The king of progressive house, Eric Prydz, has shocked his followers as he announced he is selling one of his USBs on eBay. One of the most iconic producers of the last 20 years, his 2004 record “Call On Me” (which sampled Stevie Winwood’s “Valerie”) went straight to number 1 in the UK and around Europe propelling him into the limelight. He’s had continued chart success with “Proper Education” in 2007, “Pjanoo” in 2008, and “Opus” in 2015.
You may also know Eric Prydz by his other aliases – Pryda (for his more melodic progressive) and Cirez D (his own unique take on techno). Under which he has had a string of anthems like “Armed“, “Niton“, and “On Off” released on his own imprints Pryda Records and Mouseville.
For hardcore fans, you’ll know that Eric’s released records are just the tip of the iceberg. Some of his most wanted tunes by fans have never seen a release, and likely never will. Eric likes to make music for his sets, sometimes taking years of tweaks and edits before a tune is ready to go out.
Many fans rely on re-makes or re-edits produced by other fans, or directly ripping the IDs from Eric’s radio show – with the infamous “welcome to my house” and “you’re listening to EPIC radio” jingles included. Well, you no longer need to as one lucky fan will be able to purchase one of the most revered DJs and Producer’s USB.
Exactly how much it will sell for is TBC, but we expect a huge amount considering the weapons that are no doubt hidden on there – not only from Eric Prydz himself – but his friends too like Cristoph, Yotto, and Jeremy Olander.
Whoever wins, we’d love to see some of these IDs leaked – we can only hope, right?