Dance music fans the world over are counting down the days until the release of Eric Prydz‘s highly anticipated debut album, Opus, making it as fitting a time as any for the Swedish progressive house innovator to tease out a couple tracks. In the eighth episode of his esteemed Beats 1 show, the DJ/producer has showcased two songs from the effort that capture his richly layered style and depth of concept.
The mix starts off with the first track, “The Matrix,” a decidedly uplifting progression that showcases Prydz’s use of synth arpeggios. The second, “Trubble,” arrives at the end, and utilizes otherworldly dissonance to create more tension in the listener. In bookending the mix with either track, Prydz makes the eighth edition of his Beats 1 show a tantalizing preview for what’s to come on Opus.
As far as the album itself is concerned, Eric Prydz‘ Opus will come out on February 5th. In the meantime, listen to the eighth installment of his Beats 1 show above and find your favorite songs by looking them up on the tracklist below.
1. Eric Prydz – The Matrix
2. Pryda – M.S.B.O.Y. (/w Sander Kleinenberg – M.A.N.I.A.C (Eric Prydz remix))
3. Eric Prydz – Tribute to Stockholm
4. Cirez D – TOOL 1 vs. Cirez D – Glow (In the Dark Dub)
5. Eric Prydz – Niton 82 (The Reason) [Prydz 82 Remix]
6. Pryda – Gavioli
7. Pryda – 2013 Space Miami Intro ID
8. Pryda – Tijuana (I CAN’T FEEL MY FUCKING FACE RIGHT NOW MIX)
9. Tonja Holma – Trippleton
10. Cirez D – Paradiso ID
11. Cirez D – Warfield ID
12. ID – EDC Vegas ID 13
Hour 2: Eric Prydz Live from Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, Jan 2, 2016.
1. D-Unity – Our House
2. DJ Boris – Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sanguiliano Remix)
3. Cirez D – In The Reds (Twitter ID)
4. Luca M & JUST2 – The Power (Stefano Noferini Re-Edit)
5. Jim Rivers & Paolo Mojo – Ron Hardy Said (Eric Prydz Remix)
6. Cirez D – NCG ID
7. DJ Hell – Take a Shot
8. Cirez D – Bauerpost
9. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Dusty Kid Suga Vocal)
10. Eric Prydz – Trubble
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me