There isn’t a fan this side of the world that hasn’t slightly resented Eric Prydz for making us wait so patiently for his debut album. Amid the array of gems collected by the Swedish heavyweights melodically refined Progressive House alter ego, blazing new bullet ‘SW4’ adds an element of surprise to the equation ahead of the full compilation release.

Carrying the distinct hallmarks more closely associated with his Cirez D moniker, the tough exterior and predominantly Electro persuasions of this track make for a gritty yet notably melodic endeavour of alternative weight for the multi-faceted producer. Premiered at the South West Four in London a few years back, ‘SW4′ adds yet even more hysteria to the build up of what promises to be a gargantuan year for this Swedish legend.

Pryda – SW4 [Virgin Music] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

18 Comments to “Release: Pryda – SW4 [Virgin]”

  • Vad hände med ‘Leave A Light On?’ Sjuk flopp? Den tog sig in på topp 100 efter två dagar på plats 88 typ, sedan kom den ‘bara’ upp till plats 33 och nu är den nere vid 53. Tråkigt, men så går det väl när man hypar sönder en låt

  • Det var nog snarare så att låten i sig inte riktigt levde upp till hypen. Axwell och gänget gjorde vad de kunde för att promota den, men den slog aldrig riktigt.

  • såja! kan det bara bli 25:e??

  • SW4 är det sämsta Pryda-släppet någonsin, tyvärr. Jag fattar inte vad den gör på albumet.

    SW4, Hardrock Lausanne, Allein och Pjanoo har inget att göra på albumet. Pjanoo (Private Mix) hade varit en annan femma.

  • @Baaaaah – är inte Pjanoo (Erics intro mix) samma som Private Mix? Eller är jag helt ute och cyklar nu?

  • @Baaaaah

    Vad snackar du om?? SW4 är verkligen inte dålig och de andra du nämnde är ju svinfeta! Allein speciellt är ju fruktansvärt bra!!! Hans egen edit på Pjanoo är ju med på albumet?

  • I really hate it when you guys start writing swedish in the comments and I can’t understand shit. The BeatMyDay articles are in English so..

  • Sheadox: Good point, we’re trying to encourage more english in the comment section but will try even harder from now on :)

  • Agree that Prydz could’ve chosen a lot better tracks than SW4. Pete Tong ID, Space Miami ID, Moscow/Munich ID, Welcome ID comes to mind.

    However, it’s an ”okay” electro track. Like a poor man’s Animal.

  • I don’t like it particularly but it isn’t ”bad” by any means. I think what the hardcore Prydz fans are angry about are the omissions of some very sought after IDs (Space Miami, Tong…) and the fact that SW4 is the single.

    I understand why SW4 is the single, because it is the most relatable to the modern scene. Doesn’t mean that is the direction he is going, just that he’s trying to raise hype (even more) to a wider audience pre his album release. This single does not reflect on the album as a whole, I mean come on guys we’re gettgin AGAG (fucking AGAG!!!!), Allein, Shadows, Summerburst…I’m happy. :D

  • hahah it’s really annoying that some guys don’t write in english in the comment section, like when I’m into a song and there’s a lot of comments under it I get curious what the hype is all about. but copy pasting all this into google translate isn’t cool either..so swedish guys, the people outside of sweden would love it if you guys would comment in english ;)

    sw4 is obviously the single release, as said above it’s the most mass compatible track..and I think it’s awesome..if you don’t like it wait until you’ve heard it on a club system..it’ll blow you out of the water ;)

  • @Ricky +1

  • i feel like with the amount of incredible IDs Prydz has its tough to please everyone with the tracklisting he decided on for the Pryda album. but also what we should remember is that he has his actual debut artist album coming out later on in the year. although this will probably be largely made up of new material, some of these songs that we so desperately want (space miami, pete tong, munich/moscow IDs, ect.) could make an appearance.

    i definitely agree with the fact that SW4 is on there to appeal to the more modern/mainstream crowd who may not be used to the melodic, boundary-pushing, and brilliant Pryda sound that we all know and love (and it surely doesn’t live up to Animal). but at the same time the song is definitely still MASSIVE. hearing that in a club would almost certainly blow all of our minds and give us a huge appreciation for it.

    prydz put the tracklisting together and the guy can pretty much do no wrong haha. i feel like anything we may not see now will likely come our ways in the near future and with tracks like Agag, Shadows, Javlar, Allein, You, and Mighty Love that have been waited for for years, i know that (for me at least) there is more than enough material on this bad boy to keep me occupied for the next few months :D

  • @Ricky Jag har väntat på det här albumet i 5 år och förväntade mig inte electro som SW4, Allein är en bootleg imo och utan Viro-loopen är det inget speciellt, Hardrock Lausanne klarar jag inte av och tyvärr är inte Pjanoo (Intro Edit) detsamma som Pjanoo (Private Mix).

    Hade inte Agag varit med på albumet hade det här varit en enorm besvikelse. Sunburst och Beyond 8 är dock trevliga inslag men hade gärna sett ett par äldre monster ID’s.

    Pete Tong ID, Untitled, Sol, Bussen, Space Miami ID etc.

    Om det var tvunget att en electrolåt skulle med på albumet hade Inox ID 01 var ett mycket bättre alternativ.

    Jaja, jag ser fram emot albumet iaf.

  • @Baaaaah: Agree that Inox ID01 would be a much better choice for an electro tune.

    Hardrock Lausanne is okay. Not the best choice, but an okay one. Love Allein, and I would’ve been dissappointed if it weren’t on the album.

    I hope and I really believe that we will some day see tracks like Space Miami ID, Pete Tong ID (he’s never been able to get the mixdown correct on that one), Untitled, Bussen and Sol be released. They are simply way too good not to be released. Absolutely positive that once Eric gets them right, he will release them.

  • Description_250_(German) Funnily enough, that’s the point.

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