Weekend Rewind: Eric Prydz's iconic Essential Mix turns 12

Swedish powerhouse producer Eric Prydz has been within the recreation for years, however his unending oasis of expertise simply retains on giving. In late 2018, he performed a slew of exhibits beneath his techno alias Cirez D alongside Adam Beyer and kicked off 2019 with choose Pryda exhibits. Later this 12 months, he’ll be bringing his insane hologram setup to Creamfields for a visually beautiful HOLO dwell efficiency. While Prydz’s dedication to innovating for essentially the most superior expertise stands on a calibre of its personal amongst the trade, Dancing Astronaut wish to acknowledge the place his visionary initiatives stemmed from and look again on his best power: mixing. Twelve years in the past this month, Prydz took to the Radio 1 decks for his Essential Mix 2007, nonetheless one in all his best mixes thus far.

Prydz weaves progressive, electro, and techno into his Essential Mix, taking listeners on a two-hour journey. Featuring tracks from each his Pryda and covert Tonja Holma alias, his eclectic choice additionally incorporates a number of of his personal edits on tracks from artists Arno Cost, Brett Johnson and D’Malicious. Dance-worthy, energy-ridden and, after all, blended to perfection, this Essential Mix will eternally go down within the books as testimony to Eric Prydz as one in all this technology’s most timeless DJs.

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