends we’ll go to clubs, parties, or host parties ourselves. I love DJ’ing at house parties because there’s a certain vibe that you can’t match at a club or festival. An intimate vibe. I tried to capture that with the majority of this mix.

Do you have any venues you dream of playing in?

One of my biggest goals is to headline the 3arena in Dublin. I used to go there as a kid, and it’s always been a dream of mine to headline it and play to 13,000 people in my homeland. Another venue I’ve dreamed of headlining recently is Printworks in London. That venue is next level. I’ve played Ministry of Sound a couple of times, but headlining Ministry is also on the bucket list.

Can you tell us about your nacho disappointment and how you find sounds from stores, like IKEA?

Haha, sometimes on my Instagram I vent my frustrations. And particularly on a certain day, a restaurant I had been ordering from had forgotten nachos from my order 3 times in a row. It was frustrating because I feel quite passionate about the burrito bowl/nacho combo, it’s unmatched. I called them and complained and they gave me some free meals so we’re even now. Regarding IKEA, I decided to drive to my local IKEA recently, sample sounds from the store and make a song out of it. You can check it out on my instagram, jaypryormusic. Shameless plug.

What is the weirdest place you have taken sonic inspiration from?

Back in Dublin I live in a marina, so there’s lots of boats around. I remember one day I was going for a run, and I heard a series of boat noises that somehow became the main melody line for my release ‘All This,’ that would have to be one of the most interesting forms of inspiration I’ve ever taken sonically.

Tell us about the new stripes on your face!

When I was younger I used to be a really anxious kid. My mam used to tell me that I wasn’t a ‘worrier,’but a ‘warrior.’ When I started playing shows, I would get nervous and anxious. I decided to apply the war paint to remind me that I’m not a worrier, but a warrior. I also want to use it as a way to connect people who feel the same way. I want my music to connect people and help them strive for their goals and best lives, despite that inevitable fear at the back of our mind.

What is your all time favorite dance music song?

It would have to be ‘Everyday’ by Eric Prydz. The reason I wanted to create dance music is because I saw Calvin Harris perform in Spain a couple of years back. He played this song, and it was a moment of clarity for me when I heard it. The place, the song, and Calvin as a figure was just so incredibly inspiring. When I got home from that trip I started teaching myself how to create dance music.

What do you think the biggest dance music trend to come out of 2019 is going to be?

I’m not entirely sure. Obviously in the pop space, urban music is still killing the game. Personally, my music has shifted back to my housier roots. I naturally fell back into love with this type of music, and coincidentally I feel like it will make somewhat of a comeback this year. I hope to help bring it to the masses once again.

What kind of a Saturday night is your mix going to get us ready for?

I recorded my mix as if I was playing at a house party. So I think it’s a good mix to stick on at a party, or something more lowkey like pre-drinks (I think you call it pregaming in the US). I really hope people like it and can party hard to it!

A Year In Review: The Most Incredible Concert Stage Productions From EDM Artists

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If you are a long time dance music fan, chances are friends and family have asked you what you find so special about seeing a DJ/producer in concert. The question is usually followed up with the phrase, “I mean, they are only pressing buttons…”. We laugh to ourselves because the truth it – EDM has

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Watch Cirez D and Adam Beyer play three hours of proper techno from a Brooklyn warehouse

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Watch Cirez D and Adam Beyer play three hours of proper techno from a Brooklyn warehouseAdam Beyer Cirez D

When Cirez D and Adam Beyer unveiled four back-to-back performance dates in August, the artists announced their intent to use the collaborative format of the then-upcoming shows as a means to “push the boundaries of how techno can be presented.” Cirez D and Adam Beyer went on to collectively deliver a transcendent and forward-thinking underground experience across their four back-to-back bookings, the caliber of which was due in part to the expertise of the technical team behind the sets’ production. The very same crew that orchestrates Eric Prydz‘s groundbreaking series of EPIC shows headed the production of each of the back-to-back events.

The bi-coastal initiative took Eric Prydz — who appeared under his dark, industrial techno alias, Cirez D — and Adam Beyer to Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium from November 23-24. Not long thereafter, the duo headed east to stop by a Brooklyn warehouse between November 30 and December 1. Fortunately, those who did not have the opportunity to experience Cirez D and Adam Beyer’s synergy won’t be forever bereft of the chance, thanks to a video that has since been uploaded to YouTube. The fan-captured footage spans Cirez D and Adam Beyer’s three-hour, December 1 set in its entirety.

H/T: EDM Tunes

Adam Beyer Confirms More B2B’s With Eric Prydz Coming In 2019

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Over the past two weeks, Adam Beyer and Eric Prydz (who performed under his Cirez D moniker) played a series of B2B shows around the country. First, the duo stopped by Los Angeles and then this past weekend they ended up in a Brooklyn Warehouse in NYC. These two dates were the first time Beyer

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Decadence Arizona partners with fundraising platform Surreal for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences [Giveaway]

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Decadence Arizona partners with fundraising platform Surreal for a variety of once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences [Giveaway]Shaq 2018 Billboard 1548

In recent years, Arizona has become a New Year’s Eve hotspot for EDM revelers with the rise of Decadence — one of the most increasingly in-demand festivals of the year, marked by blockbuster lineups and one-of-a-kind fan experiences. This year, the festival is promising headline performances from Eric Prydz and Skrillex, with Above & Beyond, REZZ, Porter Robinson, and Marshmello all featured on the 2018 lineup as well. Though more than just an immersive festival environment and a stacked talent roster, Decadence is also promoting once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences through their renewed partnership with fundraising platform Surreal this year.

This year’s proceeds will benefit Childhelp, a national nonprofit organization which provides emotional, educational, and spiritual support to abused, neglected and at-risk children. For a small donation through the platform, fans and festival goers can enter to win a handful of exciting VIP experiences with some of this year’s performers including: getting dunked on by Shaquille O’Neal before his b2b performance with NGHTMRE, or throwing tacos on stage with Paz. There’s a meet and greet with Marshmello up for grabs, a photo opp with Alison Wonderland, and festival hangs with 4B. Prize winners also get two VIP tickets to Decadence AZ for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz and hotel accommodations in addition to their artist experience. Fans can also gain an extry to the contest of their choosing by subscribing to Childhelp’s newsletter.

Enter to win a Surreal experience at Decadence this year and donate to help a child in need.