Cirez D

Cirez D

Real Name:
Eric Sheridan Prydz
Swedish DJ and producer, born 19 July 1976.
Best known for his 2004 hit single "Call on Me", which sampled Steve Winwood's hit "Valerie." It topped the UK singles charts for five weeks and was also number one on the German Top100 for six consecutive weeks. Although this track made him immensely popular, Eric has stopped playing it in his shows in an attempt to distance himself from the track. In some aspects he has succeeded, and with his newer songs Eric has gained recognition from both underground and mainstream fans. In 2006, he released a remixed version of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2", entitled "Proper Education", with a video.

His debut artist album was released in 2012 as a 3 disc album on May 21 through Virgin Records. Disc 1 is made up of new unreleased Pryda productions, which some fans may have heard as works in progress (including Shadows, Agag, Mighty Love, Allein and the intro edit of Pjanoo). Discs 2 and 3 bring together many of the classic tracks from the Pryda catalogue, sequenced and mixed by the man himself, including some of his special re-edits.

The Ministry of Sound club in London hosted the launch of the 'Eric Prydz Presents Pryda' album on April 14, where Eric played some of the tracks from the album.

Inserting the CD in a computer and visiting Eric Prydz' Facebook page provides access to a download of 'Tijuana', a track previously known as 'Space Miami ID' in .WAV format.

His 2013 essential mix was named Essential Mix of the Year by Pete Tong.

Eric Prydz' "Pryda Snare" (contained in his song Miami To Atlanta) is a popular technique in house and trance music consisting of using a compressed and sustained snare sample at the end of a bar. Commonly used to mark progressions in a song structure, many consider it to be one of the most sampled sounds in the electronic dance music world, especially in the Beatport Top 100, which is notably used by producers such as Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W&W.

2014 marked the 10th year of Prydz's label Pryda Recordings, and as a result, on 9 January Prydz announced a special upcoming artist album which is due for release later this year.

On 19 May Prydz announced via social media the third installment of his concert, Eric Prydz In Concert, titled EPIC 3.0. Promising the 'world's largest indoor hologram', new music and new visuals, the show was to be held at Madison Square Garden during the Fall.

Prydz performed his EPIC 3.0 show on 27 September, playing a large range of new and unreleased material. The show incorporated a 20m, 4K hologram and 32 lasers.

Cirez D Discography

Singles & EPs

Cirez D Lockout Sessions Vol. 1 (Bling Bling EP) (EP) Joia Records Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
Cirez D Deep Inside Truesoul Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
Cirez D Control Freak Mouseville Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
ESCAPE 03 Cirez D Diamond Girl(12") Escape Records (3) ESCAPE 03 France 2004 Sell This Version
Cirez D Teaser Joia Records Spain 2005 Sell This Version
Cirez D Re-Match (Single) Mouseville Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
Cirez D Knockout Mouseville Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
Cirez D Mouseville Theme Mouseville Sweden 2006 Sell This Version
Cirez D Punch Drunk / Copyrat (Single) Mouseville Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
Cirez D Horizons / Tigerstyle Mouseville Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
Cirez D Stockholm Marathon / The Journey Mouseville Sweden 2008 Sell This Version
JEL039 Cirez D Läget?(12") Jericho JEL039 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Cirez D The Tunnel / Raptor Mouseville Sweden 2009 Sell This Version
Cirez D On Off / Fast Forward Mouseville Sweden 2009 Sell This Version
Cirez D The Tumble / Exit Mouseville UK 2010 Sell This Version
Cirez D Glow / On Off Mouseville Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
Cirez D Bauerpost / Glow (In The Dark Dub) Mouseville Sweden 2010 Sell This Version
Cirez D Full Stop Mouseville UK 2011 Sell This Version
MOUSE018 Cirez D Thunderstuck(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Mouseville MOUSE018 UK 2013
Cirez D In The Reds / Century Of The Mouse (EP, Single) Mouseville Sweden 2016 Sell This Version


Cirez D & Acki Kokotos Cirez D & Acki Kokotos - Tomorrow / Sirtos Madness Mouseville UK 2011
Mouse 017 Cirez D Mokba(File, MP3, 320) Mouseville Mouse 017 UK 2011
MOUSE019 Cirez D Ruby(File, MP3, 320) Mouseville MOUSE019 UK 2014
none Cirez D Accents / Revolution(2xFile, WAV) Not On Label (Eric Prydz Self-released) none US 2014
MOUSE020 Cirez D VOL D(5xFile, MP3, 320) Mouseville MOUSE020 Sweden 2015

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December 10, 2008
Very much agreeing to flamman's comment - I hated 'Call on me' (especially as the Bangalter/Falcon) version was considerably better and the massive airplay of the Eric Prydz version totally killed it for me.

But today was already the second time that I noticed that behind some name was actually this guy here - I liked "Muranyi" by Pryda and I love, love, love the Cirez D remix of Smith & Selway's "Total Departure". Seems like putting this guy into the same drawer as Axwell and the likes would be injust.


January 18, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
Split personalities really do exist! I wish I'd never known that the producer of such a wicked track as "Control Freak" could at the same time be Eric Prydz, producer of what I think as one of the most annoying house tracks of the year: "Call on Me".

Hopefully he'll keep up the good work under this alter ego though!

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