It’s always a big day when Eric Prydz releases new music. Yesterday Prydz dropped his two-song Lycka EP under his moniker Pryda and released on Pryda Recordings. As with most Pryda songs these days there was a lot of pre-release buzz surrounding “Lycka” and the b-side track “F.A.T.” Of course, most Prydz fans realize we’ve been hearing both tracks in his live sets and mixes far before yesterday’s on-sale date. According to 1001tracklists.com, “F.A.T.” has been seeing far more play in DJ sets, dating back to March 16th when Dirty South unleashed it as part of his Essential Mix. I think, however, “Lycka” might be the more popular fan favorite, as it’s already been identified as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World and one of Above & Beyond’s most-requested tracks as exemplified by Group Therapy 056 push the button.
Both tracks show off Prydz’s continued perfection and originality in the studio. Signature snares and Pryda synths flow through both tracks and each production spans above the six-minute mark allowing for a true Progressive House sound to shine through. “Lycka” and “F.A.T.” have different feels to their overall construction – “Lycka” is more of an uplifting selection while “F.A.T.” is a bit darker but at the same time is more of a dance floor destroyer. If you ask me, I’m more partial to “F.A.T.” but I really can’t complain about either track.
Eric Prydz continues to be one of my favorite artists in all of dance music and Lycka proves why he remains at the top of the list. I’m not quite sure when my next opportunity to see him live will be but I damn well hope it’s soon.