In our third and final exclusive video interview we are extremely excited to speak to one of the biggest stars in club land… Mr Eric Prydz
Date published: 5th Aug 2009
In our third and final exclusive video interview we are extremely excited to speak to one of the biggest stars in club land… Mr Eric Prydz; a man who rarely grants interviews, preferring instead to lock himself in the studio crafting dance floor hits such as last summers smash ‘Pjanoo’ alongside numerous others as well as running three highly successful record labels …it’s clear to see why this man has achieved such heights!
We catch up with Eric in between gigs and discuss his last performance at South West Four, his passion for music, his inspirations, future productions and travelling Europe by train!
OFFICIAL SOUTH WEST FOUR AFTER PARTY
Following Eric’s Main Stage performance at South West Four festival we focus on his PRYDA imprint for this summer’s Official After Party. Launched in 2005, the first release ‘Aftermath’ set the pace for what was to come. When the label hit its sixth release with ‘Proper Education’ in 2006 (Eric’s mash up of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’), PRYDA had officially become globally renown for its top-level output. Add to this the unbelievable floor shakers such as ‘Muranyi’, ‘Balaton’ and ‘Armed’ and more recently ‘Miami To Atlanta’ and ‘Animal’ it’s easy to see why Eric’s unique production skill and his PRYDA imprint can easily be seen as the best in the world. Which is exactly why it’s our great pleasure to give this man and his label the reigns to host our Official After Party!
Joining Eric in the Main Room is French techno star Sebastien Leger. Having been rocking dancefloors since the mid 90’s, Leger was inspired by fellow French stars Laurent Garnier, Daft Punk, Etienne De Crecy and Cassius, drawing on their house sounds but adding his own unique techno edge Leger dropped his first EP in 1998 and since then has released over 50 tracks on esteemed imprints such Black Jack, Ovum, Intec and many more. Breaking into the DJ Mag Top 100 a few years ago, Sebastian has gone from strength to strength and is widely reputed as one of the leading DJs and producers on the scene!
Next up on the bill is one of the UK’s leading live techno acts Spektre who will be performing LIVE. Made up of successful DJ / Production duo Filthy Rich and Paul Maddox and inspired by early R&S releases through to modern day masterminds such as M.A.N.D.Y, Plasmik and Trentemoller, Spektre have destroyed clubland with releases on labels like Cocoon and Great Stuff alongside DJ support from Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Tim Sheridan, Fergie and beyond. Rounding up the main room will be local lads Jnr J and Rich Nicholas - two hot up-n-coming London-based DJs who will be warming the proceedings!
Elsewhere in this mammoth venue sees three of London’s leading party crews go head to head. Room 2 welcomes Grin Recordings crew; Jack Michaels, James Edwards, Mark Batch, Yiannis Balkizas, Natalie Parker and The Wallaci Bros. Room 3 sees South African team Lucky Life bring their unique sun-drenched house featuring DJs STYRAFOAMKID, DJ Fhurst, Dom Makin, Papa G Vs Justin V, DJ Opti, Sarah Holder and Rubez Vs Wayne C. Leading up the charge sees Soundas host Room 4 featuring residents and friends Josh Chancer, Dan Perrin, Saoirse Ryan, Harry Brown and Lancealot & Tristan Gleed.
WIITH SOUTH WEST FOUR MAIN EVENT NOW FULLY SOLD OUT, THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO BE PART OF THIS SUMMERS SOUTH WEST FOUR!
Main Room: Hosted by Pryda
Room 2: Hosted by Grin Recordings
JACK MICHAELS / JAMES EDWARDS
MARK BATCH / YIANNIS BALKIZAS
NATALIE PARKER / THE WALLACI BROS
Room 3: Hosted by Lucky Life
STYRAFOAMKID / DJ FHURST
DOM MAKIN / PAPA G VS JUSTIN V
DJ OPTI / SARAH HOLDER
RUBEZ VS WAYNE C
Room 4: Hosted by Soundas
JOSH CHANCER / DAN PERRIN
SAOIRSE RYAN / HARRY BROWN
LANCEALOT & TRISTAN GLEED