Reigning progressive house kingpin Eric Prydz has been a busy boy. Not only has he reassumed his Cirez D alias for a terrific onslaught of techno tunes in new EP Vol. D, he’s also revealed the release date for his upcoming debut studio album and the dates for his EPIC 4.0 concert extravaganza. .
Those familiar with Prydz’ dark side will be over the moon with this hard-hitting five-track release, while listeners accustomed to Eric’s more upbeat offerings will definitely be taken for a trip down the rabbit hole. Fan favorite, Voided (formerly known as Progilisu), kickstarts the intense, rave-ready action, which then takes a more subdued, seductive turn with On Top Baby. The aptly named Chaos ups the tempo once again, setting things up nicely for late-night chugger Deep Inside 04 Remix and the deadmau5-esque electro wobbler Rise. All in all, its a deeply diverse and pleasing look into the mind of one of dance music’s greatest stars.
Pick up the EP on Beatport here. On top of the EP comes the announcement that Prydz’ debut studio album, now titled Opus, will be released Feb. 5. As well, the first phase of his upcoming EPIC 4.0 tour will have stops in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Tickets will be on sale Dec. 4.