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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Eric Prydz

Been listening to Eric Prydz/Pryda.
Songs: Call On Me (Eric Prydz Vs Retarded Funk Mix), Muranyi, Balaton - Original Mix*, Pjanoo (Club Mix), F12, Ron Hardy Said - Eric Prydz Remix*
*Got from and the rest from iTunes.

Eric Prydz gained attention from his "Call on Me" featuring a sample from Steve Winwood's "Valerie."
From the Sunday Mail:
In 2004, Steve reached a new generation of music fans when DJ Eric Prydz sampled his 1982 classic Valerie for dance hit, Call On Me.
"I re-recorded the vocal specially and sent it to him by email. I've still never met him," said Steve. "I couldn't believe it when it got to No. 1."

More on this DJ: Wikipedia,, Pryda label, Myspace, call on me video

He also goes by the name Pryda.
On Youtube: Balaton, Muranyi, Genesis, Call on me (original mix) Bio:
Swedish DJ and producer Eric Prydz releases singles and EPs under a variety of project names, including Pryda, Cirez D, Sheridan, Dirty Funker, Moo, A and P Project, Axer, Hardform, Dukes of Sluca, and Groove System. Most of these singles are released on his own labels, which include Mouseville, Pryda, and Pryda Friends. Under his own name, however, Prydz favors straightforward, club-oriented house with a line in remakes of mildly cheesy pop songs from the 1980s. Prydz's first release in this style was 2004's "Call on Me," a sensation in Europe upon its release. Built on the hook from Steve Winwood's 1987 hit "Valerie" (with new vocals by Winwood), "Call on Me" hit the top of the singles chart in both England and Germany, spurred in large part by a somewhat controversial video consisting of an overtly sexual aerobic routine that had no less a personage than U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair publicly commenting on its salaciousness. Prydz followed this in 2005 with "Woz Not Woz," a beat-heavy instrumental revamp of the 1980 Was (Not Was) single "Wheel Me Out" that was less commercially successful but more musically inventive. This was followed in 2006 by "Proper Education," a remake of Pink Floyd's smash "Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2" that sets Roger Waters and the schoolchildren chorus to a considerably funkier backbeat; this single was also released in a Daft Punk remix.