Eric Prydz – Liberate (single) (Pryda)
There’s many sides to the music of Eric Prydz. While always retaining his unmistakable sound, there’s the Kraftwerk-esque, arpeggiated-synth work of Glimma and Emos, the big-room sounds of Lycka and F.A.T., the chill-out sounds of Leja, the minimalist, techno of Cirez D, and then there’s the more commerical and anthemic (and often vocal-driven) progressive-house styling of Every Day, Pjanoo, and Allein.
New track, Liberate falls into the latter camp.
If you’ve seen the now L.A.-based Swede over the past 12 months, you’ve more than likely heard this tune in the sets. Already named Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record in the World’, Liberate is a delicious, melodic cocktail with Prydz’s trademark sound all over it.
A joyous and euphoric number, Liberate is perhaps slightly less thrilling than Prydz’s other recent releases such as Powerdrive, F.A.T., and Lycka and also less exploratory than the material found on 2012’s expansive Eric Prydz Presents Pryda collection, but as far as dance anthems go, Liberate delivers in spades.
Given that dance music right now is bigger ever before, Liberate may just be the tune that sends Eric Prydz (*back) into The Hot 100 Billboard chart (*that is if we include 2004’s Call On Me). Whether or not it does, Liberate is set to be the dance anthem for summer 2014.
Liberate will be released as a single on 21 March, 2014 via Beatport.
Listen to a preview of Liberate below: