It’s told that three is a magic number and surely, Eric Prydz’s third ‘real’ Essential Mix for BBC Radio One is musical wizardry from start to finish. While one might think topping his mix from 2007 would be a task close to impossible, Prydz’s 2013 effort sees him pull out all the stops for a majestic two-hour journey of peaks and valleys and a continuous wave of melodic bliss.

Dealing almost exclusively in unreleased tracks from the Prydz camp, the Swedish veteran sails through a selection of 24 tracks, whereof 22 are yet to be released, from Cory Lasser, Magnus Froblom, Jeremy Olander, the mysterious Not Mani and Arpo as well as Prydz alter egos Pryda, Cirez D and Tanja Holma. Jumping between the uplifting disposition of his Pryda moniker and the underground hallmarks that dominated his national uprising, Prydz’s 2013 Essential Mix offers a seamless insight into the studio genius of the inimitable master of melodic Dance music.

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Pryda – Liam
Not Mani – Need You
Tonja Holma – Spanish Delight
Christopher Kah – Evolution 909 (Magnus Froblom Remix)
Cory Lasser – Cypher
Pryda – Snaz
Pryda – Border Control w/ Pryda – Reeperbahn (Chordapella Mix)
Pryda – EPIC Radio 003 ID
Arpo – Interlude
Pryda – Warrior
Pryda – ID
Pryda – Games
Pryda – Rush
Pryda – Power Drive
Pryda – Clapham
Cirez D – Drums In The Deep
Jeremy Olander – Apex
Jeremy Olander – Let Me Feel (Eric Prydz Dub Remix)
Pryda – Rotonda
Jeremy Olander – Rorschach
Pryda – Welcome To My House
Eric Prydz – Every Day (Interlude Mix)
Pryda – One Day
Jeremy Olander – Let Me Feel

Side note: Next weekend, Mat Zo will make his debut on the Essential Mix.

34 Comments to “Eric Prydz – Essential Mix – 02-02-2013”

  • YES!!!

  • I know what i’ll be doing this weekend…

  • Morgonmys på den här :) återkommer efter lyssningen :)

  • fuck me, Power Drive is killing it..WOW! Eric delivers!

  • The Intro is pretty good (Pryda – Liam). The rest is usual Prydz stuff for years… alas

  • This Essential Mix was a pleasant surprise! I feared that since he moved to the US it would be kind fo cheesy, maybe a lot of Everyday, Allein and Pjanoo, tracks that we’ve heard so many times before. But this was a solid mix, 2 hours of pure progressive magic. Especially the beginning was very dark.

    And Snaz was easily my favourite amongst the tracks he played. John Digweed played it in his 2010 Essential Mix and I haven’t heard anyone play it since. It’s simply a progressive masterpiece and IMO one of Prydz’ best work. Hope to see a release soon.

  • Very niiice to just listen to and chill. Anybody knows when Pryda – Power drive will be out? I couldn’t find it on beatport :S…

  • This made my weekend =)

    After all it seems like ‘Untitled ID’ (Snaz) will be released, progressive perfection!

  • Amazing!

  • @David: Really hope it gets released! It has kind of an Aftermath-feeling to it. Huge track1

  • I will also say that Rush is a KILLER track! Dark, techno-inspired rhythm, hypnotic arps.. just incredible!

  • Pure and unadulterated progressive house! The master delivers again, thank you mr. Pr(y)da!

  • sweet mother !!! that tune ”RUSH” is just iohduhdr3uidbubiabdhasbdsayhudbashdbasdh98b3w ”RUSH” please leave me alone I cannot get you out of my head

  • Setting the standard for Essential Mix’s in 2013 impossibly high. One of the best Essential Mixes I have ever heard. Some DJs turn up and play hit after hit with maybe one or two new mash-ups. DJs like Eric Prydz, or Faithless, who reinterpreted every track with a new, live drum section, actually do something different. They understand that the Essential Mix is one of the most prestigious 2 hour slots in dance music and will be heard around the world. Prydz did it justice.

  • fuuuckk what is the name of that song starting around 46:30????

  • i want to know who Not Mani is… Need You is one hell of a tune

    i’m gonna guess it’s another one of eric’s aliases

  • 2 gud

  • Damn good 2 hours delivered by the master. I loved the EPIC mix @ Brixton Academy from 2011. Now i have something new when i need to get in the right moode! Thanks Eric!

  • Adopt me, Eric

  • Release Rotonda!

  • One Day is Circus ID!!!!!!!!!!!! My life just got a bit better <3 <3

  • the Intro track is definitely something!
    also the new Cirez D track is great, very drumcode like.

  • Herregud va bra. Ett geni

  • a little off topic, but does anybody know what happend with the eric prydz forum????

  • This is what we have been waiting for!!! feak, shat,ku*nt love it

  • You can not shazam this mix

  • @ manu
    I dont know but i have the same problem here in germany
    cant login into the forum anymore -_-

  • Best Essiential Mix, i’ve heard in a long time!

  • certainly the best mix i’ve ever heard !

  • Pryda – One Day, mother of God this is one of the most beautiful song I’ve ever heard in my entire life

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