Sweden - House, Trance, Progressive
Eric Sheridan Prydz, also known by his aliases Pryda and Cirez D (among a number of others), is a Swedish DJ, record producer, and musician. He rose to fame with his 2004 hit single „Call on Me“. It topped the UK singles chart for five weeks and was number one on the German Top 100 for six consecutive weeks. He saw continued chart success with „Proper Education“ in 2007, and „Pjanoo“ in 2008. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, Opus.
In 2009, Prydz released "Miami to Atlanta", where the "Pryda snare" was first used. The Pryda snare is a popular technique in house and trance music, consisting of using a compressed and sustained snare sample at the end of a bar. It has been widely sampled in the electronic dance music world, notably by producers such as Martin Garret, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W&W.
Aside from producing music, Prydz also runs the record labels Pryda, Pryda Friends and Mouseville, which release most of his own music.
Together with Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, Prydz formed the Swedish House Mafia. But when they officially came out in late 2008, Prydz decided not to join.
In 2017, he won DJ of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards and was also nominated for Live Act of the Year.