If progressive house music is our religion, then Eric Prydz is our prophet. Following up on the massive single Liberate, the sublime Swede once again assumes his Pryda alias for a new EP, Pryda 028, the first-ever four-track release on the label.
The EP opens with Mija, a teasing and tantalizing number that serves as a fitting introduction to the audial journey that is a Prydz live performance. He takes us further down the rabbit hole with the powerful and methodical Origins, a song that proves that you don’t need to have a ridiculous drop to be considered hard-hitting.
The highlight of the EP, at least in our eyes, is Backdraft, a haunting, brooding, introspective number that conjures up images of dancing late into the night at a dark club.
Closing out the release is Axis, an upbeat and ebullient track reminiscent of his earlier hit song Pjanoo. Paired together with the opener Mija, the two songs serve as fitting bookends to a phenomenal journey from one of dance music’s truly singular talents.
10 years and 28 releases in, Prydz continues to prove that, when it comes to progressive house, everyone else is fighting for second place.
Pryda 028 drops Aug. 4 exclusively on Beatport.