HÏ IBIZA ANNOUNCES ERIC PRYDZ RESIDENCY

HÏ IBIZA ANNOUNCES ERIC PRYDZ RESIDENCY

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Today, premium Ibizan superclub Hï Ibiza proudly announce that Eric Prydz will return for what is sure to be a phenomenal second season. Prydz will bring his DJ sets to the Theatre (Room 1) at Hï Ibiza every Tuesday for 12 weeks starting 10th July and running to 25th September.

As well as hand picking a host of the world’s finest DJ talent across the residency (last year Prydz's guests included Deadmau5, Matthew Dear, Kolsch, Agoria, Dusky and others), Prydz will be joined in Theatre (Room 1) each week by chart topping UK production duo Camelphat and Newcastle’s next big thing, Cristoph.

Taking over Club (Room 2) each week of the residency will be house music's latest hot property in the form of house and techno duo Solardo. Their sets at Hï Ibiza last year were some of the most memorable of the season and pulled in sell-out crowds week after week, making the party one of the most sought after tickets on the island. With the addition of these exciting new names, this year looks set to raise the bar even higher.

Hï Ibiza will once again give the Prydz team carte blanche to work their magic, building a unique, site-specific stage to host their weekly show. Last year the production was second-to-none, so expect more of the same immersive spectaculars for 2018 as Prydz treats crowds to a blistering and inimitable blend of house and techno along with a visual and audio experience like no other.

Eric Prydz is a giant of the contemporary dance scene thanks to his immaculate productions and rare understanding of dance floor dynamics. He is a Platinum selling producer responsible for some of the biggest progressive house and techno tracks in the last decade. A singular performer, he's as adept at performing to crowds of over 15,000 at his stand-alone EPIC shows as he is DJING intimate environs under his techno alias CirezD. Prydz continues to innovate the boundaries of live performance, both through EPIC, which will return in 2019, and his recently announced HOLO shows.

Prydz also runs the record labels Pryda, Pryda Presents and Mouseville, which release most of his own music and make him a firm favourite with both underground heads and the more popular end of the spectrum alike. His latest tune ‘Stay With Me’ proved another breakout hit that was played far and wide in the latter part of 2017 and early 2018, and has only added to the legendary status of this worldwide superstar.

Of course, Prydz also has his finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to hot talents coming up through the ranks. As such, you can be assured that his choices of weekly support in the form of Solardo, Camelphat and Cristoph will truly bring their A-game.

Manchester pair Solardo have a slick minimal tech sound that has taken them to the front cover of DJ Mag, on a sold-out UK headline tour as well as tours of the USA, Australia, South America, and countless festival shows. They have also contributed to Pete Tong’s influential Essential Mix series on BBC Radio 1, remixed tracks for the likes of Carl Cox, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City, and started 2018 with an 18-date sold-out Solardo Sessions tour. There are few busier or finer acts in dance music than this pair right now.  

Cristoph is no overnight success story. His last couple of years have been a non stop ride from bedroom beatsmith to headline hero. Already he has played landmark venues like Space and Pacha in Ibiza, Watergate in Berlin, has toured South America and Australia. His pumping house productions on Pryda Presents, DFTD, Knee Deep In Sound, Suara, Last Night on Earth and Bedrock, meanwhile, have been lapped up by everyone from Joris Voorn to Jamie Jones. As a DJ he threads together all styles of house, techno and techno with a moody sense of groove and plenty of melodic ups and downs.

Last year, Grammy nominated Camelphat turned out ‘Cola’, a sophisticated house track with Elderbrook's vocals, a mysterious and pained synth line and haunting atmosphere that became the biggest tune of 2017. It also won them some Track of the Year awards, made number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart and has catapulted them to the next level. They are now agenda-setting DJs and producers and regulars on labels like Elrow, Green Velvet’s Relief and Suara, as well as Solä, the influential label run by Room 2 residents, Solardo. 

About Eric Prydz

For over ten years, Eric Prydz has been synonymous with immaculately produced and unique sounding electronic music. The Platinum-selling producer is responsible for some of the biggest progressive house tracks of the last decade, not to mention some of the most technically impressive live shows of any touring artist.

As a solo artist, Prydz has headlined some of the world’s most storied venues, from Madison Square Garden to Brixton Academy and Alexandra Palace, earned multiple Grammy nominations, hosted an ongoing radio show for Beats1 and topped charts with his alter-egos Pryda and Cirez D. Despite the headline-grabbing shows and releases, Prydz remains reclusive. It’s his dedication to his craft as a producer and DJ that leaves him in the highly enviable and singular position of appealing to dance music’s underground connoisseurs and main-stage masses alike.

This appeal is most evident in Prydz’s debut album, OPUS. Its title track graced festival main stages and blacked-out warehouses alike, and its spine-tingling, slow-burn beauty made a fan out of Four Tet, who ended up remixing it for himself. A project ten years in the making, the two-disc, 19-track album balances pop and prog house, and euphoria and melancholy, in a career-spanning capsule that, according to Pitchfork, “confirms him as both a master craftsman and a masterful manipulator of emotions.” OPUS was named one of the best dance albums of the year by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SPIN and more.

Prydz began building his craft in Stockholm, Sweden, where he played extended intimate club gigs while constructing his artistic identity. Here, Prydz refined his signature sound, blending together influences as varied as Depeche Mode, Parliament, and Swedish techno legend Cari Lekebusch. It’s little wonder, then, that Prydz has refused to constrain himself to one sound, and indeed is behind two of electronic music’s most celebrated monikers, Pryda and Cirez D.

Pryda is Prydz’s most well-known alias, one whose sound is replicated endlessly in dance music. Listen to the discographies of any current electronic music success and you can hear Pryda’s influence—the ‘Pryda Sound,’ comprised of immaculately layered melodies and harmonies, is now almost a sub-genre unto itself. Pryda’s origins can be traced back to 2004, with the releases of “Aftermath” (2005), “Muranyi” (2007) and “Pjanoo” (2008) solidifying the Pryda name within the new breed of progressive house. The 2012 release of the three-disc album, Eric Prydz Presents Pryda, offers a full retrospective of one of dance music’s most storied discographies.

Cirez D offers a stark contrast to the rich melodies of Pryda, its stripped-back techno dark, raw, and designed for ominous warehouses and long, late-night sets. It’s a deliberate point of focus for Prydz, who relishes playing those environments, and Cirez D, like his other monikers, offers him the freedom to make and release the records that he wants to play, unconstrained by expectations.  

Prydz’s productions are only one half of the story. As a DJ, he’s been celebrated as one of the most consistent live performers around. It’s not only his abilities that set him apart, but the vision behind his performances. In 2011, Prydz debuted EPIC (Eric Prydz In Concert) at London’s Brixton Academy. At its core, EPIC offered a way to visually experience Eric’s music, its pioneering use of holograms and sheer ambition of scale wowing the industry. EPIC’s subsequent iterations have only grown from there: EPIC 2.0 made its way stateside, EPIC 3.0 filled up New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, while the sold-out EPIC 4.0 tour, earned praise from Resident Advisor for his ability to “create a common ground between a techno fan and a candy raver.” In May 2017, Prydz performed EPIC 5.0 in London, his biggest show to date. Selling 15,000 tickets in under 4 hours was a major achievement for the EPIC series. Summer 2017 also saw Prydz host his debut Ibiza residency, filling Hï Ibiza for 10 weeks throughout the season. He also introduced another bespoke production which was designed and installed by his EPIC team, which proved to be a major success, and more importantly groundbreaking for Ibiza.

Residing in Los Angeles, Eric Prydz continues to set himself apart in electronic music through his visceral productions and exhilarating live shows.