Eric Prydz just released his long awaited Debut LP ‘Opus’, a collection of his finest productions since 2006. Titled after the final song on the album, Prydz insisted at his Reddit AMA that the record is not in fact his “magnum Opus”, but it could be.
This 19-track odyssey spans from the Balearic bliss of ‘Sunset at Café Mambo’ to total stadium sing along anthem ‘Liberate’. It plays like a well-crafted live set, but make sure you’re listening with a subwoofer. The magic of the album is in its fine production, with top-notch bass that pans hypnotically.
Here are some of my favorites…
‘Black Dyce’ brings the energy up with a sassy undertone of old school disco. (Think ‘Funkytown’, but way more epic.) This ones gonna be fun on the dance floor.
‘Every Day’ has been one of my favorite house songs since its release in 2012. Has similar sexy vibes to Prydz early rocket to fame ‘Call on Me’.
My other favorite non-vocal track is ‘Som Sas’. With a driving beat, this track is dark but sensual and delivers some well-needed edge to cut through some of the soaring synths.
‘Moody Mondays’ is definitely a highlight with super relatable vocals by the Cut and a deep groovy bassline. “moody mondays… headphones close the world out..” We feel you Prydz.
‘Generate’ is the highlight of the album. It is the sound of shared love between a thousand strangers dancing together all night in the dark. Everything I need for Valentine’s Day…
I cannot wait to hear Opus and unreleased tracks on the upcoming EPIC 4.0 tour coming to Terminal 5 in NYC, The Hollywood Palladium, and infamous Kink.com headquarters The Armory in San Francisco!